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710 | Adolescent Males with Compulsive Pornography Problems: A Programmatic Approach

Saturday 9/16 2:15 – 3:30, Workshop Tracks, Youth and Family Development: Issues and Interventions


Floyd Godfrey, Ph.D.



Approved For CE

Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Chemical Dependency Counselors

Approved For CME/CEU




Young men are often overwhelmed and discouraged when temptation toward pornography becomes compulsive or addictive. It can quickly move beyond normal curiosity into a persistent problem that requires intervention. As shame over the issue grows, the problem tends to escalate. In this workshop, psychologists and licensed mental health professionals will review core aspects of program development for young men with compulsive pornography problems. The presenter will discuss developmental considerations and recovery concepts for adolescents and young adults. Furthermore, developing a “team” network with parents, mentors, church leaders, and family members will also be examined. With a proper foundation in recovery, a young man’s hope can be restored, and spiritual crises avoided. Implications for treatment planning will be outlined, including recovery concepts congruent with biblical teaching for Christian clients.

Learning Objectives

1. Outline developmental considerations for programming with adolescents and young adults
2. Describe recovery concepts designed to assist adolescents struggling with pornography use
3. Discuss with their adolescent clients the issues related to pornography addiction while still maintaining client autonomy
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