History of Pleasure & Reversing Abuse


Experience 3 days of training with experts and instructors working in the field of sexuality counseling and couples therapy. Sessions include a day of sex counseling training, tantra, body image issues, and desire issues. You’ll explore discrepency in sexual desire and techniques for reversing abuse. Courses include case consultations.


History of Pleasure & Reversing Abuse

Nov 13-15, 2019

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

– Discounts for Early Registration end Oct 1 –


Wed – Nov 13

  • How Substance Abuse affects Pleasure
  • Tantra & Kink – Do they go together?

Thu – Nov  14 – Sex Counseling Day

  • History of Sexuality Counseling
  • Theory & Methods of Personal / Individual Counseling

Fri – Nov 15

  • Advanced Alternative Treatment Skills with Eating Disorders and Body Image
  • Personal Reflection Skills – Journaling for Therapists

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

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

Nov 15 (Fri) 9a – 12pm – Advanced Alternative Treatment Skills with Eating Disorders and Body Image – Tammy Nelson with special guest lecture Emma Kupferman

    • This advanced course on treating body image will take a deep dive into the effects of being in a large body size, and what this means re: gender, orientation, culturally, and economically. What does it mean to be large and a woman? What is the intersectionality of discrimination and prejudice because of gender and body type? What is the connection between body and socioeconomic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities?. Obesity is a feminist issue because women, specifically African American and poor women, are more likely than men to be obese. Therefore fat as feminism will be discussed, its features, favoritism, problems, and its explanations. The intersection of obesity with race and socioeconomic status, represents concerns over environmental policy issues and the ongoing theory of barrier weight – Women protect and avoid being an object of male gaze by making themselves less visible to male desires – may explain sexual trauma, but is it true? Or is there something else going on?
    • During this course:
      • Participants will be able to discuss why body size a feminist issue and learn how to be an ally, and how to identify counter-transference and triggers in the treatment room.
      • Participants will be able to discuss why is “fat as feminism” a problem of intersectionality and learn ways to have open dialogues without offending clients.
      • Participants will explore obesity and attachment issues and discuss how to treat individuals and couples using sex therapy interventions.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed H, G ; Sex Therapy A, B, C, D
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 1c

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




**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 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