Peggy Kleinplatz, Ph.D.
Friday, May 5, 2017 10-5pm
Promoting Optimal Erotic Intimacy: Informing Therapy Practice.
In the face of common sexual problems, couples try tricks, techniques and gimmicks but become disillusioned. This empirically-based workshop will focus on how couples with sexual concerns or distress can experience erotic intimacy and how therapists can promote their erotic potential. Research with men and women in long-term relationships who self-identify as having optimal sexual experiences will be reviewed and their clinical applications highlighted. Lessons from research participants for “ordinary” couples or those with sexual desire problems and their therapists will be featured. Implications for replacing sexual boredom or dread with anticipation and erotic longing will be explored.
Dr. Peggy J. Kleinplatz is Professor of Medicine, Clinical Professor of Psychology and Director of Sex and Couples Therapy Training at the University of Ottawa. She is a clinical psychologist, Board Certified in Sex Education and as a Diplomate and Supervisor of Sex Therapy. Since 1983, she has been teaching Human Sexuality at the School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, where she received the Prix d’Excellence in 2000. Kleinplatz has edited four books, notably New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives, (Routledge, 2nd Edition), winner of the AASECT 2013 Book Award and Sexuality and Ageing (2015) with Dr. Walter Bouman. She is in clinical practice and deals with sexual issues in individual, couple and group therapy. In 2015, Kleinplatz received the Professional Standard of Excellence Award from the American Association of Sexuality Editors, Counsellors and Therapists. Her clinical work focuses on eroticism and transformation. Her current research focuses on optimal sexual experience, with a particular interest in sexual health in the elderly, disabled and marginalized populations.
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Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
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