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Seminar Detail

Maladaptive Sexual Behavior: Trauma-Informed Treatment Strategies Every Clinician Needs to Know
Where:
ALLENTOWN, PA
When:
Monday, April 20, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Compulsive sexual behavior. Hypersexuality. Sex addiction. No matter what you call it, problematic sexual behavior is real, pervasive, and in your office.

Caught in a vortex of insatiable thrill seeking and devastating shame, clients who struggle with maladaptive sexual behavior often suffer in silence. And given that 90% of people who are caught in this cycle also have a history of trauma, abuse, and neglect, it’s imperative that you know the signs and symptoms of this insidious internal struggle.

Are you asking about sexual behavior?

Join Chris Samuels, Ph.D., an expert in out-of-control sexual behavior, as she offers a comprehensive, holistic treatment methodology that addresses both the trauma-based etiology of problematic sexuality and effective strategies for fostering a transformative recovery. Her approach, From the Roots to the Recovery, is a unique blend of psychoeducation, trauma-healing modalities, and addictions-informed treatment strategies to:
  • Recognize signs, symptoms, patterns, and stages of problematic sexual behavior
  • Uncover shame to end the vicious cycle of sexual acting out
  • Effectively work through underlying trauma
  • Fear of intimacy, issues of power and control, and distorted boundaries
  • Work with partners and families.
Don’t miss this unique training that is sure to shift your perspective and transform your treatment approach – sign up today!
Objectives:

  1. Utilize diagnostic interviewing and a trauma timeline to uncover the roots of the problematic sexual behavior.
  2. Assess for signs and symptoms of the problematic sexual behavior to inform treatment planning.
  3. Analyze the etiological role of childhood trauma in relation to problematic sexual behavior.
  4. Determine whether to first address maladaptive sexual behavior or the underlying trauma.
  5. Create a treatment plan based on both the stage of client’s addiction and his/her history of abuse and neglect.
  6. Differentiate between early, mid-stage, and long-term treatment modalities and objectives.
OUTLINE

Foundations of Maladaptive Sexual Behavior
  • Demographics and prevalence
  • Excessive pornography use, massage parlors, escorts, affairs
  • Sexual addiction, hypersexuality, and out of control sexual behavior
  • Sexual acting out as a dissociative quest
  • Why sex isn’t the issue and stopping the behavior isn’t enough
Assessment and Diagnosis
  • 5 must-ask questions to uncover problematic sexual behavior
  • Signs, symptoms, patterns and stages
  • ”If you see one, think three”
  • No DSM-5® diagnosis: What’s the next best thing?
  • Differential diagnosis: Could it be bipolar disorder?
  • The intersection of trauma and sexual acting-out

TRAUMA-INFORMED TREATMENT STRATEGIES

Pre-Treatment and Early Treatment
  • Stopping and staying stopped: Using the trauma-informed addiction paradigm
  • Diagnostic Interview: Gently piercing through the client’s shame shields
    • 20 questions that circumvent denial
    • Assess motivation for treatment: Under duress because of discovery or “sick of being sick and tired”?
    • Early countertransferential issues
    • Which comes first: Behavioral remediation or trauma treatment
    • Psychoeducation: Development of alternate coping skills
    • Stage One Planned Dissociation: Are you “just an addict”?
    • Ego States: The healthy adult and the acting-out self (the Addict)
    • Group therapy and adjunctive resources
Mid-Stage Treatment
  • Sexual history questionnaire
  • Sexual behavior profile
  • Stage Two Planned Dissociation: Introducing the inner children to the healthy adult
  • Trauma Timeline:
    • Experiential therapy
    • Gestalt Therapy Techniques: Empty chairwork, guided fantasy, anger and fear releases
    • EMDR
    • Psychodrama, art therapy, breath and bodywork, Anxiety tolerance, etc.
    • The intersection between trauma and problematic sexual behavior:
      • Unmet needs
      • A misguided search for intimacy
      • A defense against powerlessness
      • Sexual harassment and violated boundaries
      • Learning to dissociate rather than to cope
    • Starting Relational Recovery
      • Engaging partners and families
        • Acknowledging partner trauma
        • My work, their work, our work
        • The 5 stages of processing partner betrayal
      • Client accountability for harmful behavior
        • Disclosure
        • Transparency contract
Long-Term Treatment
  • Ongoing treatment goals:
    • The Recovery Continuum (see attachment)
      • A transformative recovery
      • Moving from fear to flexibility
      • From trauma to trust
      • From power to pleasure
      • From expulsion to expression
      • From romanticization to relatedness
Clinical Considerations
  • How comfortable are you talking about sex?
  • Countertransference issues
  • When and where to refer to higher level of care
  • Multicultural factors – race/ethnicity, LGBTQIA, and more
Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Clergy
  • Psychiatrists
  • Case Managers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals
  • Criminal Justice Professionals

CHRIS SAMUELS, PH.D.

Chris Samuels, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist who has specialized in the treatment of problematic sexual behavior for more than 25 years. A pioneer in the field of sexual addiction, Dr. Samuels began her work in 1989 with Patrick Carnes, clinician and author of landmark books on sexual addiction, including Out of the Shadows (1983) and Don’t Call it Love (1991). In 1992, Dr. Samuels founded and serves as the executive director of The Sexual Addiction Treatment and Training Institute (SATTI), the foremost treatment facility in the New York metropolitan area. Known for a compassionate and nonjudgmental approach to treatment, SATTI clinicians offer evaluation and treatment for individuals, groups, and families who are struggling with sexual addiction and related problematic sexual behavior. In addition, SATTI offers training and supervision for mental health professionals as well as a range of consultation services to business, mental health organizations, religious institutions, and the media concerning sexual addiction, sexual harassment, and other problematic sexual behavior. For more information about Dr. Samuels and SATTI, please visit: www.thesattigroup.com and www.sexualaddictionintensive.com.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Chris Samuels is the executive director of The Sexual Addiction Treatment and Training Institute (SATTI). She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Chris Samuels has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Addiction Counselors
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Pennsylvania Addiction Counselors: This course has been reviewed and approved for by the Pennsylvania Certification Board. This course will award 6.0 PCB Approved Hours of Education. (Valid for PA locations only)


Chaplains/Clergy
This activity is designed to qualify for 6.25 continuing education hours.

Delaware Counselors: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Delaware Counselors. The Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals (Admin Code: Title 24: Chapter 30) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling and approved by NAADAC. This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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Pennsylvania Counselors: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Pennsylvania Counselors. The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors confirms under 49 Pa. Code S.49.36 that CE providers approved by the ACE Program of the Association of Social Work Boards meet the Board standards and qualify as approved providers. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider. Please see social work approvals for this program.


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Psychologists & Psychiatrists
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Psychiatrists
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New Jersey Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for New Jersey Psychologists.
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New Jersey Social Workers: Maladaptive Sexual Behavior: Trauma-Informed Treatment Strategies Every Clinician Needs to Know, Course #3027, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by PESI, Inc. as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 03/18/2020 - 03/18/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Pennsylvania Social Workers: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This Intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


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