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LA: MONOGAMISH! With Dr. Elisabeth Sheff, Tristan Taormino & Dr. David Ley!!


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

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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THIS SEXCEPTIONAL 2 DAY WEEKEND WILL OFFER 16 CEUS & 16 AASECT CES* PROGRAM APPROVED.

Remember to purchase state license CEUs separately here!

 

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

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.

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Dr. David J. Ley is a world-renowned clinical psychologist, known for bringing scientifically-accurate and clinically sound information to discussions about modern sexuality.

He serves on the board of the Sexual Health Alliance as an expert advisor and 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 New York Times, Washington Post, 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, 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.

Tristan Taormino

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Tristan Taormino is an award-winning author, columnist, editor, and sex educator. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with her Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Wesleyan University in 1993. She is the author of True Lust: Adventures in Sex, Porn and Perversion, Down and Dirty Sex Secrets, The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women and editor of the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology series Best Lesbian Erotica. Her popular Village Voice column “Pucker Up” is nationally syndicated. She runs her own adult film production company, Smart Ass Productions, and is currently an exclusive director for Vivid Entertainment. For Vivid, she directs a reality series called Chemistry, winner of several awards, including the 2007 AVN Award for Best Gonzo Release. She also helms Vivid’s sex education imprint, Vivid-Ed, for which she has written, produced and directed several titles. Tristan has been featured in over 250 publications including The New York Times, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Entertainment Weekly, Details, New York Magazine, Men’s Health, and Playboy. She has appeared on HBO’s Real Sex, The Howard Stern Show, Loveline, Ricki Lake, and on CNN, MTV, and The Discovery Channel. She lectures at top colleges and universities, where she speaks on gay and lesbian issues, sexuality and gender, alternative relationships, and feminism. She teaches sex and relationship workshops around the world. She lives in Upstate New York with her partner and their three dogs.

FULL TRAINING SCHEDULE:

Friday, October 11th, 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, October 12th, 9am - 5pm (*Sexceptional Lecture 1-5pm)

- NonMonogamy MisMatch

- Case Studies and Panel

- 31 Flavors of Non-Monogamy

- Communication and Negotiation in CNM: Setting Boundaries

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

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.

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