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Course Description

Facing the Shadows–An Introduction to Treating Sex Addiction"

Over the course of this 4.5 day training, you will be introduced to the concept of sex addiction and the 30-task model of treatment, treatment planning, how to incorporate the Recovery Start Kit and Facing the Shadow workbook into your practice, and receive an introduction to the assessment and interpretation of the Sexual Dependency Inventory (SDI 4.0).

Facilitators

Kenneth M. Adams Dr. Erica Sarr

Dr. Kenneth Adams

Dr. Erica Sarr

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 1 Introductory

CE Hours

30 CE Hours 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of CSAT Module 1, candidates will be able to:

  1. Identify professional development goals and objectives for pursuing CSAT training.
  2. Understand the scope of the four-module CSAT training program with specific focus on the Module 1 learning objectives.
  3. Summarize evidence from current peer-reviewed literature about the construct and theoretical models that contribute to the construct of sexual addiction, compulsion, hypersexual behavior disorder, impulse control disorder etc.
  4. Apply these theoretical models of addiction to the growing literature examining behavioral or process addictions, including sex, gambling, internet gaming, and food.
  5. Understand the high prevalence of denial, distorted thinking and ambivalence in readiness to change characteristic of many clients early in addiction treatment.
  6. Demonstrate competency in identifying and applying relevant workbook interventions and client performables aimed at breaking through client denial and increasing motivation for treatment.
  7. Explain the development and published research findings validating the Sexual Addiction Screening Test- Revised (SAST-R) as an effective screening tool.
  8. Utilize the SAST-R as a clinical screening tool to identify clients who may benefit from further assessment for sex addiction and compulsive behavior.
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of addiction as a cyclical system of thoughts, behaviors and emotions creating a positive feedback loop of escalating problematic behavior and consequences.
  10. Understand differential diagnosis around sexually compulsive behavior, sex offending behavior, sexual harassment, and paraphilias, with a focus on not over diagnosing compulsive sexual behavior, and providing the right treatment for each of these problems.
  11. Link the theoretical and nosological concepts of addiction to their direct implications and application in therapy interventions with clients.
  12. Present competing explanatory models for clients presenting with sex addiction, including attachment theory, psychodynamic explanations, impulse control disorders, compulsive disorders, hypersexual behavior, moral incongruence and over-pathologization of culturally stigmatized expressions of sexuality (same sex attraction, BDSM/fetish/kink, infidelity, etc.).
  13. Integrate various competing models of problematic behaviors using interpersonal neurobiology / affect regulation theory as a unified model accounting for neurochemical, mood regulatory and relational attachment components of addiction and the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions across the span of presenting typologies.
  14. Demonstrate competency in obtaining a client’s full relational and sexual history to ensure thorough assessment.
  15. Contribute appropriate, authentic and relevant self-disclosure in a small group discussion around discomfort, personal bias, countertransference and other unique challenges that may arise in work with this population.
  16. Prepare, verbalize and practice strategies for responding with unconditional positive regard and compassion to client exploration of unique, unfamiliar or unexpected sexual behavior or interests.
  17. Identify the theoretical architecture of seven “ typologies” of sex addiction identified in a large-scale factor analysis of the Sexual Dependency Inventory items and corresponding data from the MMPI-2.
  18. Utilize relevant psychological theories to hypothesize the nature of the links between sexually compulsive behaviors and commonly comorbid variables such as adverse childhood experiences, insecure attachment styles, difficulty regulating affect and repeating patterns of relational and complex traumatic experiences.
  19. Formulate a specific plan for recommending and administering the Sexual Dependency Inventory to appropriate clients and discuss procedures for explaining assessment results to clients and proper report writing, storage, authorized release and destruction of client assessment data.
  20. Also review the psychometric articles and the validity of the SDI as a valid assessment measure to use with individuals with problematic sexual behaviors.
  21. Describe and explain the advantages of incorporating 12 step recovery programs into clinical recommendations and identify clients who would benefit most.
  22. Define the key components of the first step inventory and identify its utility as a clinical intervention for addicts with repeated unsuccessful attempts to limit or control their behavior despite significant negative life consequences.
  23. List and differentiate various sexuality-focused 12-step fellowships in the US and identify which fellowships are most prevalent in participant’s local community or where to go in order to find out (and learn which programs are the most gay affirmative for use for gay clients).
  24. Identify resources and referrals for guiding or assisting family members of addicts in seeking their own therapeutic support and trauma treatment when necessary.
  25. Provide applications for cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based interventions and other evidence based treatments aimed at relapse prevention and supporting increased motivation for treatment.
  26. Describe the concept of the arousal template as it relates to relapse prevention and note workbook interventions and strategies aimed at exploring the arousal template.
  27. Utilize twelve step recovery programs and community-based support groups as part of a comprehensive treatment plan promoting accountability and behavior change.
  28. Apply concepts reviewed for sex addiction to clients concerned by problematic pornography use, pornography addiction and other issues related to cybersex.
  29. Describe the IITAP ethical guidelines for CSAT® scope of practice, including stance on reparative therapy and resolve ethical dilemmas in group discussions of case vignettes.
  30. Understand requirements, logistics, and coursework for certification completion with an emphasis on pre-requisite reading and preparation for CSAT Module 2.

