Train with Tammy live – in-person or online!  Below is a list of conferences and events where Tammy will be speaking or training.  You can also join us on an upcoming teleclass.  For a list of live and recorded teleclasses, visit the Teleclasses page.

Couples Retreats & Intensives


Couples Retreat in California

Join Tammy on September 30 – October 2, 2016

Marriott Spa and Beach Resort, Newport Beach, CA

Under warm sun and surrounded by few distractions, this is the time to challenge your relationship and build the adventure of a lifetime together. In this retreat, couples will meet in beautiful resort spaces to sit with their partner and use Imago Therapy as well as techniques Dr. Tammy has developed specifically for couples. You will spend time in the Couples Retreat Workshop working on increasing intimacy and communication skills, and learning techniques to create a more passionate and romantic experience together.

Cost: $895 per couple; Saturday 9 am – 12 noon and 2 pm – 5 pm; Sunday 10 am – 1 pm.  Register by Aug. 19, $795

Sex, Intimacy and Connection Workshops In a safe workshop setting experience authentic communication to create intimacy and connection with your partner.

  • Learn how to talk about sex openly
  • Decrease fear and anxiety
  • Increase loving feelings toward your partner

Re-inspire the passion and romance in your relationship in this breath of fresh air retreat presented by Master Trainer Dr. Tammy Nelson.

We live longer lives, well into our eighties now, and are expected to stay with the same person that we loved and desired in our twenties. There is no precedent in history for how to manage a relationship for this length of time and stay attracted to that same person.

How do we continue to desire someone when they have such a close and consistent presence in our lives for so many years? And stay monogamous, if that’s the rule we want to play by.

Many couples breathe a sigh of relief after learning how to talk about their fantasies and fears, and the exercises in these workshops will benefit new relationships and recreate passion in long term partnerships.

Reserve your spot in the sun! Contact for more details.


Online Webinars


 To be announced …

For Therapists

Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders

Tammy presents “Erotic Recovery After an Affair; Sex and Couples Therapy Interventions After Infidelity (Family Track)

Date: Sept 8-11, 2016

Register online at

Infidelity is an erotic injury to a relationship and must be repaired through step by step erotic recovery in order for a committed partnership to move forward. Most counselors are unclear on how to intervene after an affair. And few have been trained to use accurate or helpful treatment skills for couples therapy. This presentation will guide participants through a clearly identified process with three phases of erotic recovery to create a new vision for couples who choose to stay together after infidelity. This presentation will discuss eroticism after infidelity both in real time and online and review how to heal traumatized marriages in the current culture of a new monogamy, focusing on real sexual intervention and dialogue, and not just abstinence or sensory process. Healing means integration, not dismemberment of the relationship. Erotic recovery includes conscious repair to the dynamic of the original attraction of the couple.

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Special Presentation : Healing Relationships After Infidelity, The New Monogamy, and Erotic Recovery

Presented on Sept. 22, 2016 – 9 am – 3:30 pm; 6 hours of CEUs for Texas LPCs, LMFTs, LCDCs and SWs

Register by 9/9 by contacting Patrice Houston.  $15 – Students, $25 NET Members, $40 Non-Members

Tammy is excited to be offering a special lecture at the United Way Building in Houton, TX. This event, sponsored by the Bay Area Mental Health Providers Network will include a continental breakfast and lunch for all participants. Tammy will help participants:

  • Understand infidelity using the three-part definition and how partners are affected in a marriage or committed partnership
  • Identify the three phases of treatment after an affair
  • Discover ways in which betrayal, trust and forgiveness play a role in creating a new monogamy agreement
  • Learn interventions to help couples negotiate new monogamy agreements after infidelity and how to create a new commitment for couples after the affair trauma
  • Develop strategies for healing around secrets, privacy and erotic intimacy

Limited Seating – Register Now 

Keynote Presentation at 2016 SASH 

September 23-24, 2016 in Austin, TX

Announcing: Tammy will present the keynote presentation at The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health’s 2016 Annual conference. The Downtown Radisson hosts this event in Austin, TX – home of a diverse culture, eclectic music and an inspiring natural environment. Physicians, psychologists, therapists, counselors and recovering individuals and partners attending will learn the latest research, training and information on hope, help and healing for problematic sexual behavior  and sexual health and wellness. Exhibition hall included.

