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Can you really be Addicted to Sex? An Exploration of Sex and Pornography Addiction

The question is no longer “can you be addicted to behaviors” but instead, “what can we do about behavioral addictions?” In this talk, attendees will learn about the basics of sex and pornography addiction, identify the hallmarks of addiction and possible consequences, understand how these potentially addictive behaviors affect the brain, and discover what treatment and recovery entails.


Amanda Giordano, PhD, LPC is an associate professor at the University of Georgia and specializes in addictions counseling. Dr. Giordano is the sole author of a clinical reference book titled, A Clinical Guide to Treating Behavioral Addictions and co-author of a textbook titled, Addiction counseling: A practical approach. Dr. Giordano works to advance the counseling field with rigorous research and has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. In 2018, Dr. Giordano was awarded the Addictions/Offender Educator Excellence Award from the International Association of Addictions & Offender Counselors. Additionally, she writes a blog for Psychology Today called Understanding Addiction and regularly presents on topics related to chemical and behavioral addiction.

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