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MAY 28-30, 2020 / WORLDWIDE



Day 3: Turning Pressure into Pleasure: Healthy Sexuality During and After the Lockdown

11.30 - 12.30 pm

Central European Time

Presented by Ruth Holt and Mandy Walsh


The recent stressful life events that our clients have experienced also impact their sexual self and their intimate relationships. For some clients isolating at home will have brought out new issues and for others it will have exacerbated pre-existing difficulties. This workshop aims to help clinicians assess those sexual issues from a Schema Therapy perspective and develop skills in building Healthy Adult sexuality. Topics covered:

·       Assessing the sexual self from a Schema Therapy perspective

·       Common issues resulting from lockdown

·       Building Healthy Adult capacity to meet needs for connection, autonomy and play

About the Presenters:                   

Ruth Holt:

A Certified Schema Therapist and Supervisor/Trainer in Individual Schema Therapy and is certified as an Advanced Schema Therapist for Couples. She is based in Canberra, Australia and works with individuals and couples with a range of presentations and conducts workshops and training in Schema Therapy, couples therapy, women's mental health and abuse in relationships. Ruth has presented at the Australian Psychological Society's Clinical College Conferences, run workshops throughout Australia and worked with The University of Canberra Psychology Clinic supervising and presenting for postgraduate students. She has been involved in editing the soon to be published Schema Therapy for Children and Adolescents.

Mandy Walsh:

Mandy is a Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor at Talk in the Bay, a Counselling & Psychotherapy practice she co-founded in Cardiff in 2008.  Mandy’s passion is working with couples and relationships especially when one or both partners have suffered difficult or traumatic childhoods.  She is a Certified Advanced Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer for Individuals and provides workshops via Schema Therapy Wales. She is also a Certified Advanced Couples Schema Therapist. Mandy plays an active role in the Schema Couples work group and the ST-organisational development work group.

Alongside this she is currently developing a training time using concepts from the schema mode model to deliver to Human Resource teams to help them gain a better understanding of the mental health difficulties of employees working within their organisations.   

Mandy was born in Durban South Africa in 1956 where she spent the first half of her working career in the Financial Services Industry.

She moved to Cardiff, UK in 2001 with her husband Craig and has 3 adult children Brett, Greg and Lauren who all live in London.

She loves to spend time walking in the Welsh countryside and on the Island of Mallorca where she visits regularly.




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