Mating and bonding go together and shape each other. Body synchrony and oxytocin release characterize mammals who protect, groom and rear their young together. Placing sex in the relational context of bonding and attachment fosters the integration of couple and sex therapy interventions. Optimal sexuality occurs in a secure bond; such a bond facilitates relaxed, open and confidant engagement in the bedroom. This workshop will present the new research on attachment and sexuality, outline how attachment styles and strategies define sexuality and describe the principles of an attachment oriented approach to sexual problems.
Attachment interactions and emotions shape sexual responses Intervention in an attachment oriented couple therapy addresses sexual problems The creation of a safe haven fosters open responsiveness in sexuality
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Objectives: Describe the links between attachment and sexuality outlined in attachment research Outline the principles of an attachment oriented, EFCT approach to sex in couple therapy Describe specific interventions the EFCT therapist uses to address sexual problems
About the Speaker:
Susan Johnson, Ed.D., is the best selling author, clinical psychologist, distinguished research professor, dynamic speaker, and recognized innovator who has changed the field of couple therapy.
She is director of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and distinguished research professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as professor of clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She trains counselors in EFT worldwide and is recognized as one of the most prominent researchers and presenters in the couple therapy field.
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