“Recognizing and Resolving Sexual Conflicts in ISTDP”
Dr. Patricia Coughlin

Date and Time:
Fri. January 7, 2022
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST

Online Event

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This training focuses on how to help patients resolve sexual conflicts, freeing them to enjoy their sexual and romantic relationships fully.

About this event

Many of our patients struggle with conflicts regarding their sexuality. Anxiety and inhibition regarding sexual desires, and a fusion of sexual and aggressive impulses, are only two of the many conflicts that can adversely affect a patient’s sexual life.

In this audio-visual webinar, Dr. Coughlin will focus on recognizing, understanding and helping patients’ resolve sexual conflicts, freeing them to enjoy their sexual and romantic relationships fully. Sexual conflicts will be examined in a number of cases, some of which involve sexual feelings and impulses coming up in the transference. Handling these feelings in the same direct and matter of fact manner that we handle other feelings is often a challenge for therapists. If we are anxious and defend, our ability to help patients will be seriously hampered. This topic has been too often neglected in ISTDP circles, failing to provide trainees with the knowledge and skill required to deal with these common problems effectively. This training will address this gap and empower therapists to handle all manner of sexual conflicts and difficulties.

7 Continuing Credits will be available for this event and can be purchased for an additional $25 here: (Link will be added soon).

Participant feedback on the most helpful parts of Dr. Coughlin’s previous presentation:

“Her teaching style, her allowing for questions, and her specific examples”

“It was very clear and each step built on the previous making the information accessible.”

“clarity of didactic with supporting video – consolidating learning”

“the encouragement to imagine myself in the therapists shoes helped me engage more with the material. Dr. Coughlin’s psychoanalytic interpretations were also very helpful.”

About Dr. Coughlin:

Patricia Coughlin (Della Selva), Ph.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 35 years of clinical experience. She has held faculty positions at Northwestern University Medical School, Albany Medical College, and the Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine.

Currently she is Clinical Faculty at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Over the past 20 years she has written professionally, given presentations at professional conferences and conducted workshops for mental health professionals internationally. Currently, she is conducting training groups in New York, Australia, Denmark, and Poland and maintains a private practice in the North Shore of Boston.

Her first book, Intensive Short term Dynamic Psychotherapy: Theory and Technique, is considered a classic in the field. Dr. Coughlin’s book Lives Transformed was written in collaboration with Dr. David Malan, and published in 2006 by Karnac Books. Her newest book, Maximizing Therapeutic Effectiveness in Dynamic Psychotherapy, was published in July 2016 by Routledge.