Psychotherapy Networker 2019 – Dr. Tammy Nelson special presentations

Invited guest speaker Dr. Tammy Nelson presents a special storytelling event plus courses on working with sexless couples and working with those who cheat.


March 21-24, 2019

Join Tammy for her presentations:

My Most Challenging Session: An Evening of Storytelling This evening of candid storytelling about the intimate moments of therapeutic practice has become such a hit for attendees that we’re bring it back for the fourth year in a row!

Join five Master Therapists – including Tammy Nelson, PhD, Ryan Howes, PhD, ABPP, Sabrian N’Diaye, PhD, Joe Kort, PhD, and Frank Anderson, MD – as they invite you into an evening of deep listening and authentic experience. As in the acclaimed first-person storytelling program The Moth, each therapist will recount a deeply felt, real-life experience that will inspire, provoke, and enchant. The more you listen, the more you’ll feel like you’re huddled around a campfire exchanging stories and sharing insights in an experience of communal discovery. Each therapist will reveal a tale from the heart about a session, a client, or a therapeutic moment that stands out from all the others because it was … the most touching? Surprising? Humbling? Explosive? Hilarious? Come and find out—and leave with a deepened sense of what it means at the core to be a therapist.

*Note: No CE credit for this dinner.

Latin American woman crying while sitting next to her bed417 – Low-Sex and Sexless Couples: The Rediscovery of Pleasure How much sex is too much, and how much is not enough? This workshop will uncover where lack of desire originates in sexless and low-sex couples and how to treat desire discrepancy using contemporary interventions and treatment models. Through real case studies, we’ll focus on three areas that are often at the root of low- or no-sex marriages—pleasure resistance, pleasure avoidance, and pleasure rejection—and the most effective strategies to help couples achieve sexual empathy and long-term erotic recovery. You’ll discover:

  • Techniques to work with couples around desire vs. arousal and performance vs. pleasure
  • The ins and outs of helping couples create monogamy agreements and other interventions for renewing low- and no-desire relationships
  • How attachment-based vs. individuation-based approaches compare when treating sexual dysfunction in couples
  • Clinical strategies for healing arousal dysfunction, renewing and rekindling desire, and integrating a trauma model into your work
  • How to address the three areas of pleasure disorder, and why they often involve issues around betrayal, trust, identity, and self-esteem
Man sitting with elbows resting on knees, as if contemplating his spouse about his affair.Working with the One Who Cheats: How to Get Beyond Our Preconceptions Many therapists dedicate a great deal of time to helping betrayed partners heal deep emotional wounds in the wake of an affair. But much less attention is typically paid to treating the partner who had the affair, one-night stand, online infidelity, or even just thoughts about cheating. Often this is because of our preconceived notions around infidelity and the cheating partner. This workshop will give you practical interventions for working with clients to understand what lies beneath the cheating, what it means about the relationship, and where to go from there. You’ll explore how to:

  • Assess whether a “trauma triangle” is at play in the infidelity, and how therapists can either treat or inadvertently reenact the affair
  • Help clients end an affair and/or a marriage with integrity, and make those decisions based on their own needs
  • Expand your ability to communicate about sexual issues, cheating, and infidelity in sessions
  • Work with clients to create new monogamy agreements and discover a new vision of for the future of their relationship

the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2019 held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.

Registration for the conference is required

Tammy Nelson, PhD, is a board-certified sexologist, an AASECT certified supervisor, a certified Imago therapist, a licensed professional counselor, and the author of Getting the Sex You Want, The New Monogamy, and When You’re The One Who Cheats.

Entrance to the conference required for attendance.