For many in pornography addiction recovery, a behavioral intervention can be getting rid of their smart phone and going back to the dumb phone.
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 […]
Neglect: The Silent Abuser is a recent publication by respected psychotherapist Enod Gray. The book seeks to provide information about the concept of neglect as well as provide some cursory steps to try to heal from the consequences of childhood neglect experienced by the readers. Most people who come to therapy can recognize overt abuse. […]
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. […]
So far in our series of articles we have talked about finding a good attorney and a good therapist. The next step in the process is to talk to your attorney about a psychosexual evaluation. In most states and in Federal cases, the prosecution will have you undergo an evaluation with a therapist who […]
How do we, as therapists, determine whether a pornography problem is erotic conflict or an addiction? A discussion on the nuances.
If you are like me, you have heard of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, but know very little about it. We see newspaper articles about bitcoin values going up and down and articles about how digital currency is going to eventually take over traditional banking. Other than headlines, most of us don’t pay much attention. However, […]
A recovery book by actor and comedian Russell Brand may not be what you might be expecting in the way of a book review from an addiction therapist, but we should all have an open mind, right? I started keeping a peripheral eye on Mr. Brand when I began focusing my clinical work on sexual […]
I have been an addiction therapist for approximately thirteen years. While for some professions that may not seem like a long time, for a substance abuse professional, thirteen years in the trenches is a very long time. It is thirteen years of being underpaid, overworked, and underfunded. It is also thirteen years of working with […]