I am always in awe that I’ve been able to rub elbows with some of the best sex therapists in the country. I have attended trainings where I heard Dr. Coleman speak and I’ve had many instances to interact with Dr. Ley with his kindness in being willing to give interviews and share information, as well as presenting on a panel at AASECT with him just this last summer. Michael Vigorito has partnered with Doug Braun-Harvey in forming an effective treatment model to deal with issues that present through a sexual lens, and has also been willing to be interviewed by me and been an integral part of many professional conversations I’ve been a part of. Please hear leaders in the field of sexuality discuss issues that I have found to be incredibly relevant in how we address sexuality within the context of Mormonism.
Sorry Harvey Weinstein, Sex Addiction Isn’t Real with Dr. David Ley and Dr. Eli Coleman
“After 40 years of the sex addiction model existing, there is not a single published randomized-controlled empirically-reviewed study that reveals that sex addiction treatment works.” Dr. David Ley
And although I have a lot of respect for Dr. Coleman… I do not agree with his answer that sex addiction or compulsivity should be included in the Diagnostic Manual. Dr. Ley hits it out of the park with his answer.
Weinstein a Sex Addict? with Michael Vigorito
“When we conflate consensual sexual problems with nonconsensual sexual problems… that’s a thinking error.” Michael Vigorito
You can hear interviews more at length with both Dr. Ley and Michael Vigorito at Mormon Sex Info:
Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex Info Podcasts, writes a regular column for Sunstone Magazine and is the current president of the Mormon Mental Health Association. She has over 20 years of experience working with primarily an LDS/Mormon clientele.