Patrick Carnes, PhD
Patrick J. Carnes, PhD, is an internationally known authority on addiction and recovery issues. He has authored more than twenty books, including the bestselling titles Out of the Shadows: Understanding Addiction Recovery, The Betrayal Bond, Don't Call It Love, and A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps. Dr. Carnes's research provides the architecture for the "task model" of treating addictions that is used by thousands of therapists worldwide and many well-known treatment centers, residential facilities, and hospitals. He is the founder of the Gentle Path Program, which specializes in dedicated treatment for sexual addiction.