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5025: Passionate Marriage: Love, Sex, and Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships

About the Course:

"Passionate Marriage: Love, Sex, and Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships"

Couples therapists often specialize in one or the other—sex or the relationship. Dr. Schnarch believes sex is the all-telling barometer of a love relationship. His fundamental lesson is differentiation—the often threatening process of defining yourself as separate from your partner, which inevitably draws you closer to your partner than you ever dreamed possible. Schnarch uses dramatic therapy sessions to illustrate how differentiation doesn’t just cure sexual dysfunction; it helps couples reach new heights of their sexual potential.

Author

Schnarch, David, Ph.D.

Course Objectives:

  1. to be able to understand the author’s non-pathologizing view of sexual and emotional development.

  2. to be able to explain and help others apply the author’s concept of “differentiation.”

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