Dr. Griffin-Shelley is a Pennsylvania licensed psychologist. A
magna cum laude graduate of Hobart College, he received his M.S.S.
from Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Social Research in 1974.
He was granted a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University
of Pennsylvania in 1982. In addition to his three books, he has
published a pamphlet and over twenty articles on a variety of
topics including stress, clergy, sexuality, sex and the Internet,
group psychotherapy, dissociation, sexual harassment, addictions,
employee assistance, sex roles, bibliotherapy, and suicide
Currently, Dr. Griffin-Shelley is in private practice in Lafayette
Hill (outside of the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia) and
in Allentown. In addition to individual psychotherapy, he supervises
an intensive outpatient psychotherapy program for sexual addicts
that involves a psychoeducation group, two psychotherapy groups,
and a open Twelve Step meeting during a three and a half hour
session on Monday evenings in Lafayette Hill, PA.
Dr. Griffin-Shelley consults with the Dioceses of Allentown, Camden,
and Philadelphia. He works with priests, vowed religious, and
seminarians including one day a week at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
He provides workshops and consultations around interpersonal difficulties,
especially boundary issues.
Griffin-Shelley is located in a historic 1812 stone home at 452
Germantown Pike in Lafayette Hill, Whitemarsh Township, PA. His
first floor office includes a waiting area, small office, and
group room where individual consultations occur. Dr.Griffin-Shelley's
offices are shared by his colleagues.
Sex and Love Addiction and Treatment, Description:
People can be addicted to sex and/or love and recovery is possible.
More than ten years ago the National Institute of Health identified
sexual addiction as a research priority. Experts now conservatively
estimate a prevalence rate of 5 percent of the American population.
Eric Griffin-Shelley provides a detailed definition of sex and
love addiction as well as an outline of treatment and recovery.
Unique to this work, Griffin-Shelley integrates sex and love in
its formulation and also presents a two-level approach to recovery.
This presentation provides in-depth examples and suggestions for
change and supports the growing involvement of Twelve-Step programs
in mental health. Professionals can use this resource in their
clinical practice to identify and assist sex and love addicts.
Griffin-Shelley clearly describes the behavior of sex and love
addicts and the emotions they may be experiencing. Problems such
as multiple addictions (to drugs, alcohol, food, work) are examined.
The book's two-layer approach to recovery focuses initially on
the establishment of sobriety and then outlines an outer layer
of protection that the sex and love addict can develop to sustain
long-term recovery. Griffin-Shelley's meticulous description of
the role of psychotherapy in aiding the recovery process is clearer
than any book published to date on either sex or love addiction.
Table of Contents:
What Is a Sex and Love Addiction?
The Disease Concept of Addictions
Treatment and Recovery
Long-Term Treatment and Recovery
Reviews Book Description: Sex and the Internet is the first
ever professional book on the fascinating and revolutionary area
of internet sexuality. With many disturbing questions raised by
sex and the internet, here is a clinician's guide that addresses
these concerns by both informing and providing practical and concrete
suggestions and directions. Contributions by international compilation
of experts in the field of sexuality keeps on course with pertinent
and relevant material.