Intro to Sex & Couples Therapy


4-day introductory module on integrative sex and couples therapy. Courses include women’s sexual health, emergent love, men & women’s sexual health and more. Earn up to 28 CEs.


Jan 26-29, 2022

Held via: Live Simultaneous Webcast
10 am – 6 pm Eastern/7 am – 3 pm Pacific

– Register by Dec 31 to get 2021 discounts

Wed – Jan 26

  • Intro to Sex Therapy I Part 1: What is Sex Therapy? – Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
  • Intro to Sex Therapy I Part 2: Healing the Healer, Front Line Stress, Self-Care – Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Thu – Jan 27

  • Intro to Sex Therapy II Part 1: Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction, Treating Low Desire – Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
  • Intro to Sex Therapy II: Part 2: Sexual Development Through the Life Cycle – Gail Guttman, LCSW

Fri – Jan 28

  • Emergent Love and Relationship Panoramic Inventory – Sara Nasserzadeh, MSc., Ph.D., DipPST, CSC **
  • Intro to Taking a Sex History and Sexual Assessment with Couples Using a Cultural Competency Lens – Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Sat – Jan 29

  • Treating Female Sexual Health Issues – TBA
  • Healing Negative Messages Throughout the Life Cycle: Men’s Sexual Health – Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
**Not available as Asynchronous Course
**Courses and presenters may be adjusted periodically. Please check this page or contact our Administration for the most up-to-date schedule.
In this 4 day training you can fulfill these requirements:

Human Sex Education:


Sex Therapy:


Sex Counseling:



Wed: A
Thu: B, C, I
Fri: B, C, H, I, N
Sat: G, H
Wed: A, F
Thu: C, D
Fri: B
Sat: B, D
Wed: A
Thu: C, D
Fri: B
Sat: B, D
Wed: 1a, 2a
Thu: 1c, 1d, 2d, 3c
Fri: 1a, 1c, 2a, 3c
Sat: 1c


You may register for any combination of individual days. Student discounts available, email our Administration.

About the Trainers:

Gail Guttman, LCSW, specializes in the integration of couples and sex therapy. Gail has been a Certified Imago Therapist since 1994 and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist since 1984. Gail offers consultation and supervision groups. She has been twice recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Therapist” in sex and couples therapy. Gail is also an AASECT CE Provider, AASECT Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor and an Imago Clinical Consultant. She is passionate about helping therapists to integrate couples and sex therapy and welcomes different theoretical orientations in order to help each therapist find their own path.

Gail has presented on the subject of couples and sex therapy at the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute, Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Workers, previous Imago therapy conferences, the University of Maryland and other professional organizations. She can be found at

Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh is an award-winning author, clinician, and social psychologist specializing in sexuality, relationships, and intercultural proficiency. Dr. Nasserzadeh recognizes the power of media as an impactful means to deliver information to all sectors of society. Combining her expertise as a former journalist and her clinical expertise, “Dr. Sara” created and hosted a program called Whispers for the BBC World Service in 2006. For the past two decades, Dr. Nasserzadeh has been a senior cultural advisor and strategic consultant for governments, international NGOs, UN agencies, Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, professional organizations, and the private sector across 40 countries. Dr. Nasserzadeh has three award-winning books in English; Orgasm Answer Guide, Wheel of Context for Sexuality Education, and Sexual Health Need and Preferences of “Hard to Reach” Young People. She is active through social media and could be reached at Instagram, Linked in, Facebook, and Twitter.


Dr Nasserzadeh wearing a blue wide neck shirt and shoulder length light brown hair smiles directly at the camera
Tammy Nelson Ph.D. is a sex and relationship expert, an international speaker, and author of several books including, “Integrative Sex & Couples Therapy,” “Getting the Sex You Want; Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together,” “The New Monogamy; Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity,”  and “When You’re the one Who Cheats.” She is a Board Certified Sexologist, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and a Certified Imago Relationship therapist, a TEDx speaker, and the host of the podcast The Trouble with Sex.

All lectures will be taught by top experts recognized in the field of human sexuality both nationally and worldwide. Other faculty may be announced at a later time.

Included in your tuition: eWorkbook for the module with additional reading material and resources.

Integrative Sex Therapy Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Integrative Sex Therapy Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This program meets the educational requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 28 CE credits. 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.


Integrative Sex Therapy Institute policies on attendance, refunds, and grievances are available here.

Additional information

Days to Attend:

SAR + Fri/Sat, Special Course, 4-day Series, SAR 2-day, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Weds/Thurs, Thurs/Fri, Fri/Sat, Weds/Thurs/Fri, Thu/Fri/Sat