Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation:A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment
Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation is the first book on sex addiction that takes into consideration neurobiological underpinnings, examining sex addiction in line with the new definition of addiction as a primary, chronic brain disorder. Katehakis presents not only a well-rounded discussion of the issue–integrating topics such as attachment patterns, brain development, trauma history, as well as neurophysiological factors–but ends by presenting a holistic treatment model. Treatment implications are explained, and case histories demonstrate the validity of a holistic treatment approach.
Published by the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology.
Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation – An Overview, By Chapter
PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING SEX ADDICTION: Terms, Etiology, Mechanisms, and Effects
History, Debates and Definitions: The Evolving Field of Sex Addiction
Basic Neurophysiology of Attachment and Affect Regulation
Etiology, Mechanisms, and Effects of Addiction
Individual, Familial, and Cultural Factors Perpetuating Sex Addiction
PART TWO: ASSESSING AND TREATING SA
Presentation and Initial Assessment of Sex Addiction
Holistic Treatment Goals and Protocols for Body, Brain, and Relationship
First Steps: Extinguishing Addictive Behaviors Using PASAT
Healing Underlying Trauma Using PASAT
Epilogue: Restoring Social, Sexual, and Spiritual Relationality
Conclusions and Applications: How Public Policy Can Protect and Nourish Relational Health
Alexandra Katehakis, Founding Director of Center for Healthy Sex, participated in the Annual Interpersonal Neurobiology Conference on March 14, 2014 in Los Angeles, California at UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom.
Celebrating 20 years of innovative work by Allan Schore, the year’s theme was “Affect Regulation & Healing of the Self.” It was an exciting weekend, starting with the first day’s roster which included Daniel Siegel, Drew Pinsky, Diane Winston, Christopher Kennedy Lawford and Alex Katehakis.
Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S, gave a presentation Friday, March 14th, 2014, titled “Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: A Holistic Healing Model.” The recording is available below.