Anatomy & Sexual Medicine

$150.00$625.00

Experience 3.5 days of training with experts Tammy Nelson, Gail Guttman, Lee Phillips, and instructors working in the field. Topics include desire issues, body image issues, advanced skills in integrating sex and couples therapy, and a special course for Maryland Social Workers to fulfill their new requirement.

Description

Anatomy & Sexual Medicine

Sept 25-28, 2019

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

– Discounts for Early Registration end Aug 15 –

 

Wed – Sept 25 – 3 pm – 7 pm **Change in Time due to Facility availability
  • Body Image, Eating Disorders and Sex Therapy – Tammy Nelson

Thu – Sept 26

  • Desire Issues, Arousal and Chronic Pain with Disability and Illness – Melvin Lee Phillips
  • Advanced Skills in Providing Supervision and Consultation (This workshop will fulfill the requirement for Social Work Supervisors in the state of Maryland) (with working lunch) – Gail Guttman

Fri – Sept 27

  • A Deeper Dive into the Skills of Couples and Sex Therapy – Gail Guttman

Sat – Sept 28

  • Working with Monogamy Agreements and Substance Abuse: Betrayal and Orgasmic Function – Tammy Nelson
  • Writing & Publishing: Learning Theory and Research – Tammy Nelson

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


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


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.

7 CEUs per class day

Sept 25 (Wed) 3p – 7pm – Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Sex Therapy – Tammy Nelson 

    • ** TIME CHANGE ** Due to a change in the availability of the facility, this course will be held at a slightly different time.
    • This course will cover three main topics, body image, eating disorders and sex therapy and how to treat individuals and couples with these overlapping issues. We will review the eating disorder categories and how they manifest, the symptoms, including body image dysmorphia and sexual dysfunction. We will discuss anorexia, and sexual anorexia, and fat as feminism as well as “Fat acceptance, fat phobia.”
    • During this course:
      • Participants will discuss their own biases around fat acceptance, and body image issues and how to appear in treatment.
      • Participants will be able to list symptoms of common eating disorders and how to assess for them.
      • Participants will recite treatment strategies for body image and sexual dysfunction.
    • 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

Sept 26 (Thu) 9a – 12pm – Desire Issues, Arousal and Chronic Pain with Disability and Illness – Melvin Lee Philips

    • This course will teach participants on how integrate various psychotherapy interventions used for pain management. The sexual response cycle will be reviewed. Detailed descriptions will be presented on desire, arousal, and sexual dysfunction associated with chronic illness, including the myths associated with chronic illness and sex. The course will provide and engage participants with treatment modalities used with couples in the treatment setting. This will include sex therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy.
    • During this course:
      • Participants will
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed ; Sex Therapy
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category

Sept 26 (Thu) 2p – 5pm – Advanced Skills in Providing Supervision and Consultation – Gail Guttman

    • This workshop will fulfill the requirement for Social Work Supervisors in the state of Maryland.
    • The role of a supervisor is a vital part of training to become a psychotherapist, psychologist, social worker or counselor.  However, while training in supervision is required to become a supervisor, many therapists are naturally good teachers and mentors, as well as competent in giving helpful guidance.  One of the most important types of support supervisors give to supervisees is to help the supervisee find their own wisdom and creativity.Through this class we will look at individual and group models of supervision where supervisors help supervisees become more confident, competent and creative.  Participants will observe and practice skills through dyads and demonstrations.In order to fulfill the requirement for Maryland supervisors, we will review the regulations of the Board of Social Work for supervision.
    • During this course:
      • Participants will describe four areas to explore in supervision, in line with the Maryland statute of social work supervision.
      • Participants will describe two important concepts necessary for individual supervision.
      • Participants will describe two important concepts integral to group supervision
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed A, B, E, I, N, O; Sex Therapy A, B, C, E, F, G
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category

Sept 27 (Fri) 9a – 5pm – A Deeper Dive into Advanced Skills Integrating Couples and Sex Therapy – Gail Guttman

    • A basic value of the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute is a focus on teaching skills for couples and sex therapy. Knowledge of sex education and sex therapy is not enough to create an experiences integrative couples/sex therapist. This workshop is designed to help you hone skills from the basic to the more complex. Much of this workshop will include demonstrations, triads practicing of skills, and case presentations. Prepare yourself by thinking of some of the cases with which you are struggling. Come to this workshop with a willingness to be vulnerable and a desire to learn to be a competent, wise couples/sex therapist. Therapy processes will be working with are the Imago Dialogue, sexual tasting menu, the couples’/sexuality dance, healing paradigms, and sexuality protocols of erective dysfunction and anorgasmia.
    • During this course:
      • Participants will be able to list four concepts to explore with every sexual dysfunction.
      • Participants will be able to list the four components of Imago Diaglogue.
      • Participants will be able to analyze a couples’/sexuality case and describe theory as it relates to a case.
      • Participants will discuss and utilize the sexual tasting menu in one’s couples’/sex therapy practice.
      • Participants will assess a couples’/sexual dance and formulate methods to change this dance.
      • Paricipants will analyze another couples’/sexuality case and describe theory as it relates to a case.
      • Participants will list the sexuality protocols for erectile dysfunction and female anorgasmia and utilize them in one’s couples’/sex therapy practice.
      • Participants will describe and utilize a healing paradigm in couples’/sex therapy.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed B, C, E, G, H, I, M, O; Sex Therapy A, B, C, D, E, G
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category

