Pornography Addiction



Pornography addiction is something we will often kid about but is ultimately a behavior that can seriously damage relationships and take precedence over more important functions and responsibilities in our lives.

What separates a porn addiction from a keen interest in porn is the negative consequences of our behavior. With a porn addiction, the behavior is considered compulsive, wherein we would spend an inordinate amount of time watching porn instead of interacting with others or completing important tasks. Moreover, the behavior would persist even if harms our career, relationships, or state of well-being.

Pornography has been with us since art appeared on the walls of caves. And it has increasingly become a ubiquitous part of our cultural and sexual lives. Beginning with some thought exercises to better understand our personal attitudes, we will then explore the research and various contemporary writings to help us construct a healthy clinical attitude towards pornography, and consider whether or not it has any place in positive sexual development.


  • Establish our personal attitudes regarding pornography.
  • Explain the development of pornography in our culture.
  • Show current research from various perspectives.
  • Formulate our individual healthiest clinical attitude and approach regarding pornography.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, LMFT, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC, & NBCC
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
OCDP Board # 20-755924 (R1)
FCB # 5387-A

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 82
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
    • Lecture.1
      Pornography Addiction

Jim C. Anderson, LPC, LCAS, CSAT, began his career working in inpatient psychiatric settings in both Maine and California-eventually serving as the Director of Outpatient Services for both psychiatric and substance abuse services. His focus shifted more directly into substance abuse work with a position as Clinical Director at Azure Acres in California, a founding residential facility of the Camp Recovery Centers-an organization which grew to become one of the largest provider of substance abuse services in the nation. In 2002, he relocated his young family to Davidson, NC, and took a position (and eventually partnered with his supervisor to own) two substance abuse education clinics in Charlotte and Mooresville, NC. He formed ‘Conscious Sense, LLC’ in 2008-a private practice in Cornelius, NC, which specializes in sexual addiction and partner trauma, spiritual growth & development, and integral therapy for individuals and couples. He has presented throughout his twenty year career, including audiences with the FBI, the NC Licensed Professional Counselors Association, several college/university settings, and regular CEU trainings with provider organizations in North Carolina.


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