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Understanding and Treating Compulsive Sexual Behaviour

08 May 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This event is for Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP) in-training members. Registration is required. Please see the Pricing tab for more information.
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With Dr Greg Madison

The presentation will include descriptions and definitions of the behaviour. It will cover aetiology. Time will be given to historical antecedents,  neuroscience, parallels in psychoanalytic theory, CBT treatment interventions, group work and outcome studies. If time allows, the presentation will consider cross addiction and comorbid disorders. The latter are normally treated using CBT protocols. CBT has the best evidence base for effective treatment for this and adjacent disorders. CBT therapists are well placed to deal with these kinds of problematic behaviours. 

Refreshments will be available.

Please see the programme tab for further information.

BPS London Office,
30 Tabernacle Street,

Nearest tubes: Moorgate (Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City and Northern (City branch) lines) and Old St (Northern Line (City branch)).


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Speaker: Dr Thaddeus Birchard

Clinical Director. DPsych in Psychotherapy, MSc Psychosexual Therapy, Diploma CBT, Accredited by UKCP, BABCP, COSRT.

Dr Birchard is the founder of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) and a founding member of Recovery Programme in the UK.  He created the first UK based therapeutic sexual addiction training programme for counsellors and psychotherapists and has trained many of his contemporaries working in the field. Dr Birchard was previously an Honorary CBT Therapist at the Maudsely and South London NHS Trust.  Dr Birchard speaks around the country and in the United States on sexual addiction and compulsivity.  Dr Birchard was previously an Honorary CBT Therapist at the Maudsely and South London NHS Trust. Author of numerous articles and books including CBT for Compulsive Sexual Behaviour, and Overcoming Sexual AddictionDr. Birchard is also the co-editor of The International Handbook of Sexual Addiction.

Who can attend?

This is a free event for member of Division of Counselling Psychology in-training members (DCoP) only.

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Registration information 

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If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Member Network Services, quoting 'DCoP-Compulsive Sexual Behaviour-May2018' at:

Alternatively telephone during office hours on +44 (0) 116 252 9515 stating the name and date of the event.


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