This 3-hour online course will emphasize a functional medical perspective using the biopsychosocial model of health and illness. Participants will learn methods and techniques to assess and intervene with psycho sexual problems experienced by patients and couples around health issues in general, and sexual health issues specifically. They will also become familiar with the operating constructs of medical culture, and the critical elements involved in a successful collaborative relationship with a medical provider. Given the number of physicians who refer to competent relational sexually trained therapists, and who treat complex pelvic pain disorders, this course is critical.
Teaching for the NWIOI is Dr. Keesha Ewers, PhD, the founder of Functional Medicine and the Academy of Integrated Medicine where she offers an Integrative Medicine Health Coach Certification Program. She is a board-certified Ayurvedic medical practitioner, as well as a Doctor of Sexology, family practice ARNP, and psychotherapist.
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Dr. Keesha Ewers is an integrative medicine expert, Doctor of Sexology, Family Practice ARNP, Psychotherapist, herbalist, is board certified in functional medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, and is the founder and medical director of the Academy for Integrative Medicine Health Coach Certification Program. Dr. Keesha has been in the medical field for over 30 years. After conducting the HURT Study in 2013 (Healing Un-Resolved Trauma), she developed the HURT Model for understanding how past childhood trauma impacts adult health. This led to the creation of the You Unbroken online program for patients to heal their own trauma and the Mystic Medicine deep immersion healing retreats she leads at her home on San Juan Island, WA. Dr. Keesha is a popular speaker, including at Harvard and from the TEDx stage, and the best-selling author of Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle: The Woman’s Guide to Reclaiming Emotional Freedom and Vibrant Health, The Quick and Easy Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook: Anti-Inflammatory Recipes with 7 Ingredients or Less for Busy People, and Your Libido Story: A workbook for women who want to find, fix, and free their sexual desire. You can listen to her Mystic Medicine Radio Show and find her programs at www.DrKeesha.com.