Why Should You Attend the 2020 SASH Annual Conference?

Going Virtual in 2020

All times are Central Time.

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Welcome Message and Morning Breakout
 
Gender Development and Superego Pathology as it Relates to OCSB: From Victimhood to Emotional Literacy and Agency
If a client cannot experience guilt, should we shrug our shoulders and claim him to be a sociopath or psychopath. No, we should not. Even those labels are misnomers and much more complicated than what we make them out to be.

It has been theorized how the search for punishment could act as a defense against the affectual experience of guilt. So many of our clients state they deserve to be thrown out of the house, beaten, cursed at, kept from their children, subjugated; and yet their guilt is not experienced. They instead focus on the punishment, both feeling they deserve it, yet feeling victim to it.

The defense against true guilt- both historical and contemporary- is defended by the need for punishment. Guilt brings with it sadness and often regret. The desire for punishment can be stimulating, exciting and result in defiance and destruction. It doesn't work. It is often part of the cycle of sexual compulsion.

Additionally, men are socialized out of their emotions. This puts them at a terrible disadvantage in terms of emotional literacy and the capacity to use their feelings relationally. Clinically, men must be trained to feel.

As clinicians at the 'Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma Project', we are beginning to realize we must be more active with the men that create punishment in their lives and then assume that this punishment is 'deserved' while still lacking awareness of guilt, grief and/or agency. We have to help them find their way.
Learning Objective #1: Participants will be able to discuss the connection between emotional illiteracy and Out of Control Sexual Behavior in Men
Learning Objective #2: Participants will be able to describe the various defenses against guilt, grief and regret
Learning Objective #3: Participants will be able to utilize skills to enhance client's emotional literacy, embracing of guilt, regret and grief.
Level of audience: Advanced
Available CE Credits: 1.5
SASH Credential Education Credit Objective #1: CPSBT1c methods of clinical intervention for problematic sexual behavior
SASH Credential Education Credit Objective #2: CPSBT1c methods of clinical intervention for problematic sexual behavior
SASH Credential Education Credit Objective #3: CPSBT1c methods of clinical intervention for problematic sexual behavior
 
Michael Crocker, The NYC Sexuality, Attachment & Trauma Project, Founder and Director
Michael M. Crocker, DSW, LCSW, MA is the Founder of the Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma Project, and a private practitioner working with individuals, couples, groups and organizations. He provides psychotherapy services that address trauma, cross addiction, Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior, as well as sexual inhibition, intimacy anxiety, gender disorders and sexual orientation confusion. He also functions as an Adjunct Professor for the Social Work Department at Iona College, Rutgers University and Touro college

Dr. Crocker holds a Doctorate in Clinical Social Work as well as two Masters Degrees; one in Psychology and the other in Social Work. He holds two Post-Graduate Certificates; one in Advanced Clinical Social Work and Individual Psychotherapy and the other in Group Psychotherapy as well as training at the Object Relations Institute. He earned his Doctorate in Clinical Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied the connection between Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior and attachment disorders. His research has been published in the Journal of Social Work Practice and the Addiction, Volume 15, Issue 4, 2015.