5 Things you wish you knew about paraphilias and other sexual “deviations”

5 Things you wish you knew about paraphilias and other sexual “deviations”

Sun Point Wellness Center is excited to host Alishia Kalos, PsyD who will be presenting on Paraphilias this Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 12:30pm. Clinicians interested in attending, please RSVP to Laura Morse: laura@sunpointwellness.com

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5 Things you wish you knew about paraphilias and other sexual “deviations”

Paraphilias are all-too-often "taboo", poorly understood, and stigmatized topics even among mental health professionals with varying degrees of exposure and training for working with participants who present with paraphilia-related issues and/or concerns. The present presentation will aim to cultivate a greater depth of knowledge, awareness, and understanding of paraphilias as well as an understanding of essential tools for effective assessment and diagnosis, development of rapport/working alliance, and evaluation of ethical issues.

Learning objectives

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Diagnose a paraphilic disorder according to the DSM-5.

  2. Identify multiple possible factors which could co-occur with paraphilic behavior including psychological, cultural, and other influences.

  3. Assess/differentiate between specific paraphilias and fetishes.  

  4. Identify approaches to treatment of paraphilias.

Alishia Kalos, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified sex therapist and staff clinician at the Council For Relationships who specializes in sex and relationship therapy.  She has specialized experience in addressing sexual and relational concerns such as intimacy, communication, desire, arousal, satisfaction, pain, relationship contract negotiation, unusual sexual interests, and sexual behavior challenges. She also has specialized experience working with individuals/couples managing cancer, major health-related changes, or chronic illness.

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