Advances in Couples Therapy: Treating the Untreatable – Sexual Desire, Infidelity, & Divorce

Join two world-renowned sexuality and relationship experts for another exciting and rewarding course exploring clinical perspectives and interventions for the really tough situations of couples struggling with desire, affairs, and even divorce. Using case examples and hands-on interventions, this teleseminar focuses on the seemingly hopeless crises and make-or-break stalemates and will provide tools enabling both the therapist and client to shift into a new vision for the couple — and a new future for the therapeutic relationship and marriage.

Download and listen to this teleclass at your convenience. 

Taught by: Dr. Tammy Nelson and Esther Perel, LMFT

Designed for: Therapists, counselors, healers, and anyone else interested in couples therapy.

This course includes:  A five part recorded teleseminar. Each part is one hour in length.

5 CE credits through both AASECT** and Imago. 

5 AASECT CEs** available in these Core Knowledge Areas (CKAs): 

Sex Education: B, E, I, M, P

Sex Therapy CKA: A, B, C, D, E

Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 2b, 2d

You must complete a Feedback Form and pass a short quiz at the conclusion of the course to get CE credit. Please email your Feedback Form and quiz to

We address how to:

  • Create a safe, culturally informed, non-judgmental therapeutic environment to work with confidentiality, transparency, revelation, privacy, and truth-telling.
  • Help couples negotiate their sexual styles, take emotional risks, learn sexual communication, define monogamy and discuss attachment maps, while also examining the paradox of love and desire in long-term commitment.
  • Process accountability and re-envision a post-affair relationship, explore erotic recovery, erotic blueprints and sexual empathy, including case examples and interventions.
  • Help couples end outside affairs with integrity, decide when divorce is the best option, teach how to leave with integrity and address self-esteem and shame as separate partners.

Meet your instructors: 




Dr. Tammy Nelson  Dr. Nelson is a sex and relationship expert, an international speaker, an author and a licensed psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals and couples, is in private practice and teaches seminars and workshops around the world for couples and professionals.  She is a Board Certified Sexologist, a Certified Sex Therapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Certified Imago Relationship therapist.  She is an invited speaker at Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization and at the University of California, Irvine.   She speaks worldwide on global relational change.



Esther Perel, LMFT is recognized as one of the world’s most original and insightful voices on erotic intelligence. Esther is the author of the international best-seller, Mating in Captivity. Fluent in nine languages, she is a master trainer, lecturer and workshop leader invited around the globe for her expertise ranging from couples therapy and intermarriage to culture and sexuality. Esther holds an active psychotherapy practice in New York City.



**This program meets the educational requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 5 CE credits – asynchronous. 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.