Therapy with the One Who Cheats in Anaheim & Virtual

Dr. Nelson presents her ground breaking methods for working with cheaters. Learn why they cheat and how to use essential interventions with them. Join her at the 2023 Innovations in Psychotherapy Conference (in-person or virtual).


Understand the Motivation and

Practical Interventions for Moving Forward

Join Dr. Tammy Nelson on Fri October 13 at 11 am

Register for Innovations in Psychotherapy (Required) for this In-Person & VIRTUAL Workshop

Understanding Infidelity & How to Recover from an Affair - Dr. Tammy Nelson

#201 – Therapy With the One Who Cheats

(Friday) 11 am – 1 pm

Many therapists dedicate much therapy time helping betrayed partners heal deep emotional wounds in the wake of an affair. Therapy is often lopsided in a victim–perpetrator model, dealing with the injury of the betrayal. Less attention is typically paid to helping the partners who had the affair, one-night stand, or online infidelity, especially regarding why and how it happened.

This workshop will give you a more nuanced understanding of the motivations for the infidelity and present practical interventions around the underlying meaning of the cheating and what it means about the relationship.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe three motivations for infidelity and how these relate to motivation and defense mechanisms in the betraying partner
  2. Define the integration model of treatment to create positive treatment outcomes for both the couple and the individual
  3. Assess for triangulations and avoid a “trauma triangle” in the treatment as an inadvertent reenactment of the affair
Tammy Nelson, PhD, is a board-certified sexologist, Imago therapist, TEDx speaker, and the author of six books. She’s the director of the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute.

Founder of the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute. Author, Getting the Sex You Want and Open Monogamy

The Innovations in Psychotherapy conference 2023 is held at the Anaheim Marriott & The Anaheim Convention Center and online virtually. Please check out the Innovations in Psychotherapy conference website for more details.

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Entrance to the conference required for attendance.