In recent years, Esther Perel has had as much claim to being the public face of psychotherapy as anyone in our field. Through her bestselling books The State of Affairs and Mating in Captivity, her podcast series Where Should We Begin? and How’s Work?, extensive coverage in magazines like The New Yorker and The Atlantic, and her TED talks and many public speaking appearances, she’s opened up a wider cultural conversation about our limiting models of traditional couplehood and the role therapists might play in helping couples explore evolving notions of intimacy and commitment.
At a time when the appeal of what we’ve traditionally thought of as “therapy” is waning, Perel will address the question of how we can maintain our relevance in this changing world and find new ways to address people’s increasingly urgent need for social connection—which may be the pivotal element in the therapy of the future.
Approved for 1 CE hour
Esther Perel, MA, LMFT, is a New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and speaker, whose TED talks have more than 30 million views. She leads the online clinical training platform Sessions with Esther Perel.