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. 

Facilitators

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 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of CSAT Module 2, 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.
  2. Explain the impact of sex addiction on partner sexuality using the Partner Sexuality Survey.
  3. Be able to apply the Trauma Model for partners of sex addicts, and understand why it’s preferable to using older models.
  4. Apply experiential exercise of role plays to increase awareness of client affect an 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. Learn strategies to develop a therapeutic alliance with a partner who is struggling with betrayal trauma.
  8. Learn and practice 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. Learn to apply and define specific strategies in the disclosure process to create safety for both parties and protect the partner from further trauma.
  10. Learn contraindications for disclosure in couples struggling with sexually compulsive behavior.
  11. Learn and 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. Learn how to teach addicts and partners to Identify and evaluate boundaries for themselves and also for the coupleship in the treatment process.
  17. Learn about complex trauma and be able to apply treatment protocols for partners who struggle with both betrayal trauma and complex trauma.
  18. Learn how to provide addicts with information about how to respond to betrayal trauma in a sensitive manner, in order to support the relationship.
  19. Learn the collaborative model for couples therapy with sex addiction and learn how important the chronology of treatment is for couples therapy with couples struggling with compulsive sexual behavior.
  20. Learn and practice interventions for healing wounded couples post betrayal, such as the emotional impact letter and the emotional restitution letter.
  21. Learn guidelines for intervening with other extended family members, such as children, adult children, parents, siblings and other close family members.
  22. Learn guidelines and strategies to use when facilitating group therapy with betrayed partners.
  23. Learn about the 12step support groups for partners (S-anon, COSA, POSA) their models and when/ if a referral into these group would be helpful.
  24. Learn skills on intervening and confronting clients on inappropriate boundaries
  25. Explain guidelines and goals of therapeutic separation for couples.
  26. Learn and 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 distress 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 therapists role (individual vs couples therapist), and defining the parameters of confidentiality.
  30. Demonstrate model of ethical decision making and practicing solving ethical dilemma scenarios using this model.

 

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.

Facilitators

Debra L. Kaplan

Debra L. Kaplan,
MA, MBA, LPC, CSAT-S

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 

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.

Course Description

"The Professional Call"

*15 hours of supervision must be completed prior to attending this module. Your primary supervisor will need to submit the hours verification form to IITAP prior to the start of the training.

In this last module of the series, faculty members bring together all of the knowledge presented in the previous modules. Best practices are presented. Ethical issues are explored in detail. Participants will take part in a graduation ceremony that is both meaningful and significant

