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Beyond Desire: Navigating Sex and Attachment in a Pandemic World

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Emily Nagoski, PhD
1 Hour 37 Minutes
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Nov 20, 2020
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The impact of social distancing, quarantine, financial stress, and everything that 2020 has brought is creating stress in relationships in unprecedented ways. In this session, renowned sex education expert will show you ways to address how stress impacts our sex lives and how to help your clients maintain sexual connections in a pandemic and beyond.



This online program is worth 1.5 hours CPD.


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Emily Nagoski, Ph.D., has been a sex educator for twenty years and is the former inaugural Director of Wellness Education at Smith College. Her New York Times best-selling book, Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life, 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.” She has also written three guides for Ian Kerner’s, including the “Guide to Female Orgasm,” and her own blog, The Dirty Normal.

Dr. Nagoski has a Ph.D. in health behavior with a doctoral concentration in human sexuality from Indiana University, and a master’s degree in counseling, with a clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute Sexual Health Clinic. She has taught graduate and undergraduate classes in human sexuality, relationships and communication, stress management, and sex education.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Emily Nagoski is an author and receives royalties. She receives compensation as a presenter. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Emily Nagoski has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Determine the differences between spontaneous and responsive desire among couples. 
  2. Devise ways to address and resolve difficult feelings and life stressors to strengthen couples’ relationships and rekindle desire.  
  3. Assess the relationship between mindfulness practices and enhanced physical sensation. 


  • The impacts of stress on sexual function and relationships 
  • Models of sexual responsiveness 
  • Resolving the effects of stress on sexuality

Target Audience

  • Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals


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