Men’s Group for
Sobriety from Problematic Sexual Behavior
This five-session confidential support/therapy group will help
male students and male spouses get and maintain sobriety from sexual
behavior that has a compulsive quality, such as viewing internet
pornography. Participants will explore the relationship between
behaviors, thoughts, and feelings; learn about defense mechanisms and
the cycle of compulsivity; understand the role of the brain; and
create and carry out a relapse prevention plan. Psycho-education
and group support reduce shame and guilt, increase empathy toward
oneself and others, decrease social isolation, facilitate behavior
management, and help with relationship healing.
The group will meet at a weekend time convenient to participants,
beginning in November, in the Witherspoon Street office of
facilitator Dr. Ralph Piper, who has led groups for PTS men before.
The cost is $5/meeting for those in the SHBP, and $7 otherwise. Pay
with a check to PTS for $30 or $42 or have the series billed to your
student account. Financial aid is available.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call her confidential voicemail at 609-497-7891. Or email
call him at 609-658-8645. The fee includes the cost of a 20 –
30-minute screening interview with Dr. Piper to help answer your
questions and determine if this group is right for you. If after
your phone or in-person screening interview you decide not to
participate in the group, there is no charge.