Workshops

All of the following workshops are sponsored by Stephen L. Braveman, LMFT, DST.
Some are facilitated/presented by Stephen himself. Some are facilitated/presented by Stephen and a colleague(s) and others are facilitated by Stephen and solely presented by others. Some workshops are part of a conference or lecturer series.

Registration Details:
Check for each workshop. If specifics are given please follow them.
When referred to “Registration Details” at the beginning of this page then please send check made out to Stephen L. Braveman, LMFT, DST or credit card information
(include name, full number, expiration date and security code as it appears on card) to:
Stephen L. Braveman, LMFT, DST, 494 Alvarado Street, Suite A, Monterey, CA 93940.
Be sure to include your name(s), address, phone number(s), e-mail address, the name of the workshop you are registering for and the fee paid.

For additional information please contact Stephen Braveman at Phone: (831) 375-7553, Email: stephen@bravemantherapy.com.

For AASECT Members and other Professionals:
The Heart and Soul of Sex, Presented by Gina Ogden, Ph.D. — March 1, 2008
Making the Shift from Performance to Pleasure, Presented by Linda Savage, Ph.D. — May 17, 2008
Sacred Sexuality & Sexual Healing for Survivors —  2008 dates coming soon!
Intro to Tantra – A Two-Day Workshop for Loving Partners – Level I — 2008 dates coming soon!
Intro to Tantra – A Two-Day Workshop for Loving Partners – Level II — 2008 dates coming soon!

For the General Public:
Gay Guise, Gender Queer, Intersex: What current terms used under the Trans Umbrella means — March 10, 2008
Sacred Sexuality & Sexual Healing for Survivors — 2008 dates coming soon!
Intro to Tantra – A Two-Day Workshop for Loving Partners – Level I — 2008 dates coming soon!
Intro to Tantra – A Two-Day Workshop for Loving Partners – Level II — 2008 dates coming soon!

Gay Guise, Gender Queer, Intersex: What current terms used under the Trans Umbrella means
An Evening Lecture with Stephen L. Braveman, LMFT, DST as part of the PFLAG of Monterey County monthly Lecture Series
Date and Time:
Monday, March 10, 2008
Training with Dr. Gina Ogden: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Facilitator:
Stephen L. Braveman, LMFT, DST
Location:
Universalist Church
490 Aguajito Road
Carmel, CA
Fees:
Free
Registration Details:
No registration required!
Description:
Stephen is a local Sex Therapist, Gender Specialist, author, teacher, supervisor, Consultant to the Human Rights Campaign’s Coming Out Project and advocate for LGBTQQI and Kink communities. He is nationally recognized for his innovative work with those who have been sexually abused as children and those in the Queer and Kink communities. Stephen is locally credited with helping the County ascertain the needs of the Queer communities, leading the formation of the CATS counseling Program. He can be reached via his website at www.bravemantherapy.com. Time will be allowed for questions and answers. The presentation will be followed by support group and refreshments.

