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AASECT Summer Institute: Revisiting 'Sex Addiction' with Doug Braun-Harvey

One of our founders, Heather McPherson, LMFT, LPC-S recently had the privilege of interviewing some of the brightest minds in the sexual health field. This will be a series of videos with 8 faculty members from the recent AASECT Summer Institute which was titled: Revisiting 'Sex Addiction': Transformative Ways to Address Out of Control Sexual Behavior. 

The first interview is with Doug Braun-Harvey, MFT, CPG, CST, Co-director of the summer institute alongside Susan Stiritz. They accomplished their goal of putting together a wonderful institute!

Since 1993, Doug 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. 

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.