Sexual Addiction: Understanding and Treatment

Textbook and Reference Manual

by Paul Becker, MAEd, LPC



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/23/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 366
ISBN : 9781496969873
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 366
ISBN : 9781496969880

About the Book

The book Sexual Addiction: Understanding and Treatment introduces graduate-level students to the field of sexual addiction. Graduate schools seek a textbook that specifically addresses the dynamics of sex addiction to complete their counseling education curriculum. Some professors have indicated that there is a dearth of targeted instructional content. This book fills that need.

As a compendium of Dr. Carnes’ research related to the treatment of sexually addicted men and women, the book will serve as clinical manual for therapists. Therapists are invited to use the recovery program presented as an effective treatment regimen for sex addicts.

Internet pornography addicts men and women who have a weakness for sexual stimulation. One estimate is that as much as half of the male population and a third of the female population are addicted to pornography. The need for a relevant clinical tool is real. As such, the book contains thirty-six therapeutic exercises to help sexually addicted men and women, in conjunction with sex addiction therapy, to achieve long-term sexual sobriety.

About the Author

Author Paul Becker, LPC, now offers books that provide a structured educational process to identify the characteristics of sexual addiction and a path to recovery.

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. This book offers many insights into the recovery journey.

—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?

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.