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CSAT Module 3 | Bethesda Workshops | Nashville, TN
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CSAT Module 3 | Bethesda Workshops | Nashville, TN

1/15/2020 to 1/19/2020
When: January 15th - 19th, 2020
Where: Bethesda Workshops
1035 Acorn Drive
Nashville, Tennessee  37210
United States
Presenter: Debra Kaplan and Dr. Patrick Carnes
Contact: IITAP Staff

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Hosted By:

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

Course Description:

"The Recovery Zone – The Internal and External Tasks"

Module 3 focuses on the concept of addiction interaction, including an in-depth look at money and work disorders. The Money and Work Adaptive Styles Index (MAWASI) assessment is introduced and participants learn how to address the complex financial disorders present in their clients. Lastly, there is a large focus on trauma treatment, specifically, using the task-model approach. Recovery Zone, Vol. 1 is discussed in-depth along with its therapeutic applications in individual and group settings. Participants learn to interpret and integrate the Post-Traumatic Stress Index – Revised (PTSI-R).

**8 hours of supervision must be completed prior to attending this module. Your primary supervisor will need to submit the hours verification form online.


Debra L. Kaplan

Debra L. Kaplan,

Dr Patrick Carnes

Target Audience:

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

Instructional Level:

Module 3 Advanced

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:
$1,300.00 USD* - Early Bird Registration Fees End on January 5th, 2020
$1,400.00 USD* - Standard Registration Fees Start on January 6th, 2020

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

Room Block:
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 3 Block" to receive the group rate. (Room Rates:  $120.00 plus applicable taxes).

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.

Training Location:
The training will be held onsite at Bethesda Workshops facility. The address is Bethesda Workshops 1035 Acorn Drive in Nashville, TN

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.  


UNTIL 01/05/2020

STARTING 01/06/2020

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 Module 3 - Payment Plan   Deposit $300 + 4 monthly payments/$250


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of CSAT Module 3, candidates will be able to:

  1. Learn and apply strategies and interventions that are geared towards sustaining long tern sobriety and recovery in our clients.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the exercises found in the Recovery Zone workbook, such as the decision table. Practice these so they can be easily utilized in groups with clients.
  3. Explain the psychological concepts of the Recovery Zone and Recovery System in contrast with the Addictive System.
  4. Review and practice utilizing interventions aimed at identifying Addiction Interaction or multiple addictions in recovering addicts with established sobriety.
  5. Explain the Black Hole - Addiction Interaction Graphic and the various manifestations of addiction interaction disorder.
  6. Integrate research findings and clinical observations related to the neurobiology of attachment failure, trauma and toxic stress.
  7. Review several cases in small groups to identify interpretations of the client’s specific sexual arousal template in terms of attachment insecurity.
  8. Define ethical scope of practice for CSATs addressing traumatic memories and symptoms of trauma, differentiating CSAT training and scope from that of therapists trained in specific trauma treatment modalities such as EMDR.
  9. Interpret the participants’ Experiences in Close Relationships - Revised (ECR-R) assessment results and explain how to use these in their work with clients.
  10. Complete a personal Trauma Egg exercise and identify supportive and limiting factors in clinical implementation of this exercise.
  11. Discuss the role of shame and in-authenticity in addiction and review the utility of the Shame Core exercise in client treatment.
  12. Interpret participants results from their Post Traumatic Stress Index – Revised (PTSI-R) and apply clinically using case examples.
  13. Interpret and integrate results from the participants Money And Work Adaptive Styles Index (MAWASI) assessment and apply to client treatment using case examples.
  14. Explain the importance of assessing money and work issues with clients and integrate the Financial Disorder exercises to addiction interaction assessment and case conceptualization.
  15. Practice explaining and interpreting the Grievance Story exercises to clients in partnered role play to assist recovery clients to let go of resentments that fuel their addictions.
  16. Demonstrate the concepts of Best Practices and congruence as they apply to both the therapist and the client.
  17. Understand and explain the Recovery Zone formula and metaphorical interpretations of client behavior patterns.
  18. Complete the Soul Window sexuality exercise individually and share insights from the exercise in small group setting.
  19. Identify the components of the Recovery Zone in the context of the Recovery System to teah strategies for long term recovery and success for clients.
  20. Apply the skill of positive reframing to the components of the Addictive and Recovery Systems to harness client strengths in therapy. Be able to explain the concept of visioning as it applies to the Internal and External tasks.
  21. Understand and explain the components of Surrender and other forms of spiritual paradox frequently referenced or experienced by individuals as they navigate early addiction recovery using tools like the Inner Observer Spiritual life exercise.
  22. Identify tools and interventions that can be utilized to recognize and address client grief.
  23. Introduce the Legacy Table exercise in a client-therapist role play and generate unique client motivators from the information in the exercise.
  24. Emphasize the essential nature of promoting client exploration of their individual, values-congruent, healthy and positive sexuality and sexual expression.
  25. Define and contrast definitions of healthy sexuality or sexual wellness with that of compulsive, maladaptive or problematic sexual expression.
  26. Discuss in small groups several forms of sexual expression and identification that clients and/or community members may mistakenly label as sex addiction.
  27. Explore various forms of kink, non-normative sexual expression and erotic minority identities as healthy sexuality.
  28. Identify the Paraphilic Disorders described in the DSM-5 and determine ways in which each may appear in clients seeking treatment for sex addiction.
  29. Define the ethical scope of practice for therapists seeking CSAT certification and differentiate CSAT training and scope from that of clinicians trained in sex therapy and treatment of sexual offenders.
  30. Integrate the 12 Principles of Recovery into a plan for ongoing personal professional development.

Additional Information:

The Faculty conflict of interest statement can be found at

For questions, accommodations requests, or to report a grievance please call the IITAP Office at 480-575-6853.

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