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 Export to Your Calendar 7/20/2020
When: Monday, July 20, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
Where: Online
United States
Contact: IITAP

Online registration is available until: 7/20/2020
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A Pastoral Approach to Engaging the 40 Forms of Intimacy® to Help Couples Stay Connected and Healthy When Sex is off the Table

Facilitated by: Alex A. Avila, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS, CACI, CBCP, CSAT

Monday, July 10, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Pricing: CSATs, PSAPs & PSAP-S: $50
              PSAP Candidates: $25
              Non-IITAP Members: $75

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.

Cancellation Policy:  All webinar registrations are final and non-refundable. 

It is the responsibility of the participant to be on time and participate for the entire webinar to earn the 2 IITAP CE's. The participant is responsible for their hardware, software, and connectivity to the webinar session.


Description: Participants will learn how to educate, encourage and come alongside individuals and couples in their congregation after the traumatic stress resulting from emotional and sexual betrayal. Church leaders will become more equipped to help the betraying person, the betrayed partner or the healing couple stay connected while navigating the trust-rebuilding process with respect and sensitivity. Participants will learn practical strategies from the author of 40 Forms of Intimacy® to help couples highlight strengths, better understand and relate to each other, honestly evaluate relationship traumas, and approach their future with clarity.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to: 

  1. Participants will learn how to help couples redefine and expand on the definition of intimacy to identify and build from existing couple strengths and highlight nonsexual forms of couple intimacy
  2. Participants will learn how to share practical steps to help individuals and couples build emotional safety as a pathway to mutual transparency and sustainable vulnerability
  3. Participants will learn specific ways to encourage individuals and couples to expand their empathy through developing frequent, practical caring behaviors.



Avila, A. (2015). 40 Forms of Intimacy: Integrating Daily Connection Into Your Couple Relationship. Createspace.

Johnson, S. & Sanderfer, K. (2016). Created for Connection: The Hold Me Tight Guide for Christian Couples. New York: Little, Brown & Co.

Rosenau, D. & Neel, D. (2014). Total Intimacy: A Guide to Loving By Color. Atlanta, GA: Sexual Wholeness Resources.

Chapman, G. (2015). The Five Love Languages. Chicago: Northfield Publishing.

About Alex AvilaAlex A. Avila, MA, LPC, CSAT, CACI, ACS, NCC, CBCP, is an author, speaker and Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in helping individuals and couples rewrite relationship and sexual scripts. He enjoys presenting to the public the latest insights and techniques he learns through his frequent professional trainings. Therefore, he founded the Relationship Institute of the Rockies to help improve societal health and connection by delivering mental health, sex and relationship education to teens and adults. He wrote the books 40 Forms of Intimacy: Integrating Daily Connection Into Your Couple Relationship and Three Thoughts Couple Devotional to help couples expand their definition of closeness and remain connected through numerous, practical ways beyond sex.    

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Participants of this webinar will receive 2 IITAP CEs. No other CEs will be available

PSAP Certification Renewal Process

  • Obtain 15 IITAP CE hours biannually
  • Submit Renewal Application Form and renewal fee ($50)

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