Jun 16 – 19, 2021
Held via: Live Simultaneous Webcast, 10 am – 6 pm EST/7 am – 3 pm PST
– Discounts for Early Registration end May 16th –
- Sex and Disability: Using the Social Model and Trans-Disability Affirmative Therapy for Counseling Gender Minorities with Disabilities with Melvin Lee Phillips, EdD, LCSW, CST, CSCT
Thu – Jun 17
- (AM) Sexual Development Through the Life Cycle – Gail Guttman, LCSW
- (PM) Sexual Compulsivity: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment with Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
Fri – Jun 18
- (AM) Overcoming Desire Discrepancy and Increasing Honesty in Couples when One Partner has ADHD – And Lessons for All Couples with Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., MBA, CST
- (PM) Perinatal Lessons: Exploring the Invitations for a Feminist Approach to Sexuality with Natashia Fuksman, MA, LMFT
Sat – Jun 19
- (AM) Pharmacology, Contemporary Therapies and Sex; A look at current psychedelic studies and potential clinical interventions – with Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
- (PM) Substance Use, Therapy, and Sex – with Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
**Courses and presenters may be adjusted periodically. Please check this page or contact TammyNelsonAsst@gmail.com 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: D, E, F, I, M, N, P
Thu: A, B, C, E, I, N, O
Fri: B, C, D, G, H, M
Sat: E, H, I, L, M, Q
Wed: A, C
Thu: A, B, C, D, E, F
Fri: C, D, E, F
Sat: B, C
Wed: A, C
Thu: A, B, C, F
Fri: B, C, D, F
Sat: A, B, D, F
Wed: 1d, 2b, 2c, 2d, 3a, 3b
Sat: 1c, 1d
Jun 16 (Wed) 10 am – 6 pm (EST) – Sex and Disability: Using the Social Model and Trans-Disability Affirmative Therapy for Counseling Gender Minorities with Disabilities with Melvin Lee Phillips, EdD, LCSW, CST, CSCT
In this course, we will be discussing how disability influences relationships, shame, and sexuality, paying close attention to gender minorities and the problem with ableism. This course will include a discussion on battling the medical model with a disability while using the social model as a lens for counseling gender minorities with disabilities. We will discuss how trans-disability affirmative therapy is an integrative approach to conducting therapy and how the model encompasses factors of empowerment, social marginalization, and environmental barriers relevant to gender minorities with disabilities while incorporating medical realities and coping strategies. We will discuss the missing discourse of pleasure and how we can help clients with disabilities explore their own sexual desire, partner connection, and negotiation. This course will include a discussion on exploring the resilience of sexual and gender minority persons living with disabilities.
Jun 17 (Thu) 10 am – 1 pm (EST) – Sexual Development Through the Life Cycle – Gail Guttman, LCSW
Jun 17 (Thu) 2 pm – 6 pm (EST) – Sexual Compulsivity: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment with Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
This course will review how a systemic and integrative approach can treat problematic behaviors related to sexuality. We will review the most up-to-date treatment models, including Harm Reduction theory, Attachment models, and the latest in psychedelic treatments, as well as traditional 12-Step models. We will discuss the value of treatment when using a sex addiction model vs out of control sexual behavior (OCSB). We will also discuss how to assess for and not overdiagnose trauma reenactment. We will also discuss online compulsive behaviors and how porn use, cybersex, and social media have changed since the pandemic. Self-regulation and erotic recovery will include assessment and referral for treatment for trauma and other comorbidities
Jun 18 (Fri) 10 am – 1 pm (EST) – Overcoming Desire Discrepancy and Increasing Honesty in Couples when One Partner has ADHD – And Lessons for All Couples with Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., MBA, CST
We will discuss the different ways that ADHD impacts relationships and sexuality, including high use of porn, and infidelity, and other barriers to sex. This course includes a discussion on sudden unplanned discoveries that can lead to sexual problems and avoidance. We will discuss how to help clients explore their own sexual desires, inquire about their partner’s hopes, and negotiate the differences. This includes helping partners clarify what is acceptable within their shared sex life as well as their solo sex lives, and how much disclosure is appropriate. We will pay particular attention to addressing shame, guilt, and lying so treatment outcomes include increased capacity for honesty between partners and with themselves. Couples with one ADHD partner can exacerbate the universal struggles that every couple needs to navigate and serve to highlight how to help all couples to negotiate more effectively.
Jun 18 (Fri) 2 pm – 6 pm (EST) – Perinatal Lessons: Exploring the Invitations for a Feminist Approach to Sexuality with Natashia Fuksman, MA, LMFT
A common social myth about the postpartum time period is that the sexual pleasure of the parents drastically ends or at the very least decreases greatly. This workshop will explore perspectives of the perinatal parent with regards to their emotional, relational and physical experiences informing their belief structures about themselves as sexual beings. Concepts related to reproductive health and sexual pleasure that have been separated over time will be reviewed and considered from a feminist vantage point; the psychology of the perinatal time period for parents will be explored as it pertains to gendered roles, sexual function, and the often unspoken new vulnerabilities of this life stage opening up invitations for new forms of intimate pleasure.
