previous generations. In this workshop, we’ll look at the influence of our overstimulated society on how young people today define, approach, and maintain intimacy within and between generations. We’ll explore how to use email, text messaging, and Facebook---not to distance or triangulate, but to develop stronger connections. We’ll use exercises and case vignettes to show you how to balance clients’ hyperconnectivity with genuine closeness, while promoting boundaries in a world of constant communication. Finally, we’ll offer techniques to help clients experience intimate connection in today’s instant gratification culture.
Esther Perel, M.A., author of the international bestseller Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence, is the recipient of the 2009 book award from the Society for Sex Therapy and Research. To learn more, visit http://www.estherperel.com.
Ron Taffel, Ph.D., is the chairman of the board of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York. He’s the author of The Second Family, a guide to raising adolescents. His latest book is Childhood Unbound: Saving Our Kids’ Best Selves.