DENVER- The Science of Fantasy, Tell Me What You Want w/ Dr. Justin Lehmiller + special guest, renowned sexuality educator, Midori !
Receive up to 15 CEUs for LPC, LMFT, LCSW and AASECT or see below for up to 155 AASECT CEs which already includes this weekend!
Open to ALL professionals, their partners, friends and anyone that wants to learn more!
*Choose 1/2 day, full day or weekend!*
Join us Nov. 30th-Dec 1st 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.
TICKETS START AT $45! MULTIPLE OPTIONS AVAILABLE INCLUDING ALL CEs NEEDED FOR FULL AASECT CERTIFICATION, SEE BELOW. Receive between 15-155 AASECT CEs!
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.
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 CE credit for Sex Therapy Certification Educational Training Program (155 AASECT CEs) if you have already registered HERE.
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 2-6pm w/ special guest, Midori starting at 2pm*)
- 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 w/ Dr. Justin Lehmiller plus Midori with "The Auntie Midori’s Aural Sex Story Challenge!” (Bring your friends, partners and anyone else that wants to learn and win for prizes & gift baskets!)
-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.
REGISTER FOR 1/2 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.
Denver location to be announced soon. Below are early bird tickets, price will increase every 2 weeks.
-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.
Justin J. Lehmiller, Ph.D
Bestselling Author, Award Winning Educator
Honored three times with the Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Harvard University
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 Research, Archives 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 Atlantic, The 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 Playboy, USA Today, VICE, Psychology Today, and New York Magazine. In addition, the articles he writes on Sex and Psychology have been syndicated on major websites, including Business Insider, Huffington Post, Men's Health, and Thought Catalog.
Midori, Sexuality Educator
2013 Winner, Best Sex Educator, in Best of San Francisco by SF Weekly Magazine
"She's the super nova of kink!", Dan Savage
Sexuality educator, author and artist based in San Francisco, she's made an improbable career out of being the traveling coach on the art of creative and sensual living.
Dubbed "the super nova of kink" by Dan Savage, Midori is known for her hilarious and practical classes on enhancing sexual fulfillment, boosting confidence and expanding personal growth. Native of Tokyo, Japan, she brings a unique perspective pleasure and authentic living.
She wrote the first English language book on Shibari with "Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage", the hot instructional essays in "Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink", and twisted dark science fiction in "Master Han's Daughter". In 2001 she founded Rope Bondage Dojo®. She has trained many cadres and leads many Dojos each year. She also created ForteFemme, a unique women's dominance weekend training and empowerment intensive.
Recently she’s joined forces with Marcia Baczynski in The Wanted Man Intensive. The Wanted Man Intensive is a 2-day deep dive into how to be an amazing lover and partner, for men of any orientation who have sex and relationships with women.
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.