- SUSAN JOHNSON
- 1 HOUR 27 MINUTES
- AUDIO AND VIDEO
- FEB 26, 2014
Mating and bonding go together and shape each other. Body synchrony and oxytocin release characterize mammals who protect, groom and rear their young together. Placing sex in the relational context of bonding and attachment fosters the integration of couple and sex therapy interventions. Optimal sexuality occurs in a secure bond; such a bond facilitates relaxed, open and confidant engagement in the bedroom. This workshop will present the new research on attachment and sexuality, outline how attachment styles and strategies define sexuality and describe the principles of an attachment oriented approach to sexual problems.
- Attachment interactions and emotions shape sexual responses
- Intervention in an attachment oriented couple therapy addresses sexual problems
- The creation of a safe haven fosters open responsiveness in sexuality
- Attachment and sexuality research
- Attachment styles and strategies
- Principles of attachment oriented approach
Dr. Sue Johnson, is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, popular presenter and speaker and a leading innovator in the field of couple therapy and adult attachment. Sue is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 30 years of peer-reviewed clinical research.
Sue Johnson is founding Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, and Professor, Clinical Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, Canada, as well as Professor Emeritus, Clinical Psychology, at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
Dr. Johnson is the author of numerous books and articles including Attachment Theory in Practice: EFT with Individuals, Couples and Families (2019) The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection (3rd edition, 2019) and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors (2002).
Sue trains behavioral health providers in EFT worldwide and consults to the over 75 international institutes and affiliated centers who practice EFT. She also consults to Veterans Affairs and the U.S. and Canadian militaries.
Financial: Susan Johnson receives compensation as a tenured professor for the University of Ottawa. She receives royalties as an author for Little Brown, ICEEFT, Brunner Routledge, and Guilford Press. Dr. Johnson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Susan Johnson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.