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Edy Nathan, MA, LCSWR, CST

The Sexual Grief Effect Response in Trauma: An Experiential Workshop Using Psychodrama

Embark on a Journey of Healing and Transformation

Sexual grief presents in the aftermath of a predatory sexual event or a developmental traumatic experience and may include gender identification, menopause, erectile dysfunction, and religious trauma syndrome (RST).


Join Edy for this didactic and experiential workshop and walk away with a new perspective called Sexual Grief that you can integrate into your current work in trauma, couples, and relationship therapy. Edy will give you the language and interventions to help your clients process and live a re-envisioned future.


Why attend this immersion day?

As clinicians, we discuss sexual trauma. We discuss developmental trauma, but we don’t discuss the disenfranchised grief that impedes the client’s ability to be intimate and to access desire.

Conversations around sex can be uncomfortable for us – and for the client. But not having the conversation means we miss the client’s underlying Sexual Grief.

Now is the time to learn from Edy Nathan, MA, LCSWR, CST, founder of the Sexual Grief Effect so you can feel confident in recognizing and treating this very private, and often hidden issue through psychodrama, role-play, and mask making. She is an author, speaker, licensed therapist, certified sex therapist, hypnotherapist and certified EMDR practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience practicing in New York. She has presented internationally on this topic to clinicians.

Learning objectives

1. Differentiate Sexual Grief Effect from grief and loss surrounding death and dying.

2. Assess clients for the predatory events or developmental experiences surrounding sexuality, LGBTQAI+, religious trauma, menopause, and aging.

3. Describe psychosocial experiences that often accompany Sexual Grief.

4. Utilizing Psychodrama and mask making, you will practice assessment and interview techniques as you create targeted dialogues that help reveal the Sexual Grief Effect.

5. Demonstrate six negotiation strategies, and the P.L.A.N.K, as a guide to recognize and integrate challenges associated with this response found in those coping with sexually traumatic incidents.

I Sexual Grief Essentials for All Therapists

  • Exploring why grief and sex are often clinically avoided with clients.
  • An expanded view on using grief and sexual history, from birth to present, to understand where the responses to loss get embedded.
  • How to use masks in session to reveal hidden emotions related to the Sexual Grief Effect – no artistry required!

II Sexual Trauma and the Sexual Grief Effect

  • Developmental lens within Sexual Grief and how it manifests in our clients’ lives
  • Predatory lens within Sexual Grief such as rape and incest
  • Personal and social identity losses, identity change, and the transgender client
  • Developmental Sexual Grief: the impact of rigid and religion-based concepts
  • LGBTQIA+ The Sexual Grief Effect and Emotional Response Crisis
  • For women: Sexual Grief and menopause
  • For men: Sexual Grief and erectile dysfunction
  • Case studies

III The Clinical Assessment: Seeking out Sexual Grief Effect Using Psychodrama

  • Overcoming clients’ resistance to discussion
  • The “warning label” we all wear: reading the signs of avoidance.
  • Spiritual breakdown: allowing space for spiritual loss
  • Creating safety

IV Practical Strategies to Integrate Psychodrama and Role-Play in Therapy

  • The Curious Listener
  • Empathy with Energy
  • Meeting of the Mindset
  • Warning Label Approach
  • Change and Action
  • In Sync for Body and Mind

Event starts on

September 11th 2024

Secure your place today

This is your chance to stay at the forefront of innovation and advance your professional journey in the field.

Immersion day ticket
In-person access to Immersion day live in Oxford.
£329 £199
($251/€235) rates as of 12/05/2024
  • Join us for a transformative one-day workshop with Edy Nathan, MA, LCSWR, CST
  • Walk away with a new perspective called Sexual Grief that you can integrate into your current work in trauma, couples, and relationship therapy.
  • Immerse yourself in a full day of in-person education with your selected thought leader, live from Oxford
  • Opportunity to meet and network with like-minded peers and the experts.
Virtual ticket
Attend the full conference virtually via high quality livestreams.
($415/€388) rates as of 27/07/2024
  • Livestream access to 30+ new, practical clinical keynotes, workshops and panels from some of the world’s leading experts
  • User-friendly, all-in-one platform that can be accessed on desktop or mobile with speaker Q&A and live chat
  • Enjoy 90-day on demand replay access of all sessions so you don’t miss a thing
  • Earn up to 30 CPD/CE hours (included, exact amount TBC)

Best of Both Bundle - Exclusive Limited Time Offer!

Struggling to balance time, work, or family commitments while wanting to attend our conference? We’ve got the perfect solution for you!

Join us at the University of Oxford on September 11th for an intimate pre-conference workshop led by one of our incredible speakers. Enjoy a unique educational experience in a stunning setting.

After the workshop, you’ll have access to the entire virtual conference, which you can watch live or at your convenience over the next 90 days. This flexibility allows you to fit the conference into your schedule seamlessly.

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to spend a day in Oxford and gain 30 hours of CPD/CE credits, all at a discounted rate. Don’t miss out—register now for the Best of Both Bundle!

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Explore the entire Oxford 2024 event

If you purchase the full conference ticket you will have access to one of the confirmed full day workshops of your choice. Choose from a selection of immersion days with Gabor Maté, Bessel van der Kolk, Janina Fisher, Richard Schwartz and more. You will also have access to the recordings of all the workshops you don’t select to attend live.

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Please select one Immersion Day from the list below to include with your package. You will receive an in person ticket for the selected immersion day, and virtual access to the full conference, including 90 days of recordings, with your purchase

Trauma, Attachment, and Neuroscience with Bessel & Licia
Bundle price: £449
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Unlock Healing, Transform Inner Conflict, and Embrace Your True Self with Richard Schwartz
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The Cultural Burden of White Supremacy Culture & The Path Toward Collective Healing with Deran Young​
Bundle price: £329
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Unlock the Transformative Power of Mindsight with Dan Siegel
Bundle price: £449
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Unlocking the Living Legacy of Trauma with Janina Fisher
Bundle price: £329
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Too Much of Nothing Introducing Neglect-Informed Psychotherapy with Ruth Cohn
Bundle price: £329
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The Sexual Grief Effect Response in Trauma with Edy Nathan
Bundle price: £329
High Impact Relational Therapy with Terry Real
Bundle price: £329
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Healing the Legacy of Historical and Transgenerational Trauma with Linda Thai
Bundle price: £329
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Explore The Myth of Normal with Gabor Maté
Bundle price: £449