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New Classification Model for Sex Addiction

NCJ Number
Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity Volume: 20 Issue: 4 Dated: October-December 2013 Pages: 279-291
Paula Hall
Date Published
December 2013
13 pages
This article presents the Opportunity, Attachment, and Trauma (OAT) model.
In this article the author offers a classification model for sex addiction that takes into consideration the context of increasing sexual liberation and access to sexual stimuli. Moving beyond the traditional model of attachment, the Opportunity, Attachment, and Trauma (OAT) model provides therapists with a tool to consider treatment approaches that might more accurately reflect a client's history and personal experience and reduces the risk of seeking pathology where none exists. The OAT model can also help partners to better understand addiction and provide therapists with alternative ways of considering codependency. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.