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I speak for groups in a variety of settings including women's groups, religious settings, classes, and universities.  I am a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Maryland, training both medical professionals and speaking for student groups.  

You can check out an article on a past 
event in Brooklyn, NY for a group of married women.  

Contact me to speak for your CEU, CME, women's group, or community event!  



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PAST EVENTS:

September 24- 2015 Annual Clinical Conference- National Association of Social Workers
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pain, Pleasure, and Desire: A Holistic Approach to Female Sexual Dysfunction
Mieke Rivka Sidorsky, LCSW-C
Psychotherapist, Rivka Sidorsky, LLC
Synopsis: This training will introduce therapists to the treatment of female sexual dysfunctions. Approximately 45% of women suffer from a sexual dysfunction during their lifetime, so it is imperative that therapists have the tools necessary to identify this need, diagnose the disorders, and have some idea as to the treatment of the major dysfunctions. The course will cover three important areas of multi-dimensional assessment of female sexual function including: introduction to female sexual response; introduction to the holistic approach to female sexual functioning, diagnostic criteria for the disorders, and introduction to the treatment of desire and pain. Using the diagnostic criteria in DSM-5 and tools for assessment, therapists will review and discuss 2-3 clinical case studies.
Learning objectives:
Upon completion of this workshop participants will:
1.  Learn about three multidimensional areas of assessment of female sexual functioning
2.  Learn the diagnostic criteria for female sexual dysfunctions
3.  Be introduced to the treatment of desire and pain disorders

REGISTER HERE for the conference

Understanding Female Sexuality: 

An In-Depth Look at Assessment and Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction

 

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015 – 8:30am-4:00pm

Location: 8605 Cameron Street, Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910 

Cost: $99 early registration through Oct 1, $115 after Oct 1

Presenters: Mieke Rivka Sidorsky, LCSW-C

CEU Credits: 6 Social Work Category 1 CEUs**

 

Overview of Training:

This in-depth six-hour training will introduce therapists to all three female sexual functions as described in DSM-5.  Approximately 45%-75% of women suffer from a sexual dysfunction during her lifetime, so it is imperative that therapists have the tools necessary to identify this need, diagnose the disorders, and have some knowledge as to the treatment of the major dysfunctions.  The course will cover the key aspects of a multi-dimensional assessment of female sexual function including introduction to female sexual response and an introduction to the biological mechanisms of sexual functioning.  Therapists will learn how to do a comprehensive assessment of female sexual disorders and how to take a sexual history.  The second portion of the course will cover the three main female sexual dysfunctions: Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder, Genito-Pelvic Pain Disorders, and Female Orgasmic Disorder.  Therapists will learn practical tools and intervention techniques for treatment of each disorder for both individual and couples therapy.  Therapists will review and discuss 4 clinical case studies.

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13th Annual Spa for the Soul: A day of relaxation, depth, beauty, and spirituality for Jewish Women
January 11th 9:30-2pm
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Pain, Pleasure, and Desire:A Holistic Approach to Female Sexual Dysfunction

Date: Friday, Nov 14, 2014, 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $55 early registration through Nov 14, $65 after Nov 14 

Presenter: Rivka Sidorsky, LCSW-C – Expert in female sexual dysfunction – trained under the famous Dr. Laura Berman!

CEU Credits: 3 Social Work Category 1 CEUs

Workshop Overview:  This three hour training will introduce therapists to the treatment of female sexual dysfunctions.  Approximately 45% of women suffer from a sexual dysfunction during her lifetime.  It is imperative that therapists have the tools necessary to identify this need, diagnose the disorders, and have general knowledge of the major dysfunctions.  The course will cover three important areas of multi-dimensional assessment of female sexual function including introduction to female sexual response, introduction to the holistic approach to female sexual functioning, diagnostic criteria for the disorders, and introduction to the treatment of desire and pain.  Using the diagnostic criteria in DSM 5 and tools for assessment, therapists will review and discuss 2-3 clinical case studies.



Overview of Sexual Disorders and Treatments for Young Women

October 21, 2014 9-10 AM

 

LOCATION:           ____University of Maryland Health Center______________

 

LIST OF OBJECTIVES:  PARTICIPANTS WILL____

1)     Participants will have introduction to multi-dimensional assessment of female sexual function including introduction to female sexual response.  They will learn what types of questions to ask in a medical setting in order to assess for disorders most effectively. 

2)     Participants will learn the diagnostic criteria for the DSM 5 Female Sexual Disorders including various types of gynecological pain disorders.

3)     Participants will be given an introduction to the holistic treatment of gynecological pain disorders (psychological, physiological, and medical approaches).

 

Pain, Pleasure, and Desire: A Holistic Approach to Female Sexual Dysfunction

 Date: Friday, Aug 1, 2014, 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $55 early registration through July 25, $65 after July 25 - SIGN UP FOR THE WHOLE DAY FOR JUST $95 AND EARN 6 CEU CREDITS!

Presenter: Rivka Sidorsky, LCSW-C – Expert in female sexual dysfunction – trained under the famous Dr. Laura Berman!

CEU Credits: 3 Social Work Category 1 CEUs

Workshop Overview:  This three hour training will introduce therapists to the treatment of female sexual dysfunctions.  Approximately 45% of women suffer from a sexual dysfunction during her lifetime.  It is imperative that therapists have the tools necessary to identify this need, diagnose the disorders, and have general knowledge of the major dysfunctions.  The course will cover three important areas of multi-dimensional assessment of female sexual function including introduction to female sexual response, introduction to the holistic approach to female sexual functioning, diagnostic criteria for the disorders, and introduction to the treatment of desire and pain.  Using the diagnostic criteria in DSM 5 and tools for assessment, therapists will review and discuss 2-3 clinical case studies.

 

 

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the University of Maryland MEOR




Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 8:00 - 9:00 PM Online Webinar for Jewish Women: Know Your Body

Do you want to understand how your body works?

Do you want to gain information about desire, arousal, and pain?

Back by popular demand…

This online webinar will provide you with practical sexual health information, which will help you gain more satisfaction with intimacy. You will learn the physiological as well as psychological aspects of desire and the process of arousal.  You will be more informed and will have the tools to feel more comfortable, more relaxed, and more in control of achieving pleasure in intimacy.  This class is particularly appropriate with those who had minimal sexual education or those who have concerns about lack of pleasure or suffer with sexual pain.

This class will be anonymous. Feel free to submit a question through the website.

 

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Monday, December 23, 2013 at 8:30 pm *FREE* live webinar on Intimacy and Sexuality/Sexual Health

Do you had a question about intimacy and do not know who to ask?
Do you feel too embarrassed to ask?
Do you think you're the only one with this question?

 Now is your chance to have your questions answered by a professional and licensed therapist.  Even if you don't have your own questions, you could enjoy learning from my insight and responses to the questions.

Register for this FREE live Q&A webinar where I will be answering your pre-submitted questions in addition to live questions.  Submit questions through my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RivkaSidorskyLLC, email rivka@rivkasidorsky.com, or confidentially through my website 

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