Dr. Omar Minwalla: The Institute for Sexual Health
Evolving the field beyond traditional models for sex addiction and compulsivity
Dr. Omar Minwalla provides the leading treatment model for sexual acting out, patterns of infidelity, intimate partner abuse, and the resulting traumatic symptoms on others.
Sex addiction is not just a problem with sexual behavior but often also a problem of domestic abuse that results in trauma to the intimate partner and family. Both parts of the problem need diagnosis and treatment. The Compulsive-Abusive Sexual-Relational (CASRD) Model does that.
Led by Dr. Omar Minwalla, this is a highly focused, 8-day foundational treatment curriculum that includes a psychosexual evaluation and initial clinical stabilization for sexual acting out problems and intimate partner abuse. Intensive includes psychological and personality testing, tools to contain problematic behaviors, and fundamental education on sexual compulsivity, intimate partner abuse, integrity disorders, and the resulting traumatic impact on others.
The goal of this workshop for men is to provide basic education on the traumatic impact sexual acting out, patterns of infidelity or cheating, often has on the intimate partner or spouse, the relationship, children and family system. This is not treatment, but a foundational weekend educational format to provide an overview of the compulsive-abusive model (versus sex addiction model) and a dedicated focus on understanding the injuries and harm experienced by others, particularly a spouse or intimate partner.
A comprehensive assessment and evaluation for compulsive-abusive sexual-relational disorders (CASRD) includes not only assessment of sexual compulsivity or sex addiction, but also includes standardized psychological testing and diagnosis of other clinical syndromes, personality disorders, gender pathology and underlying trauma. A report and feedback is contextualized based on extensive clinical interview (3-4 days). A proper evaluation provides a comprehensive diagnostic and clinical picture, beyond simply diagnosing sex addiction or compulsivity that can then serve as a foundation for appropriate clinical treatment.