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Love, Sex, and Attachment: Building and Strengthening Emotional Closeness with Couples

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Description

Attachment is God’s design for human relationships from infancy throughout our lives. Attachment theory informs us of the vital ingredients needed to forge strong and secure bonds within marriages at emotional and sexual levels. Love, Sex and Attachment: Building and Strengthening Emotional Closeness in Couples will help mental health professionals be an incarnational presence in hurting lives and motivate clients to take steps of faith toward healing.

Learning Objectives 

Participants will: 

  1. Describe ways that securely attached marital partners approach their spouses in times of emotional and sexual needs
  2. Study fundamental principles of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to address the patterned barriers to emotional and sexual intimacy in married couples 
  3. Discuss essential therapist and client ingredients needed to guide couples to take emotional risks in the context of enactments 
  4. Understand and address barriers to sexual intimacy in marriage by catalyzing the power of attachment in the couple’s bond 
  5. Identify specific attachment needs that can be violated through an attachment injury, along with the specialized tools required to mend these (learners will become familiar with the steps of the Attachment Injury Resolution Model) 
  6. Analyze two dimensions of the corrective emotional experience that must be created to restore a betrayed marriage, along with ways to activate the power of attachment to promote this healing 

Presenters

Jesse Gill, Psy.D. & Sharon May, Ph.D.

Lesson Titles 

LSAM 101: Secure Attachment: The Foundation of an Emotionally and Sexually Healthy Marriage: Part 1
In this session, Dr. Gill will provide an overview of attachment theory and how to help clients build and maintain a secure attachment in relationships.

LSAM 102: Secure Attachment: The Foundation of an Emotionally and Sexually Healthy Marriage: Part 2
In this session, Dr. Gill will discuss the formation of attachment bonds and how securely attached marital partners approach their spouses in times of emotional and sexual need.

LSAM 103: Secure Attachment: The Foundation of an Emotionally and Sexually Healthy Marriage: Part 3
In this session, Dr. Gill will discuss barriers that couples face when being emotionally present and vulnerable in the therapeutic process and discuss different attachment needs.

LSAM 104: Attachment Gone Awry: Understanding the Negative Interactional Cycles and the Steps of Emotionally Focused Couples: Part 1
In this session, Dr. May provides fundamental principles of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Attachment Theory as a road map for loving well in relationships and marriage.

LSAM 105: Attachment Gone Awry: Understanding the Negative Interactional Cycles and the Steps of Emotionally Focused Couples: Part 2
In this session, Dr. May will discuss how to walk a couple through the EFT steps of crisis to a secure attachment bond.

LSAM 106: Attachment Gone Awry: Understanding the Negative Interactional Cycles and the Steps of Emotionally Focused Couples: Part 3
In this session, Dr. May Study addresses the patterned barriers to emotional and sexual intimacy in married couples

LSAM 107: Healing Attachment Insecurity in Couples through Enactments
In this session, Dr. May will help mental health professionals become familiar with essential therapist and client ingredients needed to guide couples to take emotional risks in the context of enactments

LSAM 108: Restoring Sexual Closeness by Embracing the Power of Attachment
In this session, Dr. Gill will address barriers to sexual intimacy in marriage by catalyzing the power of attachment in the couple’s bond.

LSAM 109: Healing Attachment Injuries in Couples Therapy
In this session, Dr. Gill will identify specific attachment needs that can be violated through an attachment injury, along with the specialized tools required to mend these and become familiar with the steps of the Attachment Injury Resolution Model.

LSAM 110: Healing the Intimacy Cycle in Marriage
In this session, Dr. May will discuss the connection between intimacy and the emotional bond of a couple and how to foster healing around intimacy wounds created by unresolved arguments, emotional disconnection, and betrayals.

LSAM 111: Healing the Wounds of Sexual Betrayal in Couples Therapy
In this session, Dr. May will provide an attachment framework best to understand the attachment significance of betrayals and affairs. Mental health professionals will learn the different types of an affair and the phases of an affair.

LSAM 112: COVID-19 Stressors for Couples
In this session, Dr. May will address unique stressors brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and how mental health professionals can help couples cope and build and strengthen attachment bonds.

Continuing Education

12.0 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, and LCSW.

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: https://www.lightuniversity.com/continuing-education-statements/