Media Coverage

 

Mormon Matters Interview

Doug Braun-Harvey discusses OCSB Theory in Sexual Health and Vulnerability Factors in an interview on Mormon Matters. Audio Only.

Clinton Powers Interviews Doug Braun-Harvey and Michael Vigorito

A new video interview of Doug Braun-Harvey and Michael Vigorito on their sexual health approach to working with men concerned with out of control sexual behavior is an excellent 45 minute curriculum resource for undergraduate and graduate classrooms.  Sydney Australia relationship counselor Clinton Power interviews the authors on their book “Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction” and guides the discussion to address the development, implementation and key concepts for therapists interested in collaborating with clients to define and live their personal vision of sexual health. I encourage educators to review the interview as a new educational resource to engage students in exploring sexual health principles as a framework for responding to men concerned about their sexual behavior.

The Missing Link: HIV and Sexual Health Conversation

Six fundamental sexual health principles guide clients toward a greater understanding of their current relationship with HIV. Linking sexual health principles within HIV services is a collaborative sexual health conversation that defines and supports each person’s personal vision of sexual health.

AASECT Summer Institute: Revisiting ‘Sex Addiction’ Faculty Interviews

One of our founders, Heather McPherson, LMFT, LPC-S recently had the privilege of interviewing some of the brightest minds in the sexual health field. This will be a series of videos with 8 faculty members from the recent AASECT Summer Institute which was titled: Revisiting ‘Sex Addiction’: Transformative Ways to Address Out of Control Sexual Behavior.
The first interview is with Doug Braun-Harvey, MFT, CPG, CST, Co-director of the summer institute alongside Susan Stiritz. They accomplished their goal of putting together a wonderful institute!

Winnipeg Free Press – We should talk to kids frankly about porn

“We know pornography is both ubiquitous and easy to access, and we know it’s shaping human sexual behaviour in ways that can be incredibly harmful. Doesn’t it make sense to provide some context and analysis so young people might be able to think critically about what they are seeing? And is there a way to be open and frank without making people feel ashamed?”

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/we-should-talk-to-kids-frankly-about-porn-401228005.html

Spring 2012 California Coalition on Sex Offending Newsletter  Perspectives Article on “Consensual Sex: Fundamental to Sexual Health”

The California Coalition on Sex Offending (CCOSO) publishes a quarterly newsletter.  The Spring 2012 edition featured an article written by Doug Braun-Harvey describing the gap in current treatment for men engaging in non-consensual sex who have never been arrested.  There access to treatment seems available only if they identify as a “sexual addict” or are eventually arrested.

California Coalition on Sex Offending Spring 2012 Newletter

February 2012 AASECT Contemporary Sexuality Article on Sexual Health in Drug and Alcohol Treatment. 
The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)  publication features sex/drug-linked patterns of addiction and relapse prevention research and clinical application as the featured article.

AASECT Contemporary Sexuality February 2012 Sexual Health in Drug and Alcohol Treatment

2011 Sexual Intelligence Award: Doug Braun-Harvey 

The annual Sexual Intelligence Awards honor individuals and organizations who challenge the sexual fear, unrealistic expectations, and government hypocrisy that undermine love, sex, and relationships—and political freedom—today.

Click here for 2011 Sexual Intelligence Awards

Radio Interview: Sex Talk with Lou

Doug Braun-Harvey and Michael Vigorito discuss their sexual health approaches with international sex expert and author Lou Paget on her web based radio program “Sex Talk with Lou”.

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Behavioral HealthCare Magazine Nov/Dec 2010 cover story
“Sexual health groups help patients avoid relapses: Breaking powerful drug-sex links during treatment improves recovery prospects by Alison Knopf introduces sexual health to the national readership of alcohol and drug addiction treatment professionals.

Click here to download pdf of article.

Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, May 2010, Barney Strauss.   “A Review of “Sexual Health in Drug and Alcohol Treatment: Group Facilitator’s Manual” 

“Braun-Harvey’s manual deserves to become widely adopted at treatment centers across the United States and beyond.  His approach offers an effective method for mitigating the shame that binds people in their addictions.  In doing so, it may help pave the way to protracted recovery.”

Click here to download online copy of journal article.

American Journal of  Sexuality Education “A Review of Sexual Health in Drug and Alcohol Treatment:  Group Facilitator’s Manual.  April – June 2011. Richard M. Siegel.   

“Douglas Braun-Harvey has crafted the perfect book to fill a long-empty, critical need in chemical dependency treatment:  how to address sexual health and education to enhance treatment effectiveness and decrease relapse rates.  The book, actually a training manual, is so thoroughly complete and comprehensive that it is easily the most ambitious resource available to date on what has been a historically neglected area”

Click Journal of Sexuality Education Book Review Sexual Health in Drug and Alcohol Treatment to view a pdf copy.

Ask the Experts at Sexual Medicine
The Institute for Sexual Medicine’s Expert Panel consists of leaders in the field of sexual medicine. Doug Braun-Harvey donates time to help provide information and further the field of sexual health.

To view Doug’s profile, click here.

Learning New Ways to Treat Drug and Alcohol Addictions:  Drug and Alcohol counselors around North Dakota and Minnesota don’t have a lot of experience in talking about sex with their clients.

To read the television news story, click here

Sexual Healing in Recovery   

A California Together contributor Lisa Overton writes about sexuality and recovery

To view a pdf of the article, “Sexual Healing” click here

2010 National Conference on Addiction Disorders “Sex Positive  Treatment: Addressing sex-drug linkages opens the way to successful treatment.”  Online Exclusive by Dennis Grantham

One of the greatest impediments to success in any treatment program is the shame faced by many individuals with substance use problems. In an NCAD presentation called “Sex Positive Treatment: Where Angels fear to tread,”  Doug Braun-Harvey cited research saying that individuals with “strong sex-drug linked” addictions carry twice the burden of shame into treatment. They also face a higher likelihood of dropping out of treatment, due to the inability of treatment programs and counselors to acknowledge and work with sexual behaviors linked to substance use.

Click here to download pdf of article.

Stepping Stone to Develop Sexual Behavior Relapse Prevention Program: Program dealing with drug, sex co-addiction could prove model for others across country

To read the San Diego Gay and Lesbian Times story, click here

Sexual Health: A New Ally in Addiction Treatment Improvement:  [in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly February 16, 2009, pages 5 & 6]
A national drug and alcohol addiction treatment news weekly publicationFrom the Field featured an article co-written with John de Miranda on the sexual health in recovery groups.

To view a pdf of the article, Sexual Health: A New Ally in Addiction Treatment Improvement