Facilitators

Kenneth M. Adams

Greg Futral

Dr. Kenneth Adams

Dr. Gregory Futral

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 4 Advanced

CE Hours

30 CE Hours 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of CSAT Module 4, candidates will be able to:

  1. Explore different lenses in viewing sexuality cases (sex therapy, sex addiction, attachment, psychodynamic,etc). How does your lens or your bias color treatment? Are there occasions when incorporating information from other lenses will improve patient care?
  2. Explore the specific circumstances in a client presentation in which the addiction/ compulsivity label and construct provides a useful paradigm for structuring effective treatment.
  3. Participants will explore case when a different approach to treatment would have been a better choice and will compare models and discuss the benefits from working with different cases from different models of treatment.
  4. Review the strengths of these different approaches and how applying different theories can improve outcomes for cases.
  5. Integrate assessment tools like the SDI 4.0 and PTSI-R to support loosening client denial, promoting surrender to the treatment process, establishing initial sobriety and conceptualizing clinical cases.
  6. Identify interpretive connections observed between early attachment trauma / attachment insecurity and the unique features of a client’s sexual arousal template and apply to case conceptualization and treatment planning.
  7. Identify components of attachment repair as part of treatment for addicts, partners, and couples.
  8. Be able to distinguish between first stage and second stage recovery goals for the couple.
  9. Utilize a clinical case discussion format to explore transference and countertransference, boundaries, and related potential clinical issues.
  10. Review practical interventions and logistics surrounding the implementation of workbook resources including Facing the Shadow, Recovery Start Kit, and Recovery Zone, Vol.1
  11. Identify and describe updated research findings related to the SDI-4.0 assessment.
  12. Outline use, interpretation, and integration of results of assessment instruments (i.e., SDI-4, PTSI-R, MAWASI, MMPI-2-RF, MCMI-III) utilizing data from multiple case presentations.
  13. Specific case examples will be used to illustrate examples of treatment planning that incorporates use of the training materials from all 4 modules, focusing on application in long term cases.
  14. Apply case presentation assessment interpretations to treatment planning strategies aimed at relapse prevention.
  15. Participants will present their own case utilizing and appropriate intervention discussed during the training and share how using that intervention had a positive impact on the case.
  16. Be able to define and apply different methods of sex addiction treatment to female sex and love addicts.
  17. Participants will learn conceptualizations of love and relationship addiction and how those are different and can be more common in female sex and love addicts.
  18. Define how treatment of female addicts is different from male addicts and identify some potential pitfalls in treatment.
  19. Participants will conduct treatment planning for a case of a female sex and love addict.
  20. Participants will learn about resources specifically for their female addicts and their males partners.
  21. Participants will discuss treatment of sex addiction and compulsivity from a multicultural lens.
  22. Participants will be able to define the difference between cultural sensitivity and cultural humility and be able to apply these concepts in cases where sexual compulsivity is present.
  23. Participants will be involved in numerous cases of treatment planning involving many different faith groups, ethnic groups, races, abilities, orientations and genders.
  24. Participants will present culturally sensitive treatment plans with different multicultural cases.
  25. Participants will again be informed about IITAPs policies on reparative therapy and that being gay is not considered a mental illness.
  26. Case examples from the LGBTQ population will be shared and discussed in light of orientation, and gender fluidity.
  27. Participants will discuss issues of transference and counter-transference in this work and how they plan to manage this in their practices going forward.
  28. Participants will evaluate their practices from a business standpoint, and discuss how they can further work to differentiate themselves as a CSAT.
  29. Participants write and develop and share their “treatment philosophies”.
  30. Participants will participate in a graduation ceremony where they describe their most powerful learnings throughout the training process.

PSAP Module Training

Course Description

PLEASE NOTE: A training application is required before you can register for module 1.  To submit a training application, please click 

here

 and scroll down to the IITAP Training Application link.

 

The struggle with sex addiction is often filled with shame and pain. The PSAP certification program is designated for pastors and leaders in the church to help guide and help their parishioners with this specific addiction to help diminish and free those going through the affliction of sex addiction.

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Facilitators

Adrian Hickmon, Ph.D

Jenna Riemersma
LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT-S,  EMDR, IFS, NCC

Target Audience

Masters of Divinity, Mental Health Professionals, Certified Addiction Counselors

Instructional Level

Module 1 Introductory

CE Hours

28 IITAP CE Hours 

Course Topics

Over the course of this 4-day training, you will be introduced to the concept of sex addiction and treatment planning. Pastors will participate and learn from the following curriculum:

  • Neuroscience of addiction
  • Etiology of sex addiction
  • Sin vs. addiction
  • Supporting the partner and family
  • Betrayal trauma
  • Immanuel- being present for people in their pain.
  • And more

Suggested Readings

No prep work is required for this module prior to attending, however, if you choose here are some suggested readings that you may find helpful and will be mentioned in training. 

Click on titles for more information. 

Mending a Shattered Heart, Second Edition - A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts

By Stefanie Carnes

Intimate Deception. Healing the Wounds of Sexual Betrayal By Dr. Sheri Keffer

Out of the Doghouse for Christian Men: A Redemptive Guide for Men Caught Cheating By Robert Weiss and Marnie C. Ferree

The Body Keeps the Score By Bessel van der Kolk

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts By Gabor Mate'

CPTT Module Training

Course Description

PLEASE NOTE: If you have never submitted an IITAP training application, it is required before you can register for module 1.  To submit a training application, please click here and scroll down to the IITAP Training Application link.

