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ISTI presents: Behavior, History, Ethics & Inclusivity – Jan 2019 – DC

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Experience 3 days of expert training in mindfulness, sensate focus and integrative sex and couples therapy. Courses include case consultations as well as how to conduct a sex therapy evaluation.

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Behavior, History, Ethics & Inclusivity

Jan 30 – Feb 2, 2019

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

–Discounts for Early Registration end Dec 15th-

** Presenters will be announced as soon as we confirm the faculty members.

Wed – Jan 30

  • The Practice of Sex Therapy and Ethical Behavior with Your Most Challenging Cases – Tammy Nelson
  • Making it Fun: Sex Therapy History, Research, Role Play and Theory – Tammy Nelson

Thur – Jan 31:

  • Party N’ Play: Sex, Drugs, and Gay Men – Chris Straley
  • Question & Answer with Case Studies – Tammy Nelson
  • Sex Therapy with Gay Male Couples Isn’t So Straightforward – Thomas Rea
  • Inclusivity, Heteronormativity in Couples Therapy – Tammy Nelson

Fri – Feb 1:

  • A Deeper Dive into Imago Therapy & Sex Therapy – Gail Guttman

Sat – Feb 2:

  • Couples Therapy Advanced Interventions including Art Therapy and Music Therapy – Tammy Nelson
  • Desire and Arousal Disorders and their Treatment – Hani Miletski

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


7 CEUs per class day / 28 CEUs total

Jan 30 (Weds) 9am – 12noon – The Practice of Sex Therapy and Ethical Behavior with Your Most Challenging Cases – Tammy Nelson

    • We will discuss AASECT’s statements on the following issues and how they apply to your most challenging cases. Working in the class in lecture, discussion, and in small groups as well as individually, students will practice ethical logic and create their own statements of ethical integrity for their work around sex therapy cases and come up with interventions for ethical dilemmas that are common in the practice of sexuality counseling and therapy with couples and individuals.
    • During this course:
      • Participants will practice, observe understand the logics of Ethics and ethical behavior in the practice of sex therapy.
      • Participants will explore ethical issues as they related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity: heterosexuality; ethical issues and ethical themes impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual people; gender identity and expression.
      • Participants will learn how diversities in sexual expression and lifestyles, including, but not limited to polyamory, swinging, BDSM and tantra are impacted in sex therapy by ethical dilemmas.
      • Participants will understand how ethical decision-making and best practice are used in sex therapy.
      • Meets Requirements for:
        • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed A, D, E, F ; Sex Therapy
        • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 1a, 1c, 1d

Jan 30 (Weds) 1p – 5pm – Making it Fun: Sex Therapy History, Research, Role Play and Theory – Tammy Nelson

    • This course is a fun review of the history of sex therapy and a study of how sex research began into the fundamental study of sexuality. We will cover sex education and the theory of sexual anatomy and how the field has changed from basic sex education, to sexuality counseling to more advanced practice of therapy to a new model advanced from anatomy studies of pathology and psycho-pharma-logical interventions to a new future – the integrative field of sex and relationship models of treatment. We will use role play to learn different models of sexuality psychotherapy and review medical intervention and evaluation in the treatment of psychosexual disorders. We will also briefly discuss the future of the field and how it may affect all of us as practitioners living in a spiritual and a technological world, destined to fight against one another or find alternative paths of treatment.
    • During this course:
      • Participants will understand sex education learning theory and its application.
      • Participants will learn the history of the discipline of sex research, theory, education, counseling and therapy.
      • Participants will review principles of sexuality research and research methods.
      • Participants will use role play to cover theory and methods of sex-related psychotherapy, including several different models.
      • Participants will review the theory and method of approach to medical intervention in the evaluation and treatment of psychosexual disorders.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed N, P, Q ; Sex Therapy A, D
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 1a, 1c, 1d

Jan 31 (Thurs) 9:30am – 11am – Party N’ Play: Sex, Drugs, and Gay Men – Chris Straley

    • Working with the LGBTQIA+ community effectively requires specialized knowledge about the various subgroups that make up this community. Within the Gay, Bisexual Men (GBM), and Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) community, the use of methamphetamine continues to grow, especially in metro/urban areas. It has expanded into a particular mix of poly-substance use and has its own sexual culture. In this introductory workshop, participants will be introduced to some of the motives for the linking between substance use and sexual behaviors, and the impact these substances have. We will also touch on approaches to this complicated issue. This workshop could be beneficial for providers who work with GBM, MSM, or Substance Use.
    • During this course:
      • Participants will learn individual and Societal factors that contribute to the fusion of poly-substance use and sexual behaviors with Gay, Bisexual Men (GBM), and Men who have Sex with Men (MSM).
      • Participants will be able to identify and describe at least two substances used in Party n’ Play (PnP), or Chemsex culture, their modes of use and impact on the body.
      • Participants will be able to identify one method of working with GBM/MSM who are involved in PnP culture.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed D, F, H, L; Sex Therapy C, D, G
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 1c, 2d

Jan 31 (Thurs) 11am – 12pm; 4pm – 5pm- Question & Answer with Case Studies – Tammy Nelson and Chris Straley answer your questions about Sex, Drugs, and Gay Men

