Past Training and Events

Integrating The Dark and The Light: Jungian Depth Psychology and Sex Therapy With Couples

and Linda Weiner, MSW, LCSW

Sexology recognizes the significance of what the Murray Bowen school of psychology refers to as the differentiation of self, relationship triangles, and family projection processes within the context of couples therapy. However, there is another lens through which to explore the development of the individual within intimate dyadic dynamics and that is the depth-oriented, Jungian perspective with its concepts of individuation, relationship quadrangles, and the power of projection.

This presentation concerns the contributions that Jungian psychology offers to sex therapy in general and Sensate Focus in particular as a vehicle for individuation. Jungian psychology suggests that the most powerful relationship for any couple is the relationship that each partner fosters between his or her own conscious and unconscious processes so as to minimize the effect of unrealistic projections onto the partner. Each partner must cultivate this relationship first before being able to have a healthy intimate relationship with another person. Sensate Focus facilitates precisely this individuation process, emphasizing each partner’s attending to his or own experience rather than focusing on the other person in order to further his or her own individual development and, only subsequently, an intimate connection with the partner.

APRIL 20th

2017

Montreal, Canada

SEXCEPTIONAL WORKSHOP: Mastering the Art of Sensate Focus

and Linda Weiner, MSW, LCSW

Discover, develop, renew, and update your knowledge of Sensate Focus (the foundation of sex therapy) for a diverse client population. Re-examine the value of Sensate Focus for working with couples’ intimacy, relationship, and sexual concerns, and explore its association with mindfulness practice. Linda Weiner, MSW, LCSW, and Constance Avery-Clark, Ph.D., will go beyond what has been published by Masters & Johnson, presenting evolved clinical applications for LGBT populations, trauma survivors, Spectrum couples, and those with chronic illness or disability. The workshop will include suggestions for the use of Sensate Focus 1 with sexually distressed clients as opposed to the use of Sensate Focus 2 with those seeking to optimize their intimate and sexual relationship. Update your conceptualizations and skills, and join the conversation!

APRIL 8th

2017

Chicago, IL

6 Licensure APA CEU’s
6 Licensure CEU’s (LMFT, LCPC, LCSW)
6 Program Approved AASECT CEU’s

The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other

What is a truly loving and intimate relationship? Noted Jungian analyst Dr. James Hollis suggests in his Introduction to The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other two things that seem to be different than what you would expect when reflecting on the nature of intimate relationships. First, he contends that the quality of all of our relationship is a direct function of our relationship to ourselves. And, second, he encourages us to understand that the best thing we can do for our relationships with others is to render our relationship to ourselves more conscious. Why this focus on yourself rather than on your partner?

This one day workshop will examine the true nature of love and intimate relationships and the power of the five stages of projection that contribute to the bitter disappointment that accompanies so many of them. Through both didactic information and experiential exercise, this workshop will suggest the ways in which the dynamics of our search for love and intimacy actually play out concretely in day-to-day interactions with our Magical Other, and what you can do to work through these dynamics when they (inevitably) become problematic. The key, of course, is to know how to have a relationship with yourself, and ways to cultivate this within the context of relationships will be demonstrated.

FEB 18th

2017

Delray Beach, FL

5 CEUs

Sensate Focus: The Art and Science of Mindful Touch

Discover, develop, renew, and update your knowledge of Sensate Focus (the foundation of sex therapy) for a diverse client population. Re-examine the value of Sensate Focus for working with couples’ intimacy, relationship, and sexual concerns, and explore its association with mindfulness practice. Linda Weiner, MSW, LCSW, and Constance Avery-Clark, Ph.D., will go beyond what has been published by Masters & Johnson, presenting evolved clinical applications for LGBT populations, trauma survivors, Spectrum couples, and those with chronic illness or disability. The workshop will include suggestions for the use of Sensate Focus 1 with sexually distressed clients as opposed to the use of Sensate Focus 2 with those seeking to optimize their intimate and sexual relationship. Update your conceptualizations and skills, and join the conversation!

FEB 11th

2017

Delray Beach, FL

6 AASECT CEs
6 APA CEs

The Present Heart and The Self-Esteem Trap

Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D., who will be our featured presenter during the 2016-2017 season, is a well-known Jungian Analyst, psychologist, writer, and mindfulness speaker who has published 15 books including The Self-Esteem Trap, The Cambridge Companion to Jung, and Women and Desire. Her most recent book, The Present Heart: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Discovery, is a meditation on the healing power of love that attempts to answer the question “What is love, anyway?” She is optimistic about the gradual emergence of a fresh view of the human mind from the dialogue between psychoanalysis and Buddhism. Please join us for our final event of the year as we explore Dr. Young-Eisendrath’s work through several interviews that have been conducted with her. A discussion with the audience follows the interviews, facilitated by Constance Avery-Clark, Ph.D., Jungian-oriented Clinical Psychologist and CJSSF Board Member. An elegant dinner will complete the annual meeting.

MAY 1st

2016

Delray Beach, FL

3 CEUs

Sensate Focus: The Art and Science of Mindful Touch

Discover, develop, renew, and update your knowledge of Sensate Focus (the foundation of sex therapy) for a diverse client population. Re-examine the value of Sensate Focus for working with couples’ intimacy, relationship, and sexual concerns, and explore its association with mindfulness practice. Linda Weiner, MSW, LCSW, and Constance Avery-Clark, Ph.D., will go beyond what has been published by Masters & Johnson, presenting evolved clinical applications for LGBT populations, trauma survivors, Spectrum couples, and those with chronic illness or disability. The workshop will include suggestions for the use of Sensate Focus 1 with sexually distressed clients as opposed to the use of Sensate Focus 2 with those seeking to optimize their intimate and sexual relationship. Update your conceptualizations and skills, and join the conversation!

JAN 23rd

2016

Delray Beach, FL

6 AASECT CEs
6 APA CEs

 

 

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