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The Science of Fantasy - Tell Me What You Want w/ Dr. Justin Lehmiller + special guest, Nicoletta Heidegger


The Science of Fantasy & Desire with Dr. Justin Lehmiller with special guest Nicoletta Heidegger, LMFT

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JOIN US 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!

*Choose 1/2 day, full day or weekend!* Up to 16 hours of LPC, LMFT, LCSW, APA and AASECT CEUs *

May 3rd and May 4th, 2019

TICKETS START AT $45!

THIS EVENT IS HELD AT DOUBLETREE BY HILTON, 6161 WEST CENTINELA AVENUE, CULVER CITY, CA 90230

We're so excited to announce this weekend training event! Best of all, it's open to everyone! **This training is already included in the fee for the 155 AASECT CE toward AASECT Sex Therapy Certification and SHA Sex Therapy Certification Training Program if you have already registered HERE. Worth 155 AASECT CEs!

Purchase CEUs for LPC, LMFT, LCSW and APA approved for Psychologists through Cassidy Seminars (8 CEUs for $20 and up): CLICK HERE for 2 day and HERE for 1 day

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller

Dr. Justin Lehmiller

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.

FULL TRAINING SCHEDULE:

Friday, May 3rd, 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?  

- Special Guest: Nicoletta Heidegger, LMFT

Saturday, May 4th, 10am - 6pm

- 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?

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

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

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

THIS EVENT IS HELD AT DOUBLETREE BY HILTON, 6161 WEST CENTINELA AVENUE, CULVER CITY, CA 90230

Friday’s Special Guest- Nicoletta Heidegger Presents: Treating Minor Attracted Adults. There is a lack of preventive treatment or support for those living with pedophilic desires; many of us as health care professionals will not even work with this population. The dearth of support and services offered for minor attracted adults only further puts our community and our children at risk. Join in a conversation about how to work with minor attracted clients so we can take preventive measures to support everyone in our communities and give this stigmatized population a fighting chance.

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(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. 

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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.

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Nicoletta Heidegger is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#110256) practicing in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Nicoletta received her BA in Psychology from Stanford University, her MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, and her Masters of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. Nicoletta is currently pursuing her PhD in Human Sexuality from Widener. Nicoletta also creates weekly content via her growing hit podcast and Live Sirius XM show, Sluts and Scholars. Nicoletta contributes regularly to other columns, podcasts, and blogs about sex, relationships, and mental health including The Stanford Daily, Vice, Livestrong, Swingtowns, Playboy Radio, Rebecca Zahler’s Don’t Waste Your Pretty podcast, The I Don't Get it Pod,  Sex Talk with My Mom, August McLaughlin’s Girl Boner Radio, Dr. Wendy Walsh, and The Positive Results Corporation. 

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. For further information please contact ce@aasect.org