The paradox of time and out-of-control sexual behavior
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Art Baur, LCSW
Michael M. Crocker, DSW, LCSW, MA
CEUs will be available for LMSW and LCSW participants.
Phil Connors, the protagonist in Groundhog Day, has the uncanny experience of time standing still while also evolving from life’s repetition. Those with out-of-control sexual behavior (OCSB) wish for the same but have no such luck as it is not how life is designed. In life as we know it, time marches on. Those in treatment from OCSB know this well. As these clients continue in treatment, the clock starts ticking which can activate fear, vulnerability and a risk of return to compulsive repetition. As psychotherapists treating OCSB, navigating this journey is essential for our client’s therapeutic growth and prevention of relapse.
In this workshop, we will explore the paradox facing patients that use repetitive behaviors to hide from their fear of time—a fear including change and death. We will examine the connection between the awareness of time passing and the experience of empathy, capacity for concern, sense of loss, intimacy, Klein’s depressive position and ultimately, secure attachment. This presentation will provide an objects relations perspective on this paradox. We will also provide a clinical application of these theories through a case study of a middle aged man in treatment for OCSB who now faces the truth of the passage of time.
Art Baur, LCSW is a psychoanalyst in private practice since 1979, a supervisor since 1982, and has been teaching since 1987. He currently teaches and supervises at the National Institute of the Psychotherapies as well as the Sexuality, Attachment & Trauma Project. Art was also the Director of Training at the Object Relations Institute.
Michael Crocker, DSW, LCSW, MA is the founder of the Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma Project and has been in private practice since 1995. He has a doctorate in clinical social work from the University of Pennsylvania in which he studied the correlation between out of control sexual behavior and insecure attachment. This research was published in the Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. He has institute training in object relations theory and is an adjunct professor at Rutgers, Touro and Iona College in which he teaches trauma-informed treatment and psychodynamics.
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The Sexuality Attachment & Trauma Project
The Continuing Education Program