Sunday, July 12, 2015

Intimacy Based Therapy- David Schnarch

Issues of Multiculturalism & Anti-Domination Perspective
Direct eye contact or a woman being able to express herself with assertiveness and freedom may pose difficulty in some cultures.

“Domination” is a choice between partners and part of the level of agreed upon intimacy between the couple.

Domination is not an expression of power of one member over another.

It is important to assess the values and cultural beliefs each couple brings and address them in context.


Couples should not be on the “far end” of the spectrum for domestic violence or chemical dependency.

Sense of safety necessary for theory to optimally effective.