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CSAT Module 3 | White River Academy | St. George, Utah
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CSAT Module 3 | White River Academy | St. George, Utah

4/1/2020 to 4/5/2020
When: April 1st - 5th, 2020
United States
Contact: IITAP Staff

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Hosted By:

White River Academy

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,

Dr. Alexandra Katehakis

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

CE Hours:

30 CE Hours 

Training Hours (Please note the training will be at the group hotel - The Best Western Plus Abbey Inn):

8:30 am – 5:00 pm Wednesday thru Saturday (Lunch included)  –  Sunday  8:00 am – 12:00 pm (No lunch included)

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 March 17th, 2020
$1400.00 USD* - Standard Registration Fees Start on March 18th, 2020

Hotel Information (Training has been moved to an online platform as of March 12, 2020):

The Best Western Plus Abbey Inn
1129 South Bluff Street
St. George, UT 84770

Telephone: (435) 652-1234 

Room Rate: $97.00/Night + Tax
Please call The Best Western Plus Abbey Inn at (435) 652-1234 and mention White River Academy Module 3 to receive the special group rate for the training.

Please click here to make your Hotel Reservations using the room block link: Module 3 Hotel Room Block Link - St. George

Hotel Group Rate Cut-off Date: Monday, March 16, 2020

Parking: Free parking on-site for personal vehicles.

Breakfast: A complimentary hot and full breakfast is available to those staying at the group hotel.  


St. George Regional Airport (Airport Code: SGU)
13 Miles / 16 Minutes transfer from the airport to group hotel.

Salt Lake City International Airport (Airport Code: SLC)
308 Miles / 4 Hours and 7 Minutes transfer from the airport to the group hotel.  

Transfers from the Airports to The Best Western Plus Abbey Inn (group hotel) are the responsibility of the candidates. No Transfers will be provided from the airport to the group hotel.

Roommate and Ride Share Requests:

We have a group blog created for this discussion. Only those who have already registered for this event will have access to view and post in this blog. Please click here to view the group blog. Helpful instructions are also available, click here.

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 Institutions:

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.  

Purchase Options:

  Buy Modules 3 & 4  5% Discount Registration 
$2470.00 $2470.00
   Buy Module 3   Standard Registration 
$1,300.00 $1,400.00
Module 3 - Payment Plan

Deposit $300 + 4 monthly payments/$250



Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Apply strategies and interventions that are geared towards sustaining long tern sobriety and recovery in their clients.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the exercises found in the Recovery Zone workbook, such as the decision table, and 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. Utilize 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. Identify interpretations of a 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 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 inauthenticity in addiction and describe the utility of the Shame Core exercise in client treatment.
  12. Interpret the Post Traumatic Stress Index – Revised (PTSI-R) assessment results and apply clinically.
  13. Interpret Money And Work Adaptive Styles Index (MAWASI) assessment results and apply to client treatment.
  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. Utilize the Grievance Story exercise to assist recovery clients in letting 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. Explain the Recovery Zone formula and metaphorical interpretations of client behavior patterns.
  18. Apply the Soul Window sexuality exercise in client treatment.
  19. Identify the components of the Recovery Zone in the context of the Recovery System to teach 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 and explain the concept of visioning as it applies to the Internal and External tasks.
  21. 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. Apply the Legacy Table exercise in the therapeutic setting and identify client motivators from the information in the exercise.
  24. Describe 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 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 and professional development.

Additional Information:

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