Understanding and Treating Sex and Pornography Addiction demonstrates why people’s lives are being destroyed by compulsive sexual behaviour and what we can do to help them. The book examines the latest research into these conditions and outlines the new integrative C.H.O.I.C.E. Recovery Model, a practical, sex-positive model which incorporates CBT, ACT and psychodynamic theories to help people enjoy lifetime recovery. This new edition has been updated throughout, with new material covering pornography addiction, ChemSex, internet offending and female sex and love addiction. Written in a clear and informative manner, this book contains support and advice for both the clinician and for those who suffer from sex addiction, and provides tools for securing confident and rewarding recovery. Understanding and Treating Sex and Pornography Addiction is essential reading for anyone looking to make an enduring recovery from these conditions, as well as for clinicians new to the field and those wanting to update their skills and knowledge.
Are you addicted to, or recovering from smoking? Whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet, compulsive behaviors are cunning, baffling and destroying families nationwide and internationally. Like autistic and cancer traits, addictive behaviors fall on a spectrum -- and they are known to be a normal response to an extreme situation, often stemming from childhood. However, this notebook is not an informational book, but a workbook for men and women who are in recovery from addiction. This is your relapse prevention workbook. If you have recently left treatment or rehab, you are going through addiction counseling or recovery coaching, this book will especially then help you in your eventual recovery. Use this book and your recovery journal and addiction recovery book and your life will be forever changed. So far, there is no equivalent compulsive behavior recovery book that helps to heal and rewire your brain from addictions. This book offers evidence-based techniques fusing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness-based relapse prevention to help you move past your addictive behaviors. Are your going through addictive behavior counseling? This book will help you stop your addictions and heal your mind. On the long road to addiction recovery, you need as many tools as possible to help you stay sober and reach your destination. The book can be used on its own or as an adjunct to rehab, therapy or coaching. It also makes a rich recovery resource for loved ones and professionals treating addiction. Ready to start living the life you've always wanted? This book can help you prevent relapse long term, beat your addiction to smoking cigarettes, nicotine or anxiety and get back to living a full and meaningful life.
Giordano, an established scholar in behavioral addictions, has provided a landmark clinical reference book. This text provides the quintessential guide to understanding process addictions with detailed attention to assessment and treatment that is unparalleled in the literature. This is a must-have book for every clinician. - Craig S. Cashwell, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS, CSAT-S, Professor, William & Mary ”This groundbreaking text, A Clinical Guide to Treating Behavioral Addictions, is a must-read for counselors and educators alike. As a former addictions counselor, now counselor educator, I found the information in this text timely, relevant, and instrumental to the work of treating persons with behavioral addictions. This go-to resource will prove to be invaluable for years to come!” --Michael K. Schmit, PhD, LPC, Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies An innovative new text addressing 11 behavioral addictions in detail with a focus on recent neuroscience. This practical, approachable guide for clinicians comprehensively covers an array of behavioral addictions ranging from internet gaming addiction and sex addiction, to social media addiction and food addiction. Each chapter answers foundational questions to inform clinical practice including: How do I conceptualize it?, How do I identify it?, How do I assess it?, How do I treat it?, and How do I learn more? &Through this innovative resource, clinicians will gain valuable knowledge regarding the conceptualization, identification, assessment, and treatment of behavioral addictions. Each chapter highlights the most current research related to specific behavioral addictions, provides a synthesis of recent neuroscience, and examines diverse treatment approaches to fit the widest range of clinical styles. In addition, this book describes the evolving definition of addiction, provides examples of how to advocate for clients with behavioral addictions, and devotes an entire chapter to understanding the neuroscience of addiction. This clinical reference book will help counselors provide compassionate, effective services to clients with a variety of behavioral addictions. Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers. Key Features: Offers “Voices from the Field” sections in which clinicians describe their experiences working with each behavioral addiction Includes a chapter completely devoted to the neuroscience of addiction in addition to a synthesis of recent neuroscience in each chapter Synthesizes current research to aid in clinical conceptualizations Describes useful assessment instruments and how to access them Presents a wide range of treatment approaches and 12-step program options Provides abundant resources for further study
Presents the struggle of internet pornography in the context of the encounter of Jesus with the Woman of Samaria, emphasizing the practical way in which the teaching of the Church can move us from sin to grace, from pain to healing, through an honest appraisal of the pain of internet pornography and the wonderful beauty of grace and virtue.
Are you feeling shocked, betrayed, devastated, and downright angry after discovering your husband is addicted to pornography? Are you wondering: how could he do this to me or, why aren’t I enough for him? Do you wonder if your marriage is over? Are you feeling lost and alone? Life and relationship coach Sandy Brown has been there. Her own experience in surviving the betrayal of her husband’s porn addiction has inspired her to focus her practice on helping other women to do the same. Through her own recovery and her experience with clients, Sandy has developed a process of recovery to empower women at a time when they feel all is lost. Porn Addict's Wife shows readers that they are not alone in feeling shattered by their husband’s sexual addiction, and teaches them how and with whom they can safely share their story. By providing resources for readers to get real help for both themselves and their spouse, it provides guidance to healing and rebuilding a normal life.
