Clinical and Integrative Sex and Couples Therapy Skills

$250.00$725.00

Experience 4 days of training with experts Nan Wise, Tammy Nelson, Gail Guttman and instructors working in the field. Topics include ethics and couples therapy, a full day on military personnel and sexuality, and learning why good sex really does matter. Courses include case consultations as well as how to conduct a sex therapy evaluation.

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Clinical and Integrative Sex and Couples Therapy Skills

April 3-6, 2019

Held at : The Chicago School of Psychology – Washington, DC

– Discounts for Early Registration end March 16th –

 

Wed – April 3

  • Couples Therapy – Advanced Skills for the Sex Therapy Practitioner – Tammy Nelson

Thur – April 4

  • Military Service and Sexuality: Historical, Psychological, and Cultural Issues Explored – Glenn Parkinson
  • Impact of Post-Deployment Reintegration on Military Couples – Dianna Dresser-Heckman with Case Presentations by Tammy Nelson

Fri – April 5

  • A Deeper Dive into Ethics and Couples & Sex Therapy – Michael Giordano
  • Integrating Models of Sexual Response Cycles in Sex/Couples Therapy – Gail Guttman

Sat – April 6

  • Why Good Sex Matters: Sexuality as a Window Into Understanding the Role of the Emotional Brain in the Treatment of Sexual and Affective Disorders – Nan Wise

You may register for any combination of individual days. Student discounts available, email TammyNelsonAsst@gmail.com.


7 CEUs per class day / 28 CEUs total

April 3 (Weds) 9a – 5pm – Advanced Skills for the Sex Therapy Practitioner – Tammy Nelson

    • Advanced Skills in couples’ therapy is for the practitioner who wants the skills and interventions to work with Challenging Clients in Sex and couples Therapy and is a practice oriented course to address the cases that challenge the clinician, and teaches the practitioner ways to challenge the clients as well. The course will focus on different strategies for working with communication, confrontation, facilitation, negotiation, and self-actualization.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed  B, E, I, M, P; Sex Therapy A, B, C, D, E
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 2b, 2d

April 4 (Thur) 9a – 12pm – Military Service and Sexuality: Historical, Psychological, and Cultural Issues Explored – Glenn Parkinson

    • There are many ways in which military service may impact service members and veterans. This course will take a comprehensive look at broad issues which may impact the sexual health, sexual expression, intimacies, and sexual identities of those who have served in our military. This course will explore historical foundations, psychological factors, cultural norms, legal and policy issues related to service and sexuality, issues for LGBTQ, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), combat service and related medical and psychological impacts on sex.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed B, C, D, H, I, J, N, O ; Sex Therapy A, B, C
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 1a, 1c, 1d

April 4 (Thur) 1p – 5pm – Impact of Post-Deployment Reintegration on Military Couples – Dianna Dresser-Heckman with Case Presentation & Intervention by Tammy Nelson

    • An overview on the impact returning from a combat zone has on military couples. Re-entry of a service member can be disruptive, this presentation will provide coping skills to assist couples in adjusting to returning home.
    • Meets Requirements for:
    • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed B, C, D, H, I, J, N, O, G; Sex Therapy A, B, C
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 1a, 1c, 1d

April 5 (Fri) 9a – 12pm – A Deeper Dive into Ethics and Couples & Sex Therapy – Michael Giordano

    • This workshop will explore some modern dilemmas faced by sex therapists, especially therapists looking for love or other pleasures. In this workshop, attendees will participate in both small and large group discussions, talking about how to navigate on-line dating, going to your favorite yoga class, participant at your local dungeon, and seeing clients at a small gathering, and similar situations. With the guidance of the AASECT Code of Ethics and our own personal & professional philosophies, we will clarify our wants and desires for our clients & for or ourselves, while exploring how our personal lives interact with our professional.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed G; Sex Therapy C
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 1c

April 5 (Fri) 1p – 5pm – Integrating Models of Sexual Response Cycles in Sex/Couples Therapy – Gail Guttman

