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Love, Sex and the Body: Video Resource Bundle

Love, Sex and the Body: Video Resource Bundle

This video resource pack includes:

  • Love, Sex and the Body: Exploring men’s relationships with embodiment, sexuality and intimacy (Dr Michael Beattie)
  • Working with Compulsive Sexual Behaviours (Silva Neves)

Price for resource pack: £105 instead of the regular price of £130 (a saving of £25)

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Course Credits

CPD: 6 / CE: 6

Speaker(s)

Dr Michael Beattie, Silva Neves

Course length in hours

6 hrs of video content

Full course information

This video resource pack contains two complete workshops (CPD hours / CE credits: 6) that cover:

Part 1:

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

Part 2:

At this contemporary and therapeutically oriented seminar, Silva Neves draws on a psychosexual model and his recent book on the topic to present evidence that we should be looking at compulsive sexual behaviours less as addictions and more as a manifestation of underlying behavioural disturbances. The seminar will focus on understanding compulsive sexual behaviours from a sex-positive and evidence-based approach, away from the sex addiction mindset.

Using case studies and examples Silva explains the link between sexual compulsivity and trauma, relational trauma, attachment styles, self-esteem, the loop of shame and narcissistic traits.

Specifically, he explains, the three phases of therapy:

  • Emotional regulation:
    • The steps we can take to address poor impulse control and the resources we can help clients with, to manage their compulsive urges
    • We discuss how the client can be involved in this process and the initial assessment the client needs to make for this phase to work
  • Reprocessing:
    • This phase involves considering the clients entire life story so they can fully understand how they got to where they are, without judgments or blaming; with a view to identifying predisposing and precipitating factors for sexual compulsivity
    • We discuss how we can guide clients into creating connections with self, meaningful others, nonmeaningful others and with the wider world and how this phase requires relationally driven therapeutic steps
  • Reconstruction:
    • This phase is an existential process for clients which allows them to create a plan for the future while maintaining a thriving sex life free of shame
    • We discuss how we can help clients create the psychological and emotional flexibility required to revaluate their commitments on a regular basis so that their future plan is dynamic and sustainable

What's included in this course

What you’ll learn

Part 1:

Using the latest research and clinical case studies Dr Michael Beattie specifically considers:

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

Part 2:

At this contemporary and therapeutically oriented seminar, Silva Neves draws on a psychosexual model and his recent book on the topic to present evidence that we should be looking at compulsive sexual behaviours less as addictions and more as a manifestation of underlying behavioural disturbances. The seminar will focus on understanding compulsive sexual behaviours from a sex-positive and evidence-based approach, away from the sex addiction mindset.

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
  • Explain the link between sexual compulsivity and trauma, relational trauma, attachment styles, self-esteem, the loop of shame and narcissistic traits
  • Discuss the steps we can take to address poor impulse control and the resources we can help clients with, to manage their compulsive urges and how the client can be involved in this process and the initial assessment the client needs to make for this phase to work
  • Discuss how we can help clients create the psychological and emotional flexibility required to revaluate their commitments on a regular basis so that their future plan is dynamic and sustainable

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.

Silva Neves is a COSRT-accredited and UKCP-registered psychosexual and relationship psychotherapist, and a trauma psychotherapist. He is a Pink Therapy Clinical Associate. Silva works in his Central London private practice and online. He specialises in working with sexual trauma and compulsive sexual behaviours and provides therapy for individuals and couples presenting with a wide range of sex and relationship issues.

He is a COSRT-accredited clinical supervisor and a Course Director for CICS (Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology).

Silva is the author of Compulsive Sexual Behaviours, A Psycho-Sexual Treatment Guide for Clinicians (2021, Routledge).

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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