Beyond Sexual Trauma: Effective Assessment, Treatment, and Recovery – Teleseminar
A Teleseminar for Health Professionals
Spring 2012, Five Wednesdays (see schedule below)
"You two are absolutely superb trainers."
- Dr. Patti Britton, Co-founder of Sex Coach U; Past President, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
It is well known that the aftermath of trauma is a number-one reason both individuals and couples seek relationship counseling and sex therapy. Yet most health professionals lack the training and supervision that enable them to help clients negotiate this complex subject and reconnect with their authentic sexual selves. Tammy Nelson, an Imago therapist and sexologist, and Gina Ogden, a sex therapist, researcher, and supervisor, combine their decades of expertise in a series of practice-oriented teleseminars that offer information to help clinicians assess and treat a wide range of sexual problems that result from trauma. They encourage questions among participants, and provide specific case consultation.
Who should attend: Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Family Therapists, Sex Therapists, and others with clients and patients for whom sexual health and desire are issues. Our attendees participate from all over the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia.
Recommended Reading: Gina Ogden: The Return of Desire; Tammy Nelson: Getting the Sex You Want
All sessions meet by telephone from 12:00-1:00 pm US Eastern Time. Call from anywhere in the world.
Call-in numbers are provided on registration. Registrants immediately receive recordings of all sessions, even if they cannot attend in person.
*** Entire series: $249 ***
Fee includes 5 CE Credits for AASECT and Imago; plus exercises, worksheets, references, resource lists, group e-mail support, individualized attention to participants’ supervision issues, and the option of case consultation with Drs. Ogden and Nelson.
Session 1—April 25: Stories the Body Tells: The psychophysiology of sexual trauma and PTSD.
Session 2—May 2: Avoidance, Risk, Compulsivity: How abuse, disease, and betrayal lead clients to disconnect from authentic sexual pleasure.
Session 3—May 9: Turning the Tide: Helping couples develop sexual coping skills and empathic connection.
Session 4—May 16: Mindfulness, visualization, and the brain: Awareness techniques to reconnect body, mind, heart, and spirit.
Session 5—May 23: Sexual Authenticity and Erotic Connection: Recovering from infidelity and other relationship traumas.
Through lecture and experiential exercises, you will learn engaging and practical strategies to help individuals and couples address the sexual sequelae of trauma and PTSD by…
1) Recognizing at least four psychophysiological consequences of abuse, disease, or other traumatic events.
2) Assessing how trauma contributes to relational dysfunction, infidelity, affairs, and compulsive use of pornography.
3) Identifying at least three strategies to help individuals and couples ask honestly for what they want and need.
4) Practicing six potent techniques for helping clients attain positive sexual relationships
5) Discerning when to empower clients by collaborating with them on strategies for their own recovery.