Psychotherapy and Sexuality – Where Do Addiction, Pornography, and Moral Incongruity Begin and End? A Conversation with David Ley

Recorded on October 16, 2021

Hosted by: David Prescott

Guest Speaker: David Ley

Everyone has their opinions, and this can be especially true when it comes to controversial topics such as pornography and addiction. Moving beyond our moral beliefs to what research shows can be challenging, particularly when the science in these areas is imperfect. As is often the case, scientific inquiry can often produce surprising results that challenge us to re-think our practice. This webinar will offer reflections on sexuality, sex therapy, the role of the therapist, and the problems in terms such as “addiction.” It will also review recent studies of moral incongruity and its implications for treatment.


David Ley
Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice

David Ley is a clinical psychologist, sex therapist and author, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He’s the author of several books and research articles on sexuality, including his controversial books The Myth of Sex Addiction, and Ethical Porn for Dicks, a Man’s Guide to Responsible Viewing Pleasure. Dr. Ley has served as an expert witness in numerous forensic trials regarding sexuality and is a frequent guest in media around the world, with appearances in the New York Times, CNN and Time Magazine, as well as Hustler and Playboy magazines. He trains sex therapists through the Sexual Health Alliance and runs a large behavioral health nonprofit agency in New Mexico.

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      Hi, Kathy!

      Thank you for your interest in our upcoming Safer Talk webinar. We do not offer CE credit hours for the Safer Talk webinar, but we can provide attendees with a Certificate of Attendance. If you register and attend the full live webinar, you may send a request for this certificate to info@safersociety.org.

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      Sarah Snow Haskell

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  1. Sarah,
    I cant attend, (have a client at the time :)) Great topic.I look forward to the audio version in ten days. Thank you for making this available. What a great service!!!
    Kris

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      Thank you for your feedback, Kris! We hope you enjoy the conversation when you are able to listen in. As long as you have registered for this event, you will automatically receive instructions on how to access the recording as soon as it becomes available.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

      Kind regards,

      Sarah Snow Haskell

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