Intimacy, Romantic Love and Sexuality

February 17, 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM


A Half Day Workshop

New Center for Psychoanalysis (NCP)

Saturday, February 17, 2018


What is this thing called love? Did Freud, Keats and Shelley know? This workshop explores healthy romantic love, intimacy and sexuality how with people with personality disorders (narcissist, borderline) can destroy the capacity to maintain an intimate relationship. It offers specific approaches and techniques to explain the psychodynamics couples who start out with a loving relationships but lurking in the shadows are unconscious elements that seek to destroy. It also explores how and why couples stay in painful, conflictual, destructive, never ending, relationships (traumatic bonding) or what I describe in my previous books as “the dance” (how one partner projects a negative feeling onto the other and how the other then identifies or over-identifies with it). Based on many publications this workshop offers many communication techniques as it expands to many other types of relational love bonds.  


IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of these CME/CE programs have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for the maximum number of 3 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

PSYCHOLOGISTS: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required for psychologists to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. For the psychologists’ records, certificates of attendance are provided at the completion of the course.  


The New Center for Psychoanalysis is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency. 

REGISTERED NURSES: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP1112). Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.