In the aftermath of traumatic and victimizing experiences, most individuals are impacted, but 75% evidence resilience while 25% “get stuck” and develop PTSD and co-occurring disorders. This presentation will discuss what distinguishes these two groups and considers the implications for treatment.
This presentation will propose a diagnostic assessment of the couple, specifying their conflicts at the level of their sexual life, their integration of expectations regarding daily living together, and potential discrepancies regarding their value systems, including their overall social integration. On this basis, a diagnostic assessment of unconscious reactivation in both partners of unresolved conflicts in their relation with their parental couples may determine the strategy of therapeutic interventions.
This exchange will focus on the classic question of whether good therapy should focus more on cognitive or experiential changes. The merits of each, and the possibility of a “both/and” partnership, are considered.
EP17 Great Debates 11 - Masculine/Feminine: Then and Now - Esther Perel, MA, LMFT and Marilyn Yalom, PhD
Tennyson, in a nineteenth-century poem, expressed the firm belief in the difference between men and women.
Man for the field and woman for the heart:
Man for the sword and for the needle she:
Man with the head and woman with the heart:
Man to command and woman to obey.
During the twentieth century, this doctrine of separate spheres was steadily eroded so that by now, in the Western world, woman are expected to use their brains as well as their hearts and men are encouraged to assume some of the roles previously allotted exclusively to women. This dialogue between Esther Perel and Marilyn Yalom will explore the challenges that men and women now face in assuming traits and roles of the opposite gender. Are we edging towards a more androgynous definition of gender and a multiplicity of gender identities? What are the lingering gaps in gender inequality? Is there a “crisis of mascu