Why you'll love this course

Therapists and clients alike can shy away from addressing issues of sex and sexuality in therapy. Liz Dube's direct, warm approach is disarming. It serves as a useful model for therapists wondering how they can address sexual topics in a way that is direct, respectful, and honest.

Course description

Sexual concerns are often present for clients in therapy, but they hesitate to bring them up. In this interview, AASECT-certified sex therapist Liz Dube talks with John Webber and RJ Thomas about how therapists can best identify and treat sexual problems. Topics covered include the use of empowering language, client expectations for discussing sexual issues in therapy, and how sexual issues intertwine with larger relationship dynamics.

Audio format; 64 minutes

Note: Explicit content (language and descriptions of sexual topics). Discretion advised.

Learning objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between empowering and disempowering client language surrounding sexuality.

  • Identify common dynamics linking between sexual problems and relationship problems.

  • Identify concerns surrounding two common sources of education on sexuality.


RJ Thomas, LMFT and John Webber, LMFT

R.J. Thomas and John Webber are both licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in private practice in the Los Angeles area. R.J. works with individuals, couples, and families from a systemic perspective. He is trained in Structural Family Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy. He also conducts family therapy trainings. John works from an existential-humanistic perspective and sees himself helping individuals, couples and families find meaning in their lives. He has been a guest lecturer at USC. RJ and John both share a history in media production and journalism. They co-host the Talking Therapy podcast.

This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. For more information, please see our Approvals page.