American Group Psychotherapy Association Meeting
The Six Principles of Sexual Health: Rethinking Sex Addiction

March 5, 2020
New York City, New York

The Six Principles of Sexual Health: Rethinking Sex Addiction

Douglas Braun-Harvey, MFT,
 Co-Founder, The Harvey Institute, San Diego, California
Michael Vigorito, MA, CGP, Private Practice, Washington, DC

Group treatment is an effective modality to improve self-regulation, attachment patterns, and erotic identity development for men with out of control sexual behavior (OCSB). Participants will learn various group leadership skills to enhance client motivation for sexual health behavior change including treatment frame interventions and sexual health conversation skills. Six principles of sexual health and a personal vision for sexual health provide group container for facilitating group process, interpersonal and intra-personal awareness and change.

Learning Objectives:

The attendee will be able to:

  1. Apply sexual health principles to the assessment and treatment of sexual behavior problems and out of control sexual behavior (OCSB)
  2. Apply a non-pathological conceptualization of OCSB in treatment planning.
  3. Apply here-and-now interventions to illustrate sexual health conversation skills in treating OCSB.
  4. Utilize group treatment frame to illustrate the use of accountability in OCSB treatment.