BT14 Invited Address 12 - Relationships 2.0 - Pat Love, EdD
Relationships have changed since the dawn of the 21st century. Dating, mating, single life, sex-life, monogamy, matrimony, cohabitation, co-operation—all look different than a generation ago. As if it weren't challenging enough to keep up with pathological, technological, ethnic, educational, gender, geographic, socioeconomic, and sexual diversity, we now have the largest generational gap in modern history to contend with which means the relationship expectations and mores that made total sense to the Boomers now baffle many Millennials. Cultural shifts can create collateral damage in sex and love. Come take a look at stressors and solutions facing relationships 2.0! A Brief Approach to Sexual Style and Understanding Human sexual response is a complex system even when attempting to understand one person let alone two people in a relationship. It is helpful, therefore to have a way to organize decades of research and clinical practice in a manner which can be shared with clients. A practical schema will be presented to educate and motivate clients interested in improving their intimate connection. Lecture, video, original handouts and experiential exercises will be utilized.
Pat Love, Ed.D, is known for her warmth, humor, and practical, research-based wisdom. Her blog posts, YouTube clips, books, trainings, workshops, and online courses have made her a popular go-to relationship consultant. Her work has been featured on TV, in cyberspace, and popular magazines, but she’s also a distinguished professor, licensed marriage and family therapist, and long-standing clinical member and approved supervisor in American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
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