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Summer Sexuality Series: Attachment without Attraction: Understanding Lost Sexual Attraction in Couples (June 5-June 26)

Upcoming Virtual Workshop:

Summer Sexuality Series: Attachment without Attraction: Understanding Lost Sexual Attraction in Couples

Suzanne

with Suzanne Iasenza, PhD

Wednesdays: June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2024; 1:45pm-3:15pm

This event is approved for Approved for 6 AASECT CE + 6 NYS CE Credits

One of the most perplexing clinical moments for patients and therapists is a declaration of an absence of sexual attraction by one or both partners. Unlike sexual desire which can wax and wane over time, sexual attraction is often experienced as fixed and unchangeable. What is a therapist to do? How do we best understand the vicissitudes of sexual attraction over the lifespan of couples including the absence of attraction from the beginning of relationships to its decline over time. 

Utilizing a narrative approach which integrates psychodynamic, systems, and cognitive behavioral elements, Dr. Iasenza will discuss assessment and treatment techniques that help identify and transform intrapsychic, interpersonal, developmental, and environmental factors that contribute to this emotionally challenging presenting problem.

About the Presenter: 

Suzanne Iasenza is a practicing psychologist who specializes in and writes on topics such as human sexuality, sex therapy for individuals and couples, sexual orientation and gender identity. She teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, Adelphi University’s Derner Institute Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis, the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, the Family Institute of Westchester, and the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy in NYC, where she co-founded the Sex Therapy Training Program (STP).

She offers study/consultation groups and individual consultation for mental health professionals. She has a private practice in psychotherapy and sex therapy in New York.

 

An important note about CEs: ICP is an approved provider of continuing education credits for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, creative arts therapists, psychologists and psychoanalysts through the New York Department of Education. If your license is from a different state, please contact your state’s licensing board to find out if they will accept CE credits for New York State. If your license is from another state, please enter your license number with your state in parenthesis, ie 54321 (CA).

 

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Date:
June 5
Time:
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
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Website:
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Online Event

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Sex Therapy Program (STP)
Email
pcgs@icpnyc.org
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Credits
6
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Expanding Dissociation Informed Psychoanalytic Practice:
How to make conceptual sense of Not-me, No-me, & Many mes

Johanna Dobrich

with Johanna Dobrich, LCSW

Friday, May 17th, 2024 7:00-9:00pm in-person at ICP

 

Approved for 2 NYS CE Credits!

In recent years, psychoanalysis has undergone a transformation away from an exclusive focus on repressive symptomatology to include dissociative symptomatology. Howell/Itkowitz's dissociative unconscious, Bollas' unthought known, Stern's unformulated experience, and my own unexperienced-experience, regularly appear as constructs in both our theoretical and clinical formulations. Yet there remains a lot of ambiguity about the differences between defensive and ordinary dissociation and the varied forms defensive dissociation in particular may take. Many times, people confuse dissociation as a defense from dissociation as a structure of the self. Taking Sullivan's understanding of the self as a system, I propose a continuum in which defensive dissociation may occur ranging from a more or less continuous self-system all the way up to a discontinuous self-system. I describe the difference between the 'dissociation of content' from 'dissociation as a structure of the self,' highlighting clinical phenomena people may come to recognize in their practice. I go on to elaborate on some of the structural features of 'dissociation as a structure of the self ’ and offer clinical examples.

About Presenter:

Johanna Dobrich is a licensed clinical social worker and graduate of ICP’s four-year psychoanalytic training program. She is on the Faculty at the ICP, the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, and the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, where she teaches courses on trauma, dissociation, and contemporary psychoanalytic practice from a Relational perspective, as well as supervises candidates in training. She is the author of the book “Working with Survivor Siblings in Psychoanalysis” for which she received the 2023 Sandor Ferenczi Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and has authored numerous articles on dissociation, loss and mourning. Johanna is in private practice in New York, NY.

For any questions, including those about accessibility, or to request accommodations please contact Maeve Hanley at SICP@icpnyc.org

An important note about CEUs: ICP is an approved provider of continuing education credits for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychoanalysts through the New York Department of Education. If your license is from a different state, please contact your state’s licensing board to find out if they will accept CE credits for New York State. If your license is from another state, please enter your license number with your state in parenthesis, ie 54321 (CA).

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Date:
May 17
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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Credits
2 NYS credits

Venue

ICP
33 W 60th St., 4FL
New York, 10023 United States
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212.333.3444
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Summer Sexuality Series:

The Incredible Lightness of Becoming Erotic in Later Life:
Lessons from Octogenarians

with Suzanne Iasenza, PhD

Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2023; 1:45-3:15pm EST on Zoom

6 AASECT + 6 NYS CE credits available.

NOTE: This is a 4-part series, registration is closed.

U.S. Culture contains a plethora of desexualizing narratives about aging. Therapists and patients often buy into myths believing sex in later life is destined to be limited and disappointing. After years of substandard or non-existent sex in long-term relationships some seniors enter couple therapy feeling hopeless and skeptical that erotic life is possible especially as they experience the physical impact of aging.

This presentation will discuss how to identify and transform limiting cultural and personal narratives, thus creating potential erotic space within which couples discover erotic lightness and play. Case material will illustrate how to integrate new narrative frames and technique into therapy with senior couples.

About the Presenter:
SUZANNE IASENZA, PhD is on the faculties of the Adelphi University Derner Institute’s Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis, and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), where she also serves as Co-Director of the Sex Therapy Training Program (STP). She also teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Family Institute of Westchester. She maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and sex therapy in New York. Her latest book, Transforming Sexual Narratives: A Relational Approach to Sex Therapy was published by Routledge.

