American Group Psychotherapy Association Meeting
Rethinking Sex Addiction- Sexual Health Group Psychotherapy for Men

February 28, 2018 - March 3, 2018
Houston, TX

Workshop 18 

Rethinking Sex Addiction- Sexual Health Group Psychotherapy for Men

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. 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.
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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.

Course References:
1. Braun-Harvey, D., & Vigorito, M., (2016) Treating out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
2. Janssen, E., & Bancroft, J. (2007). The dual-control model: The role of sexual inhibition and excitation in sexual arousal and behavior. Psychophysiology of Sex, 15, 197-222.
3. Miller, W. R. & Rollnick, S. (2013). Motivational interviewing: Helping people change (3rd Ed.). New York: The Guilford Press.
4. Reid, R.C., & Kafka, M.P. (2014) Controversies about hypersexual disorder and the DSM-5. Current Sexual Health Reports, 6, 259-264.
5. Wagner, C.C., & Ingersoll, K.S. (2013). Motivational interviewing in groups. New York, NY: Guilford Press.