Incorporating Sexuality Into Psychological Practice (6 CE’s)

Presented by Maria P. Hanzlik, Psy.D.
October 4th,  8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

Sexuality is an innate aspect of humans across the lifespan. As a result, therapists frequently encounter a variety of sexuality issues in the clients they treat, but may not feel well-equipped to address sexual concerns effectively. This 6-hour introductory workshop will address a wide range of sexuality issues that arise in children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, as well as effective strategies and interventions for treating sexual issues across the lifespan. Risks include some potential for discomfort while discussing sexual matters.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc).

Learning Objectives

  • Identify five signs that distinguish normative from problematic sexual behavior in children.
  • Identify three ways clinicians can assist parents in communicating with their children and adolescents about sexuality.
  • Name three biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to sexual concerns during pregnancy and postpartum.
  • Identify three ways to work with couples in long-term relationships for the purpose of increasing desire.
  • Identify three myths about sexuality in older adults.

Presenter Information

Dr. Maria P. Hanzlik is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified sex therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) in Indianapolis, Indiana. She obtained both her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including an inpatient psychiatric hospital, a college counseling center, and community mental health centers before entering private practice. Although Dr. Hanzlik treats clients across the lifespan with a wide variety of presenting problems in her practice, one of her primary specialty areas includes sex therapy. Some of the sexuality-related concerns she encounters include sexual dissatisfaction, low desire, pain with intercourse, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, difficulty reaching orgasm, sexual abuse, and compulsive sexual behavior, to name a few. Dr. Hanzlik also works with parents who want to have an open and age appropriate dialogue with their children and adolescents about sexuality but have trouble starting the conversation. Dr. Hanzlik commonly conducts trainings and workshops on sexuality-related concerns including for the Indiana Psychological Association, Butler University Pre-Doctoral Internship Program, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and Indiana University School of Medicine. She most recently co-presented at the 2017 American Psychological Association conference addressing psychologists’ and trainees’ comfort levels addressing sexual issues.

Location and Costs

$55.00 – Regular registration fee
$41.25 – Consortium Affiliate
No Charge – NPTC Director or Supervisor

*Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee.
** Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration.

The presentation will be offered in the Gym at Four County Counseling Center, 1015 Michigan Avenue, Logansport, Indiana 46947.

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.