Patrick Carnes PhD CAS

International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)

Gentle Path Program, The Meadows, Treatment Center
Executive Director

Dr. Patrick J. Carnes is an internationally known authority, bestselling author and speaker in the field of sex addiction and recovery issues. He will conduct research, entitled “Gene Polymorphism and Sexual Addiction Phenotype: An Exploratory Analysis”, at the University of Alberta. His research will identify the specific gene variants associated with the behaviors and typologies of sexual addiction, draw parallels to other substance and process addictions, and help to understand the sexual addictive process and its interaction with psychological disorders.