Discovering your loved one has sexually compulsive behavior is a devastating event for the partner. In this four day, didactic and experiential intensive training, clinicians will learn how to best treat and support partners suffering from betrayal trauma. Participants will learn how to conduct a thorough assessment of betrayal trauma including the use of cutting edge assessment tools for betrayal trauma and complex trauma. Participants will also learn how to create an effective treatment plan that includes group therapy tools and resources, as well as support for the couple relationship. This training includes extensive education on the formal disclosure process and how to best support traumatized partners through this process. Ethical pitfalls that commonly arise when treating this population will also be evaluated and addressed.

Facilitators

Dr. Stefanie Carnes

Dr. Kevin Skinner

Mari A. Lee

Dr. Kevin Skinne

Target Audience

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

  • Licensed through a state board (or equivalent) as a social worker, therapist, doctor, psychiatrist, or counseling clergy
  • Earned a Master's Degree or higher from an accredited institution in psychology, counseling, or related mental health field
  • Have a minimum of five years clinical experience

Supervision

10 hours of supervision will be required to obtain the CPTT certification.(A list of CPPT Supervisors will be complied by the beginning of Mod 1.)

5 hours of supervision must be completed prior to Mod 1 while the remaining 5 (10 total) must be completed within 6 months of Mod. 2.
Current CSATS attending will NOT be required to take additional supervision.

Instructional Level

Module 1 Introductory

CE Hours

20 IITAP CE Hours 

This will qualify for ITIAP CEs as well as the CEs that IITAP is accredited to give. Current CSATs must go through both modules (in order) to become a CPTT (they cannot get their 15 IITAP CEs to renew their CSAT certification by attending 1 of these modules)

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of Sex Therapy Training Program, participants will be able to:

  1. Integrate the IPAST assessment to identify client’s needs quickly and efficiently.
  2. Identify the five common symptoms associated with Betrayal Trauma.
  3. Implement treatment solutions for each of the PTSD symptoms.
  4. Identify additional mental health issues clients experience after discovering sexual betrayal.
  5. Assess how the role of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in a client’s life influences their experiences in relationships.
  6. Develop an effective treatment plan with betrayed partners.
  7. Implement a treatment model for treating different phases of betrayal trauma healing.
  8. Identify complex trauma and incorporate best practices model with highly traumatized clients.
  9. Help clients identify shame and strategize ways to combat it as they approach healing.
  10. Assist clients in developing more self-compassion in the healing process.
  11. Define how gas lighting and sexual secrets impact the partner traumatically.
  12. Discuss the differences between Discovery and Disclosure, and understand the damage caused by the staggered disclosure process.
  13. Describe the importance of Clinical Formal Disclosure as an important step in recovery for the partner, addict and couple to promote honesty and work towards healing in a relationship.
  14. Identify all four structured stages of Clinical Formal Disclosure and what preparation needs to be in place prior to, during, and post Formal Disclosure. Discuss legal and ethical concerns and how to minimize liability and risk when preparing for and facilitating Formal Disclosure.
  15. Review boundaries and guidelines for best practices with adjunct treatment team members when interacting and co-facilitating a Formal Disclosure in order to best support the recovering couple and treatment team.
  16. Apply and define specific strategies in the disclosure process to create safety for both parties and protect the partner from further trauma.
  17. Examine contraindications for disclosure in couples struggling with sexually compulsive behavior and discuss strategies for disclosure when problems arise and how to navigate these challenges.
  18. Develop strategies on how to support the partner with a 12 week group therapy model that includes a blend of process work, psycho-education, curriculum, experiential learning, film, music and exercises.
  19. Discuss legal and ethical considerations and clinical boundaries for partner's group therapy.
  20. Summarize the importance of Formal Disclosure and group therapy as a way of reducing partner's trauma, increasing trust building for the couple, and building a community of support through group therapy for the partner.
  21. Demonstrate ability to describe the four stages of formal disclosure, as well as group therapy.

 

Course Description

PLEASE NOTE: If you have never submitted an IITAP training application, it is required before you can register for module 1.  To submit a training application, please click here and scroll down to the IITAP Training Application link.

