Sex, Love, and Intimacy: Defining, Discussing, Enhancing
Many Americans use the words sex, love, and intimacy interchangeably. These do not mean the same thing, however, and our culture’s confusion about this contributes to both relationship and sexual dissatisfaction.
This workshop will present innovative definitions of love, sex, and intimacy; discuss how our culture–and psychotherapy–confuses them; examine how patients can communicate about them more effectively; and explore strategies to understand them independent of each other–so patients can better connect them when appropriate, enriching their lives.
Using this perspective, we will focus on issues including:
- Power dynamics in sexual and intimate relationships
- Diagnosis and treatment of desire discrepancies
- The role of “casual sex” in people’s lives
- Does therapy take sex seriously?
- Companionate marriages
- Non-monogamy and other non-standard arrangements
- The therapist’s own issues about sex, love, and intimacy
Both the professional training and public seminars were relevant, interesting, and engaging. Your ideas on negotiating sexual reality made sex and relationships seem feasible. And you handled the equipment glitches with professional aplomb.
- The Prostate Centre, British Columbia, Canada
You gave an outstanding keynote at our annual conference, as well as a wonderful day-long training for professionals. We wholeheartedly recommend you as a keynote presenter and trainer.
- National Association of Social Workers, Indiana Chapter
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