Sex, Aging, Trauma, and Diversity in Couples Therapy


Jane Fleishman, Joanne Bagshaw, Shadeen Francis, Hani Miletski and faculty experts will present 3 days of training focused on the experiences of sexism, exploitation, and trauma and the impact on women and couples. Experience challenging and rewarding training with experts and instructors working in the field of sexuality counseling and couples therapy.  Courses include case consultations.



Just Announced – Webcast Option Now Available!

June 10-12, 2020

Held Virtually – Live Simultaneous Webcast

– Discounts for Early Registration end May 1st –

Wed – June 10

  • ADV COURSE The Male Erotic Mind, and New Approaches for Male Sexual Dysfunctions with Dr. Tammy Nelson
  • Resisting Sexism in Sex & Couples Therapy with Joanne Bagshaw, PhD

Thu – June 11

  • Trauma, Decolonization, Identity, and Privilege with Shadeen Francis

Fri – June 12

  • Let’s Get Physical: Biopsychosocial Aspects of Sexuality and Aging with Jane Fleishman, PhD, MEd, CSE

**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

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

About the Faculty:

Joanne Bagshaw, PhD, is an award-winning professor of psychology and women’s studies at Montgomery College. She is also an AASECT-certified sex therapist with a private practice in Maryland, and she is the author of “The Feminist Handbook” and writes the popular feminist blog, “The Third Wave,” for Psychology Today. Before respecializing as a sex and relationship therapist, Joanne was a trauma therapist, working primarily with rape and sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and adults who were abused as children. Joanne brings her nearly two decades of experience as a therapist to help clients transform their relationships and lead happier and healthier lives.



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 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 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:

3-day Series, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Weds/Thurs, Thurs/Fri