Presented by the New Earth Institute of Southwestern College. Free and open to the public or $20 for 2 CECs.
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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.
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.