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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

Some Perspectives on Psychoanalysis and Sex Therapy in Clinical Practice - Ann Arbor

Mark E. Ziegler, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute

Joshua Ehrlich, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute

Michael Singer, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute

Reena Liberman, M.S.
Psychotherapist and Certified Sex Therapist

In a post-Kinsey era, scientific research is expanding our knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology, and normative human sexual behavior. This growing body of research is generating new technology and treatment interventions that bear consideration by all clinicians addressing sexual problems.

Psychoanalysis offers rich explorations into the role of sexuality in mental functioning (i.e., distinct from behavioral functioning generally addressed in sex therapy).  This course, then, is designed to examine the ways in which the fields of sex therapy and psychoanalysis might complement each other.  Using readings and case discussion we will consider several challenging questions: When informed by contemporary views of sexual dysfunction, does psychoanalytic technique require accommodations for dealing with sexual problems?  How does the application of sex therapy technique impact a treatment? What does psychoanalysis offer that sex therapists might usefully consider in their work? Participants are encouraged to bring clinical material.

Seven sessions
Thursdays: October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8, 15, 2007
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor
Fee $175 ($87.50 for full-time students)
10.5 CME/CE credit hours