TREATING OUT OF CONTROL SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR ONLINE TRAINING
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is for Counsellors, Therapists or Mental Health Professionals who’d like to learn how sexual health can be an essential ally in changing out of control sexual behaviour.
This is your opportunity to study the first and only online course presented by OCSB expert, Doug Braun-Harvey covering the foundations of OCSB theory as well as step-by-step tools for assessment, treatment planning and treatment implementation.
You’ll gain valuable insight into the OCSB Pathway to collaboratively guide clients in defining their own personal vision of sexual health as the foundation for regaining sexual behaviour control.
The course is based on the approach outlined in the award winning book ‘Treating Out Of Control Sexual Behaviour’ co-authored by Doug Braun-Harvey and Michael Vigorito that’s taken the world of sexology and relationship therapy by storm.
The field of human sexuality and mental health have an extensive history of confusing and conflicting conversations and research about excessive and harmful sexual behaviours.
Many leaders in the mental health and sexual health areas have moved beyond ‘sex addiction’, ‘sexual compulsivity, and ‘hypersexuality’ conceptualizations of dysregulated sexual behaviour.
Braun-Harvey/Vigorito’s sexual health framework for understanding and addressing out of control sexual behaviour (OCSB) is an exciting new, effective, compassionate, and client-centred sexual health assessment and treatment pathway model that views OCSB as a sexual problem, not a disorder.
The course instructor, Douglas Braun-Harvey, presents the foundations of OCSB theory as well as step-by-step tools for assessment, treatment planning and treatment implementation.
He provides rich and varied composite case examples from his 25 years of clinical experience. This course is the only online course presented by Doug Braun-Harvey.
It is an opportunity to listen to his clinical sexual health treatment conversations and tools, as well as his stories of hope and guidance for professionals wanting to learn how sexual health can be an essential ally in changing out of control sexual behaviour.
Read the AASECT Policy Statement on Sex Addiction here.
This comprehensive online course consists of 31 video modules covering theory, assessment and treatment issues together with guided reading.
✔ Define sexual dysregulation and Out of Control Sexual Behaviour (OCSB) and contrast with definitions of pathology-based models.
✔ Develop knowledge of a sexual health definition and six sexual health principles that guide ethical and effective OCSB treatment.
✔ Be able to describe the ‘dual process model’ of human behaviour as a construct for client-centred treatment methods for changing out of control sexual behaviour.
In order to have your online study validated, you need to pass the Course Questions (exam) – the exam pass rate is 90% – and submit a course evaluation. Pink Therapy will then award you a Certificate of Study for the module. This course has been Quality Checked by the National Counselling Society.
This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 8 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.
To gain AASECT CEUs you need to pass the exam – the exam pass rate is 90% – submit a course evaluation and request for your details to be passed on to our partners at The Harvey Institute who will issue your AASECT CEU Certification, for a separate admin fee of USD20.
WHAT MAKES THIS COURSE DIFFERENT?
THE OCSB MODEL IS BASED ON THE DEFINITION OF SEXUAL HEALTH FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION
The OCSB model utilises six /principles/ of Sexual Health rather than being */act -centred/* so, for example engaging in consensual non-monogamy or viewing pornography or having casual sex would not considered diagnostic criteria and matters for treatment as they would within most ‘Sex Addiction’ therapy approaches. You can read the WHO’s definition of sexual health here.
THE OCSB MODEL FITS WITH THE AASECT POSITION ON SEX ADDICTION
The OCSB model falls within the position statement on sex addiction made by the American Association for Sex Educators and Therapists(AASECT).
GAIN AASECT CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS WITH THIS COURSE
This course carries the option of being awarded AASECT Continuing Education Units. Other training courses in ‘Sex Addiction’ do not.
PROFESSIONALS FIND THIS APPROACH MORE EFFECTIVE THAN OTHER TREATMENT PROTOCOLS
This model is considered highly effective by many sex therapists and psychologists in the USA who had previously trained in ‘Sex Addiction’ but found those treatment protocols ineffective.
COST EFFECTIVE TRAINING AT YOUR OWN PACE
This course costs a fraction of the price for training in ‘Sex Addiction’ as listed by ATSAC, and you can complete at your own pace.
YOUR PINK THERAPY TRAINER
Pink Therapy is an accredited training organisation with the National Council Of Psychotherapists (NCP), and a member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and our faculty team of expert trainers has many years in the field of GSRD Therapy helping and supporting gender, sexuality and relationship diverse clients as well as a wealth of experience teaching and training other therapists on these issues, both in the UK and abroad.
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 Doug has been developing and implementing a sexual health based treatment approach for men with out of control sexual behaviour (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).
Doug Braun-Harvey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor and Certified Sex Therapist.
He is Adjunct Assistant professor in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University and Faculty for The University of Michigan Certificate Program in Human Sexuality.
As alumni of the University of Minnesota, he is honoured to join their Leadership Council for the Program in Human Sexuality in which he is a founding donor of the Doug Braun-Harvey Fellowship in Compulsive Sexual Behavior.
From 1987 – 2019 he provided individual and group therapy in his San Diego private practice.
2011 “Presidents Award”: National Association Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Addiction Professionals and their Allies (NALGAP) [US]
2013 “The Carnes Award” Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) 2017 “Shiller Prize” American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
2018 “AASECT Award for Innovative Approaches to Sex Therapy” American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
“2018 Health Professional Book Award” Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction” Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR).