Clinical Guide for the Treatment of Male Sexual Addiction

Syllabus for a Group Program with Recovery From Sexual Addiction Books

by Paul Becker, LPC



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/6/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 70
ISBN : 9781481709965
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 70
ISBN : 9781481710817

About the Book

The book, Clinical Guide for the Treatment of Male Sexual Addiction, will facilitate therapists’ use of the books, Recovery from Sexual Addiction: a Man’s Guide, and the accompanying Workbook in individual therapy or a group program. The guide may serve as a syllabus for a Sex Addiction Therapy Group program. It supports clinical therapists by providing insightful guidance and interventions to help men who wish to end addictive sexual behaviors. The program objective is to lead men through a structured clinical process to help them become aware and understand the complex factors that contribute to sexual addiction and steps they can take to achieve long-term recovery. Unwanted sexual behavior and addiction have become rampant in today’s society, largely through the availability of Internet pornography. For example, Family Safe Media reports that 40 million men regularly visit Internet pornography sites. It is so insidious that when a man looks to his left and then to his right he will likely encounter a man for whom pornography is a major problem in his home. Increasingly therapists will need clinical knowledge in order to work with sexually-addicted men as well as with couples in marital counseling where the male is sexually addicted. The book Clinical Guide for the Treatment of Male Sexual Addiction, is intended to guide therapist’s efforts to serve this growing population.

About the Author

Author, Paul Becker, now offers books that provide a structured educational process to identify the characteristics of sexual addiction and a path to recovery. Paul Becker is a Licensed Professional Counselor who practices in Fairfax City, Virginia. He was an Economist and Executive in the Federal Service for more than 36 years. As part of his pledge to “give back” he obtained a Master’s degree in Counseling Education from Virginia Tech and embarked on a counseling and literary career. His recent book, Why Is My Partner Sexually Addicted?: Insight Women Need, provides women, who find their partners have strayed from the marriage contract, with an understanding of the why and how of his addiction and choices women have for moving forward. Men who are sexually-addicted tell themselves lies, including, “nobody will find out,” and, “I am not hurting anyone.” In time, lies are exposed as a man’s life becomes increasingly out of control. Fortunately, countless men have discovered a new beginning through a commitment to recovery. His books, Recovery from Sexual Addiction: a Man’s Guide, and Workbook provide insights into: • What is sexual addiction? • Why can’t I just stop my destructive behavior? • The sex-addiction cycle and acting out rituals. • The role of anger, anxiety, codependency, and depressed mood in continuing sexual addiction. • Is there hope I can change my behavior? • Insights into the recovery journey. Paul Becker offers gentle guidance on how to step out of addiction, isolation, and depressed mood into a life of enlightenment. His books follow the research-supported clinical modality presented in books published by Dr. Patrick Carnes. Dr. Carnes has approved for publication the concepts included in Paul Becker’s books.