"Working with Sylvia was one of the best experiences I have had on my journey of becoming AASECT certified. She was organized, reliable, and open to helping at all times. Additionally, she has immense knowledge in the field, which makes her an excellent choice as a supervisor. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a supervisor."  

Amanda Pasciucco, LMFT   

 

ProfessionalTrainingforTherapists

Evaluation and Diagnosis of Sexual Problems, December 2007;  February 2009;  March 2011;  March 2012, Teleclass

Assessment

Evaluation and Diagnosis of Sexual Problems, February, 2013   New York, New York

Sexual Desire in Relationships: Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment, June, 2011 Chapel Hill North Carolina

Sexual Desire

Finding the Sex You Lost The Psychoanalytic Study Center, March 18,2016

New York, NY

Transforming Limiting Beliefs About Intimate Connection
The Mid-Hudson chapter of the New York State Society of Clinical Social Work

September 26,2015

Birds do it. Bees do it. People seek the keys to it: A clinical look at sexual desire and the erotic, May, 2011  Chicago, Ill.  

SEXUAL DESIRE: A one-day workshop on Inhibited Desire, Desire Discrepancy and Pleasure Inhibition, Sponsored by The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Virginia Society for Clinical Social Work, March 20, 2009  

Sexual Desire and Erotic Intimacy, September, 2012,  Kingston New York

The Hidden Dynamics of Sexual Desire-Transforming Clients’ Limited Beliefs, November, 2011, Co-presented with Gina Ogden PhD, New York, NY

Sex & Imago Therapy

Awakening Eros, The Greater NY chapter of Imago Therapists January 27, 2017

All You Wanted to Know About Sex Therapy But Were Afraid to Ask, co-Presented with Tammy Nelson PhD, October 1st, 2010, The Greater New York Association for Imago Relationship Therapy 

Awakening Eros- choreographing the dance of desire, co-presented with Sophie Slade, May 2, 2014, London England 

Finding the Sex You Lost, co-presented with Sophie Slade PhD, March 2014, Teleclass

Moving Couples From Deprivation to Pleasure: A Trans-generational Approach to Sex Money and Love, co-presented with Bonnie Eaker Weil, Ph.D, November 2009, Teleclass 

Supervision & Consultation

Consultation for therapists working toward certification as Imago Relationship therapists.

Supervision for therapists working toward AASECT certification.

Individual and group consultation for therapists with a focus on sexual issues that arise in their practice.

Professional Conference Presentations

Receiving Sexual Pleasure, Imago Conference, 2005

Secure Attachment and Sexual Satisfaction, October 2009, IMAGO Conference

The Contented Couple and The Good Enough Relationship,  October 2010, Imago conference co-presented with Cheryl Dolinger Brown LCSW

Finding the Sex You Lost, co-presented with Sophie Slade PhD, October 2012, Imago Conference 

Sexual Satisfaction in Mid-Life and Beyond, January 2014, AASECT Winter Institute, Boca Raton Florida

Let’s Talk About Sex, co-presented with Gail Guttman LCSW, October 2014, Imago Conference, Washington DC 

Peeking Through the Keyhole: Sex from an Imago Perspective, co-presented with Sophie Slade PhD, 2011, Teleclass, and in Atlanta, Georgia

Sex & Attachment Theory

Secure Attachment and Sexual Satisfaction, co-presented with Barbara Gangi PhD, November 2010, Teleclass

Sex & Attachment: Assessment & Implications for Treatment- A Dialogue About You, co-presented with Barbara Gangi PhD, May, 2008, Teleclass and December 2008, in McLean Virginia

Sex and Attachment II: Attachment Security and Great Sex, co-presented with Barbara Gangi PhD, June 2010, New York

As We Mature

Sexual Satisfaction in Mid-Life and Beyond, March, 2015, The Hudson Valley Guild of Mental Health Practitioners

Couples Therapy

Pact & Imago- Taking a Stand  for Secure Functioning, co-presented with Cheryl Dolinger Brown, March, 2015,  The Greater New York Association for Imago Therapists 

The Content Couple and The Good Enough Relationship,  October 2010, Imago conference co-presented with Cheryl Dolinger Brown LCSW