When Pornography Is an Issue: Innovative Approaches to Couples Counseling & Psychotherapy
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 concept.
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- Examine common assumptions of therapists about porn and its use.
- Explain how to support both partners when a couple is in conflict about porn use.
- Explain how to help couples discuss the deficits in their relationship that they're avoiding via conflict about porn.
Marty Klein, PhD
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