Problematic sexual behaviour...

When do we know when sexual behaviour is problematic?

We've all heard about sexual compulsion or porn misuse, but what exactly is it? How can we define it?

In this masterclass we look at complex childhood trauma and sexual abuse, as an explanation for problematic and distressing sexual behaviours in adulthood. We delve into the common cognitive distortions around sexual thoughts and behaviours that clients develop as a result of trauma, and how the erotic script and porn play a part in negatively reinforcing these.

This course is presented by...

Paul Kelly, who facilitates groups for men with problematic sex and porn behaviours both as a consultant and in private practice. He is a Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Certified Sex and Trauma Therapist, who specialises in helping people with drug, alcohol, sex and porn problems. He also has extensive training and experience working with individuals, couples and adolescents struggling with trauma and abuse, depression, anger, and loneliness.

Trigger Warning

The content was originally designed for the purpose of clinicians’ developmental training and contains information about mental health issues, PTSD and childhood trauma, which some people may find triggering.

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Looking at Problematic Sexual Behaviour Through A Trauma Lens

In this masterclass Paul Kelly will:

  • Take a deep dive into how these problematic behaviours and fantasies evolve from trauma and or sexual abuse
  • Look at the common cognitive distortions clients develop to manage distressing sexual thoughts and behaviours
  • Discuss how to assess and treat clients for a range of problematic behaviours including compulsive porn misuse, sexual dysfunction and disorders
  • Explore the fears and apprehensions some therapists have when treating clients with problematic sexual behaviours/fantasies
  • Provide evidenced based treatment models therapists can implement in their practice

Once you sign up this course is accessible for two weeks.