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Sexual infidelity is generally regarded as a grave symptom of a troubled relationship. Consequently, the revelation of an affair often triggers a crisis that threatens the entire foundation of trust and connection in a couple. Conventional practices mandate that therapists should insist upon full disclosure, never keep secrets, and view all infidelity as a highly traumatic event. However, when it comes to affairs, there is no one size fits all.
This presentation locates infidelity within the broader social context of modern marriage, the digital culture, sexuality, and monogamy. Affairs are an act of betrayal and they are also an expression of longing and loss. Hence, this model presents how to work from a dual perspective: hurt and betrayal for one and growth and expansion for the other.
We will explore the unique pain points of romantic betrayal and the meanings and motives that underlie illicit loves and desires. In addition, will discuss truth and accountability, detective and investigative questions, loyalty, and faithfulness.
A three stage model for emotional and erotic recovery is laid out to help couples rebuild trust and intimacy, or to part with dignity.
About the Presenter:
Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Fluent in nine languages, she helms a therapy practice in New York City and serves as an organizational consultant for Fortune 500 companies around the world. Her celebrated TED talks have garnered nearly 20 million views and her international bestseller Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence became a global phenomenon translated into 24 languages. Her newest book is New York Times bestseller The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity (HarperCollins). Esther is also an executive producer and host of the popular Audible original podcast Where Should We Begin?
Trained and supervised by Dr. Salvador Minuchin, she has served on the faculty of the family studies unit, department of psychiatry, New York University Medical Center, the International Trauma Studies Program, and the Ackerman Institute for the Family.
Esther is an AASECT certified sex therapy supervisor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a member of the American Family Therapy Academy as well as the International Society for Sex Therapy and Research. She has run her private practice in New York City for over three decades.
Each 7-week section qualifies for 14 CEUs, or 28 CEUs for the full course!
True or false: porn is addictive? Or wait, true or false: porn use is a normal, healthy expression of human sexuality? Porn and sex addiction are confusing and polarizing topics that can easily trigger therapists’ negative counter-transference. But the fact is that people in the United States visit more porn sites each month than they do Amazon, Netflix, and Twitter combined. Critics of porn will tell us that all this just goes to show we’re living in a “porn-addicted” society. Its advocates say we’re living in a “porn-phobic” one as well. In this deep-dive module, we will cover:
This 7-week module is a continuation of Part 1, but it can also be taken on its own by students who did not participate in the Fall semester. As a continuation, we will begin this module with a 2-week exploration of special considerations for sex therapy with trans* patients before taking a deep dive into the construct of sex addiction. As in Part 1, we will be paying close attention to the development and deepening of the therapeutic alliance and the processing of clinical material that happens both in the room and in between sessions through homework assignments. Case studies will be regularly referenced and discussed and workshop participants will be given the opportunity to present clinical material for group discussion and feedback.
About the Presenter:
Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist and nationally recognized sexuality counselor who specializes in sex therapy, couples therapy and working with individuals on a range of relational issues, such as the effects of sexual trauma. Ian is the New York Times best-selling author of numerous books, including She Comes First (Harper Collins) which is the best-selling sex advice book of the last decade and has been translated into more than a dozen languages.
In addition to being a New York State licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Ian is certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). He works with individuals and couples both privately and at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. His practice is composed equally of heterosexual and LGBTQ patients.
October, November & December, 2016
Presenter: Ian Kerner PhD
October 29, 2016
Workshop: Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction
Presenter: Douglas Braun-Harvey MFT
February 4, 2017
Workshop: Male Sexual Problems: An Existential View
Presenter: Dan Watter ED.D
March 18, 2017
Workshop: Sexology, Sexosophy, & African-American Sexuality: Implications for Sex Therapy and Sexuality Research
Presenter: Herb Samuels, MSSW, PhD
April 29, 2017
Workshop: Psychotherapy with Clients Who Are Kinky or Who Want to Be and Taking Lessons from the Kink World Mainstream
Presenter: Margie Nichols PhD
June 7 – 28, 2017
4-Week Module: Summer Sexuality Series – When Things Get Hot or Not: Countertransference to the Erotic in Couples Therapy
Presenter: Suzanne Iasenza PhD
These programs meet the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
(AASECT) and are approved for CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal
*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts.
*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the NYS Education Department State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education credit for licensed social workers.
*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors.
For more information about the CEU credits please call 212-333-3444.