0108: Dr. Cameron Staley and Pornography Addiction

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Podcast Description:

Natasha was joined by Dr. Cameron Staley on this episode of Mormon Sex Info.  They discuss Dr. Staley’s recent TEDx talk on pornography addiction.

In his TEDx talk, Changing the Narrative Around the Addiction Story, Dr. Staley shares details from his research and counseling experience regarding helpful ways to talk about sexuality and how to effectively reduce unwanted pornography viewing through mindfulness. In order to help even more individuals who are struggling with pornography, he developed an online self-directed program called LifeAfterPornography based on the same ACT principles he uses in his counseling work and the same approach proven effective in research to reduce unwanted pornography viewing in adults. 

Dr. Cameron Staley is a clinical psychologist who is passionate about providing counseling, teaching courses for the psychology department, and supervising counselors and psychologists in training at Idaho State University. He has presented his research on pornography at the International Academy of Sex Research (IASR) and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) along with peer-reviewed publications in the journals of Socioaffective Neuroscience and Psychology, Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, and Archives of Sexual Behavior. Cameron completed his psychology internship at Brigham Young University’s Counseling and Psychological Services where he first learned Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as an effective treatment for unwanted pornography viewing.



Natasha Helfer, LCMFT, CST, CSTS can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex Info Podcasts, is the current past president of the Mormon Mental Health Association and runs a sex education program, Sex Talk with Natasha. She has over 20 years of experience working with primarily an LDS/Mormon clientele.


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