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The Existential Importance of the Penis: A New View of the Sexuality of Men (1 CE)
Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST
Category: Affiliate Programs

Morris County Psychological Association invites to join us at our monthly zoom program:   The Existential Importance of the Penis:  A New View of the Sexuality of Men (1 CE)
Presented by:  Dr. Dan Watter
When:  Wednesday, January 11, 2023   9:30-10:30 a.m. (9:00 am for zoom networking)
Where:  zoom – address emailed prior to the event upon registration
 
Cost:   $10 (non-MCPA members) | Free to MCPA members and students
 
Contact:   Hayley Hirschmann [email protected] if you have any questions or prefer not to register online. Anyone requesting accommodations as per Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Hayley Hirschmann 7 days ahead of the zoom event.
Please register online by Monday, January 9th, 2023.  
 
Dr. Watter is a frequent lecturer at professional meetings throughout North America, and is the author of more than 30 professional articles and book chapters.  He is in clinical practice in Parsippany, and has held a number of faculty appointments.  He is a diplomate in Sexology and currently completing a textbook on Humanistic/Existential Approaches to Sex Therapy Practice.    
 
This presentation will explore the existential meaning of sex and penile functioning in the life of men.  This is not a presentation about how the penis works, nor is it a workshop designed to teach clinicians how to make their male patients better lovers.  Rather this presentation will focus on the psychological lives of men, specifically the existential lives of men and how much of the psychological concern of men are communicated through the function or lack thereof, of their penis.        
 
Learning Objectives:  By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the messages patients  bodies are sending to  them via their penis.
2. Describe the existential threats that result from early childhood trauma and how they may manifest themselves via problems with sexual functioning.
3. Apply existentially based treatment strategies for the resolution of male sexual dysfunction.
 
This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians and graduate students. It will be presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter. The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict of interest for this program. 
 
Refunds will be granted for cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of the event start time or due to technological difficulties with the zoom process.