Angela Skurtu, MEd, LMFT

Angela Skurtu, LMFT is a speaker, author, Licensed Marriage Therapist in Missouri and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist.  She has been in private practice for six years.  She researched and wrote two books, Premarital Counseling – A guide for Clinicians and Helping Couples Overcome Infidelity. She is also the host of www.aboutsexpodcast.com, a podcast that offers free sexual and relationship health information.

The Impact of Trauma on Intimate Relationships

Description:

Our society has really dropped the ball when it comes to trauma. Collectively, we don’t seem to understand the lasting impacts that trauma has on the individual. In this talk, I will share just how far trauma impacts the person affected. I will discuss what happens in relationships, what happens for a person’s sex life, and how couples struggle to talk about and support each other through trauma. I will also include information on how our culture addresses trauma to explain this impact on couples. Finally, I will offer some ideas for how we as clinicians can improve the situation and create a better future.

Objectives:

  1. Identify trauma statistics including prevalence, treatment outcomes, etc.
  2. Explore the long-lasting impacts of trauma and how these show up in relationships-include a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach
  3. Offer helpful treatment strategies for clinicians and clients
  4. Discuss hopes for a better future approach to trauma as a culture