Taught by: Dr. Tammy Nelson with expert guests Rachel Hoffman and Bryony Cole
Designed for: Therapists, counselors, mental health practitioners seeking to develop their knowledge of the field of human sexuality.
Course includes: A 3 part recorded webinar. Each part is one hour in length.
3 AASECT CEs available in these Core Knowledge Areas (CKAs):
Sex Education: A, E, K, M, K
Sex Therapy: A, C, D, F
ISTI CSCT Categories: 1a, 1c, 3b
Part 1: Dating and Mating in a Techno-Driven World: Understanding How Technology Is Helping and Hurting Relationships — Rachel Hoffman
Part 2: The Future of Marriage in Digital Relationships: Online, Alternative and Robots — Bryony Cole
Participants will explore how technology is forming its own middle space in sexuality. We will define the range of possibilities for orgasm and imaginative experiences focused on the individual and how innovation will affect intimacy and impact the experience you create with others, including the boundaries with Virtual Reality sex robot cheating and intimacy.
Part 3: SexTech: Teledildonics — Polly Rodriguez
In this course:
- Participants will explore how technology is forming its own middle space in sexuality. We will define the range of possibilities for orgasm and imaginative experiences focused on the individual and how innovation will affect intimacy and impact the experience you create with others, including the boundaries with Virtual Reality sex robot cheating and intimacy.
Meet your instructors:
Rachel Hoffman, LCSW, M.Ed, PhD Candidate in Human Sexuality is a licensed clinical social worker, who specializes in issues related to sexuality, intimacy, and interpersonal relationships. She is earning her PhD in Human Sexuality from Widener University and writing her dissertation on the association between Phubbing and intimacy in romantic, monogamous relationships. She has years of experience working with couples navigating marital issues and communication surrounding intimacy as well as individuals suffering with sexual dysfunction and body image issues. Rachel is the author of Dating and Mating in a Techno Driven World: Understanding how technology is helping and hurting relationships.
Dr. Tammy Nelson is a sex and relationship expert, an international speaker, and author of several books including, “Getting the Sex You Want; Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together” and her new book “The New Monogamy; Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity.” She is a Board Certified Sexologist, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and a Certified Imago Relationship therapist. She has been a featured expert in Glamour Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, MSNBC, Healthy Life Magazine, Shape, Men’s Health, Men’s Health UK, Woman’s Day, Women’s Health, Twist Magazine, New York Times, Washington Post and a source in Time Magazine. She writes for the Huffington Post and YourTango and gives workshops and Intensives for couples and trains therapists around the world on issues relating to sex and relationships. She can be found at www.drtammynelson.com.
Bryony Cole: To date, I’ve talked to 250+ experts and everyday people about the future of sex What have I learned so far?
Through stories with technologists, scientists, filmmakers and therapists, I have seen how technology is forming its own middle space in sexuality; located between the act of having sex with someone and having sex with yourself.
While technology is continuing to create a range of possibilities for better orgasm and more imaginative experiences focused on the individual, a largely unexplored area is how these innovations will affect intimacy or impact the mutual experience you create with others.
How will we form new relationship boundaries with VR? Is sex with a robot cheating? Is intimacy with a robot even possible?
I’m thrilled to be able to share these stories with you.
**This program meets the educational requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 3 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.AASECT.org. Please contact your local certifying organization for detailed information on courses they accept for CEs.