The second and final module of the CPTT training focuses on understanding the different components of the coupleship who are in the midst of sexually compulsive behavior. This includes examining the addicts treatment and recovery process so that the partners therapist can be educated and support the partner and couple as the addict journeys into recovery.  Additionally, this training will focus on diving deeper into complex trauma using assessments such as the Post Traumatic Stress Inventory (PTSI-R) and understanding key intervention methods in couples therapy. Participants will also learn more on how to work with the entire family unit in regards to disclosure with treatment planning, practical applications and within ethical guidelines.

Facilitators

Dr. Stefanie Carnes

Sheri Keffer

Dr. Stefanie Carnes

Dr. Sheri Keffer

Target Audience

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

  • Licensed through a state board (or equivalent) as a social worker, therapist, doctor, psychiatrist, or counseling clergy
  • Earned a Master's Degree or higher from an accredited institution in psychology, counseling, or related mental health field
  • Have a minimum of five years clinical experience

Supervision

10 hours of supervision will be required to obtain the CPTT certification.(A list of CPPT Supervisors will be complied by the beginning of Mod 1.)

5 hours of supervision must be completed prior to Mod 1 while the remaining 5 (10 total) must be completed within 6 months of Mod. 2.
Current CSATS attending will NOT be required to take additional supervision.

Instructional Level

Module 2 Advanced

CE Hours

20 IITAP CE Hours 

This will qualify for ITIAP CEs as well as the CEs that IITAP is accredited to give. Current CSATs must go through both modules (in order) to become a CPTT (they cannot get their 15 IITAP CEs to renew their CSAT certification by attending 1 of these modules)

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of Certified Partner Trauma Therapy Program, participants will be able to:

  1. Participants will receive instruction on the controversy surrounding the diagnosis of sexually compulsive behavior and understand basic differential diagnosis issues.
  2. Participants will learn the basic tenets of recovery for the addict, including incorporation of the 12 steps and task models of therapy.
  3. Participants will receive a general overview of the use of the Sexual Dependency Inventory for Sexually Compulsive Clients.
  4. Participants will learn to assess complex trauma and betrayal trauma utilizing the Post Traumatic Stress Inventory.
  5. Participants will be able to name components of betrayal bonding (trauma bonding) and understand treatment recommendations.
  6. Participants will conceptualize treating betrayal trauma from a relational paradigm.
  7. Participants will understand the chronological nature of couples therapy for sexually compulsive behavior.
  8. Participants will learn key interventions in couples therapy, including crisis management, boundaries support, disclosure preparation, impact statements, emotional restitution, and recommitment ceremonies. 
  9. Participants will be able to demonstrate strategies to increase addict empathy for the partners betrayal trauma.
  10. Participants will learn key aspects of how to support other family members who have been impacted by sexually compulsive behavior (e.g. children, parents).
  11. Discuss the impact of betrayal trauma on a partner's brain, body, and mind. 
  12. Apply applications, interventions, and treatment options for partners brain, body and mind.
  13. Exploring the impact of betrayal trauma on one’s worldview including aspects about one’s safety, self-concept, significant other, family, community, and spirituality.
  14. Discuss betrayal reactivity, including trauma triggers, emotional dysregulation, and unresolved grief. 
  15. Discuss trauma informed interventions which help partners re-inhabit their body, including mindfulness and self-care. 
  16. Apply practical applications aimed at restoring a partner's choice from feeling of helplessness and/or powerlessness.
  17. Use group exercises for empowerment for both betrayed partner and couple utilizing the Empowerment WheelTM
  18. Assess ethical dilemmas among treatment professionals.
  19. Discuss ethics surrounding the impact of relationally offending behaviors (gaslighting, denial, abuse, manipulation, rage, etc.)
  20. Apply case conceptualization integrating assessments, ethics and tools for recovery. 

Sex Therapy Training

Course Description

This introductory level, 15-hour sex therapy training program is designed for professionals interested in gaining a deeper understanding of sex therapy including etiology, assessment, diagnosis, treatment protocols, and strategies for healthy sex and sexuality. This course offers 15 CEs for the following licensures and certifications: LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, Ph.Ds, AASECT, and IITAP. Dr. Katehakis is a certified sexologist and certified sex therapist. She is the owner and clinical director of Center for Healthy Sex and has 20 years of experience in the field of sexual health. This workshop is co-sponsored by Center for Healthy Sex.

