Releasing Couples from Sex and Intimacy Stalemates

Part One


This teleseminar will focus on real-life clinical examples and interventions for working with the blocks and stalemates couples experience around sexual intimacy. Topics will include working with emotions, non-verbal interventions, fantasy in the consulting room, and countertransference. Participants will receive worksheets, dialogues, reading lists, and other examples of psychotherapy techniques to use immediately in unblocking common stalemates found in couples therapy.

Download the teleseminar and listen at your convenience. 

 Be sure to check out Eros & Psychotherapy Part Two! 

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

Designed For:  Anyone looking to improve the blocks and stalemates in their relationship. Any professional, clinical and/or medical personnel looking for a model that works for couples who want to increase desire and arousal in their relationship.

Course includes:  A five-part recorded teleseminar and reading material.  Each part is one hour in length.

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

Sex Education:  B, E, I, M, P

Sex Therapy:   A, B, C, D, E

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


Session 1:  Working with emotionally volatile and crisis-filled situations

Session 2: Non-verbal interventions for therapeutic triage

Session 3: The meaning of fantasy and its role in treatment

Session 4: Countertransference and its use in real case examples

Session 5: Real interventions for immediate release of blocks and stalemates



Meet your instructors:  

Dr. 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.


Esther Perel, LMFT is recognized as one of the world’s most original and insightful voices on erotic intelligence. She 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.


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