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Marian O’Connor, Consultant Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist & Programme Head for the MSc in Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy at Tavistock Relationships.
Professor Brett Kahr, Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health in London, and Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Arts at Roehampton University, in London.
In this presentation, Marian and Brett consider the compulsive use of the internet “being constantly drawn into the world of virtual relationships” and the questions this poses in regard to one’s capacity for intimacy within couple relationships.
Drawing on psychoanalytic theory, Brett opens and explores ideas about the internet as a psychological refuge for the mind.
In this wide-ranging discussion, the internet is viewed as a vehicle through which repressive mechanisms are exposed and the impact of this both on the individual and the couple.  
This 35 minute video seminar will be of interest to practitioners working with individuals and couples who are struggling to understand the meaning and management of the internet on their relationships.