Chapters in Books
The broad topic of sex—encompassing subjects as varied as sexuality, sexual and gender identity, abortion, and such crimes as sexual assault—is one of the most controversial in American society today. This two-volume encyclopedic set provides readers with more than 450 entries on the subject, offering a comprehensive overview of major sexuality issues in American and global culture.
Doug is featured in the section on Out of Control Sexual Behavior.
The authors of this chapter offer a comprehensive review of the growing and often contentious literature regarding etiology and treatment and ultimately recommend a non-pathology-based paradigm for assessment and intervention of OCSB. In this chapter they detail an assessment approach that allows for the design of “individualized, ethical, and effective treatment strategies.”
Michael Vigorito and Doug Braun-Harvey in conversation with the editors of Goop discuss “sex addiction: what’s behind the label? to introduce their sexual health approach to understanding out of control sexual behavior, how to assess when someone may need help with managing their sexual behavior and understanding what a couple may experience when sexual relationship agreements are not maintained by one or both partners.
Doug Braun-Harvey highlights how current sex therapy and supervision literature has not conceptualized sex therapy group supervision or differentiated sex therapy supervision in a group setting from existing methods for individual sex therapy supervision. He proposes a conceptual model for Sex Therapy Group Supervision (STGS) that integrates client sexuality and group process within sex therapy supervision groups. Click the link to learn more and/or purchase.
Doug Braun-Harvey and Michael Vigorito’s chapter “Out of Control Sexual Behaviour: A Sexual Health Problem overviews their sexual health alternative discourse that challenges the concept of sexual addiction. The chapter discusses their adaption of a dual process model of human behavior to propose a transtheoretical treatment pathway within a client centered therapy process. Click to read more.
Gender and Addictions: Men and Women in Treatment,”Outpatient Treatment for Sexual Dependency with Alcoholic and Drug Addicted Men”. Edited by: Lala Straussner, Ph.D. & Elizabeth Zelvin, A.C.S.W., Jason-Aronson, September, 1997.