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SOLD OUT | CSAT Module 2 | Bethesda Workshops | Nashville, TN

8/14/2019 to 8/18/2019
When: August 14th - 18th, 2019
Where: Bethesda Workshops
1035 Acorn Drive
Nashville, Tennessee  37210
United States
Presenter: Dr. Stefanie Carnes and Dr. Kevin Skinner
Contact: IITAP Staff

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Bethesda Workshops - Christian Treatment for Sex Addiction
1035 Acorn Drive | Nashville, TN 37210 | (615) 467-5610 |

Course Description

"Facing Heartbreak"

The second module of the CSAT training series focuses on the impact and treatment of sex addiction within the family.  Examining and coping the impact of discovery, preparing for and facilitating disclosure both with the partner and family/children, and ethical considerations will be discussed in great detail.  Participants will also learn to integrate Facing Heartbreak, a task-based workbook for partners; the Partner Sexuality Survey (PSS), and the Inventory for Partner Attachment, Stress, & Trauma (IPAST) into treatment planning. 


Dr. Stefanie Carnes

Dr. Kevin Skinner
Dr. Stefanie Carnes Dr. Kevin Skinner

Target Audience

Mental Health Practitioners for example; Licensed Social Workers (LSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Psychologists,  Psychiatrist,  Medical Doctors (MD), Certified Addiction Counselors

Intructional Level

Module 2 Intermediate

Training Hours

8:30 am – 5:00 pm Wednesday thru Saturday (Lunch included)  –  Sunday  8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Daily Schedule

8:30 am-10:00 am Class/ 10:00 am-10:15 am Break
12:00 pm-12:30 pm lunch/ 12:30 pm-3:00 pm Class/
3:00 pm-3:15 pm Break/ 3:15 pm-5:00 pm Class/
Lunch provided Wednesday - Saturday

Early Bird Fee

$1300.00 USD* - Early Bird Registration Fees End on July 24th, 2019
$1400.00 USD* - Standard Registration Fees Start on July 25th, 2019

Hotel Information

Best Western Plus
911 Airport Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 872-0109

Room Block

Monday, July 23rd, 2019

To make your hotel accommodations, please call the Best Western Plus at (615) 872-0109, select 4 for the Front Desk and mention "Bethesda / IITAP 2 Block" to receive the group rate. (Room Rates:  $120.00 plus applicable taxes).

Hotel Booking Link: Click Here

Transportation to/from the group hotel to Bethesda Workshops where the training will be provided to those staying at the group hotel. The distance is 3 Miles / 8-minutes from the Best Western Plus to Bethesda Workshops Campus.

Airport Information

Nashville International Airport (Airport Code: BNA)
1.1 Miles / 5-Minutes transfer from the airport to the group hotel.
Transfers from Nashville International Airport to the Best Western Plus are the responsibility of the candidates. No Transfers will be provided from/to the airport to/from the hotel.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, a written cancellation notice must be received by IITAP no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled event. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the scheduled event will be refunded less a $300 cancellation fee. No refund will be given as of the first day of the scheduled event. Allow 6 weeks for refund.

CE Hours and Accrediting Information

30 CE Hours
 IITAP is a continuing education (CE) provider for the:

  • The International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals (IITAP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IITAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  
  • National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors - NAADAC #92253
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - CAMFT #135430
  • New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0224.
  • New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists.#MFT-0031.
  • New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors.#MHC-0060
  • IITAP has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6251. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  IITAP is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


UNTIL 05/19/19

STARTING 05/20/19

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 Module 2 - Payment Plan   Deposit $300 + 4 monthly payments/$250


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of CSAT Module 2, candidates will be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of sex addiction on the partner using the Inventory for Partner Attachment, Sex and Trauma assessment.
  2. Explain the impact of sex addiction on partner sexuality using the Partner Sexuality Survey.
  3. Apply the Trauma Model for partners of sex addicts, and explain why it’s preferable to using older models.
  4. Apply experiential exercise of role plays to increase awareness of client affect an experience.
  5. Discuss differences between Discovery and Disclosure and understand the damage caused by the staggered disclosure process.
  6. List and define the stages of recovery for the partner.
  7. Develop strategies to develop a therapeutic alliance with a partner who is struggling with betrayal trauma.
  8. Create and practice a structured format to facilitate disclosures of infidelity secrets by the addict to the partner in early recovery to promote honesty and work towards healing in a relationship.
  9. Apply and define specific strategies in the disclosure process to create safety for both parties and protect the partner from further trauma.
  10. Identify contraindications for disclosure in couples struggling with sexually compulsive behavior.
  11. Outline and discuss strategies for disclosure when problems arise and how to navigate these challenges.
  12. Discuss and analyze research on disclosure to partners.
  13. Discuss the far reaching psychological impact sexually compulsive behavior can have on children and some strategies to protect them from trauma.
  14. Discuss and analyze research on disclosure to children and apply to clinical scenarios.
  15. Discuss the structure of addictive family systems in the context of systems theory.
  16. Describe ways addicts and partners can identify and evaluate boundaries for themselves, and also for the coupleship, in the treatment process.
  17. Analyze complex trauma and be able to apply treatment protocols for partners who struggle with both betrayal trauma and complex trauma.
  18. Explain techniques addicts can use to respond to betrayal trauma in a sensitive manner, in order to support the relationship.
  19. Create the collaborative model for couples therapy with sex addiction and lean how important the chronology of treatment is for couples therapy with couples struggling with compulsive sexual behavior.
  20. Build and practice interventions for healing wounded couples post betrayal, such as the emotional impact letter and the emotional restitution letter.
  21. Customize guidelines for intervening with other extended family members, such as children, adult children, parents, siblings and other close family members.
  22. Create guidelines and strategies to use when facilitating group therapy with betrayed partners.
  23. Discuss the 12 step support groups for partners (S-anon, COSA, POSA) their models and when/ if a referral into these group would be helpful.
  24. Practice skills on intervening and confronting clients on inappropriate boundaries
  25. Explain guidelines and goals of therapeutic separation for couples.
  26. Learn and discuss the theory of Karpman’s Triangle in the context of addicts and partners.
  27. Demonstrate how to use the Karpman Triangle as an experiential intervention with distressed couples.
  28. Apply knowledge of treatment planning to the addict and partner using case examples.
  29. Discuss ethical issues in family and couple therapy, especially around secrets and the therapists role (individual vs couples therapist), and defining the parameters of confidentiality.
  30. Demonstrate model of ethical decision making and practicing solving ethical dilemma scenarios using this model.

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