2019 Accomplishments

During 2019, with the support of our generous donors, B4U-ACT has: Held a one-day workshop on “Compassionate and Informed Approaches for Supporting Minor-Attracted People,” highlighting three therapeutic models: Compassion-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and the Berlin Dissexuality Therapy (Dunkelfeld) Program. The workshop was attended by 45 therapists, researchers, graduate students, and

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Thanks to our Amazon Smile donors!

We wish to send a special “thank you” to our supporters who have donated to B4U-ACT through Amazon Smile. Over just the past three months they’ve purchased over $6000 worth of products at Amazon.com, and Amazon has sent 0.5% of the price of those purchases on to B4U-ACT. Although this

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MAPs Wanted for Study on Therapeutic Experiences

Seeking Individuals to Participate in a Study about the Therapeutic Experiences of Minor Attracted Persons Nicole Jordan, a Master of Social Work student at the University of Southern Maine, is conducting a study to explore the therapeutic experiences of MAPs. The goal of this study is to contribute to improved

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MAPs Wanted for Study on Romantic Relationships with Adults

Principal Investigator: Jan Cioe, Ph.D., Psychology Department, University of British Columbia Okanagan, tel: (250) 807-8732, email: jan.cioe@ubc.ca Co-Investigator: Hailee Lewis, Undergraduate Student, Psychology Department, UBC Okanagan, email: haileelewis@alumni.ubc.ca. Crystal Mundy, Clinical Ph.D. Student, Psychology Department, UBC Okanagan, email: crystalmundy@alumni.ubc.ca Study Name: Romantic and Sexual Relationships with Adult Partners among Minor-Attracted

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MAPs Wanted for Study on Parenting Experiences or Interest

Principal Investigator: Jan Cioe, Ph.D., Psychology Department, University of British Columbia Okanagan, tel: (250) 807-8732, email: jan.cioe@ubc.ca Co-Investigator: Crystal Mundy, Clinical Ph.D. Student, Psychology Department, University of British Columbia Okanagan, email: crystalmundy@alumni.ubc.ca Study Name: Parenting Desires, Intentions, and Experiences Among Minor-Attracted Persons Abstract: The purpose of this study is to

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B4U-ACT Now on Twitter

B4U-ACT now has an active Twitter account to inform the public about our work and to contribute our perspectives to important conversations about MAPs and therapy. Be sure to follow us at twitter.com/B4U_ACT.

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MAPs Needed for Input on Educational Program for Therapists

B4U-ACT is collaborating with Canadian researchers who are developing an educational program for therapists who wish to work with MAPs. They are currently seeking input from MAPs about what should be included in such a program. If you are an MAP who meets the study requirements, consider participating. The study

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MAP Subjects Needed: Study on Belonging

The following study is being conducted by a Danish graduate student with whom B4U-ACT is collaborating. The study concerns a topic that is very relevant to the happiness and contentment of many if not most MAPs. MAPs who are interested in participating may click on the link given in the

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Review of Michael Seto’s AASECT Plenary Talk on Pedophilia

At the 2018 Annual Conference of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), Dr. Michael Seto presented a plenary talk titled “What Do We Know about Pedophilia?”. The talk mainly addressed characteristics of the attraction to children or young adolescents, but it also touched on issues related

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