Nov
8
to Nov 9

Denver: MONOGAMISH! With Dr. Elisabeth Sheff & Dr. David Ley

MONOGAMISH: FLEXIBLE RELATIONSHIPS WITH DR. ELISABETH SHEFF, DR. DAVID LEY AND MORE!

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Has a client or friend ever told you that they are in an open relationship, "monogamish," talk about threesomes, swinging or poly? Do you wish you understood these concepts better? Join the world renowned experts in the field for a Sexceptional Weekend to learn the basics and explore all the intricacies of what it means to be in a consensual non-monogamous relationship.

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

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

Up to 16 hours of LPC, LMFT, LCSW and AASECT CEUs*

This is a level 1 certificate toward full certification. (Must attend entire weekend) Gain CEUs towards your Consensual Non-Monogamy Certification provided by the Sexual Health Alliance and/or gain AASECT CEUs towards AASECT Sex Therapy Certification and more!

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DR. ELISABETH SHEFF

Dr. Elisabeth “Eli” Sheff is the foremost academic expert on polyamorous families with children. With a PhD in Sociology, Dr. Sheff specializes in gender and sexual minority families, consensual non-monogamy, and kink/BDSM. Sheff’s first book, The Polyamorists Next Door (2014 hardback and ebook, 2015 paperback and audiobook), details the findings of the first 15 years of her research on polyamorous families with children. Her second book, Stories from the Polycule (2015), is an edited anthology of writings by polyamorous folks. When Someone You Love is Polyamorous (2016) is Sheff’s shortest book that guides family members and significant others who are trying to understand a polyamorous loved one.

Sexceptional Lecture: 31 Flavors of Non-Monogamy with Dr. David Ley

Dr. David J. Ley is an internationally-recognized expert on issues related to sexuality, pornography and mental health. He has appeared on television with Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, Dr. Phil and others.

Dr. David J. Ley is an internationally-recognized expert on issues related to sexuality, pornography and mental health. He has appeared on television with Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, Dr. Phil and others.

Consensual NonMonogamy is the fastest growing relationship trend of the new millennium. Young people are embracing relationships that reject socially-mandated monogamy. Older generations which have lived nonmonogamously for decades are coming out of the closet about their lives and loves. The options are many and varied. Success in these new relationship styles requires self-awareness and personal skills. But how do you know which relationship style you’re best suited for? Which flavor of love and sex will best fit your palate, and work for your relationship? Dr. David Ley is an internationally-recognized expert on sexuality, and particularly on translating modern sexuality in a non-shaming way. In this novel, never-before-presented discussion, he explores how people can successfully and healthily navigate the growing ranges of relationship options. 

THIS SEXCEPTIONAL 2 DAY WEEKEND WILL OFFER 16 CEUS & 16 AASECT CEs* Program Approved.

 

ADVANCE SKILLS FOR ANY CLINICIAN, SEX NERD OR CURIOUS PARTNER! OPEN TO EVERYONE, INVITE A FRIEND!

FULL TRAINING SCHEDULE:

Friday, November 8th, 9am - 5pm 

- Introduction to monogamish, open and poly relationships

- Therapeutic Issues in Consensual Non-Monogamy

- Resilience in Poly Families

- Legal Issues Facing Sexual and Gender Minorities

- Confronting Monogamy Bias in Psychotherapy

Saturday, Nov. 9th, 9am - 5pm (*Sexceptional Lecture 1-5pm)

- NonMonogamy MisMatch

- Case Studies and Panel

- 31 Flavors of Non-Monogamy

- Communication and Negotiation in CNM: Setting Boundaries

 

“31 FLAVORS OF NON MONOGAMY w/ Dr. David Ley"

Join us as we discuss the ways in which personal characteristics, relationship characteristics, political and moral values, all lead us to "choose" one flavor or the other.

Confronting Monogamy Ideals Embedded in Psychotherapy: Some research has found that as many as 70% of licensed therapists view nonmonogamy as “unworkable” or “unrealistic.” Modern attachment theorists view Consensual Nonmonogamy (CNM) as emerging from deficient or disturbed relationships and early childhood experiences. However, CNM is becoming far more common, and unprepared therapists are encountering it in therapy far more frequently. This training helps therapists to examine their own biases about relationship, love and sex, and explores ways to address CNM in a non-judgmental, non-shaming manner. 

  • Participants will learn to confront and challenge their own unexamined biases about relationship styles and sexuality;

  • Participants will gain skills to be able to understand and assist different types of CNM relationships;

  • Participants will learn to help individuals and couples gain self-awareness into the personal and relational characteristics which predict disposition to different types of CNM and success therein

CNM Case Presentations: Group will explore a variety of different case presentations, offered by the presenter, and by group participants. Participants will discuss assessment, treatment and intervention techniques appropriate to different types of CNM and different couples, based on the individual and relational characteristics. Group will discuss: Swinger couples; Cuckold couples; Polyamorous couples; Polyamorous Triads/Groups; Solo Polyamorists; DADT/Open couples; other. (2 hours)

  • Participants will gain exposure to different types of CNM therapy cases;

  • Participants will develop case presentation and treatment formulation skills;

