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Thesis Title: Female Hypersexuality: A contemporary view to theory and clinical practice.

Manpreet is a PhD student in the School of Social Sciences. Manpreet's thesis is entitled Female Hypersexuality: A contemporary view to theory and clinical practice. The primary aim of my thesis is to contribute to modern understandings of female experiences of sexual addiction, considered from psychological and clinical perspectives. This investigation adds to the small number of studies previously conducted in the field.It focuses on hypersexual disorder (also referred to as sexual addiction), treatment interventions (including the NHS), shame, co-morbidities with other addictions, therapist views of treating sex addiction (in the UK), the way participants make sense of their own experiences in addiction and recovery, and the interpretations which can be discerned from participant accounts as well as self-report measures. Manpreet also has an interest in developing clinical models of the treatment of behavioural addictions to enhance the therapeutic process for treatment seekers.

External roles:

  • Cognitive Behavioural therapist (both private and within the NHS)
  • Associate lecturer at Brunel University
  • Field trials in UCLA for Hypersexual Disorder
  • Memberships: BPS, BABCP, SASH, ATSAC.

Previous Degrees:

  • BSc Psychology
  • MSc Addiction Psychology and Treatment
  • MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Professional Cert in Sexual Addiction

Director of Studies

Professor Mark Griffiths

PublicationsDhuffar, M.K. & Griffiths, M.D (in preparation). A systematic review of online sex addiction and clinical treatments using CONSORT evaluation. Technology and Addiction. Current Addiction Reports.

Dhuffar, M.K., & Griffiths, M.D. (in press). Understanding the Role of Shame in Female Hypersexual Behaviours and Consequences. Journal of Behavioural Addictions.

Griffiths, M.D., & Dhuffar, M.K. (2014). Treatment of sexual addiction within the British National Health Service. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, DOI 10.1007/s11469-014-9485-2.
Griffiths, M.D., & Dhuffar, M.K. (2014). Collecting behavioural addiction treatment data using Freedom of Information requests. SAGE Research Methods Cases. London: Sage.
Reid, R. C., Dhuffar, M. K., Parhami, I., & Fong, T. W. (2012). Exploring facets of personality in a patient sample of hypersexual women compared with hypersexual men. Journal of Psychiatric Practice

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