+ Workshop with Emily Nagoski +
Pleasure is the Measure: Expanding your client’s sexual well-being
Monday, October 7, 2019, 9am – 5pm
Presented by
Jennifer Lucas-Brown, LPC, CST,  Dr. Neil Cannon, LMFT, CST-S, and Denver Family Institute


1. Describe the relevance of the dual control model to sexual desire and pleasure

2. Describe the relationship between negative affect (stress, depression, anxiety, etc) and sexual functioning, in terms of the dual control model

3. Identify the multiple facets of the mesolimbic cortex – liking, wanting, and learning

4. Explain arousal nonconcordance – or, why a person’s genitals might respond to stimulation that is neither wanted nor liked

5. Differentiate between “responsive desire” and “spontaneous desire,” and explain their relevance to differential desire in couples

6. Identify the anatomical homologues of human male, female, and intersex genitals

7. Apply “cognitive dissonance” psychoeducational activities to body image issues linked to sexual dysfunction – i.e., internalization of the culturally constructed aspirational ideal

8. Describe the effects of mindfulness (nonjudgment) and self-compassion on sexual functioning

About Emily
Emily Nagoski, a premier author, speaker, and sex educator, is passionate about bringing current research and accurate sexuality information to professionals and the public. Her book, Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform You Sex Life (link to Amazon), has been hailed as a groundbreaking exploration of the science of sexuality. Sex therapist, Ian Kerner called it a “master class in the science of sex” and relationship researcher John Gottman said it is “an absolutely necessary guide for all couples.”


Emily Nagoski has a Ph.D. in Health Behavior with a minor in Human Sexuality from Indiana University, and a MS in Counseling, also from IU, including a clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute Sexual Health Clinic. She has been a sex educator for twenty years and currently works as the inaugural Director of Wellness Education at Smith College.

8:30-9:00 am: Registration and light refreshments
9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Workshop
5:00 – 6:00 pm: Book signing
Lunch will be provided

Early bird professional $175
Regular rate $210
Student $100 (with proof of student status)
No on-site registration is available

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