About this training
Out of control sexual behaviour, including the excessive use of pornography, can be highly distressing and lead to secondary harmful consequences for health, relationships, work and emotional well-being. Nevertheless, a traditional addictions model seems ill suited to the task of helping clients express their sexual desire in ways that enrich rather than diminish their sexual and emotional health.
Interventions need to mobilise our client’s resources to aid their understanding of the emotional and relational drivers behind their patterns of sexual behaviour that are limiting or harming them in some way. These understandings are needed to overcome the patterns that trap them repeatedly. Interventions also need to empower clients to make new choices in how they connect with and express their sexual desire.
Drawing on clinical material throughout, this workshop covers the principal issues to consider through the stages of assessment, formulation, and intervention. It will highlight the key challenges and pitfalls to avoid during these stages when working with out of control sexual behaviour. Coverage will be given to the specific issues to consider when working with distress associated with “Chemsex” in gay men.
Institute of Biomedical Sciences,
12 Coldbath Square,
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