In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free from Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior

In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free from Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592854783
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
Publication date: 09/15/2007
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 311,658
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Patrick J. Carnes, PhD, is an internationally known authority and speaker on addiction and recovery issues. He has authored over twenty books including the bestselling titles Out of the Shadows: Understanding Addiction Recovery, Betrayal Bond, Don't Call It Love, The Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps and The Gentle Path through the Twelve Principles.

Dr. Carnes' research provides the architecture for the "task model" of treating addictions that is used by thousands of therapists worldwide and many well-known treatment centers, residential facilities, and hospitals. He founded IITAP (International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals), which provides CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) training and certification as well as cutting-edge information for addiction professionals. Dr. Carnes currently serves as a Senior Fellow and Executive Director for the Gentle Path Program at The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona.For more information on his work and contributions: www.patrickcarnes.com. You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter: @drpatrickcarnes.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     vi
Preface     vii
The Shadow Side of the Net     1
Do I Have a Problem with Cybersex?     20
Understanding Problematic Sexual Behavior on the Internet     34
What Turns You On? The Arousal Template     58
Courtship Gone Awry     74
Boundaries     98
Taking That First Step     114
Changing the Way You Live     139
Preventing Relapse: Maintaining the Changes You've Made     163
Family Dynamics and Cybersex     186
The Web Frontier     210
Appendix     225
Notes     239
Index     243
About the Authors     251

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