The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families
This pilot study evaluated the feasibility of an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) self-help program for problematic pornography viewing (PV). A sample of 19 adults seeking help for problematic PV was recruited in an open trial. Participants reported adequate program acceptability, although only 45% of those completing post-assessment read at least half of the self-help book. Significant improvements on problematic PV and cognitive fusion were found over the 8-week intervention period, with effects sustaining at 8-week follow-up. Participants who read more improved more on PV problems and psychological inflexibility. Overall, an ACT self-help approach appears feasible and potentially efficacious for PV.
Levin, Michael; Heninger, Scott T.; Pierce, Benjamin G.; and Twohig, Michael P., "Examining the feasibility of acceptance and commitment therapy self-help for problematic pornography viewing: Results from a pilot open trial" (2017). Psychology Faculty Publications. Paper 1623.