  • Group will explore and share varied intervention and therapy techniques


FREE RESOURCES, FREE BOOK CHAPTERS, ARTICLES AND RESEARCH. MORE AVAILABLE @ EVENT.

https://elisabethsheff.com/journal-articles-and-book-chapters/

http://opo.iisj.net/index.php/osls/article/viewFile/734/960

https://kinseyinstitute.org/pdf/PolyamoryBibliography.pdf

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DR. ELISABETH SHEFF

Dr. Elisabeth “Eli” Sheff is the foremost academic expert on polyamorous families with children. With a PhD in Sociology, Dr. Sheff specializes in gender and sexual minority families, consensual non-monogamy, and kink/BDSM. Sheff’s written 3 books, The Polyamorists Next Door (2014), Stories from the Polycule (2015) and When Someone You Love is Polyamorous (2016) explore decades of research and stories from polyamorous people. Dr. Sheff is currently in her fourth wave of data collection for her 20+ year study of polyamorous families with children.

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Dr. David Ley

Dr. David J. Ley is an internationally-recognized expert on issues related to sexuality, pornography and mental health. He has appeared on television with Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, Dr. Phil and others. He has been interviewed in publications ranging from the LA Times and the London Telegraph, to Playboy and Hustler magazines. Dr. Ley has published extensively in both the academic and “pop” realms of literature. His latest book, His new book Ethical Porn for Dicks, A Man's Guide to Responsible Viewing Pleasure has endorsements from Dan Savage and Pornhub.com and is a humorous and provocative handbook for men who want to think more comprehensively about porn. The Myth of Sex Addiction (2012) and Insatiable Wives (2009) were revolutionary explorations of sexual issues which blended a powerful client-centered narrative with a rich understanding of psychology, biology and sociology. At the same time, he is Executive Director of a large behavioral health and substance abuse outpatient program, and consults across the country on both mental health and sexuality-related issues. As a result, Dr. Ley is able to bring a broad, practical approach to help mental health clinicians effectively address sexuality-related issues.

This program offers up to 16 AASECT CEs. This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 155 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. For further information please contact ce@aasect.org

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Apr
6
to Apr 7

Denver - REBEL LOVE: Exploring Liberation, BodyMind & Somatics w/ Dr. Chris Donaghue & More!

BRAND NEW WEEKEND ON REBEL LOVE: SEX OUTSIDE THE LINES PLUS THE BRAND NEW, INNOVATIVE SOMATIC TRAINING!

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JOIN DR. CHRIS DONAGHUE IN DENVER FOR A GROUNDBREAKING TRAINING! LOVELINE CO-HOST ALONGSIDE AMBER ROSE, TV PERSONALITY AND CERTIFIED SEX THERAPIST, DR. CHRIS DONAGHUE WILL DELIVER ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE TRAININGS IN THE WORLD.

HALF DAY LECTURE IS TITLED: REBEL LOVE. TICKETS START AT $40! SEXCEPTIONAL LECTURE W/ DR. CHRIS DONAGHUE!! (OPEN TO ALL FRIENDS, PARTNERS AND GENERAL PUBLIC 2:30pm) INCLUDES SEX NERD TRIVIA!

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This training is a trauma informed, intersectional, gender neutral, body and sex positive practice. This program offers up to 16 AASECT CEs*.

FULL TRAINING SCHEDULE:

*BREAKS, SELF CARE TIME, AND EATING ARE ENCOURAGED AS NEEDED

Saturday, April 6th, 10am - 6pm

- Introduction to Rebel Love, Sex Outside the Lines and Somatics

- Importance of Touch

- The Sex and Body Negativity Complex

- Pelvis, Breathing, Movement, Authenticity,

- Sex as Medicine- Sex Addiction and Dysfunctions

- Process Group and Clinical Discussion

- REBEL LOVE - Sexceptional Lecture w/ Dr. Chris Donaghue!! (open to all friends, partners and general public!! 2:30pm-6pm) Includes Sex Nerd Trivia!

Sunday, April 7th, 9am - 5pm

- Experiential Work

- The Nervous System

- Neurology- Sex, The BodyMind, and Touch

- The Practitioners Soma

- Steps, Principles, Key Terms, Theory, and Treatment Goals

- Somatic Sex Therapy

- Process Group and Clinical Discussion

This event is held in Downtown Denver at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denver Downtown, 1190, Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR PARKING INFORMATION:

Yellow circles below are parking options and the red star is where the conference is held.

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Join us on APRIL 6-7th (up to 16 CEs) to learn about Rebel Love and Sex Outside the Lines including ways to enhance pleasure, tolerate more intimacy, heal simple sexual trauma, and reduce body and sex shame. Most sex therapies keep us trapped in our heads and never help get us fully into our body or sexuality. Great sex and full intimacy is about letting go, surrendering to our whole body, and staying out of our heads. The problem with standard “mindfulness” is it’s disembodied, and it keeps you in your head, because it's not a true body based practice.  Disembodied people doing mindfulness stay disembodied. Thus far mindfulness applied to sex doesn’t address or undue (sexual or body) shame or simple trauma either. 

