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Addiction

The Porn Panic: Is Porn a ‘Public Health Crisis’?

Several weeks ago, I was invited overseas to speak about Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorders (CSBD) at an Australian public health conference. This conference was the leading edge of a larger current movement in Australia intended to prevent underage children from accessing online pornography. That is a cause I can back wholeheartedly.

Like many therapists who deal with sexual issues, I have seen the potential longer-term results of early-life porn use in the clients who seek help in my


Disclosure

The Role of Honesty and Disclosure in Healing from Sex Addiction: An Interview with Carol Juergensen Sheets, Part 2

As stated in my previous post, I have known Carol Juergensen Sheets, aka Carol the Coach, for quite some time, having appeared on her Sex Addiction podcast, as well as her Betrayal Trauma podcast, and having welcomed her as a guest on my own podcast, Sex, Love, and Addiction. Carol is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and coach who frequently appears on both television...


Empathy

The Role of Empathy in Healing from Sex Addiction: An Interview with Carol Juergensen Sheets

I have known Carol Juergensen Sheets, aka Carol the Coach, for quite some time, having appeared on her Sex Addiction podcast, as well as her Betrayal Trauma podcast, and having welcomed her as a guest on my own podcast, Sex, Love, and Addiction. Carol is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and coach who frequently appears on both television and radio discussing sexual addiction and related issues. She is...


Family

Porn in the Family: Filtering/Blocking Software vs. Tracking/Monitoring Software

As I wrote a few weeks ago in a post to Psychology Today, accessing pornography used to be difficult. Then technology happened. First, we got softcore on cable. Next, we got hardcore on VHS tapes rented from the local video store. Then we got the internet. Suddenly, pretty much anyone who wanted to look at porn could do so – anytime, anywhere, free of charge. In today’s world, we’ve got porn sites with images and videos of every ilk imaginable,...


American Psychological Association

The Answer to Misogyny Is Coming Soon … To a Psychology Office Near You

In January of this year, the American Psychological Association (APA) released a set of guidelines for the treatment of boys and men. In doing so, the organization appeared to offer a timely, direct response to the #MeToo movement and our culture’s recent examination of “toxic masculinity.” But even when putting #Metoo aside, the creation of standards and ethical boundaries around clinical men’s work was and is in fact much-needed. You see, for years now we’ve had such guidelines for clinical work...