Talking about Sex in the Therapy Room
Not long now! Please join Meg-John Barker to learn and consider how to help our clients discuss all things sexual during their therapy
Sex is something that many therapists feel uncomfortable discussing in the therapy room. This is despite it being a key area of most clients’ lives which is often intrinsically linked to mental health problems and which may – if worked with – open up a path to deeper understanding and creative ways of engaging with our struggles.
In this one day workshop we will consider how our own attitudes around sex and sexuality – and talking about sex – may impact upon our client work. We will look at the ways in which sex is understood in wider culture – and within psychology, psychotherapy and psychiatry – questioning the common approach of delineating ‘normal functional’ sex from ‘abnormal, dysfunctional’ sex and taking a goal-focused approach to sex and sexual difficulties.