November 17th: More Tech, More Talking: How Evolving Sex Tech Impacts Fidelity Agreements
Speaker: Ari Tickman, PsyD, MBA
Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA has given over 300 presentations across America and in eight countries and has earned a reputation for making complex information understandable and useful. He is a psychologist in private practice in West Chester, PA, specializing in sex therapy and ADHD.
Sex technology is evolving quickly and becoming increasingly available and widely used. Interactive sex toys now allow users to stimulate each other from thousands of miles away. Hyper-realistic 3D virtual reality porn can now synch with a sex toy, offering an extremely immersive experience. While this brings new excitement, it also has the potential to spark arguments and conflict over what constitutes fidelity. Clinicians and sexuality educators need to be ready to discuss how these new options fit into their clients’ sex lives and relationships. Thinking about and discussing sex tech and how it fits into their sexuality and relationship helps couples better define their fidelity agreement–and can push clinicians to clarify their own values in this area. What a couple ultimately decides may be less important than why. This interactive seminar will begin by discussing the many nuances of fidelity agreements, the purposes they serve, and how to help couples negotiate effective, adaptive, and sustainable agreements. We will then familiarize attendees with the current state of sex tech and how it can change the sexuality and fidelity landscape. The goal is to help attendees support individuals and couples to ask themselves and each other the right questions so that sex tech, if they use it, will be a positive addition to their sex lives.
OBJECTIVES- Participants will be able to:
1) Create a fidelity agreement that is both clear and adaptive.
2) Discuss how this new sex tech fits into their relationships and sex lives by incorporating it into an explicit fidelity agreement.
December 15: Surrogate Partners: What Do They Do & How Your Clients Can Benefit From Working With Them.
Speaker: Nicole Ananda
Founder & Managing Partner, Ananda Integrative Healing Group, Certified Surrogate Partner, Touch/Cuddle Therapy Practitioner, Reiki Master, IET Practitioner, Intuitive Healer
Learn from a certified surrogate partner, trained in the original Masters & Johnson surrogate partner therapy protocol, about what surrogate partner therapy looks like and what are the common issues that lead people to seek the help of a surrogate partner. Nicole Ananda, founder of Ananda Integrative Healing Group, augments M&J’s techniques with holistic healing methods — mindfulness training, energywork, hypnotherapy, and transformational life coaching — to help her clients overcome sexual dysfunction and achieve life goals. Her clients come from across the country for hands-on healing that goes beyond what traditional talk therapy can provide. Learn how you can collaborate with a surrogate partner to obtain better outcomes for your clients.
Objectives- Participants will be able to:
1) Explain what surrogate partners actually do and how they can help your clients;
2) Identify holistic techniques for clearing physical/mental/emotional blockages.
FEE: $50 per 2 hour workshop (2 AASECT CE’s included)*
REGISTRATION: Please visit https://phiirstspeakersseries.eventbrite.com
TIME: ALL WORKSHOPS ARE FROM 10am-12pm
LOCATION: PhIIRST (Rittenhouse Location)
255 S. 17th Street, Suite 2200, Philadelphia PA 19103
PARKING: We validate parking for the Town Garage at 1524 Latimer St. or you can find metered street parking as available.
* This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 2 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 about certification, please contact [email protected]