Supervisor-in-Training Group Supervision – Winter/Spring 2021 (8 hrs)


Dr. Nelson works closely with small groups in this extended 2-hour supervision for supervisors in training. Tammy helps therapists to develop perspective and insight on traditional therapy concerns as well as information on up-to-date topics impacting your work with clients.


AASECT Supervisor-in-Training (SIT) Certification – Supervision Group

4 – 120-minute sessions (12 hours total) – 16 CE hours
Mar 10, 24; Apr 7, 21, 2021; 12 pm – 2 pm PST / 3 pm – 5 pm EST
**Special Announcement from AASECT: Supervisors and Supervisees no longer need to apply to AASECT for approval to start supervision.
Supervision is held via web conferencing online and is designed to be accessible from anywhere. Supervision is an opportunity to work closely with Dr. Tammy Nelson, a Ph.D. Board Certified, Master Level, Expert therapist.
“Thank you for a really great group supervisory experience so far Tammy! It’s been so meaningful for me and orienting to the process. Your emphasis on supporting us coming into our own is very empowering too.” -N.F.


In order to be a Supervisor-in-Training for AASECT Sex Therapists, you must:
  • 3 years a Certified Sex Therapist
  • Maintain ongoing AASECT membership, AASECT Sex Therapist Certification, licensure in respective professions.
  • Have received a minimum of 30 hours of individual and group supervision (50% max group)
  • Work with a minimum of 2 supervisees prior to certification (but not lead group), with a minimum of 20 hours performing supervision with supervisees
  • Evaluation by Supervisor for knowledge of the general field of sexuality, sex therapy, skill as a therapist in general and, specifically, as a sex therapist; capacity for serving in the role of supervisor; general ability to assume responsibilities; and ethical behavior.
  • Write a summary of at least one sex therapy supervisee case including the candidate’s therapeutic orientation and the utilization of concepts deemed appropriate to the specific case.


The SIT (supervisor-in-training) shall supervise sex therapists working towards AASECT Certification. These sex therapists who are supervisees will work with individual clients and couples who may be presenting with sexual or relational issues that impact the sexual relationship. These clients can present with any issues that impact their sexual relationship, including desire, arousal and orgasm phase difficulties, medically related sexual dysfunctions, and relationship conflicts.

The certified supervisor of the supervisor-in-training will monitor the SIT’s supervisee’s adherence to the AASECT Code of Ethics.

Supervision between the SIT supervisor-in-training and the certified supervisor will include discussion of relevant theory and its application in the provision of supervision, discussion of the supervisor-in-training’s supervisee’s case conceptualization, treatment planning and execution, and the ability to manage difficult and complex cases.

Each participant will have time to present cases, ask questions, and learn from other participants.  Group discussion, experiential intervention, and optional homework may include reading material, videos, and other suggestions for the practice of hands-on skills. Maximum participation is encouraged. All experience and backgrounds are encouraged to participate, and all dynamics and approaches welcome.

Installment payments per group session require a payment plan. Discounts for Imago, students, and paying for the entire series in advance. Please email for details.

Group leader:

Tammy Nelson Ph.D. is a Board Certified Sexologist and Diplomate of the American Board of Sexology, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, a Certified AASECT Sex Therapy Clinical Supervisor, and an Organizational Provider. She is an internationally acclaimed psychotherapist; a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist. She is a TEDx speaker and host of the podcast “The Trouble with Sex.”

She is the author of several books including, “Integrative Sex and Couples Therapy” (2020) “When You’re the One Who Cheats; Ten Things You Need to Know” (2019) “The New Monogamy; Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity” (2013) “Getting the Sex You Want; Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together” (2008) and “What’s Eating You? A Guide for Treating Anorexia and Bulimia” (2005) and the chapter “Supervision Issues with Couples in Nonconsensual Affairs and Infidelity” in “The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision” (2018) as well as several eBooks, introductions to books and hundreds of articles and blog posts.

Tammy has been a therapist for 35 years and is the Executive Director of the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute and Director of M.A. & Ph.D. Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy Specialization at Daybreak University in Southern California. She is on the faculty of the California Institute of Integral Studies and is a regularly invited speaker at many industry-wide conferences including the Networker Symposium in Washington DC.

She has been a featured expert in NY Times Magazine, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Rolling Stone Magazine, TIME, Redbook, Glamour, The Sun, The London Times, and a source in Time Magazine. She writes for the Huffington Post, YourTango, ThriveGlobal, and can be followed at

Tammy travels around the world lecturing, training, supervising, consulting, and giving workshops on sex and relationships and believes in creating sustainable, flexible, and fluid relationships that empower and give pleasure to all.

Missed Session Policy

Supervision is intended to be continual and consistent. Supervisees reserve their seat for the entirety of a strictly size-limited group supervision series. Supervision sessions canceled by Supervisor due to illness or emergency will be rescheduled at no cost to participants. Supervisees who miss a session due to illness or another emergency can make up only 1 missed session in a 12 month period by attending another group (if available) within 60 days, or complete an assignment that includes reading material or videos assigned by the Supervisor. There are no refunds/discounts for a partial series or multiple missed sessions.

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