Barriers To Loving: Part II | 10/13/2018-10/20/2018

Class size is limited.
Registration closes on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

NON-STUDENT (Licensed): $125

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Daniel Paul, Ph.D.
LAISPS Training Analyst

Saturday’s, October 13 & 20, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

LAISPS Classroom
12011 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 520
Los Angeles, CA  90049

This Course is Approved for 6 CE/CME’s

Elizabeth E. Berlese, Ph.D.
Extension Program Chair


The yearning to be loved and love in return are some of the deepest longings. Understanding the anxieties that inhibit fulfillment facilitate long sought gratification. This course seeks to help clinicians to facilitate understanding and gratification in their patients.

Some people experience intimacy and sexuality as wrong. They flee when intimacy is possible or choose unattainable lovers to minimize guilt. A fear of being controlled is an obstacle for others. Attempts to control the beloved minimize anxiety but inhibit spontaneous happy love. Others derive satisfaction from suffering and choose abusive partners. A tentative sense of self leads to a fear of being swallowed up by the beloved and compel the lover to withdraw. Depressed personalities are angry at prior frustrations in life and fear that any expression of emotional need will drive the lover away. Self absorbed people do not see the beloved but only a reflection of themselves.  Empathizing is difficult.

Target Audience

This program meets the needs of all mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists


Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Identify the behavioral manifestations of barriers to loving.
  • Determine the unconscious conflicts underlying difficulties with intimacy and sexuality.
  • Understand the childhood origin of these conflicts.
  • Address these conflicts in their patients.
  • Facilitate the ability to engage in loving relationships.


Important Disclosure: None of the planners or presenters of this CME/CE program has any relevant financial relationship to disclose.

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement

Accreditation Statement: LAISPS is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. LAISPS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Physicians: LAISPS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certificate in Continuing Medical Education.
Psychologists: LAISPS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LAISPS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists: The Board of Behavioral Sciences no longer approves CE providers. However, LAISPS is approved by the APA to provide CE hours and the BBS will accept these hours for CE credit.

Please Note:

  • Participants must complete an online evaluation within 2 weeks of completing this CE/CME activity in order to receive credit.
  • According to APA guidelines, CE credit can only be awarded to psychologists for full attendance

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