PRESENTED BY: MARK F. SCHWARTZ, D.Sc.
AIRDATE: FRI. NOV. 17, 2023
CEs: 2.0 with the completion of the online Evaluation Form
2.0 CEs provided with the completion of an online evaluation form. This workshop provides 2.0 CEs. Application made to CEPA for specified hours of Continuing Education Credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as is required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Do some individuals not have the capacity to love? If one is unable to feel or express emotions, does their capacity to love become impaired? If the mother or mother figure is unable to feel love for the infant, does the child accurately pick up the exchange of affect of unlovability? And if all these capacities for intimacy are impaired, how does the therapist facilitate a coherent sense of self and affect expression to enable bonding. This process will be delineated as it applies to individuals having compulsive affairs, hookups, or pornography.
To delineate treatment techniques for individuals impaired in their capacity to love, bond, and be intimate.
- To apply Bowlby, Ainsworth, and Main’s work with the development of the Affectional Systems in human beings in order to delineate how some individuals are deficit in their capacity to love.
- To analyze Main’s description of “Earned Secure Attachment” to describe how segregated, dissociative internal working models activate both the fear and bonding systems simultaneously, following developmental trauma.
- To describe how developing a coherent, consistent, collaborative narrative developmentally and working with polarized, segregated, internal working models can seed the development of the self-system.
- To describe relational and sex-therapy techniques to establish compassion, empathy, and bonding capacities.
- To delineate treatment strategies for sexually compulsive behavior.