Register on the SASH website or contact for more information.



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Join Tammy and special guests as they offer a challenging and fun program in this new series of workshops. Sex Therapy U presents quarterly 3-day events on special topics related to sex therapy,  therapy practice and sexuality.

CEUs will be offered through AASECT and NASW for all three days. You may register for one, two or for all three days to receive the greatest discount. Each 3-day session is independent and does not need to be taken in a specific order.

Sex Therapist Training “Challenges to Our Practice as Couples and Sex Therapists”

Early Fall Session: Sept 15, 16, 17, 2016

21 CEUs Available in just THREE DAYS

September 2016  Early Fall Session

Day 1 : Orgasm & BDSM

  • “Thinking Off”: Anatomy of Male and Female Orgasm with Dr. Tammy Nelson
  • Kink Competent Therapies: BDSM, Pain, Pleasure and Alternative Sex Practices with Michael Giordano and Dr. Tammy Nelson

Day 2 : OCSB and Imago Therapy

  • Out of Control Sexual Behavior Treatment Interventions with Michael Vigorito, LMFT
  • Special Lunch Presentation: EMDR with Lisa Topchik, LCSW
  • Sex Therapy Through an Imago Therapy Perspective with Dr. Gail Guttman

Day 3 :

  • Spiritual Sexuality from a Tantric Perspective with Patricia Johnson and Mark Michaels
  • Sex Therapy and Ethics with Hani Miletski

*Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information, please contact

For more information or to register.


BannerEnergy Psychology Conference (18th Annual) in Santa Clara, CA

“Changing the World Through Personal Healing & Transformation”

June 2-5th, 2016 – Register Online

Join Tammy on Sunday, June 5th as she presents:

“The Conscious, Energetic Divorce; Completing Marriage with Intention”

Helping couples complete their marriage may be the most important type of shamanic work we can do. The intentional uncoupling of a marriage can be traumatic or it can be transformational.

This 2-hour CE course (Track E9) is available with your conference attendance.


Teleclass & Online Events


Manuscript (Duplicate)Writing and Publishing for Professionals

Start, Create, and Complete a Writing Project with the Motivation and Support You Need to Reach Your Writing Goals 

A 12-hour LIVE teleclass and workgroup with Dr. Tammy Nelson

NEW DATES for FALL 2016 :  Sept 13, 27; Oct 11, 25; Nov 8, 22; Dec 6, 13,  26, 2016 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm Eastern. Last session is individual consults. You can still register for the Fall 2016 course.

Cost: $550 for all 8 sessions; $470 for all 8 sessions for Imago Therapists.  10% discount for payment up front, other discounts and payment plans available.Prices include all handouts, critiques, and proposals and membership in an online writing group.

Overview: An ongoing group phone meeting for psychotherapists and professionals who want to write. Do you have a writing project; a blog, an article, a book, a screenplay, that you want to start, complete or publish? This course will give you the information to create, continue and give birth to your dreams.

Register for Fall 2016 Writing and Publishing today.

Listen live or download the classes to listen at your convenience!

 Schedule a One-on-One Writing Consultation with Dr. Tammy Nelson


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The Changing Face of Marriage: What Therapists Need to Know Interview with Dr. Tammy Nelson by Rich Simon, Editor of the Psychotherapy Networker Cost: Use the coupon code NELSON30 to receive the extended Early Bird Discount Psychotherapy Networker launched a new webcast series: The Changing Face of Marriage to examine the gap between the ideals of traditional marriage and the realities of how couples actually live their lives. In my segment of the series, “The Monogamy Continuum,”  I talk about how to help couples understand, define and negotiate the personal boundaries of fidelity and betrayal.

