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PTSD and Sexuality

PTSD and Sexuality


Location: The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

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From: April 6, 2017 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Kate L. Stewart, MA

Details: Almost one in ten people in the United States will experience PTSD in their lifetime, from a wide range of traumatic events. Because PTSD and sexual activity both involve physical arousal, there is a substantial risk for sexual dysfunction as well as intimacy difficulty for these clients. In this class, we will discuss symptoms of PTSD, and how these affect intimacy and sexuality, as well as how to talk to your clients about these symptoms, and techniques for managing PTSD symptoms.


  1. Assess impact of PTSD on sexuality.
  2. Propose treatment plans that incorporate PTSD and its effect on sexuality.
  3. Describe PTSD symptoms that are most likely to affect sexual expression.
  4. List opportunities in therapy to inquire about sexual affects of PTSD.
  5. Discuss best methods for talking to your clients about PTSD and sex.
  6. Examine treatment strategies for coping with PTSD to share with clients.

Cost: Free!

Parking: Ample on-street parking is available at or near the 2100 Building

Lunch Options:

  • Fare Start @ 2100 Café – near the entrance to the 2100 Building
  • Borracchini’s Bakery – 2307 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Burger King – 2021 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • McDonald’s – 2336 25th Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Wendy’s – 2543 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • QFC – 2711 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Toshio’s Teriyaki – 1706 Rainier Ave S., Seattle 98144

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.