Location

Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Lobby

Description

There is no universally accepted definition of “sex addiction” in the literature, though it is generally understood as persistent patterns of sexual behaviors acted out despite negative consequences to self or others (Kafka, 2010; Levine, 2010). Though sexual addictions are often addressed individually, most take place within a social context that includes family members and/or intimate relationships. The purpose of this presentation is to present the results of a content analysis of M/CFT peer-reviewed journals and summarize the extent to which this literature addresses sexual addictions and couples therapy. The content analysis adds to the existing literature by examining the ways in which this topic is already addressed in M/CFT journals.

Keywords

Sex addiction – Social aspects

Disciplines

Counseling Psychology | Gender and Sexuality | Health Psychology | Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling | Mental and Social Health | Social Psychology

Language

English

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Apr 15th, 1:00 PM Apr 15th, 3:00 PM

Still In the Shadows: A Content Analysis of Sexual Addiction in Couple Therapy

Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Lobby

There is no universally accepted definition of “sex addiction” in the literature, though it is generally understood as persistent patterns of sexual behaviors acted out despite negative consequences to self or others (Kafka, 2010; Levine, 2010). Though sexual addictions are often addressed individually, most take place within a social context that includes family members and/or intimate relationships. The purpose of this presentation is to present the results of a content analysis of M/CFT peer-reviewed journals and summarize the extent to which this literature addresses sexual addictions and couples therapy. The content analysis adds to the existing literature by examining the ways in which this topic is already addressed in M/CFT journals.