Infidelity is a distressing and common theme in couple therapy, and one which has a high prevalence despite societal condemnation. For both partners, an intense relationship outside the primary one can be interpersonally traumatising. There are usually multiple determinants, but the need to know why it happened can be very strong, leading to destructive exchanges and emotional turmoil. This training event will explore the complex themes that arise when infidelity in its various forms impacts on the couple relationship
Janice Hiller is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who trained at the Institute of Psychiatry and initially worked in adult mental health, before setting up and heading an NHS Relationship and Psychosexual Service at Goodmayes Hospital in North East London. She left the NHS in 2012 to take up the post of Senior Academic Tutor in Psychosexual studies at Tavistock Relationships, and is now Visiting Academic Tutor at Tavistock Relationships.
Since specialising in couple therapy and sexology Janice has presented at conferences in the UK and abroad, run many seminars and training courses, and was honorary lecturer and tutor for the Doctoral degree course at UCL. Her journal and book publications cover a range of topics including psychosexual development, coital pain, arousal and desire difficulties, neurobiology, gender differences in sexual motivation and ethical issues.
Janice was joint editor and contributor to Hiller, Wood and Bolton (2006)” Sex Mind and Emotion”, and co-wrote a chapter “Psychodynamic aspects of Psychosexual Therapy” (2013) for the syllabus of clinical sexology published by the European Society of Sexual Medicine. She has a private practice in North London and is especially interested in biopsychosocial factors in sexual and gender development, and the role of neuroscience in understanding sexual behaviour.