Sept 28 (Sat) 9a – 12pm – Monogamy Agreements, Substance Use and Orgasmic Function – Tammy Nelson

    • Monogamy agreements are implicit and explicit commitments partners make with one another regarding expectations of fidelity. All partners who define themselves as “a couple” (and even couples who have outside partners) inevitably come to some kind of agreement about their relationship–explicit, implicit, or both–whether it is fully realized or not yet expressed. When substances are used in the relationship, either individually or together, or outside the relationship, this too has to be agreed on, either implicitly or explicitly, or it becomes a betrayal to the connection between a couple and can affect intimacy, sexual performance and ongoing desire.
      Although these three things are not often considered, monogamy, substance use and orgasmic function, they are often connected and overlapping.
    • During this course:
      • Participants will list at least one way that implicit assumptions affect monogamy and fidelity and can lead to misunderstandings in committed partnerships.
      • Participants will discuss the effects of substance use on intimate relationships, for instance the rise of meth amphetamine and other stimulants and their effect on sexuality.
      • Participants will discuss the combined effects of monogamy agreement betrayal, substance use, and orgasmic dysfunction and how to assess, intervene, and treat couples and individuals.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed A, C; Sex Therapy A, C
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 1d, 2b, 2c, 2d, 3a

Sept 28 (Sat) 1p – 5pm – Writing & Publishing: Learning Theory and Research – Tammy Nelson

    • This is a good course for both beginners and advanced writers.  This course is appropriate for psychotherapists, clinicians, medical doctors or any professionals who want to write. You will find the support and training in this course for your writing project. Each participant has the option to read their work in an optional reading, and will receive optional direction for their work.
      Whether you are writing to publish nonfiction, a memoir or a clinical book or article, this course will help you to feel motivated, learn tools to break through your writer’s block, and get you moving toward a finished product.
      In this course we will work on focusing on an idea for a writing project, creating a plan, unblocking creative flow and what it means to write a proposal.
    • Participants who register for this course will be entitled to priority registration for the Advanced online course, offered in the Fall prior to other applicants. The course is offered as two 120 minute webinars, each course meeting LIVE with Tammy Nelson. In addition to each student having access to the recording of the course, the classes include downloadable writing and publishing resources, expert advice, handouts, one on one critiques, access to the community of writers in the course through a free lifetime membership in the online Writing & Publishing group and red lined edits of up to ten pages of text.
    • During this course:
      • Participants will be able to recite the basics of a proposal and cover letter, outline and submission guidelines for books.
      • Participants will be able to list 5 ways to create time for writing and how to receive feedback and critique for their writing.
      • Participants will discuss the basics of nonfiction and clinical writing for full length books, journal articles, and blog pieces.
      • Participants will be able to discuss their modality and venue for submission for book proposals and publishing plans.
      • Participants will create and expand their creativity while unblocking ideas for future projects.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed N; Sex Therapy E
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 1b, 3c, 3d

About the Trainers:

Dr 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 MagazineNew York TimesWashington 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
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 the 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 www.gpatherapy.com.
Dr. Melvin L. Phillips, Jr. is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Dr. Phillips has worked in several mental health and substance abuse treatment settings including outpatient community mental health, inpatient treatment, and private practice for the past 12 years. He is a speaker and has lectured on topics including preventative services, anxiety and stress management, caregiving stress, depression in the elderly, mindfulness and cognitive strategies for chronic pain, reclaiming sexuality for couples with chronic illness, ethical decision making, and the assessment of mental disorders. He has published in the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, conducting a research study on LGBTQ-Affirmative Teaching at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Understanding Program Directors Views. He holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Behavioral Health from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. In addition, Dr. Phillips holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Norfolk State University and is an adjunct professor in the Master of Social Work Program with the School of Social Work at Western New Mexico University. Dr. Phillips is employed in a group private practice in Washington, DC., Capitol Hill Consortium for Counseling and Consultation where he treats chronic illness and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Phillips can be found at www.drleephillips.com.

 

**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.  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.

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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