Gender, Intersectionality, Fantasy, and Intimacy


Special Event: Join ISTI for these independent certification courses and therapeutic approaches to working with relationships. Courses include case consultations.


Mar 10-13, 2021

Held via: Live Simultaneous Webcast, 9 am – 5 pm EST / 6 am – 2 pm PST

– Discounts for Early Registration end Dec 15th –


Wed – Mar 10

  • Intersectionality with Joanne Bagshaw, Ph.D., LCPC

Thu – Mar 11

  • (AM) Fantasy and Sexual Intimacy with Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
  • (PM) Sex Therapy and the Science of Gender Socialization with Amanda Freise, Ph.D.

Fri – Mar 12

  • (AM) Sex and Aging with Jane Fleishman, Ph.D.
  • (PM) Building Intimacy: Sexual Response Cycle with Gail Guttman, LCSW

Sat – Mar 13

  • Interplay Between Mental and Sexual Health
**Courses and presenters may be adjusted periodically. Please check this page or contact for the most up-to-date schedule.

In this 4 day training you can fulfill these requirements:

AASECT Sex Ed: AASECT Core Sex Therapy: AASECT Sex Counseling: ISTI Categories:
Wed:  C, F, J, O, P
Thu: E, F, I, J, K, M
Fri: B, C, E, G, H, I
Sat: R, I, M
Wed: B, E, F
Thu: A, B, F
Fri: B, C, D
Sat: A, C
Wed: A, E
Thu: A, C, E
Fri: A, B, C, D
Sat: A
Wed: C2b, C3b
Thu: C3a, C2D
Fri: C2d
Sat: C1c, C1d, C2d

You may register for any combination of individual days. Student discounts available, email in your tuition: eWorkbook for the module, compiled by Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. with additional reading material and resources.

Detailed schedule with summaries will be announced shortly.

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



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 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.

** 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:

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