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Sexual Trauma in Context with Inescapable Stressors

»Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Addiction, Articles, Attachment, Childhood Trauma, Healing Intimacy Disorders, Intimacy Disorders, Love, Masters and Johnsons, Trauma | 0 comments

Sexual Trauma Within the Context of Traumatic and Inescapable Stress, Neglect, and Poisonous Pedagogy   by Mark F. Schwartz, Lori D. Galperin, and William H. Masters   Post-traumatic Stress The Diagnostic Statistical Manual-III (DSM-III) defines posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as the result of a recognizable stressor that would evoke significant symptoms of distress in almost anyone (American Psychiatric Association, 1987, p. 236). The implication of this terminology is that the natural response to such trauma is PTSD — that the response is not an “illness” and that any person experiencing an event of that magnitude is likely to be similarly affected. Thus, rather than stigmatizing trauma victims by assigning to them a mental disorder,...

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Recovery from Sexual Compulsivity

»Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Academic Papers, Addiction, Articles, Attachment, Childhood Trauma, Dual Diagnosis Co-occurring Disorder, Healing Intimacy Disorders, Intimacy Disorders, Love, Trauma | 0 comments

Recovery from Sexual Compulsivity by Dr. Mark Schwartz   Introduction One male client has obsessive thoughts, spending hours looking at pornography on his computer, scrolling for hours rather than spending the evening with his girlfriend. Another compulsively seeks oral sex with men having large penises, but has no romantic attraction to men. A third is obsessively aroused by images of children, while a fourth pays prostitutes to demean him through physical abuse before going home to his family. Such complex deviations signify why it can be difficult to delineate a rational etiology, and why these clients are often unresponsive to cognitive-behavioral “relapse prevention,” arousal reconditioning, social skill and empathy retraining or exposure-based...

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The Masters and Johnson Model

»Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Articles, Attachment, Childhood Trauma, Dual Diagnosis Co-occurring Disorder, Healing Intimacy Disorders, Intimacy Disorders, Love, Trauma | 0 comments

Update on the Masters and Johnson Model for Treatment of Sexual Desire Phase Disorders   Factors Contributing to Low Desire and Arousal   Masters and Johnson wrote very little about their approach to desire phase disorders. In 1986, Dr. Masters and I co-authored a paper reviewing the Institute’s conceptual approach to inhibited sexual desire. Dr. Masters wrote: “As we mature, sexual response is a natural manifestation of attraction to a person perceived as appealing. This attraction evolves into a casual or committed relationship. Once a pair-bond is established, sexual desire is a natural way of expressing the sense of intimacy that develops within a committed relationship. Therefore, anything that enhances or inhibits relational intimacy may...

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Understanding and Treating Intimacy Disorders

»Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Attachment, Healing Disorders, Healing Intimacy Disorders, Intimacy Disorders, Love, Uncategorized, Webinars | 0 comments

Understanding and Treating Intimacy Disorders

A LIVECAST WEBINAR REPLAY A Conceptual Framework for the Understanding and Treatment of Intimacy Disorders | LIVECAST WEBINAR REPLAY from FRIDAY APRIL 28, 2017 A Conceptual Framework for the Understanding and Treatment of Intimacy Disorders This Part 1 Webinar, featuring Dr. Mark Schwartz and Lori Galperin, LCSW features the latest understandings for treating intimacy disorders and developing “earned secure attachment” amongst clients. Frequently, therapy clients present with an inability to experience a full emotional response, including the capacity to love and experience a connection with others. Other clients may get close and then discover that they find ways to disconnect or lose their passion. This educational, two-part livecast webinar,...

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