Understanding ‘sexual addiction’ in clinical practice

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559057
Title:
Understanding ‘sexual addiction’ in clinical practice
Authors:
Hughes, Ben
Publisher:
Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences
Journal:
Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences
Issue Date:
Mar-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559057
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Understanding of ‘sexually addictive’ behavior is investigated though focus-groups, questionnaires and interviews with 30 self identified ‘sexual addicts’ and 30 treatment providers who work with this issue in clinical practice. Data are being analyzed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, (IPA). Initial results indicate that while ‘sexual addiction’ is similar in many respects to other addictions, it is also distinctively different too. Frequently connected to childhood trauma and a fear of intimacy, it requires specialist treatment which remains limited. Participants identify additional issues requiring specific attention including: clinical definitions, treatment, professional training and ethical boundaries.
Keywords:
SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR; ADDICTION

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Benen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T14:47:29Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T14:47:29Zen
dc.date.issued2010-03en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559057en
dc.descriptionUnderstanding of ‘sexually addictive’ behavior is investigated though focus-groups, questionnaires and interviews with 30 self identified ‘sexual addicts’ and 30 treatment providers who work with this issue in clinical practice. Data are being analyzed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, (IPA). Initial results indicate that while ‘sexual addiction’ is similar in many respects to other addictions, it is also distinctively different too. Frequently connected to childhood trauma and a fear of intimacy, it requires specialist treatment which remains limited. Participants identify additional issues requiring specific attention including: clinical definitions, treatment, professional training and ethical boundaries.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherProcedia Social and Behavioral Sciencesen
dc.subjectSEXUAL BEHAVIOURen
dc.subjectADDICTIONen
dc.titleUnderstanding ‘sexual addiction’ in clinical practiceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalProcedia Social and Behavioral Sciencesen
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