Beyond Sexual Trauma: Effective Assessment, Treatment, and Recovery (5 sessions)



It is well known that the aftermath of trauma is a number-one reason both individuals and couples seek relationship counseling and sex therapy. Yet most health professionals lack the training and supervision that enable them to help clients negotiate this complex subject and reconnect with their authentic sexual selves. Tammy Nelson, an Imago therapist and sexologist, and Gina Ogden, a sex therapist, researcher, and supervisor combine their decades of expertise in a series of practice-oriented teleseminars that offer information to help clinicians assess and treat a wide range of sexual problems that result from trauma.

**In honor of Gina Ogden’s passing, I offer her courses with me for free, for you, while we remember her voice as a leader in the world of sex therapy and trauma. In order to receive your CE, please place both the Course and the CE fee in your cart. 

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Taught by:  Dr. Tammy Nelson and Dr. Gina Ogden

Learn more about Gina Ogden through the 4D Network.

Designed for: Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Family Therapists, Sex Therapists, and others with clients and patients for whom sexual health and desire are issues. Our attendees participate from all over the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Course includes:  A five-part teleclass, exercises, worksheets, references, and resource lists. Each part is one hour in length.

AASECT and Imago credits available.

5 ASSECT CEs** Available in these Core Knowledge Areas (CKAs):  

Sex Education: B, C, D, E, F, H, I, J, M, N

Sex Therapy:  A, B, C, D, E 

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


Recommended Reading: Gina Ogden’s The Return of Desire; Tammy Nelson’s Getting the Sex You Want

 “You two are absolutely superb trainers.” – Dr. Patti Britton, Co-founder of Sex Coach U; Past President, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists

Through lecture and experiential exercises, you will learn engaging and practical strategies to help individuals and couples address the sexual sequelae of trauma and PTSD by: 

  • Recognizing at least four psychophysiological consequences of abuse, disease, or other traumatic events.
  • Assessing how trauma contributes to relational dysfunction, infidelity, affairs, and compulsive use of pornography.
  • Identifying at least three strategies to help individuals and couples ask honestly for what they want and need.
  • Practicing six potent techniques for helping clients attain positive sexual relationships
  • Discerning when to empower clients by collaborating with them on strategies for their own recovery.


Session 1: Stories the Body Tells: The psychophysiology of sexual trauma and PTSD.

Session 2:  Avoidance, Risk, Compulsivity: How abuse, disease, and betrayal lead clients to disconnect from authentic sexual pleasure.

Session 3: Turning the Tide: Helping couples develop sexual coping skills and empathic connection.

Session 4:  Mindfulness, visualization, and the brain:  Awareness techniques to reconnect body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Session 5:  Sexual Authenticity and Erotic Connection:  Recovering from infidelity and other relationship traumas.


Meet your instructors: 


i-FKjNMdQ-MDr. Tammy 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.

Dr. Gina Ogden PhD, LMFT has had a distinguished career as a sex therapist, family therapist, researcher, teacher, and author. She conducts retreats and trainings internationally, lectures widely, leads teleseminars attended by professionals all over the world, and has appeared on the media from talk radio to the Oprah Winfrey Show. She has written seven books on women’s sexual health, pleasure, and the meanings of sexual relationship. Her most recent books are: The Return of Desire, Women Who Love Sex, and The Heart and Soul of Sex. She is currently writing a book for therapists and other health providers: Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy—An Integrative Model for Individuals, Couples, and Groups. To learn more, please visit her website:


**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.

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