What is the sex addiction cycle?  The answer lays the groundwork for understanding the best path out of this addiction. The heart of this problem is engaging in a false relationship with fake people (i.e. pornography, illicit sexual encounters, etc.) and not knowing how to engage in authentic relationships with real people. Participants will understand the process that addicts and their family members must experience to solidify a complete break from this addictive cycle. Learn about one powerful tool that helps an individual get out of this cycle, and practice using this tool during the breakout session. This tool is a must for anyone trying to break free from sexual addiction as well as people who are assisting them.

This presentation was given at the Utah Coalition Against Pornography Conference in Salt Lake City on March 12, 2016.

Jeffrey J. Ford. LMFT

Jeff Ford received his BS in Psychology from the University of Utah and his MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Jeff is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. He has contributed to the field by publishing articles about the practice of marriage and family therapy and regularly speaks throughout the community on the topics of pornography, marriage, and addiction. In addition to his clinical practice, he has been an instructor of psychology and adolescent development on a university level. Jeff specializes in working with individuals and families struggling with sexual addiction.