As the controversial field of sex addiction treatment reaches for legitimacy across the disciplines of medicine, psychiatry and psychotherapy, Getting Real About Sex Addiction: A Psychodynamic Approach to Treatment applies psychoanalytic framework to concepts of addiction and sex, as well as related concepts of personality and attachment development. Authors Graeme Daniels and Joe Farley explore the intersection of sex and culture and address social undercurrent relating to gender, such as objectification and sexual aggression and how those influence conceptualization goals and procedures in treatment. Through number case illustrations and vignettes, this text demonstrates psychodynamic method across treatment contexts, in formats of individual, couples, and group therapy. The result is a work that critiques theoretical, intervention, and gender biases that have infiltrated this important yet embattled field, and provides a fresh, alternative approach from a source with the oldest pedigree in modern psychology.
Graeme Daniels, MFT, is a practicing psychotherapist and author. He has self-published several novels and has written articles for publications such as The Therapist, The Journal of Culture and Psychology, and online resources like PsycheCentral.com. He is currently a faculty member within the Masterson Institute, as well as an analytic training candidate within the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. In addition, he provides training at San Francisco Bay Area mental health agencies.
Joe Farley, MFT, is a marriage and family therapist in private practice. He was appointed to the faculty of the Masterson Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in 2002 and has taught at the graduate psychology department at John F. Kennedy University. In addition, he has guest lectured at The Wright Institute, Alliant University, University of California, Berkeley, and Vancouver Island University.