I will be presenting at the SSSS Annual Meeting in November!

I’m honored to announce that I will be presenting at The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality’s 2015 Annual Meeting, BEYOND BOUNDARIES: Exploring the Emerging Dimensions of Sexual Science in Research, Education and Practice, held November 12-15, 2015 at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA.

Southwest design of Beyond Boundaries SSSS Conference logo
Beyond Boundaries SSSS Conference Logo

 

I will be presenting Writing and Publishing for Professionals – Finding a Topic, a Market, and Success

Most therapists have contributed important works to the professional field of sexuality.  Yet they may also want to do more.  A book is a dream for many clinicians, but a popular press publisher may seem out of reach.   This workshop will help therapists decide on how to choose a traditional publishing route versus self-publishing, how to find a literary agent, how to write a Query and a book proposal, and when to build a platform and how to do it.  We will also discuss what to what to write and how to find time to write.  We will share writing, and discuss how to nail down your niche and how to narrow your expertise.  Dr. Nelson is the author of three traditionally published nonfiction books, several eBooks, chapters and forwards in several professional books, many articles and journal pieces, has thousands of expert mentions, and has written a memoir that is now a novel and an upcoming screenplay for television.

  • Explore and decide on a topic for your book or article.
  • Create an outline for your Query letter, learn about book proposals and begin your journey toward publication.
  • Learn the difference between electronic publishing, self-publishing, and traditional publishing houses and decide which one is for you.
  • Find out how to create a social media platform and narrow down your niche, to capture the interest of a literary agent or editor.

This working will include real life examples of publishing potential for psychotherapists who want to write or publish.  Expanding into new fields of the publishing world, most therapists have the option to publish today, but are held back by lack of knowledge and will only be successful with a good editor, a literary agent and the right tools for publication.  This workshop will help attendees define their writing and publishing goals.

 

AND The New Monogamy; Redefining Relationships and Boundaries of Marriage in the New Millennium and Beyond

Monogamy is no longer the traditional agreement it was in the past generations. Couples today are negotiating their monogamy in new and creative ways involving different types of sexual commitments and, as a result, different types of issues around betrayal.  There are three stages of recovery after infidelity, regardless of online, in person or emotional cheating.  These three stages are clinically significant and must be understood in order to avoid retraumatizing couples in therapy, by recreating a victim/perpetrator model of treatment.  Although providers may have some knowledge of sexual health, most are limited in their experience of communication models and psychotherapeutic interventions after infidelity.  Redefining monogamy is instrumental in a cultural perspective but therapists must understand the difference between social trends and and global societal and relational challenges, and the advanced skills required to create sustainable marriage and committed partnership.

In this workshop, Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify 25 types of monogamous relationships with varied types of open sexual behaviors as well as nontraditional monogamous arrangements, including polyamorous, open, semi-open, and sex partnerships online with emotionally monogamous commitments.
  • Identify a re-membered Code of Honor that will define the contemporary couples monogamy as one of integration and a new form of transparency, even when it involves a departure from traditional sexual fidelity
  • Formulate an explicit monogamy agreement that challenges the implicit monogamy’s assumptions and hidden betrayals that have been negotiated in prenuptial and postnuptial monogamy arrangements and how defended psychological systems and collusion are created after infidelity
  • Review intentional divorce, marriage completion and  conscious uncoupling counseling techniques to help couples end their affairs and their marriage and committed partnerships without animosity or shame, in contrast to current models of abuse and financial devastation, without treatment failure for the therapist

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