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Sex and Psychoanalysis

In this day-long in-person workshop, Linsey Blair will explore the ways in which psychoanalytic thought can be applied to the sexual relationship. The day will include presentations, work in small groups and illustrative clinical material.

Key information

Date and time: Saturday 9 July, 10am to 4pm

Speaker: Linsey Blair

Fee: £80 (70 if booked and paid for by Friday 27 May 2022) - alumni discount available

Total number of places available:20

Venue: Hallam House, 56-60 Hallam Street, London W1W 6 JL

Access: Our trainings take place on upper floors, accessible by lifts with the following specification: Type 1 provides only limited accessibility for persons using a manual wheelchair as described in EN 12183:2014 or an electrically powered wheelchair of class A described in EN 12184:2014. This car accommodates one wheelchair user without an accompanying person.

  • Overview

    In this day-long in-person workshop, Linsey Blair will explore the ways in which psychoanalytic thought can be applied to the sexual relationship.

    Linsey is a sex therapist with a psychoanalytic predisposition, and views a couple’s sexual relationship as the projective stage for their shared internal conflict. In this view, sex is the place that unconscious phantasies meet, dovetail and – often in the case of sexual dysfunctions – harden into a belief. It is the place where object relations come alive.

    Through a mixture of presentations and work in small groups, and using clinical material to illustrate her thinking, Linsey will explore the ways in which the sexual relationship and sexual dysfunction can be thought about psychoanalytically. She will discuss the impact of breaks during early mother/infant mirroring, during negotiation of the oedipal situation and later during adolescence on eventual adult sexual integration, and clinical approaches to these difficulties using a combination of psychodynamic and psychosexual techniques.

    There will be the opportunity for attendees to discuss Linsey’s thinking as well as to bring their own clinical material. The event will be of interest to psychosexual therapists who want to learn more about psychoanalytic approaches and to psychoanalytically trained therapists who would like to think in more detail about sexual dysfunction.

  • Who is it for?

    Attendees should be qualified and practising individual, group, family or couple psychotherapists or counsellors, or those who are currently training in these fields.

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