About Dr. Staley

Cameron Staley is a clinical psychologist who is passionate about providing counseling and training mental health professionals. He has practiced in university counseling for the last 10 years. He developed the Life After Series to reach individuals interested in improving their mental health by learning from the best available therapeutic approaches and research.

In his TEDx talk, Changing the Narrative Around the Addiction Story, Cameron shares details from his research and counseling experience regarding helpful ways to talk about sexuality and how to effectively reduce unwanted pornography viewing through mindfulness. In an effort to make these principles more accessible, he developed the Life After Pornography online program and the Life After Pornography Coach app based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) concepts proven effective in research to reduce unwanted pornography viewing in adults. 

Cameron has presented his research on pornography at the International Academy of Sex Research (IASR) and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) along with peer-reviewed publications in the journals of Socioaffective Neuroscience and Psychology, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Biological Psychology, Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, and Archives of Sexual Behavior. He has also co-authored a chapter on Personality Disorders for an Abnormal Psychology textbook and published outcomes from his clinical work in the Journal of Clinical Case Studies.


2012 Ph.D. Clinical Psychology from Idaho State University. Year-long psychology internship at Brigham Young University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).                                      

2009 Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Idaho State University.


Prause, N., Steele, V. R., Staley, C., Sabatinelli, D., & Hajcak, G. (2015). Prause et al. (2015) the latest falsification of addiction predictions.  Biological Psychology, 120, 159-161.

Prause, N., Steele, V. R., Staley, C., Sabatinelli, D., & Hajcak, G. (2015). Modulation of late positive potentials by sexual images inconsistent with sex addiction. Biological Psychology, 109, 192-199.

Prause, N., Steele, V., Staley, C., & Sabatinelli, D. (2014). Late positive potential to explicit sexual images associated with risky sexual behavior and modulated by reward responsivity. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10(1), 93-100. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsu024

Prause, N., Staley, C., & Roberts, V. (2014). Frontal alpha asymmetry and sexually motivated states. Psychophysiology, 51, 226-235. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12173

Prause, N., Moholy, M., & Staley, C. (2014). Biases for affective versus sexual content in multidimensional scaling analysis: an individual difference perspective, Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43, 463-472.

Steele, V., Staley, C., Fong, T., & Prause, N. (2013). Sexual desire, not hypersexuality, is related to neurophysiological responses elicited by sexual images. Socioaffective Neuroscience and Psychology, 3, 20770. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/snp.v3i0.20770

Prause, N., Staley, C., & Fong. T. (2013). No evidence of emotion dysregulation in “hypersexuals” reporting their emotions to a sexual film. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 20, 106-126.

Cattani, K., & Staley, C. (2013). Personality Disorders: Diagnostic Developments and Interventions. In T. G. Plante (Ed.), Abnormal Psychology across the Ages, Vol. II: Disorders and Treatments, pp. 117-132. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.

Staley, C., & Prause, N. (2012). Erotica viewing effects on intimate relationships and self/partner evaluations. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42(4), 615-624.

Prause, N., Staley, C., & Finn, P. (2011). The effects of acute ethanol consumption on sexual response and sexual risk-taking intent. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40, 373-384.

Staley, C., & Lawyer, S. (2010). Behavioral activation and CBT as an intervention for coexistent major depression and social phobia with a biracial client. Clinical Case Studies, 9(1), 63-73.