Couples Therapy, Sex Therapy, Sex Ed and Substance Abuse


ISTI is proud to present full day presentations on integrating your treatment team for male/female complaints and working with clients from trauma backgrounds.



Nov 4-7, 2020

Held via: Live Simultaneous Webcast

– Discounts for Early Registration end Sep 1st –

Wed – Nov 4

  • Reproductive Justice (Sexuality Counseling) – Dr. Tammy Nelson & Guest

Thu – Nov 5

  • Hidden Secrets of Male Sexual Problems – Barry McCarthy, PhD

Fri – Nov 6

  • Couples Therapy with Gail Guttman, LCSW

Sat – Nov 7

  • Substance Abuse and Opioid Dependence and Sex Therapy with Tammy Nelson
  • Male & Female Sexual Functioning – Anatomy and Physiology with Hani Miletski, MSW, PhD & Dr. Tammy Nelson

**Courses and presenters may be adjusted periodically. Please check this page or contact for most up-to-date schedule.

In this 4 day training you can fulfill these requirements:

AASECT Sex Ed Core Knowledge Areas covered:
Wed : L
Thu : A, C, D, E, F, H, I, M, N, O
Fri : A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I, N, O, P
Sat : B, C, E, G, I, M
AASECT Core Sex Therapy training Areas covered:
Wed : C, E
Thu : B, C, E
Fri : A, B, C, E, F, G
Sat : B, C, D, E
CSCT Categories covered:
Wed : Cat 1CD
Thu : Cat 1 ACD, Cat 2 A
Fri : Cat 2 ABCD, Cat 3 ABC
Sat : Cat 1A

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

Nov 5 (Wed) 9 am – 5 pm – Hidden Secrets of Male Sexual Problems – Barry McCarthy, PhD

Young males learn that sex is easy, totally predictable, in his control, and autonomous. The male-female double standard and perfect intercourse performance model sets him up for sexual dysfunction and avoidance with aging. Couples frequently stop being sexual because the male has lost confidence with erections and intercourse. This workshop will explore premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory inhibition, and low sex desire.

We will introduce a new model of masculinity focused on the Good Enough Sex (GES) model. We will also explore use and misuse of porn, variant arousal, and male sexual secrets. A key to healthy male and couple sexuality with aging is for a male to view his partner as his intimate and erotic friend and learn to value variable and flexible sexual function.


Included in your tuition: eWorkbook for the module, complied by Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. with additional reading material and resources.

About the Trainers:

Gail Guttman, LCSW, specializes in the integration of couples and sex therapy. With more than 30 years of experience, Gail Guttman is a couples’ therapist with a specialty in sex therapy. She offers a unique opportunity for clients to address their sexual concerns within the context of their relationship. Gail’s passion includes developing the theory and practice of integrating couples and sex therapy. She helps psychotherapists become more competent and confident in these areas. In her practice, she conducts ongoing consultation/supervision groups in which cases and theory are discussed, and an important support network for therapists is created. Gail conducts training workshops and seminars at professional associations and conferences and is a regular presenter at the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute for the last several years. She is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Sex Therapy Supervisor and CE Provider. Gail is a Maryland Social Work Supervisor. 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


Barry McCarthy, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology at American University, a diplomate in clinical psychology, a certified sex therapist, and a certified couple therapist. He has published more than 110 professional articles, 29 book chapters, and 14 books. Barry has presented more than 450 professional workshops in the United States and internationally. In 2016 he received the Masters and Johnson award for lifetime contributions to the sexuality field.


Hani Miletski, Ph.D., MSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Bethesda, Maryland, with over 23 years of clinical experience. She is a Certified Sex Therapist (Diplomate) and Supervisor by the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Dr. Miletski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Catholic University of America, National School of Social Service, in Washington, DC, and with a Doctoral Degree in Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, in San Francisco, California.

She is the author of Mother-Son Incest: The Unthinkable Broken Taboo Persists, Understanding Bestialtiy and Zoophilia, and a variety of other professional articles and chapters in professional journals. Dr. Miletski has been lecturing, training and supervising other therapists and professionals in the field of human sexuality throughout the world.

Dr. Miletski was born is Israel and served in the Israeli Defense Forces as an officer before coming to the US at the age of 24. She has been blissfully married for 17 years.


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


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.

**This program meets the educational requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 25 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.

** 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.

Additional information

Days to Attend:

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