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Sexceptional Weekend: The Science of Fantasies - Tell Me What You Want w/ Dr. Justin Lehmiller!


We're launching in Columbus with one of our favorites, Dr. Justin Lehmiller!

TICKETS START AT $45! MULTIPLE OPTIONS AVAILABLE INCLUDING ALL CEU OPTIONS & FULL AASECT CERTIFICATION TRAINING FOR ALL EDUCATIONAL HOURS, SEE BELOW.

Open to ALL professionals, their partners, friends and anyone that wants to learn more!

*Choose 1/2 day, full day or weekend!*

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JOIN US NOV. 2ND-3RD FOR:  TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT. IT'S A PHRASE LOADED WITH PROMISE AND AMBIGUITY THAT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO SPARK BOTH EXCITEMENT AND FEAR. EXCEPT, WITH DR. JUSTIN LEHMILLER AS YOUR GUIDE, YOU WILL DISCOVER EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED TO LEAD A FULFILLING INTIMATE LIFE. MULTIPLE TICKET OPTIONS & DAYS AVAILABLE!

Receive up to 14 CEUs for LPC, LMFT, LCSW and AASECT or see below for up to 155 AASECT CEs which already includes this weekend!

We're so excited to announce this weekend training event! Multiple days and ticket options available. And, best of all, it's open to everyone! This training is included in the full AASECT credit for Sex Therapy Certification Educational Training Program (plus 155 AASECT CEs toward AASECT Certification) if you have already registered HERE.

Are you getting what you want when it comes to sex? Odds are, probably not. Most of us have sexual fantasies that we wish were part of our sexual reality; however, few of us have shared these desires with our partners, let alone acted on them, because fear, shame, and embarrassment are holding us back.

We need to move past sexual shame and learn to communicate our desires in order to establish happy and healthy relationships. Sexual communication has a number of benefits, from establishing greater intimacy and closeness to keeping passion alive for the long haul.

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FULL TRAINING SCHEDULE:

Friday, December 7th, 10am - 6pm

- Sexual fantasy vs. sexual desire: What’s the difference?

- The who, what, when, where, and why of sexual fantasies

- How and why fantasies differ across gender, sexual orientation, and age

- The science of sexual fantasy: The most common fantasies, where they come from, and what they say about us

- Reconceptualizing paraphilias: Which sexual desires are truly uncommon and when does a sexual fantasy or desire become a cause for concern?  

- Discussing fantasies and desires with partners: Risk vs. reward

Saturday, Dec 8th, 10am - 6pm (*Sexceptional Lecture 3-6pm w/ Sex Nerd Trivia starting at 3pm*)  

- Sexual communication: Tips and icebreakers that will allow you to confidently begin a dialogue

- Making the leap from fantasy to reality: What do you need to know?

- Monogamy vs. consensual non-monogamy: What are the unique benefits and challenges of each, and how do you figure out which approach is right for you?

- The secrets to relationship success: Getting the sex life and relationship you want

- Sexceptional Lecture & Sex Nerd Trivia (Bring your friends, partners and anyone else that wants to learn!)


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REGISTER FOR HALF DAY, 1 DAY OR FULL WEEKEND BELOW.

(THIS PROGRAM CAN ALSO BE REGISTERED INDIVIDUALLY OR AS PART OF OUR FULL SEX THERAPY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR AASECT) REGISTER FOR THE FULL SEX THERAPY CERTIFICATION TOWARDS AASECT THAT ALREADY INCLUDES THIS WEEKEND CLICK HERE. 

-Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to identify the difference between a sexual fantasy and a sexual desire, as well as how these constructs overlap. 

-Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to identify the factors that contribute to fantasy content.

-Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to describe how sexual fantasies vary across a number of demographic groups, including gender, sexual orientation, and age.

-Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to identify the most common sexual fantasies.

-Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to identify several icebreakers and conversation starters for beginning a dialogue about sexual fantasy and desire.

-Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to identify the potential risks and rewards of sharing and acting on one’s sexual fantasies.

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Dr. Justin J. Lehmiller received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Purdue University and is a Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He is also author of the new, highly praised book Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life. Dr. Lehmiller is an award winning educator, having been honored three times with the Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Harvard University, where he taught for several years. He is also a prolific researcher and scholar who has published more than 40 pieces of academic writing to date, including a textbook entitled The Psychology of Human Sexuality (2nd edition released in 2017) that is used in college classrooms around the world. Dr. Lehmiller's research focuses on topics including casual sex, sexual fantasy, sexual health, and friends with benefits. His studies have appeared in all of the leading journals on human sexuality, including the Journal of Sex ResearchArchives of Sexual Behavior, and The Journal of Sexual Medicine

Dr. Lehmiller has been interviewed by numerous media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, CNN.com, The AtlanticThe Globe and Mail, and The Sunday Times. He has been named one of 5 "Sexperts" You Need to Follow on Twitter by Men's Health and one of the "modern-day masters of sex" by Nerve.

Dr. Lehmiller has appeared on several episodes of the television program Taboo on the National Geographic Channel and is a frequent guest on podcast and radio shows, such as the Savage Lovecast and the NPR programs Radio Times and Airtalk. He is a popular freelance writer, penning columns and op-eds for several major publications, including PlayboyUSA TodayVICE, Psychology Today, and New York Magazine. In addition, the articles he writes on Sex and Psychology have been syndicated on major websites, including Business InsiderHuffington PostMen's Health, and Thought Catalog.

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for AASECT CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification.

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