Psychotherapy Networker 2018 – Expanding Your Sexual Comfort Zone

Invited speaker Dr. Tammy Nelson will challenge a therapist’s own attitudes, values, and deeply held beliefs around the often edgy, erotic behavior people engage in today.


March 22 – 25, 2018

Dr. Tammy Nelson is an invited speaker:

Expanding Your Sexual Comfort Zone:

Getting Comfortable with Alternative and Fringe Sexual Issues

in Washington, DC at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2018 held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Registration for the conference is required.

Working with the often edgy, erotic behavior people engage in today can challenge a therapist’s own attitudes, values, and deeply held beliefs. This workshop can serve as an introduction to sex therapy. Intensive and fun, it includes video, demonstrations, and small group discussions around sexual practice, and provides essential training and background to help therapists face their own preconceived notions and countertransference issues around eroticism and intimacy. You’ll explore:

  • Your own sex-related stereotypes, resistance, guilt, and shame, as a foundation for creating a safe, comfortable, nonjudgmental environment for clients
  • Alternative sexual practices, open monogamy, fetishes, BDSM, cross-dressing, and a range of other behaviors
  • How to process responses, triggers, and any vicarious trauma that may be activated by issues around open relationships, polyamory, and swinging
  • How to expand your ability to communicate about sexual issues in the consulting room by exploring safe dialogues and interventions that work with couples and individuals

Note: This workshop is an introduction to a SAR but does not provide all of the AASECT CE hours necessary to meet the Sex Therapy requirement for certification.

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 and The New Monogamy.

Entrance to the conference required for attendance.