San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Psychotherapy and Couples Counseling When Pornography is an Issue
Marty Klein, Ph.D
May 8, 2015
71 W 23rd St 4th floor, New York, NY 10010
Most therapy criticizes porn use while legitimizing the grievances of the porn consumer’s partner. As patients struggle around issues of privacy, trust, fidelity, and autonomy, remaining non-judgmental can be difficult. This workshop focuses on treating intrapsychic conflicts and power struggles over porn use. We’ll explore how conflict about pornography is often used to avoid confronting a sexual relationship’s deficits; how one or both partners may be acting out body image issues; and why “porn addiction” is not a helpful clinical concept. We’ll also look at common countertransference experiences.
* To examine common assumptions of therapists about porn and its use
* To learn how to support both partners when a couple is in conflict about porn use
* To learn how to help couples discuss the deficits in their relationship that they’re avoiding via conflict about porn
Dr. Marty Klein has been a Licensed MFT and Certified Sex Therapist for 34 years. The author of 7 books about sexuality, he has given over 700 training programs, keynote speeches, and seminars to professionals in across the U.S. and in 30 countries. Audiences everywhere describe Marty’s talks as practical, thought-provoking, and entertaining. A former adjunct instructor at Stanford Medical School, his website is www.SexEd.org.
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