Diploma in Working with Sex Addiction
This accredited course provides training for professionals to work with individuals and couples for whom sex addiction (sexual compulsivity) or porn addiction is an issue. Students will be given a comprehensive understanding of the various treatment options for working with sex addiction involving non-offending behaviour. A variety of teaching methods will be used, including teaching input, experiential work, role play and use of video.
Module 1: What is Sex Addiction? – Definitions from a variety of sources, Assessment tools, Motivational Interviewing, Ethics, Cyberculture & sex.
Module 2: Understanding Sex Addiction – Attachment injuries, Traumatic experiences, Social and Environmental Influences, Neuroscientific evidence
Module 3: Recovery Principles and Treatment Programmes – Cycle of Addiction, Motivational Interviewing, Working with Shame Reduction
Module 4: Impact on Partner and Couples – Boundaries and collusions, Sequencing work with sex addicts and their partners, Support Strategies for partner
Module 5: Treatment & Trauma recovery – Internet Pornography, Cognitive Restructuring, CBT.
Module 6: Treatment and Maintenance – Mindfulness, Partner support, Work-Life Balance, Changing Lifestyles. Module 7: Relapse Prevention – Partner involvement, Couple work, Rebuilding trust, Group Work, Evaluating.
Programme dates, Venue & Details:
Holiday Inn Sport Village, Leigh, WN7 4JY
Module 1: Sat 7 Sun, 16th & 17th November 2019
Module 2: Sat & Sun, 7th & 8th December 2019
Module 3: Sat 7 Sun, 11th & 12th January 2020
Module 4: Sat & Sun, 22nd & 23rd February 2020
Module 5: Sat & Sun, 21st & 22nd March 2020
Module 6: Sat & Sun, 18th & 19th April 2020