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Digital Seminar

What’s New with Sex?: The Things Your Clients Don’t Talk About (But Want To)

Dr. Tammy Nelson, PhD
1 Hour 24 Minutes
Oct 26, 2020
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Sexuality issues can challenge a clinician’s skill set in a world where virtual reality, artificial intelligence, teledildonics, sex robots, online dating and pornography have changed our understanding of sexual behaviour and relationships. Our own beliefs, values and ideas can be challenged by the landscape of contemporary sexual behaviour and its changing definitions of open monogamy. Alternative sexual practices including BDSM and other fetishes have permeated our popular culture and are crucial to the understanding of today’s therapist. In this recording we will explore the new world of cutting edge and unconventional sexual practices and the innovative ways that therapists can work with couples and face their own issues around sex and intimacy.



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Tammy Nelson, Ph.D., is an internationally acclaimed psychotherapist, Board Certified Sexologist, Certified Sex Therapist, and Certified Imago Relationship Therapist. She has been a therapist for almost 30 years and is the executive director of the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute. She started the institute to develop courses for psychotherapists as the need grew for certified, integrated postgraduate sex and couple’s therapists in a growing field of mental health consumers who need more complex interventions for their relationship needs.

Dr. Tammy is a TEDx speaker, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium speaker and the author of several books, including Getting the Sex You Want: Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together (Quiver, 2008) and the best-selling The New Monogamy: Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity (New Harbinger, 2013), as well as When You’re the One Who Cheats: Ten Things You Need to Know (RL Publishing Corp., 2019) and the upcoming Integrative Sex and Couples Therapy (PESI, 2020).

She has been a featured expert in New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Rolling Stone magazine, TIME Magazine, Redbook, Glamour, The Sun, and The London Times. She is the host of a popular podcast on iTunes, “The Trouble with Sex”, and writes for the Huffington Post, YourTango, ThriveGlobal, and Dr. Tammy can be followed on her blog,


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Tammy Nelson maintains a private practice. She is the Executive Director of the Integrated Sex Therapy Training Institute, and she has employment relationships with Daybreak University, Naugatuck Community College, and the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). Dr. Nelson receives compensation as a presenter and consultant. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc., and she receives royalties as a published author. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Tammy Nelson serves on the dissertation committee for the American Academy of Clinical Sexology (AACS). She is a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Sex Counselors, and Sex Therapists (AASECT), the Imago Relationships International Association of Professional and Certified Therapists, International Board of Sexologists, and other organizations. For a complete list, please contact


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  1. Apply effective communication skills to manage anxiety around topics of sex and intimacy.
  2. Analyze the history and current field of sex and couple’s therapy understanding and awareness.
  3. Analyze contemporary sexual knowledge and the importance in the role of treatment.
  4. Assess the importance of sexual wellness and how sex-related stereotypes may affect treatment outcomes.


We will explore:
  • The new world of artificial intelligence and sexuality and it’s interference and effect on treatment outcomes 
  • Alternative sexual practices including open relationships and non-monogamy, polyamory and community living and innovations in relationship treatment 
  • Various sexual behaviours including kink, BDSM and the world of sextech, teledildonics, virtual reality and sex robots and the potential for clinical intervention in treatment  

Target Audience

  • Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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