Sex and love addiction is a group of intimacy disorders related to dysfunctional attachment with primary caregivers. Sex addiction has no specific etiology in theory but one potential cause may be lack of physical nurturing from the primary caregiver leads a child to attempt to physically nurture themselves. Other thoughts are that the child is aroused in a sexual manner too early in their life or trauma creates such emotional pain that the child must self soothe in a sexual way in the absence of discovering other means, such as food, alcohol, drugs, etc. In this one-hour webinar, our panel of experts define sex & love addiction and discuss contributing factors, root causes and treatment options.
Ava Profota, LCSW-S, CSAT-S, CMAT-S
Greg Powers, MSW, LCSWS, VPCS, Clinical Director Discovery Point Retreat
Kelli Jeray, LPC
Noelle Carmen, Host and Moderator
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