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The Existential Importance of the Penis: A New View of the Sexuality of Men: Part II Clinical Implications Presented by: Daniel Watter, Ed.D.

  • 11 Jan 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Zoom - link to be emailed to registrants prior to the event
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    You are invited to join us at our monthly zoom program:

    The Existential Importance of the Penis:  A New View of the Sexuality of Men:  Part II Clinical Implications

    Presented by:

    Daniel Watter, Ed.D.

    Dr. Watter is a frequent lecturer at professional meetings throughout North America, and is the author of more than 30 professional articles and book chapters.  He is in clinical practice in Parsippany, and has held a number of faculty appointments.  He is a diplomate in Sexology and currently completing a textbook on Humanistic/Existential Approaches to Sex Therapy Practice.   

    This presentation will explore the existential meaning of sex and penile functioning in the life of men.  This is not a presentation about how the penis works, nor is it a workshop designed to teach clinicians how to make their male patients better lovers.  Rather this presentation will focus on the psychological lives of men, specifically the existential lives of men and how much of the psychological concern of men are communicated through the function or lack thereof, of their penis. 


    Learning Objectives:  By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

    1.  Help their male patients better identify the message their bodies are sending via their penis.

    2. Describe the existential threats that result from early childhood trauma and how they manifest themselves via problems with sexual functioning.

    3.  Apply existentially based treatment strategies for the resolution of male sexual dysfunction.

    This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians and graduate students. It will be presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter. The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict of interest for this program.


    When:       Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

                      9:30-10:30 a.m.  (optional 9am “coffee and conversation”)

    Where:      zoom – address emailed prior to the event upon registration

    Cost:         $10 (non-MCPA members)

                       Free to MCPA members and students

    Please register online by Monday, January 9th, 2023 at www.mcpanj.com.

     Contact:   Hayley Hirschmann at hhirschmann@morrispsych.com if you have any questions or prefer not to register online. Anyone requesting accommodations as per Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Hayley Hirschmann 14 days ahead of the zoom event.


    1.0   CE Credit Available
    This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and the Morris County Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA sponsored programs.  No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

    This program is approved for 1 CE credit. The cost of a CE Certificate is $15 for NJPA members, $25 for non-members, and free for sustaining members.

    Refunds will be granted for cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of the event start time or due to technological difficulties with the zoom process.

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