THIS TRAINING CAN HELP PEOPLE GAIN:

1. A better understanding of the sexual body, 2. Improved sexual and body communication skills, 3. Use of sex as a tool to connect, 4. Learning about your authentic sexual self, 5. Sexual and body confidence, 6. Removal of sexual anxieties, 7. Increased sexual pleasure, 8. Increased tolerance for intimacy.

  • Break down the limiting cultural and psychological structures to create a more expansive and inclusive view of sexual-relational health

  • Demonstrate how "normal" is oppressive and shaming

  • Challenge current sexual diagnoses and disorders as flawed, pathologizing, and heteronormative

  • Provide a new vision for sexual-relational health

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Dr. Chris Donaghue is a Doctor of Clinical Sexology and Human Sexuality, Doctoral trained in Clinical Psychology, Licensed Clinical Therapist, and a Certified Sex Therapist and specializes in individual and couples/marriage therapy. Dr. Donaghue is the co-host of the new "Loveline Podcast with Amber Rose," a featured expert and guest co-host on CBS' "The Doctors" TV show. He has been featured on The Today Show, VICE, CNN, HLN, OWN, Nightline, Dr. Drew and featured in Newsweek, New York Times, Daily Beast, Men's Health, Cosmo, and National Geographic.




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DR. DONAGHUE'S BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Chris Donaghue is a Doctor of Clinical Sexology and Human Sexuality, Doctoral trained in Clinical Psychology, Licensed Clinical Therapist, and a Certified Sex Therapist. Dr. Donaghue specializes in individual and couples sex and marital therapy, as well as sexual compulsivity, sexual anorexia, sexual dysfunctions, and non-traditional sexuality, identities, and relationships. Dr. Donaghue is a member of American Association of Sex Counselors, Educators, and Therapists (AASECT) and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS). Chris is one out of only four hundred individuals who completed the extra training to receive his CST Credentials. 

Dr. Donaghue is the co-host of the new "Loveline Podcast with Amber Rose," a featured expert and guest co-host on CBS' "The Doctors" TV show, featured expert on VH1's "The Amber Rose Show." He has been featured on The Today Show, VICE, CNN, HLN, OWN, Nightline, Dr. Drew and featured in Newsweek, New York Times, Daily Beast, Men's Health, Cosmo, and National Geographic. Dr. Chris Donaghue is the author of “Sex Outside the Lines: Authentic Sexuality in a Sexually Dysfunctional Culture,” that is currently used in the curriculum as UCLA, Princeton, and USC. Order the book on Amazon here. 

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 155 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. For further information please contact ce@aasect.org

 

Check out Dr. Chris Donaghue’s latest book on Rebel Love! Break the rules, Destroy toxic habits and have the best sex of your life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov
30
to Dec 1

Science of Desire: Dr. Justin Lehmiller + Special guest, Midori

DENVER- The Science of Desire & Fantasy, Tell Me What You Want w/ Dr. Justin Lehmiller + special guest, renowned sexuality educator, Midori !

ALL sex nerds, friends & advocates encouraged to also attend the Sexceptional Lecture Saturday afternoon!

ALL sex nerds, friends & advocates encouraged to also attend the Sexceptional Lecture Saturday afternoon!

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.

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

Receive up to 15 CEUs for LPC, LMFT, LCSW and AASECT or see below for up to 155 AASECT CEs + Sex Therapy Certification which already includes this weekend!

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

Calling ALL therapists, healthcare providers and anyone that might have clients or patients talk about sex - Get Expert Training.

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.

(Working toward AASECT Certification? This training is already included in the full AASECT CE credit for Sex Therapy Certification Educational Training Program (155 AASECT CEs) if you have already registered HERE.)

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FULL TRAINING SCHEDULE:

Friday, November 30th, 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 in a relationship: Risk vs. reward

  • 6pm Meet & Greet in the hotel lobby

Saturday, Dec 1st, 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 with patients, clients or your partner

- Making the leap from fantasy to reality: When and how? 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 and your clients?

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

- 2pm-6pm, Sexceptional Lecture “The Science of Desire” w/ Dr. Justin Lehmiller + Special guest, Midori with "The Auntie Midori’s Story Challenge!” (For all professionals, friends, partners & anyone else that wants to learn & win prizes & giveaways!)

This professional weekend conference is held at:

Doubletree Hotel at 3203 Quebec Street • Denver, CO 80207



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 ResearchArchives of Sexual Behavior, and The Journal of Sexual Medicine

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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.

Midori, Sexuality Educator

2013 Winner, Best Sex Educator, in Best of San Francisco by SF Weekly Magazine

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Sexuality educator, author and artist from Tokyo, Japan and 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 sex" 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.

She is an artistic visionary who has touched lives across the globe with her expertise in sexuality, personal fulfillment, and kinky adventures. Using her “head-heart-hands” methodology she facilitates tackling challenging topics and creating space where people are allowed individual self-exploration. Her incredible passion is fully on display in her transformative small group intensives, including Rope Dojo ®, ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive, and The Wanted Man intensive with Marcia Baczynski.
For more information on her upcoming classes and events, please visit: http://www.FHP-Inc.com/classes

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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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