This workshop will help therapists to understand the impact of sex and porn addiction has on couple relationships and will provide a framework to use when talking with clients, individually and as a couple.
We are only as sick as our secrets! An oft-used recovery phrase; but what does it actually mean? Any sort of trauma or abuse experienced in childhood can lead to us keeping secrets. We believe that what happened to us was our fault and we keep it hidden away.
In recent years there has been tremendous controversy about sexually compulsive behaviour. Researchers and clinicians alike have argued about the best terminology to use, diagnostic criteria, and treatment approaches. In this presentation, Dr. Carnes discusses the concerns about labelling out control sexual behaviour and examines the new research and the controversy surrounding the diagnosis. Different perspectives on conceptualisation of the disorder and treatment will be discussed.
Complex Trauma in Women with Compulsive and Addictive Sexual Behaviour Often compulsive and addictive behaviour is thought of as a male problem, however, more and more women are coming forward struggling with the behaviour.