CE - *to be rescheduled* Understanding Pornography Addiction

5/3/2017 - 6:00pm CDT to 5/10/2017 - 9:00pm CDT

6 CEs - $129: This course will cover the new epidemic our society is facing: porn addiction. Pornography is the new drug and research shows it increases isolation, physiological, and psychological problems. Imaging studies focused on brain areas associated with attention and emotional regulation indicates pornography facilitates neuroplasticity and neurogenesis, the creation of new connections and neural pathways in the brain causing addition in novelty. Furthermore, carefully conducted research has found many of the symptoms people face with pornography addiction can be similar to other psychological and physiological disorders.

Through an Adlerian lens, this course will cover the similarities and differences of the classic addiction model and how it compares to the new drug of pornography addiction. In addition to covering contemporary theories and research, each class will include time to engage in a variety of experiential practicies to learn more about the complexities of this new addiction.

*Note - this workshop will be held: 5/3/17 and 5/10/17 6pm-9pm


Dr. Ryan Westrum has been an active psychotherapist for over 15 years and is the founder and visionary of Healing Souls, a private therapy practice in Uptown, Minneapolis specializing in sexual health, pornography, and sexual addiction. Ryan leverages his background in traditional Adlerian therapeutic methods and infuses his work with holistic and experiential exercises that empower individuals to take charge of their sexuality and behaviors. Ryan earned his Doctorate of Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University, San Francisco. He also has an M.A. degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Adler Graduate School and received his B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Areas of specialty include sex therapy, pornography addiction, LGBTQ, sexual addiction, sexual trauma, sexual reassignment, kink exploration, anxiety, depression, anger management, couple/marriage relationships, grief & loss, spirituality, and non-ordinary states of consciousness.

Dr. Ryan Westrum
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