Several therapies are now demonstrated to harm clients. Beyond knowing therapies to avoid, we review how these iatrogenic effects were identified and the nature of the harm. Three specific harmful therapies are reviewed: anti-gay conversion therapy, porn addiction Reboot/NoFap therapy, and critical incident stress debriefing. Assessments for tracking clients to avoid harm in practice and with novel therapies are reviewed.
- Describe three therapies that are considered harmful and why.
- Discuss alternatives to the harmful therapies.
- Create a plan to monitor for harm in therapy clients.
Hour 1: Review the three therapies
Hour 2: Identifying harm in your own clients
Nicole Prause, PhD is an American neuroscientist researching human sexual behavior, addiction, and the physiology of sexual response. She is a statistician in the Department of Medicine at UCLA, and founded the independent research laboratory Liberos LLC. https://www.liberoscenter.com
Dr. Prause is faculty and the Supervisor of Dissertation at Modern Sex Therapy Institutes.