Guest Blog by Patti Hoyt LPC CAADC CSAT Have you ever minimized your actions or even denied all or part of them? Denial is like a small child saying “I didn’t do it” when a parent walks into a room filled with a mess. Maybe, you say you completed a task, but in reality, you […]
Dr. Jennifer Weeks
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There were many research presentations this year at the ATSA conference relating to MAPs. This was a great thing to see as, from a scientific perspective, we just don’t know much about the MAP community, which means we don’t know about their needs and how best to help those individuals who seek help. As my […]
In most jurisdictions in the United States, a person convicted of a sex crime is mandated to treatment. This treatment tends to be group therapy with the primary modality being Cognitive Behavior Therapy, also known as CBT. As a community of treatment provider0,s we are always striving to improve our practices, use evidenced based treatment […]
As a clinician, I live at an intersection between three worlds: Sex Addiction Therapy, Sexual Offender Therapy, Sex Therapy.
These are often conflicting worlds.
It is often easy to tell when some bit of science regarding pedophilia is brought out to the general public. There is usually a rash of social media memes that are negative and frequently suggest that by agreeing with the emerging science, the writers or researchers are condoning the sexual abuse of children. Recently, Dr. […]
It seems as though there is another story in the news every day about the discovery of some type of sexual abuse in a church or school. This is both a good and a bad thing. It is good because it means that more victims are starting to come forward, speak their truth and hold […]
A recent posting about our intensive program for sexual offenders on a professional social network greatly upset a person on the network. This person felt that it was disgusting that we offer a treatment program that can aide sentence mitigation for people accused of sexual crimes, or to paraphrase, that we help sex offenders get […]
The second gem of a book I found while planning for my graduate human sexuality course last fall is Assisted Loving: The Journey through Sexuality and Aging by Ginger Manley. It is really easy to find books on most sexuality topics, such as sex addiction, sex therapy, general sex education, teens, pornography, etc. What does […]
I was asked to teach the graduate human sexuality course last fall at the Moravian Theological Seminary. As it had been years since I taught, I was on the hunt for new books for the course. Because this course was being taught at a seminary, we had to at least touch on religion and sex. […]
Earlier this year, Dr. Justin Lehmiller published his book Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life. Dr. Lehmiller is a researcher and writer about human sexuality. I became familiar with his work from his blog, Sex and Psychology and use his textbook […]