Joe Kort • Friday Morning
As a straight clinician, it’s important to be gay informed, more than just gay-friendly. It’s especially important to recognize the differences between the relationship dynamics of gay male and female couples. In this workshop, we’ll compare the distinct differences in relationship dynamics and problem areas that arise for gay men and for lesbians: responsible sexual practices and the need for more connectedness among gay male couples and diminished sexual desire and the need for separateness among lesbians are just a few. You’ll leave with specific interventions and assessment tools that promote gay-affirmative couples therapy.
Joe Kort, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., a sex and relationship therapist, is the author of 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Improve Their Lives; 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Find Real Love; and Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician: The Essential Guide.
Psychotherapist, coach and author Joe Kort, PhD, LMSW has been in practice since 1985. He specializes in Sex Therapy, Sex Addiction Therapy, Gay Affirmative Psychotherapy as well as IMAGO Relationship Therapy, which is a specific program involving communication exercises designed for couples to enhance their relationship and for singles to learn relationship skills.
Dr. Kort is also a Board Certified Sexologist specializing in sex therapy and sexual identity. He is also a Certified Sexual Addiction therapist, responsible non-monogamy/monogamy, childhood sexual, physical and emotional abuse, chemical dependency, mixed-orientation marriages, coming out, depression and anxiety. He offers workshops for couples and singles. He runs a gay men’s group therapy and a men’s sexuality group therapy for straight, bi and gay men who are struggling with specific sexual issues. His therapy services are for gays and lesbians as well as heterosexuals.
Dr. Kort’s practice is mixed with straight, gay, lesbian and bi-attractional individuals and couples.
- Certified IMAGO Relationship Therapist
- Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
- Board Certified Sexologist
- Member of the National Association of Gay Addiction Professionals
- Member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health
- Member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers
- Certified AASECT and Member of American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
- Member of EMDRIA Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training
Dr. Kort graduated from Michigan State University with dual majors, in Psychology and Social Work. At Wayne State University, he earned his Master’s in Social Work (MSW), then a Master’s (MA) in Psychology and has received his doctorate (PhD) in clinical sexology from the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists.
An adjunct professor teaching Gay and Lesbian Studies at Wayne State University’s School of Social Work, he is doing more writing and workshops on a national level.