Full Course Description


Integrative Sex and Couples Certification Training with Tammy Nelson

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Differentiate the three ways to define Sex therapy and relationship therapy and how they apply to treatment outcomes.
  2. Apply effective tools of cognitive behavior therapy and systems theory to treatment strategy.
  3. Assess countertransference in the almost-never-talked-about conflicts around sex and relationship therapy in order to measure its effectiveness with clients.
  4. Apply treatment interventions for a couple for low sex and sexless marriage.
  5. Analyze the desire and arousal discrepancy and measure their impact on satisfaction in relationships.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to measure and implement erotic recovery and sexual empathy techniques with couples.
  7. Apply the relational paradigm and utilize it in treatment planning.
  8. Utilize reflective dialogue for Relationship Therapy and apply this behavioral intervention to decrease symptoms of stress in a marriage.
  9. Conduct the Psychobiological Approach to relationship therapy and be able to apply clinical interventions in a session.
  10. Distinguish betrayal, trauma and infidelity dilemmas and utilize the specific behavioral interventions to decrease symptoms in couples therapy.
  11. Develop new monogamy agreements and utilized them to inform treatment interventions.
  12. Evaluate interventions used with a couple creating a new vision for their recovery and justify how this informs treatment outcomes.
  13. Demonstrate measurable and behavioral skills of communication for couples to intervene with sex and intimacy in order to decrease anxiety in the session.
  14. Analyze the history of the fields of sex and couples therapy and integrate into overall understanding and awareness.
  15. Defend how LGBTQ and trans rights impacts all therapists today and is important in the role of treatment provider.
  16. Debate intersectionality and how POC and LGBTQ with multi-racial backgrounds perceive psychotherapy and lack access to treatment.
  17. Demonstrate methods for at least one nonverbal skill to help clients communicate about sex and intimacy to improve clinical outcomes.
  18. Perform writing exercises designed to bring insight and practice into their own goals of psychotherapy.
  19. Conclude how the vision of their business in psychotherapy may grow as a result of this course.

Outline

MODULE ONE: Assessing and treating Sexual Issues

  • Introduction
  • Review of sex therapy practice
  • Countertransference        
  • Biopsychosocial
  • Sex Therapy and the PLISSIT model
  • Low sex or sexless relationships
  • Diagnosing and treatment 
  • Desire and arousal discrepancy
MODULE TWO: Sex Therapy for Low Sex
  • Low Sex, No Sex and Intermittently Sexual Marriages
  • Interventions/dialogues
  • Appreciations, stretches, repair
  • Soothing, dealing with triggers
  • Pleasure dystonic states
  • Pleasure disorders
MODULE THREE: Counseling Couples 
  • Relationship Varieties
  • Review Relationship Theory
  • Review Dialogue and Interventions
  • Developmental states
  • Second adolescence
  • Interventions in your office
  • Review of  cases 
MODULE FOUR: The New Monogamy 
  • After infidelity and treating monogamy dilemmas
  • Trauma triangles and the therapist
  • Alternative Relationships 
  • Creating new monogamy agreements
  • Three phases of recovery
  • Crisis, managing emotions
  • Insight, understanding the narrative of betrayal
  • Vision, creating a new relationship
MODULE FIVE: Integrative Therapy
  • Alternative Interventions
  • integrative systems
  • Therapeutic interventions 
  • Sex Coaching
  • three areas and the directives for each area  
  • contemporary needs of today’s clients.
  • Intersectionality, race and feminism
  • LGBTQ treatment
  • Body disorders and size 
MODULE SIX: Alternative Interventions 
  • Intervention counseling and mindfulness therapy
  • Using writing and publishing
  • Narratives through writing 
  • Explore potential publishing options
  • Tools of growing a business 
  • How to create and expand an integrative business
  • Begin and grow a transformational life.
  • Focus on expanded personal transformation

Copyright : 02/15/2021

Part 1: Redefining monogamy and gender roles

Copyright : 02/15/2021

What's New with Sex?: Expanding and Exploring the Therapeutic Comfort Zone

Working with sexuality and erotic behavior can challenge a therapist’s biases and countertransference around intimacy and relationships. This session will explore ways that therapists can face their own concerns and ask questions about anything sexual. It explores the idea of sex clubs, BDSM, and polyamory. You'll also look at the impact of technology on sexual behavior, with the advent of sex robots, teledildonics, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality. Intense and fun, this session will include videos, expert speakers, and small-group discussion to help therapists face their own preconceived notions around sexuality and modern eroticism. You’ll explore:

  • Your own sex-related stereotypes, resistance, confusion, and shame in order to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment for clients
  • How to expand your ability to communicate about sexual issues in therapy, and help clients create new personal experiences for pleasure and growth
  • Alternative sexual practices, including swinging, consensual nonmonogamy, Dom/sub relationships, fetishes, and BDSM
  • Ways to process triggers and concerns that may be activated by unconventional sexual behavior

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Assess your own sex-related stereotypes, resistance, curiosity, guilt, and shame to create a safe, comfortable, and nonjudgmental environment for clients.
  2. Evaluate the ways in which technology is changing sexuality for your clients, including robotics, teledildonics, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.
  3. Catalogue the range of behaviors your clients might bring up in session, including online sex, open relationships, non-monogamy, polyamory and swinging.
  4. Assess responses and any vicarious trauma that may be triggered by issues around pornography, unconventional sexual behavior, sex tech and other fringe erotic practices, in order to improve clinical outcomes.
  5. Demonstrate how to communicate about sexual issues in the consulting room and ask questions therapeutically.
  6. Practice at least 2 effective ways to help clients create new personal pathways for pleasure and in their relationships.

Outline

  • Intro
  • Beliefs about sex and relationships
  • Videos - fetishes/BDSM
  • Countertransference exercise
  • Small dyadic process
  • Impact of technology on sexual behavior
  • Lecture on sex robots, teledildonics, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality
  • Alternative sexual practices
  • Discussion - open relationships/nonmonogamy
  • Q&A - sexual issues in the consulting room/triggers
  • Closing

Copyright : 03/10/2022