The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder (CSBD) as an impulse control disorder for the ICD-11. Clients seeking help for CSBD exhibit characteristics similar to what has been labeled “behavioral addictions” including 1) diminished control over sexual thoughts, urges, and behavior, 2) significant consequences and distress related to sexual behavior, 3) multiple unsuccessful attempts to reduce or stop compulsive sexual behavior. This presentation will discuss assessment, common associated features, and treatment of CSBD. The most up-to-date research on CSBD will be discussed with a focus on clinical applications of findings in the social science literature. Finally, providers will learn how to do a differential diagnostic evaluation from other sexual behavior problems such as the non-consensual behaviors often associated with the #MeToo movement.
- Participants will be able to describe the signs/symptoms of CSBD and identify one assessment measure to assess for CSBD
- Participants will be able to describe at least 3 comborbid disorders that commonly co-occur with CSBD
- Participants will be able to identify at least one way to differentiate CSBD from sex offending behavior
- Participants will be able to describe at least 3 findings from social science research and how the findings directly relate to clinical practice
Presented By: Rory Reid, Ph.D., LCSW, ICGC-II and Shane W. Kraus, Ph.D.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 6