Michael Berry

Michael Berry
University College London | UCL · Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology

PhD (Psychology), MA (Sociology), MEd (Educational Policy), BA Hon. (Sociology)

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Introduction
Currently, I am completing my psychotherapy training in the Sex and Couple Therapy Service, at the McGill University Health Centre, under the supervision of Dr. Dennis Kalogeropoulos and Professor Irv Binik. My research examines sexuality, and psychotherapy process, specifically the modalities applied in the treatment of sexual dysfunction. I have a strong interest in sex, gender, and psychotherapy, particularly with LGBTQ populations.
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January 2013 - present
University College London

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Publications (25)
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Attention to the clinical needs of diverse client populations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer (LGBTQ) clients, openly non-monogamous clients, and bondage and discipline, sadism and masochism (BDSM) lifestyle clients, has grown in recent years. This study reports interview-based qualitative research findings, from a sample of sex...
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doi: 10.1080/0092623X.2015.1043830
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This is a case of a Brazilian female who defended against unrecognized and contradictory internalized representations of self and others that were affectively charged. These defenses led to identity diffusion and disturbed relationships. The patient existed in a compromised space between the internal (fantasy) and external (reality) to maintain psy...
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It is difficult to pinpoint an exact moment when sex therapy began. While the use of psychology and psychotherapy, as they are currently understood, in treating sexual issues is a relatively recent phenomenon, human interest in sexual satisfaction is a timeless issue and ancient civilisations had a wide variety of strategies for dealing with sexual...
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Introduction: Empirical research on sex therapy appears to be a significant and growing area in the social sciences, with researchers evaluating the use of a variety of different psychotherapy modalities in the treatment of male sexual problems. However, although clinical literature suggests that sex therapists may use psychodynamic techniques in t...
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Integrative management of erectile disorder (ED) includes focused attention on both medical and psychosocial factors. Recent changes to the psychiatric diagnostic criteria for ED reflect an increasingly quantitative nosology and a shift towards an integrative view of biopsychosocial factors. This article outlines recent research that provides evide...
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This chapter focuses on the philosophy of existentialism and on the phenomenological commitments of this philosophical model as they pertain to the difficulties associated with sexual desire in the consulting room. It outlines the theoretical framework of existential psychotherapy and highlights how the key concepts of this psychotherapy model may...
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Open non-monogamy is an important and sensitive area for psychotherapists and counselors, as it can challenge the practitioner's personal values, and professional assumptions about dyadic sexual relationships. Additionally, the increased attention to non-monogamy in popular culture, and the sometimes-ambiguous distinction between monogamy and non-m...
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Sexual addiction is an important clinical consideration for sex therapists. Particularly in light of the wide range of theories about the etiological course, and divergent views about the clinical usefulness of formal diagnostic categories, treatment models that can be applied integratively, across settings and therapy modalities, are warranted. In...
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The introduction of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors has revolutionized the armamentarium of clinicians in the field of sexual medicine. However, pharmacotherapy as a stand-alone treatment option has been criticized, particularly by psychosocial therapists, as incomplete. Specifically, it is widely argued that drug treatment alone often does not...
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In May 2013, the American Psychiatric Association [released] the [most recent] version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). Interestingly, sex addiction, despite significant attention from mainstream media, will be omitted from the manual. This omission presents a challenge to clinicians who treat sex addiction, and...
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The dominant treatment methods for male sexual dysfunction are currently biomedical and pharmacological. Historical analysis of the therapeutic field, however, shows that this trend is quite recent. This paper provides a historical examination of the treatment of male sexual dysfunction, analyzing the role of psychology and psychoanalysis in the tr...
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History, recent and ancient, presents innumerable methods intended to ensure or restore male sexual performance. Although these methods have regularly claimed to be "revolutionary," they have often been remarkably similar, and of questionably efficacy. This article provides a critical account of key historical trends in the treatment of male sexual...
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The majority of formal schooling, this article contends, is pathogenic. Globalist educational reforms, such as UNESCO’s Education for All initiative, create pathological subjectivities through socialization. Drawing on Durkheim and Bourdieu’s work, which presents formal education as a conservative institution that sustains privilege and maintain th...
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Harm, this paper proposes, is a viable teaching objective. Presenting an andragogy of post secondary liberal arts education, this paper explores the relationship between critical thinking and subjective harm, arguing that subjective harm is an inevitable outcome of critical thinking practice. The author situates this teaching methodology within the...

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