The Heart and Soul of Sex: Creating New Clinical Landscapes for Health and Healing
A One-Day Training for Professionals – with Gina Ogden, Ph.D.
Followed by a showing of the provocative new film “Passion and Power: The Technology of Orgasm”
and conversation with Gina and the filmmaker Wendy Slick
Date and Time:
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Training with Dr. Gina Ogden: 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
(Registration is at 8:30 a.m. There will be a one hour break for lunch)
Film Screening: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Facilitator:
Dr. Gina Ogden — www.ginaogden.com
Location:
One Taste Urban Retreat Center
1074 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA
For directions see www.onetaste.us, follow the links for SF and then “Google map”.
Fees:
AASECT Members: $85.00
AASECT Student Members: $70.00
Non Members: $95.00
Evening Film and Discussion ONLY: $15.00
Meals:
A mini breakfast, coffee, tea and snacks are included. Lunch is on your own.
Continued Education:
AASECT Approved for 7 CE Credits
This training is sponsored by Stephen L. Braveman, LMFT, DST, an AASECT Certified CE Provider and is Approved for 7 CEs for AASECT members, LMFTs and LCSWs. AASECT is an Approved Provider for California BBS Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and California Licensed Clinical Social Workers – CE credit also available for some licensed professionals in other state: see details on AASECT’s website at www.aasect.org. For more information contact: Stephen Braveman: stephen@bravemantherapy.com.
Registration Details:
Please register both the training and film via: One Taste Urban Retreat Center – www.onetaste.us, – follow the links for “SF” and then “Calendar.” Contact: Yia Vang: 415-503-1100,
Registration must be postmarked by February 24, 2008
Refunds in full if requested in writing by February 24, 2008
Description:
“The Heart and Soul of Sex: Creating New Clinical Landscapes for Health and Healing” is a training intensive for clinicians who seek innovative ways to help clients move toward more satisfying sexual relationships, and for educators who seek teaching methods that include body, mind, heart, and spirit. Recommended reading The Heart and Soul of Sex, by Gina Ogden (Gina’s books will be available for purchase at the training.)
Gina Ogden, PhD, LMFT, is an AASECT sex therapy diplomate and longtime student of ceremonial shamanism. She is a pioneer in sexuality and spirituality whose visionary work has changed the lives of women all over the country. She conducted the first nationwide survey on integrating sexuality and spirituality (ISIS) to challenge the performance-oriented norms established by Kinsey and other sex researchers. Her books, including Women Who Love Sex, The Return of Desire and The Heart & Soul of Sex, have been praised by both futurists and scholars, and she has been featured in the media from print and talk radio to Oprah! She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Making the Shift from Performance to Pleasure: Treating Couples in Sex Therapy
A One-Day Workshop with Linda Savage, Ph.D.
Date and Time:
Saturday, May 17, 2008
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with one hour break for lunch
Facilitators:
Dr. Linda Savage — www.goddesstherapy.com
Location:
San Diego, CA
Fees:
AASECT and/or SD-CAMFT Members: $85.00
AASECT and/or SD-CAMFT Student Members: $60.00
Non Members: $95.00
Meals:
A mini breakfast, coffee, tea and snacks are included. Lunch is on your own.
Continued Education:
AASECT Approved for 6.5 CE Credits
AASECT is an Approved Provider for California BBS Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and California Licensed Clinical Social Workers – CE credit also available for some licensed professionals in other state: see details on AASECT’s website at www.aasect.org.
Registration Deadline:
Registration must be postmarked by May 10, 2008
Refunds in full if requested in writing by May 10, 2008
Please refer to Registration Details at the beginning of this page!
Description:
STAY TUNED! Details are coming soon!

Sacred Sexuality & Sexual Healing for Survivors
A Two-Day Workshop for Survivors of Sexual Abuse and their Loving Partners
Dates and Times:
Saturday and Sunday 2008, Dates to be announced!
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with one hour break for lunch
Facilitators:
Stephen L. Braveman, LMFT, DST
Francesca Gentille — www.LifeDanceCenter.com
Musical Contributions by Sophia Roberts  —  www.songhealer.net
Location:
Stephen Braveman’s Office
Fees:
AASECT Members and Students: $345.00 per couple
General Public: $395.00 per couple
Continued Education:
AASECT Approved for 14 CE Credits
AASECT is an Approved Provider for California BBS Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and California Licensed Clinical Social Workers – CE credit also available for some licensed professionals in other state: see details on AASECT’s website at www.aasect.org.
Registration Deadline:
Space is limited so please register early!
Please refer to Registration Details at the beginning of this page!
Description:
Healing from sexual abuse and sexual trauma can take many shapes and some of the most powerful tools for recovery are grounded in sacred intimacy practices from around the world. This workshop is a safe, very confidential weekend in which you and your partner will learn Tantra (Eastern sacred sexuality) basics, such as partnered breath and eye-gazing exercises, in conjunction with Western sexological and psychotherapy methods, such as ways to avoid turning a sexual speed-bump into a road block, and also sensate focus methods. Blending both perspectives will help you to celebrate a much safer, happier and healthier intimate, sexual life together. It may be taken with a partner, friend, lover or anyone with whom the survivor feels safe.
Participants will practice the techniques learned while remaining fully clothed. No direct genital touch will occur during the workshop.
Both days are dedicated to learning various techniques, while taking into account the special needs and circumstances sexual abuse survivors and their partners face — with special attention to emotional concerns and how to support healing and well-being. Clinicians and other helping professionals will also gain knowledge and skills to help them support sexual abuse survivors and their partners. You can immediately start using these methods with your own clients within proper ethical and legal boundaries.
NOTE: While this workshop is for survivors and those close to them. If the survivor or partner is a clinicians and sexologist they may also earn 14 CE as the workshop will teach methods they can use with their clients and meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists.

