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Interruptions and shortcuts: sexualities in the digital age

Saturday 14th November 2020

A webinar with Philip Stokoe - 10 am - 4 pm (with breaks)

Sexuality has moved from a central position in psychotherapeutic thinking. At the same time, there is evidence of a retreat from genuine relationships to virtual connection through social media for children and adolescents. This has become more marked during our current regime of social distancing and remote working.
Is there also a loss of the direct and visceral experience of unconscious communicating to unconscious without the conscious involvement of either party as described by Freud?

In my presentations, I hope to sketch a view of the changing focus on sexuality in the psychoanalytic world, and link this to the interruptions of the adolescent task of taking possession of the adult sexual body, facilitated by a social media that offers premature shortcuts to a superficial sexual identity.
My aim is to link these changes to the largely unnoticed differences in therapeutic work consequent on working remotely.
I hope that we can create an enjoyable engagement. Philip Stokoe

About the Presenter:

Philip Stokoe

His book The Brain and the Inner World was
translated inPhilip Stokoe BSc MSc CQSW F. Inst. Psychoanal Director Philip Stokoe Associates

Psychoanalyst in private practice working with adults and couples.
Organisational Consultant, to a wide range of organisations. He has been a senior manager in a range of health and social care settings since 1978, finally working in the Adult Department of the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust between 1994 and 2012, finishing as Clinical Director from 2007.
He has a reputation for teaching and writing across a wide range including psychoanalytic institutions and Politics.
His book, The Curiosity Drive: Our Need for Inquisitive Thinking, will be published by Phoenix Publishing House in November 2020.
Freud (4 vols).

Cost of the day:
£50 reduced rate for Wessex CP students and trainees
£65 early bird rate (payment required by 31/10/20), £75 thereafter

To book your place, payment can be made online to:
Wessex Counselling
sort code: 40 52 40 account: 00019093
Please quote your name and 'CPD' as reference.

A zoom link to the webinar will be issued shortly after payment has been received.