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The Natasha Helfer Podcast

May 3, 2020

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Natasha interviews Dr. Doug Braun-Harvey for part two in a 6-part series to discuss the principles of Sexual Health, developed by the World Health Organization.

The second principle of having sexuality be non-exploitative between partners is incredibly important. When “exploitation” comes up as a word, many think of extremes like human trafficking. However, the reality is that exploitative tactics are found in the most common of relationship… including marriage. Learn how to recognize manipulative tactics and patterns we should avoid in order to enjoy healthier more satisfying sexual relationships.

Douglas Braun-Harvey is a sexual health author, trainer and psychotherapist. Doug is a co-founder of the The Harvey Institute, an international education, training, consulting and supervision service for Improving health care through integration of sexual health. He teaches and trains nationally and internationally linking sexual health principles within drug and alcohol treatment, group psychotherapy, HIV prevention and treatment, and child maltreatment. Previous publications include “Sexual Health in Recovery: Professional Counselor’s Manual” (2011) and “Sexual Health in Drug and Alcohol Treatment: Group Facilitator’s Manual”(2009). Doug is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Group Psychotherapist and Certified Sex Therapist. He currently serves as Treasurer of AASECT and, as an alumni of the University of Minnesota, to join their Advisory Board for the Program in Human Sexuality in which he is a founding donor of the Doug Braun-Harvey Fellowship in Compulsive Sexual Behavior. He has been providing individual and group therapy in his San Diego private practice since 1987.