Anatomy of Intimacy Conference

The Anatomy of Intimacy conference is a large, multiple faculty, two-day conference held every other year, co-sponsored by the UCI Department of Psychiatry and in collaboration with the Lifespan Learning Institute. The intention of the series is to explore contemporary relationships through the interdisciplinary lens of couples therapy, attachment theory, psychology, interpersonal neurobiology and affective neuroscience. Each conference chooses a main theme and convenes the best and brightest clinicians and researchers in the world to present their work and dialogue with each other.

The fundamental questions we are always asking is how clinicians can best help couples who are having difficulty making and maintaining connections? What new information from 21st century scientific research and practice is available that can facilitate the process of relationship development and repair? What are the most effective treatment models that can aid couples in sustaining intimacy over time?

This intense conference format allows for a more comprehensive exploration of current themes in couples and family therapy. It also enables us to bring you a number of experts on the topic that encourages the expansion of ideas as well as the integration of science and practice. This conference grants 14 hours of continuing education credit.



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The Foundation for the Contemporary Family is approved by the American Psychological Association (A.P.A.)
to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Foundation for the Contemporary Family maintains
responsibility for its programs and their contents. Credits are provided on an hour-per-hour basis.

The Foundation for the Contemporary Family is a board-approved provider (PCE No. 2688 )
for the Board of Behavioral Sciences in California. The Foundation's programs meet the qualifications
for continuing education credits on an hour-per-hour basis for MFT's and/or LCSW's as required by
the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.