Introduction to Tantra — Level I
A Two-Day Workshop for Loving Partners
Dates and Times:
Saturday and Sunday 2008, Dates to be announced!
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with one hour break for lunch
Facilitators:
Stephen L. Braveman, LMFT, DST
Rabia Erdman, CHT, RPP, CMP, VCSW — www.wuweiwu.com
Location:
Stephen Braveman’s Office
Fees:
AASECT Members and Students: $345.00 per couple
General Public: $395.00 per couple
Continued Education:
AASECT Approved for 14 CE Credits
AASECT is an Approved Provider for California BBS Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and California Licensed Clinical Social Workers – CE credit also available for some licensed professionals in other state: see details on AASECT’s website at www.aasect.org.
Registration Deadline:
Space is limited so please register early!
Please refer to Registration Details at the beginning of this page!
Description:
A safe, confidential weekend in which you will explore ways to deepen beginning Tantra techniques and learn new, intermediate ones. Together you will enhance and deepen your intimate relationship through Tibetan Pulsing, Chakra Movement, the Breath and more! Both days are dedicated to learning Tantra techniques, which you and your partner will be able to immediately start practicing at home, utilizing demonstration, couple’s exercises involving light touch and movement of body, energy and love and group discussion.
Couples will practice the techniques learned while remaining fully clothed.  No direct genital touch will occur during this workshop.
This workshop will also teach methods clinicians and sexologists can use with their clients and is Approved for 14 AASECT CE Credits.

Introduction to Tantra — Level II
A Two-Day Workshop for Loving Partners
Dates and Times:
Saturday and Sunday 2008, Dates to be announced!
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with one hour break for lunch
Facilitators:
Stephen L. Braveman, LMFT, DST
Rabia Erdman, CHT, RPP, CMP, VCSW — www.wuweiwu.com
Location:
Stephen Braveman’s Office
Fees:
AASECT Members and Students: $345.00 per couple
General Public: $395.00 per couple
Continued Education:
AASECT Approved for 14 CE Credits
AASECT is an Approved Provider for California BBS Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and California Licensed Clinical Social Workers – CE credit also available for some licensed professionals in other state: see details on AASECT’s website at www.aasect.org.
Registration Deadline:
To be announced! Space is limited so please register early!
Please refer to Registration Details at the beginning of this page!
Description:
A safe, confidential weekend in which you will explore ways to deepen beginning Tantra techniques and learn new, intermediate ones. Together you will enhance and deepen your intimate relationship through Tibetan Pulsing, Chakra Movement, the Breath and more! Both days are dedicated to learning Tantra techniques, which you and your partner will be able to immediately start practicing at home, utilizing demonstration, couple’s exercises involving light touch and movement of body, energy and love and group discussion.
Couples will practice the techniques learned while remaining fully clothed.
Clinicians can use methods learned with their clients. Approved for 14 AASECT CE Credits.