What is intimacy? With psychologist and psychoanalyst Stephen Blumenthal

Blumenthal, Stephen and Barbieri, Annalisa (2022) What is intimacy? With psychologist and psychoanalyst Stephen Blumenthal. [Audio]

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Abstract

It’s only in the last few years that I’ve really looked into intimacy and what it actually, practically, means. A lot of people use it as a by-word for sex but here’s where it gets interesting because intimacy and sex aren’t the same thing. In fact a lot of people use sex to avoid intimacy. Stephen Blumenthal and I discuss what is and isn’t intimacy, how to know if you’ve got it and maybe, how to find it if it’s so far eluded you. Stephen is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst , accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council. He has specialist expertise in treating people who have problems with relationships and intimacy, difficulty expressing emotions, sex addiction and compulsive use of pornography.

Item Type: Audio
Additional Information: Conversations Season 2, Ep. 2
Subjects: Disabilities & Disorders (mental & physical) > Addictions
Couple & Family Therapies > Couple/Marital Therapy
Sex Psychology > Sex Behaviour
Department/People: Adult and Forensic Services
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/2659

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