Sex, Love, & Intimacy—Counter-intuitive Approaches
Webinar Series with Dr. Marty Klein
Have sex, love, and intimacy changed? Yes and no. Most people still want some combination of all three. Technology gives us the illusion that we’re connected to more and more people–but our clients seem more comfortable relating to their devices than to each other. Sex seems more awkward than playful. Relationship rules appear to have changed–but no one seems to know what they are.
We need therapeutic approaches that help people explore and understand what they want from relationships. What makes them hesitate to pursue what they want? What stories do they tell themselves that keep them stuck?
And what assumptions do we therapists have about sex, love, and intimacy that limit our own clinical effectiveness?
In this series, you’ll learn creative perspectives like
- Why we shouldn’t reassure patients that they’re normal
- How focusing on male-female differences undermines intimacy
- The advantages of discussing existential issues with almost every couple
- Why “good attachment” doesn’t necessarily lead to desire & good sex
This series includes four 90-minute videos:
- Infidelity: After an affair, who owns the relationship?
- When porn is an issue: Couples in conflict & self-destructive individuals
- Low desire, high desire: Counter-intuitive approaches to desire discrepancies
- “You are NOT the boss of me”: Helping couples reduce & manage conflict