Why Sex Sucks and Love Doesn’t Last - A Special CEU Workshop with Pat Love

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A Special Workshop with Pat Love, EdD

Friday, October 4, 2013
8am-12pm, with optional luncheon



DePaul University O’Hare Campus
8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave, Room 206
Chicago, IL 60631

Download a pdf of the Workshop brochure here


8am-9am: continental breakfast & networking
9am-12pm: workshop with Pat Love
12:30-2pm: optional luncheon workshop with Pat Love


Morning Workshop Only: $50
Includes continental breakfast, coffee, tea, and juice

Morning Workshop & Luncheon: $100
Includes continental breakfast, lunch, coffee, tea, and juice

Why Sex Sucks and Love Doesn’t Last:  Research Updates & Clinical Strategies on Sex & Love

Relationships have changed drastically since the dawn of the 21st century. Dating, mating, single-life, sex-life, monogamy, matrimony, cohabitation, co-operation—all look different than one short generation ago. As if it weren’t challenging enough to keep up with pathological, technological, ethnic, educational, gender, geographic, socio-economic, and sexual diversity, we now have the largest generational gap in modern history to contend with. The relationship expectations and mores that made total sense to the Boomers now baffle many Millennials.

Cultural shifts in relationships can create collateral damage in sex and love. In an age when expectations as well as stressors are greater, it’s more difficult to keep healthy love alive. Let’s face it: it’s hard enough to keep up with all these changes personally, let alone stay current in a profession working with individuals across multi-cultural and generational lines. Fortunately, research rich with answers is flowing toward us at its own unprecedented rate, but trying to keep up is sometimes like taking a drink from a fire hose. This workshop is designed to make a faucet out of a fire hose.

We will use short lecture, video clips, clinical examples, case strategies and discussion to provide an update in research and strategic approaches to modern-day, as well as yesterday relationships.

While it is true that sometimes sex sucks and love doesn’t last, the overwhelming majority of us still long for those magic moments when the two of us connect in a way that makes all the chaos and conflict worth it. Come enjoy a time when we all celebrate those moments together.

Luncheon with Pat Love: Ten Research Facts to Make Therapy More Fun and Effective

Join Pat Love for an interactive luncheon and workshop. Space is limited.

Can you clarify what feelings are? Can you differentiate between implicit and explicit memories and demonstrate the difference to your clients? Can you discuss our two brains and describe their different functions? Can you explain why monogamy isn’t normal? 

Our code of ethical practice requires us to stay current with research pertaining to our field. At times this can seem an overwhelming task, but a few facts from the most salient studies can truly make your work more enjoyable—not to mention more effective.

In just a short time, we will review some of the newest literature and take a look at ten principles that just might bring more pleasure and punch to your practice.

About Pat Love EdD
Pat Love Ed.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Member and longtime Approved Supervisor in AAMFT. She is committed to helping people achieve healthy and fulfilling relationships. Between books, workshops, seminars, national news and even Oprah, Dr. Pat Love teaches you everything you need to know to have a relationship with yourself and others.

Pat Love received her Doctorate in Education and Master of Arts from West Virginia University. She has been in private practice in 1980, and in addition, she has been the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Austin Family Institute, an Associate Professor at Texas A & M University, and held many other positions in the academic and therapeutic professions. She gives presentations around the nation and the world, most notably as Faculty Emeritus in Imago Relationships International.

Pat Love is the author of many articles and books, most notably How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It (Doubleday, 2007). Her work has been included in several anthologies and critical texts.

Pat Love lives and practices in Austin, Texas. More information on her work can be found at www.patlove.com

3 CEU will be awarded to guests licensed in Illinois as LCSW, LCPC, and LMFT. 1 additional CEU will be given for the lunch workshop.

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To Register:

Registrations are requested by October 1, 2013. Late registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis. Register online here or contact the office at 312.604.5013 or admin@victoriesformen.org


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