Sex After Diagnosis: Understanding And Addressing The Unique Challenges Of Individuals With Cancer And Their Partners

Presenter: Anne Katz PhD, RN, FAAN,
AASECT-Certified Sexuality Counselor


Description:

Nearly 40% of the population will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime and many of these patients will struggle to find proper care for sexual issues related to their cancer diagnosis and treatment. In 2016, an estimated 1.6 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed in both men and women, although men are more likely to die from cancer than women. Even for the 14.5 million people in the U.S. who are cancer survivors, treatment for sexual issues arising from cancer treatment will be challenging.

Eighty percent of cancer survivors experience some kind of sexual challenge after treatment and this is recognized as a significant survivorship issue. This presentation will answer 3 important questions;

  1. • What are the sexual issues for the most common and some rarer cancers?
  2. • What are the causes of these?
  3. • What can be done for these patients and their partners?

Sexuality can be a concern for people from the moment of cancer diagnosis, through treatment and into life as a survivor. Unfortunately, oncology care providers are often too embarrassed or lack sufficient training to ask about this aspect of a patient’s life or give support when sexual issues are raised by patients and/or their partners so the questions remain unanswered. Patients facing the significant threat of cancer need trained therapists as an essential part of their care team. Therapists should be informed on the impact of cancer diagnosis, treatments and survivorship on the sexual lives of patients.

This is a half day workshop geared toward psychotherapists, medical professionals and lay counselors treating/supporting patients/clients being treated or having survived Cancer. In this workshop, Dr. Anne Katz will describe common sexual problems experienced by people with cancer and the impact the diagnosis and treatments can have on patients and/or their partners. The presentation will cover sexual issues related to both common cancers and some rarer cancers as well as the potential causes of these sexual issues. Dr. Katz will then highlight assessment techniques and intervention strategies to help patients with the sexual problems related to a cancer diagnosis.

Co-Presenter

Dr. Anne Katz is the certified sexuality counselor at CancerCare Manitoba and Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Manitoba Prostate Centre. In these roles she counsels men and women with a history of cancer who are experiencing sexual and relationship challenges. She also supports couples through recurrence and treatment decisions at that point. She is the fertility preservation counselor for the organization and also runs a sexual rehabilitation program for women after radiation therapy.

Dr. Katz is the editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum, the premier research journal of the Oncology Nursing Society. She was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in 2014.

She has been an invited speaker at multiple international conferences and meetings in North American, Europe and beyond where she has educated health care providers and cancer survivors about cancer, sexuality, and survivorship.

She is the author of 13 books for health care providers and health care consumers on the topics of illness and sexuality as well as cancer survivorship. Two of her recent books have won prestigious awards, including the SSTAR 2015 Consumer Book of the Year Award for her book Prostate Cancer and the Man You Love: Supporting and Caring for your Partner and the 2016 Prose Award for Meeting the Need for Psychosocial Care in Young Adults with Cancer.



Objectives: Sexuality is an important quality of life issue and is affected in all types of cancer. After this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Identify and understand the major disease and treatment factors affecting sexual functioning for patients.
2. Suggest interventions to help these couples within the context of their lives.
3. Recommend models that help counselors/therapists to work with these couples.

Date: May 20, 2017
Time: 10 am-12:30 PM (check in at 9:30 AM)

Tuition: $80 Before April 15, 2017
$90 From April 15 through day of Day of Workshop (payable by personal check if seats are still available).
Payable by PayPal (Includes ability to receive 2.5 NYS SW Credit Hours and 2.5 AASECT CE, more info below)

Location: NYC TBA
For more info: Email Us

AASECT and NYS LMSW/LCSW CE and Contact Hour credits are included in the cost of the event.

*DISCLAIMER INFO:
Satisfactory Completion Participants must have:

  • Paid tuition fee
  • Attended the entire workshop
  • Signed in/out.
  • Completed evaluation.

Partial credit for a portion of the workshop is not available.

APPROVED:
New York: Sari Eckler Cooper LCSW is an approved provider (#0254) of continuing education to LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State by the NY State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work. This program is approved for 2.5 Contact Hours.

AASECT: This program meets the requirements (once evaluation and quiz are completed and passed) of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 2.5 AASECT CE Credits. Sari Eckler Cooper LCSW, CST is an approved provider. These CE Credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification*.

*Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification.

For further information please contact info@assect.org.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

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Professional CEs offered through R. Cassidy Seminars

Psychologist
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 2.5 CE hours.

Psychoanalysts
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Social Workers
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2015-April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2.5 continuing education clock hours.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (2.5) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
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NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (2.5) contact hours.

NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (2.5) contact hours
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (2.5) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. 2.5 CE clock hours.Provider #151

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ACCESSIBILITY:
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CANCELLATION POLICY:
If notified in writing of cancelling one month or more before workshop date, fee is refunded minus $35 administrative fee. Registrations cancelled after that date are not refundable.

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Beginning April 15, 2017 price becomes $90

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