Healthcare certification programs tend to overlook pornography as a public health concern, leaving health professionals unprepared to deal with how pornography harms their clients or patients. Our program will be the first to provide cutting-edge research, practical knowledge, and a skill set so that health professionals can effectively recognize and respond to the role of pornography in patients’ or clients’ health problems.

Research-driven and standards-based, our program will provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for psychologists, therapists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, addiction counselors, school psychologists, case managers, nurses, physicians, and other healthcare providers. Participants will develop comprehensive knowledge of:

  • Contemporary pornography and its impact on the internet, video games, and mainstream film, TV, and print media
  • The traumatic effects of pornography on children and their development
  • Pornography’s effects on adult attitudes, desire, intimacy, and behavior
  • Assessment for pornography in clinical disorders such as depression and sexual dysfunction and in forms of victimization such as sexual abuse, assault, and exploitation Professionals’ Program Culture Reframed: Solving the Public Health Crisis of the Digital Age

TREATMENT APPROACHES

For Children and Adolescents
Problems of Exposure: Pornography as Sexual Trauma
For Individual Adults
Problems of Desire, Dysfunction, and Compulsion: Pornography as Addiction – Problems of Low Self-Worth and Poor Self-Concept Related to Internalized Objectification: Pornography as Conditioning and Grooming.
For Couples
Problems of Intimacy: Pornography as Infidelity
For Sexual Offenders and Batterers
Problems of Predatory Violence and Psychopathology: Pornography as Instruction Manual for Misogyny, Coercion, and exploitation.