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Virtual Support Group September Recap

Our most recent Virtual Support Group Meeting took place last evening, and we had about twenty participants from all over the US, Canada, and Europe. In the first hour each participant was invited to talk about his or her experiences, both past and present, and as...

Are we “weirdos”?

“I’m wondering if the people who are members in the IPA are a bunch of weirdos. I mean, they have to be, right?” I’m sure this question has crossed your mind. 15+ years ago when I first learned about the International Paruresis Association I...

Virtual Support Group Hits Record

The IPA Virtual Support Group is facilitated on a volunteer basis by myself and Steve Weinraub about once a month, and we hit a record on Sunday, August 28, with 31 participants. They included people from all over the United States, as well two people from the United...

Virtual GE – Does it work?

Virtual GE – Does it work? Virtual Graduated Exposure Practice Can Be Effective CBT and GE Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), which has become the most widely accepted treatment for Paruresis, uses a model of graduated exposure (GE) based upon public in-person...

A Prisoner Speaks

A Prisoner Speaks A Prisoner Speaks . . . Thank you so much for responding back to my letter! I have to be honest with you, when I received the package and seen who it was from it almost brought me to tears. I’m almost in tears now just thinking about it. I have...