The Architecture of Intimacy: Helping Couples and Individuals Develop the Skills They Need *WEBCAST*

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15 Nov 2019
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


5185 University Blvd.
UBC University Golf Course
Vancouver, BC V6T 1X5

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Workshop presented by Dr. Marty Klein


Sponsored by Chuck Jung Associates

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Time: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Location: University Golf Club (5185 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1X5)

Registration Deadline: November 11, 2019

After November 11, 2019 you can still register by calling BCPA at 604-730-0501.


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About the Workshop:

DSM-5 (a) avoids defining addiction (referring only to
the generic “Substance Use Disorders”), (b) includes the
following degrees of such disorders — mild, moderate, and
severe, (c) expands the “addiction” umbrella for the first time
to include non-substance (behavioral) addictions, beginning
with gambling, (d) suggests the likelihood that other such
addictions will soon be added (e.g., Internet, videos, sex,
eating/obesity), (e) fields claims from important psychiatric
figures that this document is not sufficiently rooted in
neuroscience. Psychologists must be prepared for a new
— but shifting — concept of addiction, so as to be true
to psychological theory and evidence-based techniques,
responsive to the range of clinical addictive problems clients
may present, and make use of the soundest scientific
concepts. Stanton Peele’s workshop will address these

Both individuals and couples talk a lot about “intimacy.” Most of our patients want intimacy, but they find it hard to create, maintain, or enjoy it. What exactly is it that people want—and why do they have so much trouble with it?

Therapists, too, talk about “intimacy.” What exactly is it that we’re helping people develop? What skills do they need? How do their intrapsychic issues or couple dynamics interfere with this? And what about people who say “I’m not the one with the problem?”

How do we use narratives and reframing to help limit the chronic revisiting of past wounds? What is NOT a “communication problem?” How do we spark partners’ curiosity about each other?

This workshop will break down “intimacy” into its practical components, and identify clinical interventions to help patients think about intimacy in new ways—so they can create and enjoy it in new ways.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe a useful definition of intimacy.
  2. Explain how to use narratives and reframing in a therapy session.
  3. Explain to patients what is not a “communication problem” and why.
  4. Identify obstacles to people developing and using relationship skills.
  5. Explain the role of “agreements” in the dynamics of conflict and intimacy.
  6. Explain the role of existential issues in relationship conflict.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Marty Klein has been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist for over 30 years. A former adjunct instructor at Stanford University Medical School, he is the award-winning author of seven books and 8 sets of training CDs. For 19 years he has written and published Sexual Intelligence, the award-winning blog and electronic newsletter. Marty is regularly featured in the popular media, such as The New York TimesPsychology Today, and National Public Radio.

Marty is outspoken about many popular and clinical ideas, decrying our field’s gender stereotypes, sex-negativity, and what he calls “the Oprah-ization of therapy.” Marty has trained physicians, psychologists, and policymakers in 35 countries, including China, India, Turkey, and Morocco. His 2018 seminar for BCPA was thought-provoking, practical, entertaining, and very highly rated, so we’ve invited him back. His website is

This course is worth 6 CPA Continuing Education Credits.


Important Information for Attendees:

  • Remember to sign out to obtain CE credits for this course.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing by November 11, 2019. A 20% administration fee will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be given after November 11, 2019.


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