Sex and Aging, Cancer and Wellness, Religion


Sexual wellness intersects with many aspects of life. Meet our experts and explore how cancer, aging, kink and religion impact sexual lives. Learn practical, evidence-based interventions to support clients through tough spots and to a place of sexual wholeness. Expert lecturers, online training. Up to 14 CE credits.


May 15-16, 2024

Held via live simultaneous webcast; no asynchronous registration allowed.
10 am – 6 pm Eastern/7 am – 3 pm Pacific

– Discounts for Early Registration End Apr 22

Wed – May 15

  • Sex Coaching Clients in Dating, Kink, BDSM and Sexual Exploration with Carmen Joseph*
  • Sex and Aging with Jane Fleishman, Ph.D.

Thu – May 16

  • Cancer and Wellness with Pebble Krantz, Ph.D.
  • Sex, Kink and Religion with Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
*Not all courses are eligible for APA credit
**Not available as a resale course. This item will be live only, do not miss your opportunity to attend this special training. 

Courses are often available at a later date as an eLearn. eCourses and presenters may be adjusted periodically. Please check this page or contact our Administration for the most up-to-date schedule. You must attend the entire course live to receive CE credit, no asynchronous registrations are allowed.

Wed – May 15, 10 am – 1 pm ET — Sex Coaching Clients in Dating, Kink, BDSM and Sexual Exploration with Carmen Joseph

Kinky fantasies are very common, and possibly due to a rise in divorce, expanding relationship styles and access to BDSM information and resources, more people are beginning to explore their own desires in different ways and at all ages. Although BDSM communities exist, not everyone who is kink-curious engages in these communities or takes advantage of the resources that exist. The expansion of interest in kink and BDSM has seeped into the larger dating and hook-up environments and often leads to surprising and unwelcomed experiences. This course will illustrate where clients may need support and will examine tools to help therapists and coaches assist their clients on their sexual explorations.

Wed – May 15, 2 pm – 6 pm ET — Sex and Aging with Jane Fleishman, Ph.D.

               Given the societal taboos against discussing sexuality especially when it centers on older adults, this training will offer a unique opportunity to apply current research and resources to clinical practice with older adults who are experiencing the challenge of balancing both the losses and the pleasures of sexuality as they age. The focus of this highly-engaging session is on improving knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding the impacts of aging on sexuality, the sexual challenges of chronic illness, and the possibilities for pleasure with an emphasis on application to working clinically with an aging population. Participants will benefit from the presentation, activities, and opportunities for frank discussion with a sexuality educator who has been focusing on older adults and their sexuality for the past ten years.

Thu – May 16, 10 am – 1 pm ET  — Cancer and Wellness with Pebble Krantz, Ph.D.

In 2024, an estimated 2 million new cancer cases are projected in the US, affecting not only the individuals diagnosed but also their partners. Up to 90% of cancer survivors experience sexual concerns, which can significantly impact both their individual health and relational well-being. Cancer treatments, including surgeries, radiation, and chemotherapy, can result in various sexual changes.

This 3-hour seminar will delve into the most common sexual concerns faced by people with cancer experiences. The primary focus will be on presenting practical solutions and effective strategies for sex and relational therapists to support clients on their path to sexual wellness. By the end of this seminar, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to provide compassionate, knowledgeable, and effective support for cancer survivors and their partners as they navigate sexual wellness during an after cancer treatments.

Thu – May 16, 2 pm – 6 pm ET  — Sex, Kink and Religion with Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

What is BDSM and how does religion play a part in reclaiming faith, dealing with shame and lead to Sexual Empowerment

Can kink and BDSM act as a healing process for those who have backgrounds in religion? How does religion play a part in those who practice kink and live a SM lifestyle? Through the  integration of understanding the principles of religion and sexuality we will uncover how therapists can collaborate therapeutically with religious beliefs and apply interventions that do not conflict with internal value structures.  We will discuss countertransference and triggers and how to work with cultures that are not our own. Religion many times teaches gender coding and procreation rules, we will discuss sexualized guilt and shame and how kink may be a form of healing through pleasure and play. With relational integration, and a look at pleasure disorders and their treatment, we will discuss what therapists need to be aware of and how to integrate positive value interventions without eliciting more shame and guilt into the treatment.


About the Trainers:

Jane Fleishman, Ph.D., MEd, MS is an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator, accomplished educator, writer, program developer, and researcher. In 2016, she received a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality from the Widener University Center for Human Sexuality Studies at the age of 62 after a successful career as an organizational/training consultant for a large public mental health system.
Jane Fleishman smiling for her photograph.
Jane Fleishman (Photos: Shana Sureck)
Carmen (CJ) an adult-playground coach and mentor with a focus on reclaiming sexuality post-divorce by moving past shame and developing tools for dating, relationships and self-care that help minimize trauma and drama. She identifies as non-monogamous, kinky and queer.
Pebble Kranz, MD, FECSM, IF, Fellow of the European Committee on Sexual Medicine (FECSM), an ISSWSH Fellow, is a family physician and sexual medicine specialist. She is the medical director of the Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness and runs a sexual medicine clinic in the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Gynecologic Oncology Department. She has clinical appointments in the departments of family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Rochester.  At the Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness, she provides medical evaluations and treatments for sexual function concerns in people of all genders.
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.

Integrative Sex Therapy Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Integrative Sex Therapy Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This program meets the educational requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 14 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.


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Days to Attend:

2-Day Series, Weds, Thurs


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