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CSAT Module 2 | Gentle Path at the Meadows | North Phoenix / Happy Valley, AZ
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CSAT Module 2 | Gentle Path at the Meadows | North Phoenix  / Happy Valley, AZ

1/29/2020 to 2/2/2020
When: January 29th - February 2nd, 2020
8:30 AM
Where: Courtyard by Marriott North Phoenix / Happy Valley
2029 West Whispering Wind Drive
Phoenix, Arizona  85085
United States
Presenter: Dr. Stefanie Carnes and Dr. Kevin Skinner
Contact: IITAP Staff

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Hosted By:

Gentle Path at the Meadows
2075 North Vulture Mine Rd | Wickenburg, AZ 85390 | (928) 668-1999 |

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

Instructional Level:

Module 2 Intermediate

CE Hours:

30 CE Hours 

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 January 14th, 2020
$1400.00 USD* - Standard Registration Fees Start on January 15th, 2020

Hotel Information (Training will be held at the hotel):

Courtyard Phoenix North / Happy Valley
2029 Whispering Wind Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85085

Training Room Name: Camelback Ballroom
Phone: 623-580-8844

Click here to book your group rate for CSAT Module 2 Training

Room Rates: $135.00 + Tax / Night
Room Block Dates: Tuesday, January 28th - Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
Room cut-off date: Friday, January 17th, 2020


Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) Transfer time from the airport to the group hotel is 25 Miles / 30-45 Minutes Depending on Traffic. 
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) Transfer time from the airport to the group hotel is 60 Miles /  1 Hour and 5 Minutes Depending on Traffic. 

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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.


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 #13543.
  • New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #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.  
Buy Modules 2, 3, & 4 10% Discount Registration 
$3,510.00 $3,510.00
Buy Modules 2 & 3 5% Discount Registration 
$2,470.00 $2,470.00
Buy Module 2 Standard Registration 
$1,300.00 $1,400.00
1 Module Payment Plan

Deposit + 4 monthly payments

$ 300 deposit + 4 payment * $250  


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of CSAT Module 1, 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 (Which includes numerous psychometrically validated measures).
  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 describe why it’s preferable to using older models.
  4. Apply experiential exercise of role plays to increase awareness of client affect and 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. Implement strategies to develop a therapeutic alliance with a partner who is struggling with betrayal trauma.
  8. Provide 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. Describe contraindications for disclosure in couples struggling with sexually compulsive behavior.
  11. 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. Teach addicts and partners to Identify and evaluate boundaries for themselves and also for the coupleship in the treatment process
  17. Apply treatment protocols for partners who struggle with both betrayal trauma and complex trauma.
  18. Provide addicts with information about how to respond to betrayal trauma in a sensitive manner, in order to support the relationship.
  19. Explain the collaborative model for couples’ therapy with sex addiction and how important the chronology of treatment is for couples’ therapy with couples struggling with compulsive sexual behavior.
  20. Implement interventions for healing wounded couples post betrayal, such as the emotional impact letter and the emotional restitution letter.
  21. Identify guidelines for intervening with other extended family members, such as children, adult children, parents, siblings and other close family members.
  22. Use specific guidelines and strategies to use when facilitating group therapy with betrayed partners.
  23. Learn 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. Implement techniques for intervening and confronting clients on inappropriate boundaries.
  25. Explain guidelines and goals of therapeutic separation for couples.
  26. Discuss the theory of Karpman’s Triangle in the context of addicts and partners.
  27. Apply knowledge of the Karpman’s Triangle as an experiential intervention to use 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 therapist’s role (individual vs couples’ therapist) and defining the parameters of confidentiality.
  30. Demonstrate model of ethical decision making and practice solving ethical dilemma scenarios using this model.

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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