Our Community Lectures are offered FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, or $20 for 2 CECs approved for counselors, art therapists and social workers. Lectures are listed in the quarterly class schedules and posted on this site.
Objects of Desire and Desiring Subjects: On Sexuality in Psychotherapy
A COMMUNITY LECTURE presented by The New Earth Institute
Friday, October 3, 6-8pm, SWC Campus
FREE or $20 FOR 2 CECs – Must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.
Every psychotherapy process begins with desire. Our conscious and unconscious longings inform therapy from start to finish. By exploring diverse case examples, contemporary psychoanalytic theory, and experimental research, this lecture offers a reinterpretation of psychotherapy as a process of awakening or cultivating desire. We will consider how the objects of our desire inform and shape our psychological lives; how the erotic is always present in relationships that transform, break, and enliven us; how our sexuality is often where our deepest hopes and dreads are animated; and how we can create a therapeutic space that allows for the elaboration and integration of erotic desire without invasive overstimulation or silent humiliation. This lecture will conclude by outlining how the New Earth Institute at Southwestern College is addressing the lack of adequate information about sexuality and sexual issues in mental health practice.
Ginna Clark M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC, is a psychotherapist and art therapist in private practice in Santa Fe. She is the director of the new Human Sexuality certificate program and adjunct faculty at SWC.
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–Adult ADD/HD: A Problem Unrecognized by Doug Puryear, M.D.
–Clinical Intuition, Vito Hemphill, DOC
–The Turning of the Ages: Our Time and Place in Cosmic Cycles of Evolution, Jason Holley, M.A., LPCC
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–Under a Remarkable Sky:The Birthchart of Southwestern College, Jason Holley, M.A., LMHC:
–Intersubjectivity and the Practice of Therapy, Bill Smythe
–The Biological Drama of Trauma, Lee Cartwright, M.A.
–Cultivating Bridges: Attunement, Interpersonal Neurobiology & Group Process, Kate Cook, M.A., LPCC, TEP
–Vision as a Metaphor for Consciousness, Sam Berne, MD
–Envisioning a New, Healthy Sexuality, Jason Holley, M.A. and Kate Latimer, M.A.
–Transformation Through the Quantum Field, Robert Waterman, Ed.D.