Friday, March 24, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM GMT
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Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction

This year's Pink Therapy Conference is going to be an exciting double offering. Participants will have the opportunity to attend two days of training.
A pre-conference workshop on Treating Out of Control Sexual Behaviour (OCSB) described below and our regular annual conference, which this year will focus on Gay MenTal[k] Health.

You can book for Treating OSCB alone via the links on this page, or why not book for both the Treating OCSB event and our conference at a special discount by clicking here.
Early Bird registration is 150 single day/250 both days until 20 Dec 2016. Full fee from 21 Dec 2016 is 160 single day/310 both days.
Therapy students and therapists-in-training are welcome to register; however, there are currently no student bursaries available. We may release some discounted places nearer the time if space permits. 

Join us in London for this advanced training to learn an emerging best practice outpatient treatment model for men with out of control sexual behavior (OCSB). This six-hour CE training will provide a forum for expansive dialogue and discussion between professionals about the recently published book "Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction" by Doug Braun-Harvey and Michael Vigorito (2016).

Doug Braun-Harvey’s innovative OCSB treatment model, based on over 20 years of clinical experience (co-developed with Michael Vigorito), combines extensive clinical practice with science and research from sexual health, human behaviour, motivational change, attachment, self-regulation and eroticism within a combined individual and group therapy treatment model. The collaborative client/therapist treatment relationship is founded on the principle of men taking responsibility for defining and integrating their personal sexual health vision.

COSRT-Approved CPD 6 hours Approval for six hours CPD per day.

Friday 24th March 2017

09:00   Registration; Sign-In
09:30   Programme Begins; Welcome; Review day’s objectives, discuss disclosures
09:45   Lecture of the Out of Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB) Pathway Foundation
10:45   Lecture and Discussion of Sexual Health Principles
11:30   Break
11:40   Lecture of Three–Step Assessment Plan (Part 1: Screening Criteria
12:45   Lunch 
14:00   Continued Presentation of Three-Step Assessment Plan (Step 2 – Assess
            Competing Motivations Within Three Clinical Areas)
14:30   Presentation of Case Example with Video Demonstrating Three-Step
            Assessment Plan
15:30   Discussion of Case Example
15:30   Break
15:40   Lecture on The Client’s Unique Clinical Picture
16:15   Lecture on Treatment Recommendations For OCSB and the Three-Step
            Assessment Plan
16:45   Question/Answer and Group Discussion
17:00   Programme Ends; Evaluations, Sign-Out, Attendance Certificates

Learning Objectives 
Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss current diagnostic and psychiatric disorder theory and treatment for out of control sexual behaviour.
  • Describe clinician’s ethical responsibility when assessing and treating problematic or out of control sexual behaviours.
  • Restate the Dual Process of Human Behaviour as applied to OCSB.
  • Explain the OCSB Clinical Pathway for Assessment and Treatment.
  • Identify the six fundamentals of sexual health as the framework to guide vision of sexual health in treating men with OCSB.
  • Classify areas of clinical vulnerability and common disruptors assessed in the preliminary screening of OCSB initial appointment.
  • Review the information gathering and treatment elements within the OCSB assessment process.
  • Discuss a client sexual health plan and it’s role in agreement keeping as an essential component of OCSB group and individual therapy.
  • Explain how regulation, attachment and sexual/erotic conflicts disrupt the relationship between deliberative and affective systems leading to OCSB symptoms.
  • Describe the appropriate use of the Braun-Harvey & Vigorito OCSB outpatient assessment and treatment protocol for men presenting with consensual, out of control sexual behaviour.

Recommended Reading 
Braun-Harvey, D. & Vigorito, M., (2015). Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction. Springer Publishing Company.

Kor, A., Fogel, Y. A., Reid, R. C., & Potenza, M. N. (2013). Should hypersexual disorder be classified as an addiction?. Sexual addiction & compulsivity, 20(1-2), 27-47.

Ley, D., Prause, N., & Finn, P. (2014). The emperor has no clothes: a review of the ‘pornography addiction’ model. Current Sexual Health Reports, 6(2), 94-105.

Biography statement
Doug Braun-Harvey, MFT, CGP, CST

Sexual health author, trainer and psychotherapist Douglas Braun-Harvey bridges sexual and mental health and facilitates organizational change. In 2013 Doug Braun-Harvey and Al Killen-Harvey co-founded The Harvey Institute, an international education, training, consulting and supervision service for Improving health care through integration of sexual health. He teaches and trains nationally and internationally linking sexual health principles within drug and alcohol treatment, group psychotherapy, HIV prevention and treatment, and child maltreatment.   

Since 1993 he has been developing and implementing a sexual health based treatment approach for men with out of control sexual behavior (OCSB). His new book “Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction” written with co-author Michael Vigorito was published in 2015. Previous publications include “Sexual Health in Recovery: Professional Counselor’s Manual” (2011) and “Sexual Health in Drug and Alcohol Treatment: Group Facilitator’s Manual” (2009). 

Mr. Braun-Harvey is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Group Psychotherapist and Certified Sex Therapist. He currently serves as Treasurer of AASECT and is honored, as an alumni of the University of Minnesota, to join their Advisory Board for the Program in Human Sexuality in which he is a founding donor of the Doug Braun-Harvey Fellowship in Compulsive Sexual Behavior. He has been providing individual and group therapy in his San Diego private practice since 1987.