In Sickness & In Health: Creating Intimate Relationships with Acute or Chronic Illness

Robin Siegal, LCSW #cconhealth CatalystCon West - 2014


  1. A multi-faceted approach to assessing and improving intimacy and sexuality when someone lives with an acute or chronic medical condition (e.g. hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, transplantation, cancer, etc.) or you love someone with an illness. How can you identify challenges that impact your sexual expression- heart, mind, body & soul? How can you improve your intimate communications, your sensuality and your sexuality- whether single or coupled?

    Participants will identify these issues in a safe environment, where privacy will be respected. Robin Siegal will provide compelling and inspiring stories from people challenged by medical conditions throughout the US. She will draw upon the collective wisdom and experience of the participants, discussing effective resources available. Medical professionals and psychotherapists in attendance will develop new tools in addressing sexual health with their clients, and their loved ones. Ms. Siegal will share “lessons learned” through best practices for these populations and their intimate partners. Professional participants will develop new insights and perceptions as clinicians. Assessment tools and other resources will be fully examined and demonstrated, empowering workshop participants to effectively manage sexual health and intimacy — for themselves and others.