Each month, Sexual Intelligence™ examines the sexual implications of current events, politics, technology, popular culture, and the media.
Dr. Marty Klein is a Certified Sex Therapist and sociologist with a special interest in public policy and sexuality. He has written 6 books, over 100 print articles, and has published 7 sets of training CDs. Each year he trains thousands of professionals in North America and abroad in clinical skills, human sexuality, and policy issues.
the wake of the DOMA and Proposition 8 Supreme Court decisions opening
the door to same-sex marriage across America, churches have expressed
anxiety. For years they've said that gay marriage would destroy straight
marriage and the family. But what about the church?
an affair, the betrayed person typically demands a lot of information.
Why should we limit this, even if the betrayer wants to provide it? How
much of a voice should the betrayer have in deciding if the children are
told about the affair--and what they're told?
most therapists say they use a "systems approach," it's hard to
maintain that perspective when we simply see a selfish betrayer and a
seminar will explore how to support the dignity and humanity of both
parties--to give a couple the best chance to reconcile.
poison their erotic space with narratives of failure, unresolved
existential issues, secrets, and shame of every possible kind.
standard "dysfunctions" don't begin to cover it. Patients' request for
better "function" is a plea to improve sexual experience without
changing the self or the relationship.
this seminar, I'll present a different way to conceptualize
cases--leading to different clinical strategies, and more importantly,
to better outcomes. If you like, bring a case to discuss or role-play.