Treating Addictions: The Four Components offers a unique and coherent understanding of addiction. The book begins with a chapter discussing the framework of addiction and the four essential components of treatments—the fundamentals of addiction, co-occurring disorders, quality of life, and macro factors—and subsequent chapters elaborate on each component. Most currently available addiction treatment books present knowledge and skills in separate chapters and fail to integrate all chapters within a single framework that can weave all concepts into a meaningful tapestry. Using a unified framework, this book offers students a comprehensive skill set for treating addictions.
"Healing Betrayal: First Steps for Partners and Spouses of Sex and Pornography Addicts" is written by Psychotherapist, author, and speaker Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S. Mari is the founder of Growth Counseling Services, a counseling and recovery center in Southern California specializing in working with sex and porn addicts, and partner and spouse betrayal trauma. With over 10 years of clinical experience, Mari has written "Healing Betrayal" for the partner or spouse who has just learned that their significant other may be dealing with sex and/or porn addiction. Having had her own personal journey as a former partner, Mari knows first hand how heartbreaking and emotionally draining it is to be in relationship with a person who is sexually deceptive. Healing Betrayal will support the partner and spouse as a first steps guide and road map to help them navigate the difficult journey of despair that so many betrayed and hurting spouses face.
This books purpose is to serve as a primer regarding understanding the various sociological (and other areas of being human) origins upon male pornography use and addiction for the intent of getting the conversation started so as to promote healing in the lives of men struggling and/or enslaved to pornography. In truth, eradicating self- and community-destructive behavior cannot be realized unless the origins of a sinful or unlawful behavior are identified. Likewise, this book allows for the opportunity to develop an appropriate assessment of male pornography addiction and its origins in order for any individual, parent, therapist, pastor, or educator to develop a viable treatment plan to realize healing from a pornography addiction. This is an excellent book for individuals, male Bible study groups, or pornography addiction groups.
People with symptoms of sexual addiction are generally afraid of truly intimate relationships. They repeatedly and compulsively try to connect with others through highly impersonal, non-intimate behaviors: masturbation, empty affairs, frequent visits to prostitutes, voyeurism, and the like. For simplicity and clarity, the exercises in this workbook are divided into five basic sections, each designed to walk recovering sex addicts through a different phase of healing. - Section one gets readers started on the pathway to recovery, helping them develop a personalized definition of and plan for sexual sobriety. - Section two helps sex addicts better understand the various facets and nuances of their addiction. - Section three focuses on relapse prevention, in particular the development of coping skills that can help recovering sex addicts stay sober no matter what. - Section four starts readers on the "next step" of healing by identifying and addressing the underlying issues that drive their addictive behavior. - Section five addresses life in sobriety, including dating and developing a happier, more well-rounded life.
As technology and the internet have become more accessible, the number of affordable, easy links to pleasurable sexual content and activity has increased with it, and so too has the number of people struggling with sex, porn, and love addiction. Unfortunately, very few people possess a comprehensive understanding of this incredibly complicated disease. Sex Addiction 101 covers everything from what sexual addiction is and how it can best be treated, to how it affects various subgroups of the population, such as women, gays, and teenagers, to how sex addicts can protect themselves from the online sexual onslaught. Sex Addiction 101 is intended to enlighten the clinical population as well as actual sex addicts and their loved ones. Along with his mentor Patrick Carnes, Weiss has become the face of and driving force behind understanding and treating sexual addiction; this book should be a core title in every addiction collection.
As a clinician or researcher in the field of mental health or addictions, this book will offer you powerful insight into how acceptance and mindfulness-based interventions are being successfully used to treat a variety of addictive behaviors, ranging from substance abuse to gambling addiction. Edited by Steven C. Hayes, a founder of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and a world renowned authority on mindfulness-based therapy, Mindfulness and Acceptance for Addictive Behaviors features chapters by leading substance abuse and addiction researchers. Each article illuminates the mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments that work best for particular addictive behaviors, reviews empirical data, and discusses future directions for research and treatment applications. An essential resource for mental health and addictions professionals, researchers, and students interested in the most effective treatments for addiction, this book will dramatically impact the way addictions of all kinds are viewed and addressed in therapy. In this book, you will learn to apply mindfulness and acceptance to help patients with: Alcoholism Substance abuse Smoking cessation Gambling addiction Pornography addiction Binge eating Detoxification Self-stigma and shame The Mindfulness and Acceptance Practica Series As mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies gain momentum in the field of mental health, it is increasingly important for professionals to understand the full range of their applications. To keep up with the growing demand for authoritative resources on these treatments, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Practica Series was created. These edited books cover a range of evidence-based treatments, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) therapy. Incorporating new research in the field of psychology, these books are powerful tools for mental health clinicians, researchers, advanced students, and anyone interested in the growth of mindfulness and acceptance strategies.