Professional Counselling Association
of the ACT and NSW Inc

Central Coast Branch Meeting

  • 19 Mar 2016
  • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Kincumber & District Neighbourhood centre, Kincumber Street, Kincumber, New South Wales


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Central Coast Branch Meeting

Internet Pornography and Couple Counselling

Presenter: Doug Sotheren

Doug's experience includes over 25,000 hours of counselling and thousands of hours of intensive group training for counsellors and other health professional throughout Australia.  He has been involved in training Relationship Counsellors since the late 1970’s. He is a Clinical Member and Registered Supervisor of Australian Association of Relationship Counsellors, a Life Member of Christian Counsellors Association, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has a BA in Sociology and an M.Th. with focus on the family systems.

More and more couples are presenting with issues involving pornography and its effect on their relationship. This presentation looks at definitions and statistics on pornography use, the way it affects relationships and ways of working therapeutically with these couples.


1. Brief Video Presentation

2. What is Porn? Is there a valid Definition?

3. Current Statistics

4. Is it a positive or negative social issue?

5. How it presents in counselling practice

6. Therapeutic methods in couple work

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