Returning Veterans: Issues of Intimacy and Sexuality

Price: $48.00
George Fusco ~ Web Lecture ~ 1.5 Hrs

This Web Lecture, addresses the current status of research and practice regarding difficulty in establishing intimacy and engaging in sexual behavior as a result of post combat operational stress or trauma.

Learning Objectives:

be able to approach the topics of intimacy and sexuality in initial interviews, at the outset of therapy, with patients experiencing post-combat stress or trauma.

be able to enumerate at least four presenting symptoms of post-combat hyposexuality and hypersexuality

be able to describe at least four treatment options for post-combat hyposexuality and hypersexuality

be able to identify at least three precipitating causes of sexual desire disorders related to combat or a combat environment

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George Fusco, PhD is a clinical researcher, lecturer, public health outreach worker experienced in dual diagnosis case management and passive intervention/brief intervention counseling.

He is currently in part time clinical practice treating patients presenting with various issues from developmental and behavioral disorders to psychosexual trauma. The scope of the private practice includes treatment of US military personnel presenting with TBI/PTSD symptoms, as well as marriage and family counseling, mood and performance related anxiety disorders, sex counseling, and court mandated counseling for sex offenders. Dr. Fusco is currently working with the US Army in development of a suicide prevention program for veterans and returning active duty personnel from OIF/OEF.