Jun 19 (Sat) 10 am – 1 pm (EST) – Pharmacology, Contemporary Therapies, and Sex; A look at current psychedelic studies and potential clinical interventions – with Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
A contemporary look at pharmacology leads us to explore the medications that have historically been prescribed for sexual dysfunctions, focusing on anti-anxiety medication and antidepressants, and investigate the burgeoning new field of treatment for depression and PTSD in the new world of psychedelic studies. We will look at the potential for treatment for sexual dysfunction with ketamine, MDMA, and psilocybin. Researchers are just beginning to understand how these drugs may help with depression, end of life, trauma, and anxiety. The new research in these areas may hold the key to modern conundrums in the sexology field. Phase 3 trials are currently being conducted for approval of MDMA and psilocybin therapy. In this class, we will discuss the potential for these as new pharmaceuticals and their hypothetical effects on sexual behavior. In the afternoon we will discuss the potential risks as well as the history of abuse of pharmaceuticals and street drugs when they are used for recreational purposes without restriction, regulation, or intention. Participants will review the scientific value of these treatments as well as possible hazards. We will explore potential treatment interventions for future integration with sex and couples therapy. All course work is theoretical and based on current FDA-approved studies.
Jun 19 (Sat) 2 pm – 6 pm (EST) – Substance Use, Therapy, and Sex – with Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
This course will discuss the history of abuse of recreational street drugs used without restriction, regulation, or intention. We will review the role of addiction as it relates to attachment injury, socialization, and isolation and how this affects adult relationships and sexuality. Participants will review the scientific value of current treatment models as well as possible hazards. We will discuss the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana, MDMA, psilocybin, and ketamine in some states. This course will cover the impact of drug use on brain function and the role of substances on low testosterone. We will explore the crossover of substances with sexual dysfunction, and why access and control is important. We will review and create hypothetical case material and treatment plans based on special protocol assessment models derived from FDA grants for Phase 3 trials for breakthrough therapies.
You may register for any combination of individual days. Student discounts available, email TammyNelsonAsst@gmail.com.Included in your tuition: eWorkbook for the module, compiled by Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. with additional reading material and resources.
Meet your faculty instructors:
|Natashia Fuksman, MA, MFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a nationally certified Sex Therapist through The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. She is a Doctoral Student in Human Sexuality at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), Adjunct Faculty at CIIS and The Wright Institute, and has a private psychotherapy practice in Berkeley, California. Natashia is committed to the development of her somatic social justice orientation as a psychotherapist, researcher, professor, and speaker. She leads groups for perinatal care professionals, mothers of all ages and stages, and body-positive mindfulness-based retreats. She has been a featured writer and speaker in publications, podcasts, movies, and blogs including the documentary film, “The Business of Being Born” and the books, “The Ultimate Guide to Sex Through Pregnancy and Motherhood” and, “Nurturing the Family: A Doula’s Guide to Supporting New Parents” by Jackie Kelleher. Natashia’s research as a somatic social justice psychotherapist is focused in two main areas: maternal sexuality from a feminist lens and methodologies of counselors with privilege interested in anti-racist mindsets towards mental health. You can find out more about Natashia’s offerings at www.natashiamft.com|
|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.
|Tammy Nelson Ph.D. is a sex and relationship expert, an international speaker, and author of several books including, “Integrative Sex & Couples Therapy,” “Getting the Sex You Want; Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together,” “The New Monogamy; Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity,” and “When You’re the one Who Cheats.” She is a Board Certified Sexologist, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and a Certified Imago Relationship therapist, a TEDx speaker, and the host of the podcast The Trouble with Sex.|
|Dr. Lee Phillips is in private practice in Reston, VA and in New York, NY. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, and New York. He is a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Dr. Phillips has been in private practice for more than a decade, working with couples on sexuality after chronic illness. He lectures on topics including sexuality, chronic pain, 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, assessment of mental disorders, and exploring sexual communication, freedom, and pleasure for gender minorities with chronic illness, pain, and other disabilities. 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 is an adjunct professor in the Master of Social Work program at New York University and an instructor with the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute in Washington, DC. He can be found at www.drleephillips.com|
|Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST is a psychologist, certified sex therapist, and ADHD expert. He is a popular and dynamic presenter who routinely earns excellent reviews for his ability to make complex concepts understandable and useful. He has given more than 400 presentations, across America and in nine other countries. He is the author of four books on adult ADHD, including his most recent book, ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship which is the first to explore how ADHD impacts a couple’s sex life and relationship—and how to improve both.|
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 email@example.com 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.