Sex Addicts Should Get Out of the Dog House

By Linda Hatch, PhD

Fell into profound sleepRebuilding a relationship after the upheaval of sex addiction is a slow process.  It demands a great deal from both the sex addict and the spouse or partner.

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How to Divorce Your Toxic Relatives

By Linda Hatch, PhD

family dysfunctionMany people have relatives who are hazardous to their mental health.   In all family systems there are roles and expectations for each member.  And there are established rules, both spoken and unspoken.

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Mindfulness and Brain Changes in Sex Addiction Relapse Prevention

By Linda Hatch, PhD

Mature woman dreamingThe bad news is there are brain changes in addicts that make it harder for them to resist cravings and avoid relapse.  The good news is that those brain changes can be reversed.

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Nurture Yourself Without Guilt

By Linda Hatch, PhD

self deprivationDo you go through anguish and self doubt about buying something you really want?  Is it gruelingly hard for you to tell someone something they might not like to hear?  We have a lot to learn about self deprivation from sex addicts.  They live in a contradictory world,

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Waiting to Trust: Life in Recovery Limbo

By Linda Hatch, PhD

Couple having an argumentFor the partner of a sex addict, even one who is in recovery for a year or two, mistrust can develop a life of its own. The addict seems to be doing everything right but for some reason you are unable to feel happy or at peace. Sometimes even little things may trigger the old feeling of being flooded with emotion. What follows is based on the common experiences of my clients and my own life experience.

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Are Sex Addicts a Danger to Children? What to Look For

By Linda Hatch, PhD

Cheerful friendsIf you are a family member of a sex addict or of a recovering sex addict, or if you are dating a sex addict, you may have concerns about whether that person poses a danger to children.

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The Bogus Sex Addiction “Controversy” and the Purveyors of Ignorance

By Linda Hatch, PhD

purveyors of ignoranceI still sometimes read a newspaper.  Today’s LA Times had the absolutely best article I have seen in years.  It is called “Sowing Doubt About Science” by Michael Hiltzik.

Agnotology, the study of the production of ignorance

The Hiltzik article reports on the work of Robert Proctor, a history of science professor at Stanford specializing in what is called “Agnotology”, the study of the cultural production of ignorance.  This is the investigation of the deliberate sowing of public misinformation and doubt in a scientific area.  I of course saw an immediate application to what I have been calling the “sex addiction deniers”.

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Dissociation: A Crucial Problem for Sex Addiction Treatment

By Linda Hatch, PhD

scream i do not hear youWe have always known that recovery from sex addiction involved regaining integrity. By this we usually mean that practicing sex addicts typically have a secret life. They are the all-around good guy as they move about the world and they become their darker, secret self when they are acting out sexually.

 

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What is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)? Frequently Asked Questions

By Linda Hatch, PhD

Mature students studying in libraryWhat is involved in becoming a CSAT therapist or counselor?

First, an important point to remember is that only those therapists who are already licensed or otherwise credentialed in their particular counseling field (e.g. psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage counselors, pastoral counselors) are eligible to enroll in the CSAT training.

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Sex Addiction-Induced Perpetration (SAIP) Goes Undiagnosed and Untreated (Guest Blog)

By Linda Hatch, PhD

Domestic violenceThe following guest blog was contributed by Dr. Omar Minwalla of The Institute for Sexual Health

The focus of traditional sex addiction-compulsivity treatment models tends to be on diagnosing and stopping specific sexual behaviors, or sexual sobriety (Carnes, P., 2001).  From a treatment perspective, it is correct to implement behavioral containment and stop problematic behaviors.

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