    • Learning about different models of the sexual response cycle is an important area of knowledge for sex therapists.  However, the more important question is how to integrate this knowledge into our practice of couples and sex therapy.  This training will explore in-depth the Sexual Response Cycle as researched by Masters and Johnson.  David Reed and Rosemary Basson furthered our understanding of sexual responsivity. Bancroft and Janssen developed the dual control model of sexual responsivity, sexual inhibition and excitation.  Emily Nagoski has helped to understand the usefulness of these concepts for the public: sexual accelerators and sexual brakes.  In exploring these models, we will discuss how to integrate these theories into practice.  Demonstrations and triads will be used to practice some dialogues to explore with couples.
    • During this course:
      • Participants will Illustrate Masters and Johnson’s sexual response cycle.
      • Participants will Illustrate David Reed and Rosemary Basson‘s sexual response cycle.
      • Participants will Illustrate Bancroft and Janssen’s dual control model of sexual responsivity.
      • Participants will apply the concepts from these three models in therapy sessions with individuals and couples.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed  B, E, I, M, P; Sex Therapy A, B, C, D, E
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 2b, 2d

April 5 (Sat) 9a – 5pm – Why good sex matters: Sexuality as a window into understanding the role of the emotional brain in the treatment of sexual and affective disorders – Nan Wise

    • This training will explore how evolution has hard-wired us with core emotions that drive us to seek pleasure and avoid pain. These core emotions serve as “primary emotional colors” that can drive or derail our emotional and sexual lives. By understanding the basic wiring of the core emotional systems, the clinician can assemble additional effective tools that target the imbalances more directly. These tools– known as affective balance therapies– are a promising new approach to treatment of sexual and affective disorders.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed  ; Sex Therapy
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category

 

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 module, complied by Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. with additional reading material and resources. Also included, coffee, drinks and light refreshments in the mornings.

About the Trainers:

i-bXvBL69-MDr 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

 

 

Dr. Nan Wise is a licensed psychotherapist, certified sex therapist, board certified clinical hypnotherapist, and certified relationship specialist with over three decades of experience. Dr. Wise received her Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience at Rutgers-Newark where she completed her dissertation project, “Genital stimulation, imagery, and orgasm in women: an fMRI analysis” in August of 2012. Her research has attempted to address gaps in the scientific literature regarding the neural basis of human sexuality, and has as a result, garnered international attention. Her work has been featured on ABC News Nightline, Discovery Channel, National, NY Times, The Atlantic, Playboy and Science Daily. She is currently a researcher and professor at Rutgers University.

 

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 www.gpatherapy.com.

 

 

Based in Washington, DC, Michael Giordano has been a Clinical Social Worker since 1999. He earned his MSW from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and worked in small non-profits before entering private practice in 2007. His main interests are gender identity, trauma, and sex therapy. In his free time, Mike is a harried dad and an avid yogi. www.WhatIHearYouSaying.comMike.Giordano.MSW@gmail.com

 

Dianna Dresser-Heckman LCSW, CST, CSCT is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and over 30 years of experience. Diana’s professional experience includes working with all branches of the military. She spent over 6 years as a Military Family Life Consultant working at Quanitco Marine Corps Base. She worked with marines returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. She facilitated Post-Deployment PTSD groups as well as spouses’ groups.

Dianna is AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) certified sex therapist as well certified sex and couple therapist. She has also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing) and ART (Accelerated Reprocessing Therapy).

Her passions are working with veterans’ suffering from symptoms of PTSD and marital reintegration post-combat. In 2018 Dianna was selected as a provider with the Headstrong Project where she works exclusively with veterans experiencing PTSD.

 

**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 info@assect.org or go to www.AASECT.org. AASECT CEs are accepted and approved by APA in most states. Please contact your local certifying organization for detailed information.

To learn more about AASECT sex therapy certification requirements, go to www.aasect.org. *Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information, please contact info@assect.org. AASECT CEs are accepted and approved by APA in most states. Please contact your local certifying organization for detailed information.

** You will receive a refund less $50 deposit for your registration if you cancel within one week of the course. If you cancel with 24 hours notice for any reason, you will receive a refund less $100 deposit. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you forfeit your tuition but may use your payment at any other time, for any other course.

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Days to Attend:

4-day Series, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Weds/Thurs, Thurs/Fri, Fri/Sat, Weds/Thurs/Fri, Thu/Fri/Sat