Developmental Model

Consulting Group


As applied to sex issues

Do you want personal support as you apply

the principles of the Developmental Model

to your cases that involve sex issues?

Join me in an intimate consulting circle to: 

  • get feedback on your cases as they develop 
  • deepen your understanding of relational therapy using the Bader/Pearson Developmental Model
  • network with a community of high-level therapists working in the Developmental Model

Who is this for?

This consulting circle is designed for therapists who are actively training and building proficiency in the Developmental Model of couples therapy and also have experience working with sex issues. It’s designed to give you support and feedback with all your sex-related cases, while deepening your application of Developmental Model interventions and concepts. This is a small, intimate group of amazing clinicians!


How it works

The consulting group is intended to provide you with ongoing support, so it’s a year-long commitment, with the opportunity to renew at the end of the year if you choose. We’ll meet over Zoom every other month. Each meeting is 2 hours long to give us plenty of time to dive deep. Recordings are available, so you can always catch up on any sessions you miss.

Meet your instructor

I’m Martha Kauppi — an AASECT-certified sex therapist and supervisor, a former midwife, and a lifelong educator whose private practice specializes in the intersection of sex and relational issues. I am a senior trainer of the Bader/Pearson Developmental Model of Couples Therapy. I’ve devoted much of my career as a therapist to exploring the intersection between differentiation of self, relational connections, and sexuality. I created this group because I love a small-group deep-dive into three of my favorite topics: sex, relationships, and the Developmental Model.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What People Are Saying About My Work

Words cannot express the impact Martha has had on me, not only as a mental health professional, but as a human being. She is, hands down, one of the most influential people in my life; she is a model of human kindness and professional integrity. I've learned greatly about human sexuality and healthy relationships through her razor-sharp intuition and clinical and teaching skills. It is a mighty combination! I am grateful for the community she has built through the ATSIP Level 2 Consulting Groups, and I look at my time there with love and appreciation.

Vanessa Harvell, LMFT - Los Angeles, California

I find my connection to this group to be invaluable and crucial to the ongoing success of my work with clients.  The support is grounding and helps me to keep striving to be the best I can be at working with such difficult issues.  I am especially grateful for Martha’s leadership and expertise, as well as her warm and very real approach to the material.

Scott Ferguson, LCSW - New York and California

I appreciate Martha's warmth, timekeeping, and good boundaries. I feel good hands on the reins in this group -- Martha's leadership makes all the difference to my feeling of gaining both community and skill. I feel "seen" and included, and I take away immediate skills/tools/conceptualization ideas that I use on my couples that week.

Sarah Lincoln Pattee, MA, LPC - Portland, Oregon

Once again, I leave my consultation group with Martha, untangled.  You can bring the most convoluted case and Martha will show you how to sort through it to the most core and salient issues.  If you want the pleasure and joy of the adventures we go on together, join one of Martha’s consultation groups!  Hope to see you there!

Lori Keegan, MSW, MFT, MS - Topeka, Kansas

Through complex cases, the position Martha takes is very centered and grounded in who she is as a therapist. This inspires me to take a stance and confront my own biases and blindspots, and energizes me to look deeper into my own self as a therapist.

Elise Thompson

This is one of the most important and relevant courses I have taken post grad. I love being in Martha's ongoing consultation group, and highly recommend her to every therapist I know.

Nicolette Sweeney Willard, M.A., LMFT - San Francisco, CA