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Love, Sex and the Body: Exploring men’s relationships with embodiment, sexuality and intimacy: Video Course

Love, Sex and the Body: Exploring men’s relationships with embodiment, sexuality and intimacy: Video Course

In these turbulent times for gender politics in general and masculinities in particular, we explore an important context in which gender roles are developed, understood and performed for men: in their friendships, intimate relationships and the body. Dr Beattie explores contemporary cultural and psychological dilemmas for men as they negotiate sexuality and intimate relationships and considers how these may inform our therapeutic process and content. The aim is to build an affirmative therapeutic practice, both for working with men as well as with clients dealing with issues that affect the men in their lives.

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Course Credits

CPD: 3 / CE: 3

Speaker(s)

Dr Michael Beattie

Course length in hours

3 hrs

Full course information

Using the latest research and clinical case studies we specifically consider the following:

Masculine Gender Norms

  • We situate our discussion in the context of masculine gender norms with a brief exploration of what it means to be masculine in today’s Western culture
  • We unpack those norms to understand how they might affect the way in which men connect and form relationships

Masculine Embodiment

  • Understanding how men come to engage with their bodies in the context of ‘physical toughness’ as a normative gender role performance
  • Exploring the contemporary challenges for men about the kinds of bodies they should have with resultant challenges in eating disorders, steroid abuse, body dysmorphia and shame

Men, Intimacy and Friendships

  • Looking at the culturally permitted ways in which men can express desire and love and deepening our understanding of the ways men are being encouraged to re-evaluate the manner in which they build relationships
  • Evaluating the role of attachment in understanding masculinity in intimate relationships
  • The importance of friendship and understanding male bonding, loneliness, friendlessness and the fear of other men

Men and Sexualities

  • The role of sexuality in relationship – understanding how to balance intimacy and vulnerability with traditionally masculine ‘playboy’ roles
  • Considering how pornography is changing how men and boys see themselves sexually and how to help men break away from an obsession with performance in sex
  • The role of sexual dysfunction and self-identity for men

Working with themes of love, sex and the body with men

  • We unpack the core process issues presenting in love, sex and relationships for men
  • Sexual and relational dysfunction and the importance of working affirmatively with masculine vulnerability and shame
  • Sex & Love Addiction – exploring ways of helping men stuck in unhelpful ways of building intimate relationships

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What you’ll learn

Using the latest research and clinical case studies we specifically consider:

  • Masculine Gender Norms
  • Masculine Embodiment
  • Men, Intimacy and Friendships
  • Men and Sexualities
  • Working with themes of love, sex and the body with men

Learning objectives

  • Discuss how men come to engage with their bodies in the context of ‘physical toughness’ as a normative gender role performance
  • Discuss the role of attachment in understanding masculinity in intimate relationships
  • Describe the sexual and relational dysfunction and explain the importance of working affirmatively with masculine vulnerability and shame

About the speaker(s)

Dr Michael Beattie is a HCPC Registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist with a research interest in the psychology of men and masculinities. In addition, he has worked in the field of sexuality, sexual identity and sexual health as well as with issues of gender identity and gender dysphoria. His book Counselling Skills for Working with Gender Identity & Gender Dysphoria was published with colleagues by Jessica Kingsley in 2018. He currently works as a Counselling Psychologist in private practice. Prior to entering the field of counselling psychology Michael worked in marketing communications, facilitating strategic planning and training sessions for clients across the world.

nscience UK is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. nscience UK maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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