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Assessment, Treatment and Ethical Implications in the Treatment of Sex Addicts vs. Sex Offenders
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Assessment, Treatment and Ethical Implications in the Treatment of Sex Addicts vs. Sex Offenders

When: 4/29/2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm PDT
Where: Online
United States
Contact: IITAP

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This workshop is open to All Licensed Professionals and offers 6.5 CEs.
For more information on CE providers please see the CE information section at the bottom of this page. 


Participant Requirements: Attendees will be required to have a laptop with audio and a video camera to participate in training.  Each training will be conducted via Instructions to attain zoom login information will be emailed out prior to each training. 

It is the responsibility of the participant to be on time and participate for the entire webinar to earn the 6.5 CE's. The participant is responsible for their hardware, software, and connectivity to the webinar session.

Often therapists see individuals whose behaviors may have crossed the legal boundaries of what is considered to be lawful. Therapists need to have a clear picture of the State and Local laws and how to discern if you can treat the individual within your scope of practice. In order to successfully treat your clients, making a distinction between someone who has compulsive behaviors, paraphilias, and how it can cross-over into criminal activity is crucial. 

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  1. Understand the community response to Sex Offenders vs. Sex Addicts.

  2. Articulate the similarities and differences between the 2 groups: Sex Addicts and Sex Offenders.

  3. Understand the implications of state and federal law, to decide if you can treat.

  4. Describe the process you will use in making an informed decision about continued treatment for the client.

  5. Be able to identify and demonstrate a beginning understanding of the assessment strategies utilized to distinguish whether the client falls within your scope of practice. 

  6. Understand how to use “The Task Centered Approach” for Sex Addicts vs. Sex Offenders.

  7. Have an overview of an individualized program for sex offenders that will meet the standards of practice of your state and ATSA (should you decide to provide treatment).

  8. Understand the implications and legal dilemmas you could face if treating outside your area of expertise.

  9. To gain a better understanding from a victim's perceptive and experience in order to better treat the client. 

  10. Be able to implement appropriate and ethical strategies and processes to best treat the client and related behaviors.


Bio: Barbara Levinson, PhD, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas-Austin.  She is the Director and owner of the Center for Healthy Sexuality in Houston, TX. As an IITAP Certified Sex Addiction Therapist/Supervisor and Multi-Addiction Therapist, she specializes in the treatment of individuals with problematic sexual behaviors along with betrayed spouses, and mixed sexual orientation couples. She provides Trauma Informed Therapy to all populations she treats as well as working with victims who have been traumatized by sexual assault, abuse and incest. She is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Diplomate and an EMDRIA certified EMDR Therapist. She is also a Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider-Supervisor and approved De-Registration Specialist.  She developed the Restitution & Responsibility Treatment Program in which she conducts Psychosexual Evaluations for attorneys, federal and local agencies to ascertain Risk Levels and the appropriate level of treatment. The Restitution and Responsibility program also provides intensive treatment for Sexual Offenders utilizing evidence-based modalities both in individual and group settings. 

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

Mid Level

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

8:30 am-10:00 am - Class
10:00 am-10:15 am - Break
10:15 am - Noon - Class
12:00 pm-1:00 pm - Lunch on own
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Class
2:30 pm-2:45 pm - Break
2:45 pm-4:30 pm - Class

$200.00 USD - Early Bird Registration Fee Ends on April 14, 2020
$250.00 USD - StandardRegistration Fee Starts on April 15, 2020

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 $1
00 cancellation fee. No refund will be given as of the first day of the scheduled event. Allow 6 weeks for refund.

(6.5) CE Hours (not applicable for pre-recorded format)
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 #LSW-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.  

To request accommodations for special needs, to report grievances, or for any other questions, please call the IITAP Offices at 480-575-6853 or email
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