Psychologist Sex Offender Releases New Book on Sex Addiction

Press Release ( - Seattle, WA - Jul 07, 2016 - ​​​​​Psychologist Sex Offender Releases New Book on Sex Addiction.  Psychologist and author, Dr. David Scratchley, has released his latest book through Slickrock Enterprises, LLC (, “It Doesn’t Just Happen, Understanding the Psychology of Destructive Sexual Behavior and Sexual Offending,” which is available at Amazon ($13.95, Kindle $4.99).  Scratchley, who was arrested in 2011 on sex and drug charges Seattle, Washington in an internationally publicized case, was paroled in March from a Washington State Correctional Facility, and now resides in the Puget Sound Area.  In “It Doesn’t Just Happen” Scratchley examines problem sexual behavior from a personal and professional perspective and assists readers in recognizing if their sexual behavior has become problematic as well as how to get therapeutic assistance if their sexual behavior is destructive or dysfunctional. Scratchley says of his latest work that he considers it “the single most important contribution he could make following his arrest” and that the book can “hopefully assist others in stopping behaviors which cause such tremendous pain.”   

Scratchley says, “it is only through discussing such difficult issues as sex addiction, that headway in preventing and correcting these problems can be made” and that, “recognition is the first step in healing.”

David Scratchley, Ph.D.

Scratchley comments that his latest book grew out of the experience of studying problem sexual behavior and sexual offending while in prison as well as living and working with thousands of individuals who had been incarcerated for similar offenses and that, in this text, he has been able to combine his personal experiences with his education in psychology and neuroscience.   He notes that recent high profiles cases have helped to shine a light on a problem which, in the past, has been too difficult for most people to discuss in observing that, “it is only through such discussing such difficult issues as sex addiction, that headway in preventing and correcting these problems can be made” and that, “recognition is the first step in healing.”   With chapters addressing the psychological vulnerabilities which contribute to an individual displaying problem sexual behavior or compulsive sexual behavior (sex addiction), the effect of pornography on the brain and behavior, thinking errors associated with problem sexual behavior and sex addiction, family dynamics in problem sexual behavior, and therapeutic approaches to treating problem sexual behavior, Scratchley believes the book provides groundbreaking insight into the puzzling world of those who engage in destructive sexual behavior.  Prior to his arrest, Scratchley was considered a leading expert and nationally recognized speaker on addiction and disorders of control.  In 1996 he coauthored a widely read book on alcoholism and drug addiction, “Alcoholism and Other Drug Problems” (Simon and Schuster, reissued in 2007) with the late James Royce, S.J.

Source : Slickrock Enterprises

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