Facilitator

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

Sex Therapy Training - Introductory

CE Hours

15 CE Hours

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the basic concepts of sex therapy and common treatment models.
  • Describe the physiology of orgasm and the erectile network.
  • Explain the spectrums associated with gender identity, orientation, and sexual expression.
  • Identify assessment techniques to diagnose clients presenting with common sexual concerns.
  • Describe treatment directives for common sexual dysfunctions.
  • Discuss errors to avoid when practicing sex therapy.
  • Explain how to manage countertransference issues that may arise during sex therapy.
  • Underline the importance of ethnic and cultural diversity training for clinicians practicing sex therapy.
  • Identify how common medical problems impact sexual health.
  • Describe how frequently used medications can impact sexual health.
  • Explain how commitment and marriage affect sexuality.
  • Identify how pregnancy, labor, and parenthood affect sexuality.
  • Discuss how sexuality is affected by aging.
  • Explain sexual trauma repetition and corrective sexual experiences.
  • Describe paraphilia and paraphilic disorders.

SDI Training

Course Description

This workshop is designed to make the expert system of the SDI explicit and more accessible to accelerate the process of
connecting the dots. Additionally, participants will learn the psychopathologies that are associated with key scales of the SDI plus genetic data around dopamine insufficiency syndrome and other key biomarkers of addiction.

Target Audience

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

Facilitator

Dr. Patrick Carnes

Instructional Level

Sex Therapy Training - Advanced

CE Hours

15 CE Hours

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of Sex Therapy Training Program, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify, discuss and implement strategies for using the Sexual Dependency Inventory (SDI).
  2. Explain the SDI in terms of coexisting psychopathologies including personality disorders and other mental health issues.
  3. Summarize and compare various measures of psychopathology and their current evaluation.
  4. Analyze the SDI in light of modern addictionology and contemporary culture.
  5. Evaluate specific measures within the MMPI-RF and their utility in diagnosis and treatment.
  6. Demonstrate competence in utilization of the SDI by having the clinicians review their own actual cases and discuss evaluation and interpretation.
  7. Discuss interpretative reports and how results impact treatment planning.
  8. Demonstrate how the SDI and other instruments including SARA, the SAST-R, and other measures can be combined and evaluated for accurate assessment.
  9. Administer the SDI to examine compulsive and addictive pornography use and how it is reflected and interpreted by the SDI.
  10. Discuss pornography industry strategies and what the SDI can assess related to problematic pornography use.
  11. Summarize the impact of internet pornography on children and adolescence, and the role of ADHD.
  12. Explain and discuss the dark corners of the web and what remains hidden in denial and saliency of porn use for compulsive sexual behavior disorder.
  13. Explain an innovative model of sexual health as a reciprocal or mirror of higher order scales from the SDI.
  14. Translate fMFI findings into useful, teachable concepts that are reflected in the MMPIRF.
  15. Summarize the implications of dopamine insufficiency syndrome and how that might vary in SDI scores and profiles.

Recovery Zone

Target Audience

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

Facilitator

Dr. Patrick Carnes

Instructional Level

Sex Therapy Training - Advanced

CE Hours

15 IITAP CE Hours

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of Sex Therapy Training Program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how the recovery zone platform integrates important interventions representing a wide variety of proven practices, concepts, and the corresponding literatures.
  2. Define stages of brain change that correspond with a developmental framework of recovery.
  3. Summarize the impact of dopamine insufficiency syndrome and its' relationship to ADHD.
  4. Identify the ten portals brain science has identified that addictions access and the seven bodies of evidence that support their critical roles.
  5. Implement specific interventions they can use to inspire recovery for various addictions.
  6. Identify which interventions are appropriate for various addictions and at different stages of recovery.
  7. Explain the role of trauma and how it impacts brain function and translates that into understandable information for patients.
  8. Identify which different cooccurring psychopathologies are more common with different addictive behaviors.
  9. Translate neuroscience concepts for patients to easily understand.
  10. Practice various strategies and skills used in psychological evaluation and apply these skills to implementing the recovery zone curriculum.
  11. Define five models of the recovery zone platform and be able to implement them in divergent settings.
  12. Describe how to use recovery zone material and curriculum to review the patients progress over time.
  13. explain and discuss the role of DNA in addiction and toxic stress and the implications for patients.
  14. Identify different interventions based on stages of recovery.
  15. Analyze instruments for evaluation of the patient’s progress.

Symposium

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