I have long been a fan of Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages book. I have suggested the book to client’s countless times. Therefore, when I saw that he and Jennifer Thomas had written a similar book relating to apologies, I was eager to read it and see if it might be just as helpful to […]
So this book is a great introduction to how individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are affected by sexuality exploration, sexual offenses and the ramifications of therapists practicing outside of their scope.
As a member of the professional community that works with Minor Attracted Persons as well as individuals who have committed sex crimes, I was immediately aware of the controversy surrounding Dr. Allyn Walker and the publication of their book A Long Dark Shadow: Minor-Attracted People and Their Pursuit of Dignity.
Guest Post by Elijah Irving This article, in conjunction with the others, in Using Superheroes and Villains in Counseling and Play Therapy by Lawrence C. Rubin, has a useful analysis of why the utilization of superheroes and villains could be beneficial in addiction treatment. Essentially, it is Narrative Therapy, which Smith & Kirby eloquently preface […]
I came across this book when I was searching for more information on Autism Spectrum Disorder and sex crimes. Unfortunately, in the course of my work, we are seeing more and more individuals with ASD who are being arrested for sex crimes. I have been on a quest to make myself much more knowledgeable about the subject. […]
Guest Post by Elijah Irving I have always been a bit of a superhero geek (more antihero) growing up. Being a fan of the mainstream Batman, Superman, X-Men etc. enlightened me as a child to what a “good person” does. As I got older, I realized that you have be careful about who you attempt […]
Guest Post by Elijah Irving I have always been interested in the concept of masculinity and the ramifications men and women face from our conceptions of it. As we learn more, concepts change, and often people are reluctant to change if it effects their perception or lifestyle critically. In Contemporary Male Sexuality: Confronting Myths and […]
As soon as I saw this book, I bought it and was excited to read it. Though that may sound odd to someone not in my field, there is so little published on sibling sexual abuse that any new readings on the topic catch my eye. The occurrence of sibling sexual abuse is not that […]
I read Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts for several reasons: The first is that we sometimes have individuals referred to us for potential sexual addiction who have intrusive sexual thoughts. Frequently these individuals are not dealing with a problematic sexual behavior, but intrusive sexual thoughts and we refer them out to a great area clinician who specializes […]
Rob Weiss’s latest contribution to the recovery community is his book Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency. This book, and the philosophy of prodependence are an alternate take on the idea of codependency that has been rampant in the addiction recovery movement for decades. Codependence has been defined as “a psychological condition or a relationship in which […]