Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., C.A.S, CSAT

Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., C.A.S, CSAT

Patrick Carnes, PhD, Dr. Patrick Carnes, is the founder and primary architect of Gentle Path at The Meadows. He is author of Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction (1983), the first work designed to help addicts deal with their sexual compulsions, and to examine the tangled web of trauma, love, addictive sex, hate, and fear often found in family relationships.

He has published numerous other works as well, 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 Net (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 practitioners a proven means to begin the treatment process with clients.

Dr. Carnes graduated in 1966 from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his Masters degree in 1969 from Brown University in Providence, R.I., and a PhD in counselor education and organizational development from the University of Minnesota in 1980.

He has been awarded the distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), and each year SASH (formerly known as the National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity) bestows a "Carnes Award" to deserving researchers and clinicians who have made outstanding contributions to the field of sexual medicine.

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A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps
Addiction Interaction Disorder (CD)
Contrary to Love
Eroticized Rage (CD)
Contrary to Love
Helping the Sexual Addict
Eroticized Rage (CD)
Courtship, Compulsion, and Cybersex
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$14.95
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In the Shadows of the Net
Multiple Addictions (4 CDs)
Open Hearts
Out of the Shadows
Out of the Shadows
Understanding Sexual Addiction
$14.95
$49.95
$18.95
$16.95
       
 
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