Registration has now closed. If you registered but haven’t received your Zoom link, please email Tobin Berliner at stp@icpnyc.org

 

Details

Date:
June 7, 2023
Time:
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
EDT
Series:
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Website:
https://icpnyc.org/stp/#sched

Venue

Online Event

Organizer

Sex Therapy Program (STP)
Email
pcgs@icpnyc.org
View Organizer Website

Other

Credits
6 AASECT + 6 NYS CE credits available.

Summer Sexuality Series:

The Incredible Lightness of Becoming Erotic in Later Life:
Lessons from Octogenarians

with Suzanne Iasenza, PhD

Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2023; 1:45-3:15pm EST on Zoom

6 AASECT + 6 NYS CE credits available.

NOTE: This is a 4-part series, registration is closed.

U.S. Culture contains a plethora of desexualizing narratives about aging. Therapists and patients often buy into myths believing sex in later life is destined to be limited and disappointing. After years of substandard or non-existent sex in long-term relationships some seniors enter couple therapy feeling hopeless and skeptical that erotic life is possible especially as they experience the physical impact of aging.

This presentation will discuss how to identify and transform limiting cultural and personal narratives, thus creating potential erotic space within which couples discover erotic lightness and play. Case material will illustrate how to integrate new narrative frames and technique into therapy with senior couples.

About the Presenter:
SUZANNE IASENZA, PhD is on the faculties of the Adelphi University Derner Institute’s Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis, and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), where she also serves as Co-Director of the Sex Therapy Training Program (STP). She also teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Family Institute of Westchester. She maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and sex therapy in New York. Her latest book, Transforming Sexual Narratives: A Relational Approach to Sex Therapy was published by Routledge.

Registration has now closed. If you registered but haven’t received your Zoom link, please email Tobin Berliner at stp@icpnyc.org

 

Details

Date:
June 14, 2023
Time:
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
EDT
Series:
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Website:
https://icpnyc.org/stp/#sched

Venue

Online Event

Organizer

Sex Therapy Program (STP)
Email
pcgs@icpnyc.org
View Organizer Website

Other

Credits
6 AASECT + 6 NYS CE credits available.

Summer Sexuality Series:

The Incredible Lightness of Becoming Erotic in Later Life:
Lessons from Octogenarians

with Suzanne Iasenza, PhD

Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2023; 1:45-3:15pm EST on Zoom

6 AASECT + 6 NYS CE credits available.

NOTE: This is a 4-part series, registration is closed.

U.S. Culture contains a plethora of desexualizing narratives about aging. Therapists and patients often buy into myths believing sex in later life is destined to be limited and disappointing. After years of substandard or non-existent sex in long-term relationships some seniors enter couple therapy feeling hopeless and skeptical that erotic life is possible especially as they experience the physical impact of aging.

This presentation will discuss how to identify and transform limiting cultural and personal narratives, thus creating potential erotic space within which couples discover erotic lightness and play. Case material will illustrate how to integrate new narrative frames and technique into therapy with senior couples.

About the Presenter:
SUZANNE IASENZA, PhD is on the faculties of the Adelphi University Derner Institute’s Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis, and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), where she also serves as Co-Director of the Sex Therapy Training Program (STP). She also teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Family Institute of Westchester. She maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and sex therapy in New York. Her latest book, Transforming Sexual Narratives: A Relational Approach to Sex Therapy was published by Routledge.

Registration has now closed. If you registered but haven’t received your Zoom link, please email Tobin Berliner at stp@icpnyc.org

 

Details

Date:
June 21, 2023
Time:
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
EDT
Series:
Event Categories:
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Event Tags:
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Website:
https://icpnyc.org/stp/#sched

Venue

Online Event

Organizer

Sex Therapy Program (STP)
Email
pcgs@icpnyc.org
View Organizer Website

Other

Credits
6 AASECT + 6 NYS CE credits available.

Summer Sexuality Series:

The Incredible Lightness of Becoming Erotic in Later Life:
Lessons from Octogenarians

with Suzanne Iasenza, PhD

Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2023; 1:45-3:15pm EST on Zoom

6 AASECT + 6 NYS CE credits available.

NOTE: This is a 4-part series, registration is closed.

U.S. Culture contains a plethora of desexualizing narratives about aging. Therapists and patients often buy into myths believing sex in later life is destined to be limited and disappointing. After years of substandard or non-existent sex in long-term relationships some seniors enter couple therapy feeling hopeless and skeptical that erotic life is possible especially as they experience the physical impact of aging.

This presentation will discuss how to identify and transform limiting cultural and personal narratives, thus creating potential erotic space within which couples discover erotic lightness and play. Case material will illustrate how to integrate new narrative frames and technique into therapy with senior couples.

About the Presenter:
SUZANNE IASENZA, PhD is on the faculties of the Adelphi University Derner Institute’s Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis, and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), where she also serves as Co-Director of the Sex Therapy Training Program (STP). She also teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Family Institute of Westchester. She maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and sex therapy in New York. Her latest book, Transforming Sexual Narratives: A Relational Approach to Sex Therapy was published by Routledge.

Registration has now closed. If you registered but haven’t received your Zoom link, please email Tobin Berliner at stp@icpnyc.org

 

Details

Date:
June 28, 2023
Time:
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
EDT
Series:
Event Categories:
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Event Tags:
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Website:
https://icpnyc.org/stp/#sched

Venue

Online Event

Organizer

Sex Therapy Program (STP)
Email
pcgs@icpnyc.org
View Organizer Website

Other

Credits
6 AASECT + 6 NYS CE credits available.
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