International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals

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The International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) is one of several for-profit organizations that provides training and certification for people who want to offer sexual addiction counseling services.[1] The concept of sexual addiction is contentious in the fields of psychology, medicine, and neuroscience,[2][3] and was not included in the DSM as of 2017.[4][5]

IITAP'a training and certification program is based on the work of Patrick Carnes, who did pioneering work in sexual compulsion in the 1980s[1] and who founded IIAPT; his wife Stephanie, also a sex therapist, is its president.[6]

Public interest in sexual addiction and IITAP's programs is often driven by celebrities caught up in scandal, and blaming their trouble on sexual addition.[5][7]

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  1. ^ a b Murphy, Stacy Notaras (December 1, 2011). "It's not about sex - Counseling Today". Counseling Today.
  2. ^ Schaefer GA, Ahlers CJ (2017). "1.3, Sexual addiction: Terminology, definitions and conceptualisation". In Birchard T, Benfield J. Routledge International Handbook of Sexual Addiction. Routledge. ISBN 1317274253.
  3. ^ Hall, Paula (2014-01-02). "Sex addiction – an extraordinarily contentious problem". Sexual and Relationship Therapy. 29 (1): 68–75. doi:10.1080/14681994.2013.861898. ISSN 1468-1994.
  4. ^ Ivanova, Irina (October 31, 2017). "The lucrative, but dubious, business of treating sex addiction". CBS News MoneyWatch.
  5. ^ a b Zanzonico, Roberta; Sorrentino, Renee M. (January 12, 2018). "Sex Addiction: Playing Now in Theaters".
  6. ^ Birchard T, Benfield J, eds. (2017). "Contributors". Routledge International Handbook of Sexual Addiction. Routledge. ISBN 1317274253.
  7. ^ Ryan, Harriet (November 25, 2010). "Sex addiction therapy is booming". Los Angeles Times via St Louis Today.

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