A valuable road map for understanding and healing cybersex addictions. --Windy Maltz, M.S.W., author, The Sexual Healing Journey, and coauthor, Private Thoughts
In the Shadows of the Net shines a hopeful light on the dark side of cyberspace. It is certain to become a valued resource in dealing with a new frontier of addictive disorders. --Kenneth M. Adams, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, and author, Silently Seduced
The authors present a positive and effective approach to dealing with cybersex, a rapidly increasing problem. In the Shadows of the Net is sure to become a classic in its field. --Gary Blanchard, B.A., A.A.C., Addiction Counselor, and author, The Positive Path of Recovery
About the Author
Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., is the primary architect of the Gentle Path treatment programs for the treatment of sexual and multiple addictive disorders. He has published numerous works, including Contrary to Love: Helping the Sexual Addict (1989), A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps (1994), The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships (1997), Open Hearts (1999), Facing the Shadow (2001), and In the Shadows of the Internet (2001). With 30 years in the addiction field, Dr. Carnes is in high demand as a speaker, presenter, and interview subject and continues to be the leading voice in the field of sex addiction. In addition, his assessment tools related to sex addiction and trauma offer therapists a proven means to begin the treatment process with clients. He has been awarded the distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH). Dr. David Delmonico is a Professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Delmonico conducts research, consultation, and training on topics such Internet psychology, cyber-behavior, and Internet safety. Dr. Delmonico has co-authored three books on these topics and presents nationally to helping professionals, probation officers, and schools on how to help those with online problematic behavior and keeping kids safe online. Dr. Delmonico is Director of the Online Behavior Research and Education Center (OBREC) at Duquesne University and Associate Editor of the Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity journal. Elizabeth Griffin, MA is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 25 years experience treating individuals with problematic sexual behavior. Ms. Griffin lectures and consults internationally on the assessment and treatment of individuals, couples, and families struggling with problematic online behaviors, sexually compulsive behaviors, and sexual offense behaviors.