    • Following Chris Straley’s lecture on the LGBTQIA community, we will open up the class to discuss your toughest cases. Bring questions about methamphetamine use, poly-substance use
      and sexual behaviors and we will focus on interventions for sex and relationship therapy, as they relate to the Core Knowledge areas of sex therapy training and integrative couples therapy.
    • During this course:
      • Participants will learn how to apply interventions of sex and couples therapy skills to the LGBTQIA community affected by methamphetamine abuse and poly-substance.
      • Participants will learn how to apply skills sets to cases of poly-substance that affect Intimacy skills (e.g., social, emotional, sexual), intimate relationships, interpersonal relationships and family dynamics.
      • Participants will learn ways that substance use/abuse and sexuality affect clients and how to discuss in groups to present cases to achieve results in classroom and educational setting.
      • Participants will learn the theory and method of approach to in the evaluation and treatment of psychosexual disorders related to substance abuse.
      • Participants will learn to engage in clinical sex therapy training through direct observation, demonstration, case review, or role-playing.
      • Participants will learn skills for interventions for sex and relationship therapy, as they relate to drugs, mental health, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infection, other infections, sexual trauma, injury and safer sex practices.
      • Participants will learn theory and methods of approach to intervention in relationship systems experiencing sex and intimacy problems
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed D, E, H, L ; Sex Therapy C, D, G,
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 1c, 2d

Jan 31 (Thurs) 1pm – 2pm – Inclusivity, Heteronormativity in Couples Therapy – Tammy Nelson

    • This workshop will address working with Sex and Couples Therapy with Gay Male Couples – and be an introduction to Thomas Rhea’s Lecture. Bring your cases and questions.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed D, E ; Sex Therapy A, C
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 1c, 2d

Jan 31 (Thurs) 2:30pm – 4pm – Sex Therapy with Gay Male Couples Isn’t So Straightforward – Thomas Rea

    • Many gay male couples seeking relationship and sex therapy are viewed and treated through a heteronormative lens. All clinicians should be mindful of not indulging in unfair assumptions or stereotypes of gay male couples. In my experiences and observations as a sex therapist, I have identified issues that are more common in gay male couples than straight couples. These differences include coming out; addressing cultural issues; defining relationship roles (sex, household chores); aging; and competition (money, appearance, sex).
    • During this course:
      • Participants will be able to identify three psychosocial stressors found in gay relationships.
      • Participants will be able to define coming our for LGBTQ people.
      • Participants will be able to identify three cultural issues that affect gay couples.
      • Participants will be able to identify how aging impacts gay relationships.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed ; Sex Therapy
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category

Feb 1 (Fri) 9am – 5pm – A Deeper Dive into Imago Therapy & Sex Therapy – Gail Guttman

      • This course will
      • During this course:
        • Participants will learn
    • Meets Requirements for:
        • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed ; Sex Therapy
        • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category

Feb 2 (Sat) 9am – 1pm – Couples Therapy Advanced Interventions including Art Therapy and Music Therapy – Tammy Nelson

    • This course will include cover the benefits and theory behind using art and music therapy with couples therapy. Tammy will help participants discover their relationship to this modality as well as interventions they can use in the therapy room. Tammy will teach using a special treatment plan using art, movement, music, mindfulness and writing techniques to treat sexuality and relationship dysfunction with couples and individuals.
    • 1 hr Special Lecture with Jenellen Fischer on experiential, practical, applicable exercises to use in session work with individual and couple clients.
    • During this course:
      • Participants will experience using alternative forms of expression as adjunctive tools for intervention in the sex therapy consult room.
      • Particpants will have an expanded tool box of options to help couples and individuals express feelings and contain affect in dysfunctional relationships.
      • Participants will create new potential in psychotherapy and couples works for their use of sex therapy to encompass a variety of modalities that include the expressive art therapies.
      • Participants will learn the definition of art and music therapies and how they apply to and can work with couples and sex therapy.
      • Participants will understand the various modalities of expressive therapy and how they can be used as interventions with couples and sex therapy.
      • Particiapnts will participate in their own experiential therapy exercise to understand the visceral potential of alternative of an adjunctive psychotherapy to sex therapy with couples and individuals.
    • Meets Requirements for:
        • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed E, N; Sex Therapy A, B, C, D,
        • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 1d, 2d, 3c, 3d

Feb 2 (Sat) 2pm – 5pm – Desire and Arousal Disorders and their Treatment – Hani Miletski

    • This course will include Through case presentations, participants will learn how to diagnose, evaluate, and treat Sexual Desire and Arousal issues. More specifically, we will overview the following DSM-5 diagnoses: Female Sexual Interest / Arousal Disorder (F52.22), Male Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) F52.0, and Erectile Disorder (ED) F52.21.
    • During this course:
      • Participants will be
    • Meets Requirements for:
        • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed B, C, E, G, I, M; Sex Therapy B, C, D, E
        • 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.

**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.

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.

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

Smiling woman, blue shirt Gail Guttman

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.

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.

 

Christopher Straley, MSW, is in private practice in Washington, DC, with over 16 years of experience. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in DC and MD, with advanced training from the Washington School of Psychiatry and the University of Michigan School of Social Work, where he received his Certificate in Sexual Health. Christopher works primarily with men and the LGBTQIA+ community, specializing in same sex relationship counseling, substance use/misuse, groups, and men’s sexual health. While working at Whitman-Walker Health Inc, he co-developed, and led, one of the first Sexual Health in Recovery Groups in the Metropolitan DC Area. He is a Certified Sex Therapist by the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Sex Therapists (AASECT), and a Certified Group Therapist by the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). He can be found at www.ChristopherStraley.com

 

Thomas Rea is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist in Bethesda, MD. He received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California and has over 10 years of experience providing individual and relationship psychotherapy to clients with various issues, including LGBTQI-related concerns, substance use disorders, problematic sexual behaviors and male sexual dysfunction. Before opening his private practice, Thomas worked in clinical case management.

 

**This program meets the educational requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 21 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.

** 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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