Supervision Groups


Group Supervision for AASECT Certification with Dr. Tammy Nelson Winter 2016
A teleclass supervision group with Dr. Tammy Nelson $1500 for the series or $150 per session. Student discounts available or Imago discounts available. Email for more information.

Overview: Supervision is available for practitioners who want to work on group supervision hours. Each participant will have time to present cases, ask questions, and learn from the participants. Group discussion, experiential intervention and optional homework may include reading material, videos, and other suggestions for practice of hands-on skills. All experience and backgrounds are encouraged to participate, and all dynamics and approaches welcome. This workshop will provide clinicians with a core couples therapy techniques, interventions and approaches to treat problematic and structural issues.
Thursday AASECT Certification Supervision Groups  **New Group Forming – Space Limited**
Sep 9, 29; Oct 6, 20; Nov 3, 17; Dec 1, 15, 2015 from 12:00 noon – 1:30pm Eastern Time
New Haven In-Person Supervision Groups – To Be Announced
Location: New Haven, CT 06511
– Please indicate your choice of day at time of registration.
More information about Supervision Groups for AASECT Certification available here

Workshops & Private Couples Intensives

 Getting the Love You Want Workshops This intensive two day Imago therapy workshop will help you create a more intimate connection with your significant other. Imago Therapy is based on the book Getting The Love You Want by Harville Hendrix (see Oprah’s website for more info about Imago Relationship therapy.) This workshop can help you…..

  • If you want to be closer to your partner,
  • If you are starting a new relationship,
  • If you are healing a conflict in your marriage.

We will use written exercise, guided imagery and lecture and demonstrations. Alone with your partner you will practice communication skills, and do safe, confidential work together. Practice skills needed for long term happiness in a safe and confidential environment with a Certified Imago Therapist….. Next workshop:  TBA

Next workshop:  TBA

Intensives Intensives are private psychotherapy sessions for couples who are traveling from out of town and cannot make it to weekly sessions, or want a more in-depth experience. Like a couples workshop, we explore intensive ways to increase the connection and intimacy in your relationship, resolve conflict, and work through shame, guilt and anger in your partnership. Working privately with a therapist for four to six hours, couples get the same benefit from the day of therapy that they would from a whole weekend of a couple workshop, sometimes creating dramatic and long lasting shifts in their relationship. Special issues and conflicts can be focused on in an Intensive such as:

  • Affair Recovery
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • ReSexualizing relationships
  • Grief Work
  • Pre-Marital Vision Quest
  • Second Marriage Preparation
  • Step Parent Coaching

More information on Intensives.  For rate quotes, contact Tammy Nelson directly. Make a deposit ($200) for a session now


Upcoming & Recently Released Teleclasses

  Click on the program title for more information about each of these classes: Sexual Repair: Three Ways to Heal and Grow Your Erotic Self Grow Your Small Business and be a Successful Entrepreneur!Sex & Religion: Mormons, Jews, Buddhists and Catholics – How Beliefs and Values Shape Erotic BehaviorsPsychic Ability and Intuition: Psychological Phenomenon for the 21st CenturyCore Couples Therapy Interventions:Healing infidelity, Sexual Desire and Dysfunction Working with Your Most Challenging Couples; Anger, Narcissism and CountertransferenceA Strength Based Approach to Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB)Transformational Psychotherapy: Four Steps to HealingTransforming DesireDown Under: What Sex Therapists Should Know about the Pelvic FloorTransform Your Business: Four Steps to Creating a Transformational LifeAfter the Affair: Reinventing Your Sexual RelationshipEvaluation and Treatment of Female Sexual Function: Integrating Sexual Medicine in Sex TherapyA Beginner’s Guide to Sharing Fantasies: How to Talk Dirty in Bed The Intentional Divorce: A New FrontierWriting and Publishing for Professionals: Start, Create, and Complete a Writing Project with the Motivation and Support You Need to Reach Your Writing GoalsBrowse the teleclass archives here.  You can purchase archived versions of Dr. Tammy’s Spring Teleclasses anytime!