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Jun 7, 2019

Sexually Compulsive & Addictive Behaviour: The Controversy, Diagnosis & Implications for Treatment


Dr Stefanie Carnes
Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D. is the President of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, a training institute and professional organization for...


Dr Stefanie Carnes presenting at iCAAD London 2019.

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.