A practice-oriented teleseminar to address clients who challenge us — and clients who need to be challenged.

**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. 

Download the teleclass and listen at your convenience.

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

Learn more about Gina Ogden through the 4D Network.

Designed For: Therapists, counselors, healers, and anyone else interested in strategies for helping challenging clients in sex therapy.

Course includes:  A five-part recorded webinar and exercises, worksheets, references, resource lists, group email support, individualized attention to participants’ supervision issues, and the option of case consultation.  Each part is one hour in length.

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

Sex Education: B, C, D, E, I, M, N, Q 

Sex Therapy:  A, B, C, D, E 

Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 1a, 1c, 1d

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 


“The knowledge of the speakers, the practical nature and usefulness of the materials, could be used immediately.  Handouts were terrific and generous in content”

– David, teleclass participant


Session One: Communication

How partners talk and listen to one another is key to their long-term sexual happiness.  Neuroscience now shows that certain forms of conversation can open new pathways to erotic connection and intimacy. This class introduces specific dialogue techniques, which are developed by top experts in couples therapy and based on proven research and brain science.

Session Two: Confrontation

Many sexual relationships fail because they are conflict-avoidant.  This class focuses on innovative confrontation skills, anger management, trauma resolution, and recovery from crisis in intimate relationships-including approaches to help high-affect clients and couples with intense reactivity.

Session Three: Facilitation

Physical injury, sudden illness, and long-term cancer recovery can cause retreat, resentment & guilt  in sexual partnerships. This class looks beyond physical therapy to offer sex therapy techniques and other creative guidelines for helping individuals and couples retrain their unique erotic sensitivities-physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.

Session Four: Negotiation

Affairs, infidelity, open marriage, and other forms of monogamy agreements can challenge the therapist as well as the couples who struggle to define their sexuality.  The focus of this class is on negotiating a vision of a new monogamy, beginning with expanded self-esteem and compassionate understanding, and adding creative techniques that lead to erotic recovery.

Session Five: Self-Actualization

One of the most challenging scenarios for therapists is when our clients’ issues trigger our own personal traumas-past and present.  This class is about taking care of ourselves by stepping into the vital archetype of the Wounded Healer-calling forth our abilities for empathy, power, and creating healthy boundaries for both ourselves and our clients.


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, 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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