Online Courses


I have developed a unique approach to working with sex issues in therapy, and you don’t have to be a specialist to use it effectively. All of my courses about sexuality are geared toward helping therapists at any level make use of effective tools for working with a broad range of issues.

16-week online course–Join me for the 2020 session!

Assessing and Treating Sex Issues in Psychotherapy—Level 1

Clients with sex issues can be especially challenging. So many feelings and negative assumptions get wrapped up with sexual function, sexual interactions, and ideas about what sex “should” look like. And couples with sex issues, including those with desire discrepancy, can be among the most challenging clients of all.

Few therapists have thorough, accurate information and access to really powerful interventions tailored for sex issues. And because there are fewer than 700 certified sex therapists practicing today, you can’t always count on being able to refer your clients with sex concerns to specialists.

That means that if your clients are going to get help resolving their sex issues and regaining strong sexual intimacy, they need YOU to help them.

When you enroll in“Assessing and Treating Sex Issues in Psychotherapy,” you gain access to all of my most powerful interventions. I teach everything I’ve got, and these foundational materials will set you up to be able to handle a tremendous range of sex issues with confidence and competence. My mission is to help every therapist do just that.

While you learn and practice my methods for working with sex issues, I will support you. Through conference calls and an online forum you will get help directly from me with the challenges you encounter along the way.

Hear Martha discuss working with desire discrepancy on Shane Birkel’s podcast The Couples Therapist Couch.

4-hour online course

Polyamory and other Non-Monogamies in Therapy: Cultural Competence, Clinical Challenges, and Treatment Strategies

Consensual non-monogamies are increasingly recognized and discussed, but not yet widely accepted. Therapists everywhere are being asked to see polyamorous clients. However, most therapists were taught that monogamy is the only functional model for a healthy relationship. Today, with more couples than ever exploring open relationship structures, it’s imperative to look past those assumptions.

Do you have the tools and resources you need to help clients navigate the complexities of a relationship dynamic involving multiple partners? Would you know how to both challenge and support a couple considering adding a third partner, or trying to define the boundaries of a non-monogamous partnership?

This course provides a solid framework for working with the unique challenges often faced when navigating polyamorous relationships. You’ll gain cultural competence with this marginalized population and learn how to help clients negotiate boundaries, navigate relationship challenges, and handle jealousy and other obstacles to connection. Working competently and confidently with polyamory can truly set you apart as a therapist.

Polyamory and other Non-Monogamies in Therapy is a 4-hour online course, taught with a mix of video and written materials.

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Hear Martha discuss consensual non-monogamy on Shane Birkel’s podcast The Couples Therapist Couch.

Free 2-part mini-workshop:

Getting a Strong Start Talking About Sex in Therapy: Why, When, How, and Then What?

This free, 2-part video workshop will help you understand the importance of bringing up the topic of sex in the regular course of therapy, know how to it bring it up skillfully, and have a clear sense of where to go from there. In this workshop I present a powerful and effective brief assessment tool you can start using right away to be confident that you aren’t missing any important questions or urgent issues. It will even help you organize your treatment plan! If you don’t take any other training in sexuality from me, take this one! It will make a big difference in your work and may even prevent harm to your client.

Supporting materials include my e-book, 10 Reasons Every Therapist Should Talk About Sex in Therapy…and How to Get Started, as well as a handy infographic and slides of my brief assessment tool.

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