Integrative Couples Therapy Training

$750.00 $650.00

4-day special event delving into the integration of sex and couples therapy with experts and guest speakers. Courses will include case study skill building, Imago, EFT, IFS, and 2 hours of supervision. Students receive a certificate of completion in Integrative Couples Therapy training.


Jul 14 – 17, 2021

Held via: Live Simultaneous Webcast, 10 am – 6 pm EST/7 am – 3 pm PST

– Discounts for Early Registration end June 4th –

Attendees must register for all four days. Students receive 30 CEs. Two hours of supervision are included in the cost of registration and must be attended by approved CSCT instructors. At the end of the 30-hour training, students receive a certificate of completion in Integrative Couples Therapy training. These 30 hours will apply toward the CSCT designation (Certified Sex and Couples Therapy) requirement for ISTI’s program. Anyone may attend the four-day training. They do not have to be accepted into the ISTI program, nor do they have to attend for the CSCT certification. AASECT CEs are available for all 30 hours of programming.

A one-page paper is due at the end of the program to confirm the integration of learning and will include a case presentation during supervision hours. The summer intensive Integrative Couples Therapy program includes training with Tammy Nelson, Ph.D., CSCT, author of Integrative Sex & Couples Therapy, and Gail Guttman, LCSW, CST, CSCT, and Wendy Miller, Ph.D., CST. Other instructions may apply.

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Wed – Jul 14

  • (AM) Introduction to Integrative Couples Therapy – Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
  • (PM) Integrative Couples Therapy In Practice- Intervention and Skill Building Part II – Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Thu – Jul 15

  • Internal Family Systems and Sex Therapy – Gail Guttman, LCSW

Fri – Jul 16

  • Integrative Systemic Couples Therapy Training with Alternative Relationship Structures Using Imago Relationship Therapy – with Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Sat – Jul 17

  • (AM) Emotionally Focused Therapy through Attachment and Desire – Wendy Miller, Ph.D.
  • (PM) Integrative Couples Therapy –Doing Couples Therapy on Zoom – Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
  • (PM) Integrative Couples Therapy – Closing with Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
**Courses and presenters may be adjusted periodically. Please check this page or contact for the most up-to-date schedule.

In this 4 day training you can fulfill these requirements:

AASECT Sex Ed: AASECT Core Sex Therapy: AASECT Sex Counseling: ISTI Categories:


You may register for any combination of individual days. Student discounts available, email in your tuition: eWorkbook for the module, compiled by Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. with additional reading material and resources.

About the Trainers:

Gail Guttman, LCSW, specializes in the integration of couples and sex therapy. Gail has been a Certified Imago Therapist since 1994 and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist since 1984. Gail offers consultation and supervision groups. She has been twice recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Therapist” in sex and couples therapy. Gail is also an AASECT CE Provider, AASECT Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor and an Imago Clinical Consultant. She is passionate about helping therapists to integrate couples and sex therapy and welcomes different theoretical orientations in order to help each therapist find their own path.

Gail has presented on the subject of couples and sex therapy at the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute, Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Workers, previous Imago therapy conferences, the University of Maryland and other professional organizations. She can be found at

Dr. Wendy E. Miller is a psychologist, psychoanalyst and an AASECT certified sex therapist (CST) with over 35 years of experience working with individuals and couples struggling with sexual and other issues.  She has trained extensively in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy as well as with the Tavistock Center for Couple Relationships in London.  Currently, Dr. Miller is on the faculty of The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute where she teaches classes on human sexuality and she consults at The Center for Optimal Living on issues involving the link between sexuality and drug use.  She has taught and given professional trainings on out of control sexual behavior and is currently running a sexual health group for men struggling with feeling sexually out of control.  In addition, she runs couple therapy groups with Dr. Peggy Kleinplatz’s Optimal Sexual Experiences Research Team of the University of Ottawa for couples who want to improve their sex life.


Her interests are in the intersection of psychoanalytic thinking and sex therapy.  Her passion is helping people navigate the complicated task of being a couple and the even more complicated task of being a sexually vibrant couple.


Tammy Nelson Ph.D. is a sex and relationship expert, an international speaker, and author of several books including, “Integrative Sex & Couples Therapy,” “Getting the Sex You Want; Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together,” “The New Monogamy; Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity,”  and “When You’re the one Who Cheats.” She is a Board Certified Sexologist, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and a Certified Imago Relationship therapist, a TEDx speaker, and the host of the podcast The Trouble with Sex.

All lectures will be taught by top experts recognized in the field of human sexuality both nationally and worldwide. Other faculty may be announced at a later time.

**This program meets the educational requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 28 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact or go to  Please contact your local certifying organization for detailed information on courses they accept for CEs.

** You will receive a refund less $50 deposit for your registration if you cancel within one week of the course. If you cancel with 24 hours notice for any reason, you will receive a refund less $100 deposit. If you cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice, you forfeit your tuition but may use your payment at any other time, for any other course.

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Days to Attend:

SAR + Fri/Sat, 4-day Series, SAR 2-day, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Weds/Thurs, Thurs/Fri, Fri/Sat, Weds/Thurs/Fri, Thu/Fri/Sat