Intimacy avoidant behaviors related to finances, food, sex, and relationships are sometimes misunderstood or miscategorized in the therapeutic setting. Heather will help clinicians understand the connection between these different intimacy-avoidant behaviors as well as their connection to FOO, trauma, and culture.
1. Define and differentiate characteristics of intimacy avoidant behaviors and how they may present in a therapeutic setting.
2. Discuss the role of family of origin, trauma, culture and socioeconomic status in the development of intimacy avoidant behaviors.
Presenter, Heather Lowrey, LMHC in the state of Washington, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). After working as an accountant for seven years, she took a leap of faith and made a career change! Heather has been a therapist since 2009 and her passion is helping individuals and families live the lives they desire and deserve.Heather specializes in intimacy disorders such as problematic sexual behaviors, disordered eating and body image, and problematic relationship with finances. Her experience has been in the non-profit and private sectors, in areas from sexual assault and incest recovery to eating disorders, financial counseling to sexual addictions.
Wednesday, September 4th
Registration & Refreshments: 6:00pm
Program: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
UW School of Social Work, Room #305 A
4101 15th Ave. NE, Seattle 98105
Directions The School of Social Work is on the corner of 41st and 15th Avenue N.E. in the University District, directly across from the Meany Parking Garage.
Parking is readily available on the street, in the parking garage, or on street level parking lots.
Refund Policy Fees may be refunded up to two weeks prior to the Clinical Evening Meeting, minus a $3.00 administration fee and any online transaction fees.
Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work
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