We are very proud of and congratulate Michael Vigorito for having the book he co-authored with Douglas Braun-Harvey, “Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction” be awarded the SSTAR Health Professional Book Award 2018.
See below the announcement from SSTAR.
The Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) Health Professional Book Award Committee is delighted to announce the winner for 2018, to be presented at the SSTAR Annual Meeting in Philadelphia (April 19-22, 2018). The winner is:
Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction by Douglas Braun-Harvey and Michael A. Vigorito
Out of an extraordinary 19 books submitted to the Committee, Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction was chosen because it tackles an exceedingly complex issue and guides the clinician in conceptual understanding, assessment, and individual and group therapy for men who feel out of control of their sexuality. In an area so controversial that clinicians can barely agree on what to call it, Braun-Harvey and Vigorito reach us all by their formulation of OCSB as a “problem-level” rather than a “disorder-level” condition. Their book is filled with case illustrations that will speak to clinicians who encounter these problems daily and who must find ways to deal with these cases across theoretical and disciplinary lines. Braun-Harvey and Vigorito ask us to imagine and support men in searching for sexual health, which includes a bedrock of freedom, rights and responsibilities as well as the principles of consent, shared values, and mutual pleasure.