EP185 - Madonna and Whore Complex with Dr. Peyman Raoofi
Release Date: 07/14/2020
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Welcome to episode 185 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I am delighted to welcome Dr. Peyman Raoofi to the podcast. In this episode Dr. Raoofi speaks with me about the Madonna and whore complex, its complexities for relationships, how we can learn to adjust our own behaviors and learning to see your partner in a different light.
Dr. Peyman Raoofi, licensed clinical psychologist in California, holds a Doctorate and Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University and a Bachelor's degree in psychology from California State University, Northridge with Summa Cum Laude Honors.
He is currently working in his own private practice with individuals, couples and families. In addition Dr. Raoofi is contracted with multiple Long Term Care Facilities and Nursing Homes as consultant psychologist.
He has many years of experience working with children on the spectrum of Autism/Asperger, and Mental Retardation. Throughout his trainings for intense psychosocial interventions he has been trained for ABA methodologies and DTT program in treating children with challenging behaviors. He has trainings from Johns Hopkins University and Yale University on science of well-being and health psychology. In addition Dr. Raoofi has worked as a social worker with geriatric population at an Adult Day Health Care Center.
UNICEF, Relief International and Human Rights Council are other organizations that Dr. Raoofi has been actively involved to help disadvantaged children on a global level. He is a lifetime member of the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, Golden Key International Honor Society, recipient of Gold honor of the US President’s Volunteer Service Award from President George W. Bush and President Obama's Call to Service Award. He also has been recognized as an Honorary Ambassador by UNICEF and recognized as a Mental Health Hero by Chicago School of Psychology.
Dr. Raoofi is currently serving on the Boards of Iranian Psychological Association of America (IPAA), Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) and Profamily Group.
Dr. Raoofi is an International speaker and has been a guest speaker in many universities including MIT, UCLA, Cal State Los Angeles, Chicago School of Psychology, California School of Psychology, Pepperdine University and Sharif University. He has been a guest on multiple TV and Radio shows such as Voice of America, BBC, Spectrum News, Radio Hamrah, and KIRN 670AM.
In this episode, you will hear:
- What is the Madonna and whore complex?
- How cultures can affect this issue
- The way in which more male dominated cultures are more affected
- Overcoming seeing your partner as a sexual being as well as mother, carer etc
- Can this complex be cured?
- Understanding the importance of not solely focusing on one role, E.G Being a father
- Knowing it’s okay to indulge in sexual exchange and selfishness with your partner
- Paying attention to your own patterns and learning to adjust
- Learning to see your partner in a different light
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