Guilt, Shame or Ignorance? Opening a Conversation about Female Sexuality

  • 25 Feb 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar
  • 64


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Presented by:  Jennifer Madere MA LPC-S

When:  Friday February 25th: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Central Time  (US and Canada)

  • 10:00 - 10:05 AM - Introduction 
  • 10:05 - 11:45 AM - Lecture + Q&A
  • 11:45 - 12:00 AM - Closing 

What: Guilt, Shame or Ignorance? Opening a Conversation about Female Sexuality

Cost: $45 for CPA Members, $90 for Non-members, $22.5 for Students/Clergy Members. 2 CEU credits are available for an additional purchase of $15 HERE

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Research and resources for women who are struggling with psychologically-oriented symptoms of a sexual nature are largely absent from scholarly, clinical and pastoral literature. Disagreement in the field of psychology regarding the pathology and diagnosis of sexual addiction or compulsive sexual behavior further obfuscates the issue. Nonetheless, clinical experience and literature indicates that women do indeed experience psychosexual symptoms, to include compulsive and intrusive sexual symptoms and behaviors. It is for Catholic Clinicians to know this information and be good referrals when women have the courage to reach out for help.

This workshop will provide a review of associated literature and guided discussion of three case examples representing how these concerns have been observed in single, married, and religious Catholic women. Facilitated discussion of case examples focus on assessment and treatment of women’s experience of their own physical body, experiences of trauma, present relationship with self/others/God within their vocation, Catholic teaching, and implications for psychological and pastoral care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the existing literature with regard to classification and conceptualization of psychosexual symptoms in women. 
  • Illustrate of how major diagnostic guidelines (DSM, ICD, PDM) conceptualize compulsive and intrusive sexual symptoms in women. 
  • Evaluate and discuss case examples regarding women who experience compulsive sexual behavior, sexual pain symptoms, and intrusive sexual images/thoughts/sensations.

Target Audience: 

Students, psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, clergy and religious and their formators 

Level of Content: Intermediate



Jennifer Madere is a LPC-Supervisor, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and Approved Training Provider in private practice. She is a founding partner of Intuitus Group in Cedar Park, Texas.  She has accompanied child and adult survivors of trauma on their journey of healing and recovery in psychotherapy since 2003. 

Jennifer supervises graduate and post-graduate clinicians, and consults and conducts training related to treatment of complex trauma, pathological dissociation, and EMDR therapy. Jennifer also trains fellow clinicians in the ethical integration of faith and spirituality in clinical practice. In addition to numerous professional presentations in local, national, and international conferences, Jennifer is the published author of several scholarly works on the topics of consultation and screening and assessment for dissociative disorders.

Her other professional work includes collaborating with D. Michael Coy, LICSW, and Paul Dell, PhD to update the interpretive manual and associated documents for the Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation, and make the MID documents and training accessible to clinicians and researchers world-wide. Visit the MID website to learn more.

Professional organizations:

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation - Jennifer currently serves as co-chair of the EMDR Therapy Training Committee of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and is one of the lead developers and trainers for this program. As of 2021, Jennifer is recognized as a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.

EMDR International Association – Jennifer is an active member, and EMDRIA approved provider of EMDR therapy training, and currently serves on the EMDRIA Council of Scholars in the Training and Accreditation/Certification Group.

Catholic Psychotherapy Association – Jennifer has served on the CPA Board of Directors from 2018-2021 in the capacities of conference chair, membership chair, and board president (2020). 

Cancellation Policy: 

Refunds will not be offered for this event, however every registrant will receive a copy of the recorded presentation and the opportunity to complete the home study and receive CEU credits at a later date. Any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Mary Hanys at for more details. 

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program. 

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