Paraphilic Disorders

Publication Title: 
Journal of Clinical Psychology

A questionnaire that pertains to sexual attitudes and behaviors, family relationships, and marihuana usage was administered to 358 undergraduates at Wichita State University. A factor analysis performed upon the results yielded 12 factors related to sexual behavior: (1) Liberal vs. Conservative Attitudes; (2) Age-Experience; (3) Symbolic Sexual Preoccupation; (4) Romantic Love vs. Cynicism; (5) Experience-linked Drug Effects; (6) Affectual Dependence; (7) Mature Satisfaction; (8) Conservative vs. Liberal Sexual Practices; (9) High vs.

Author(s): 
Burdsal, C.
Greenberg, G.
Bell, M.
Reynolds, S.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy

This paper presents a classification of sexual behaviors bases on Foa and Foa's resource exchange theory. They postulated six classes of resources: information, services, possessions, money, love, and status. We expanded and applied this theory to sexual behavior through three modalities: 1) Doing (information and services), which relates to sex as performance; 2) Having (possessions and money), which relates to sex as product; and 3) Being (love and status), which relates to sex as presence.

Author(s): 
L'Abate, L.
Hewitt, D.
Publication Title: 
American Journal of Psychotherapy

In this paper, (a) Money's recent "Lovemap" account of the intelligibility of paraphilic sexual rituals is outlined; (b) his contention that such acts may be viewed as "triumphs" of a certain sort is criticized as incomplete; and (c) an alternate formulation of paraphilic acts as insistent, preemptively motivated, but ultimately unsuccessful attempts at recovery from sexual degradation is proffered.

Author(s): 
Bergner, R. M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy

Increasing clinical experience has allowed the formulation of three psychodynamic viewpoints about the nature of the paraphilic disorder. Paraphilia is a disorder of sexual identity development, often solely of the intention component, that has three characteristics: a long-standing, highly arousing, unusual erotic preoccupation; a pressure to act upon the erotic fantasy; sexual dysfunction with a partner during conventional sexual behavior. Paraphilia is also a disorder of self-regulation characterized by a considerable gap between personal aspirations and behaviors.

Author(s): 
Levine, S. B.
Risen, C. B.
Althof, S. E.
Publication Title: 
Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic

The causes of therapist-patient sex are complex and multidetermined. Efforts to understand why psychotherapists transgress sexual boundaries are hampered by the lure of reductionism and oversimplification. Most of those who examine this issue would prefer to categorize all such therapists as "bad" and "corrupt" as a way of distancing themselves and disavowing any similarities between these therapists and themselves.

Author(s): 
Gabbard, G. O.
Publication Title: 
The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry

Fourteen patients with pathologies of love (erotomania) are presented; all stalked the object of their disordered affections. These cases were encountered in forensic practice and were personally assessed, and in most cases managed, by the authors. Victim impact reports or depositions made by the objects of these patients' unwanted attentions were available. All patients indulged in stalking behaviours which included following, loitering in the victim's vicinity, approaching, telephoning, and sending letters.

Author(s): 
Mullen, P. E.
PathÈ, M.
Publication Title: 
Clinical Psychology Review

This paper describes what is currently known about attachment from the development, social-cognitive and biological literatures and outlines the impact on organisms given adverse development experiences that can have an effect upon attachment formation in childhood across these three literatures. We then describe the effects that 'insecure' attachment styles arising in childhood can affect brain chemistry and brain function and subsequently adult social/romantic relationships.

Author(s): 
Beech, Anthony R.
Mitchell, Ian J.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Psycho-Analysis

In this paper, the author works with the awareness that perversion is a socially, historically and theologically loaded term, at the same time as it may be the latest frontier in psychoanalysis, both clinically, and in relation to contemporary art and culture which emphasize the perverse.

Author(s): 
Stein, Ruth
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