SASH Pre-Conference 

This year SASH is partnering with APSATS, Leadem Counseling and Consulting Services (LCCS), IITAP and PRIDE  to increase our pre-conference offerings.  Clinicians have  separate pre-conference workshops to choose from to round out the SASH conference experience.

Attendance at the SASH conference is not a requirement of those attending the Pre-Conference.  But we hope you will!

NOTE: Attendees of any of the Pre-Conference workshops can get a 15%  registration discount to the 2017 SASH Annual Conference.  Contact Leah Briick at SASH to get the code or ask your APSATS, LCCS, or IITAP representative. Excludes exhibit fees.

Don’t forget to book your room at the Marriott City Center .



Pre-conference, APSATS, SASH

 Pre-conference offered by The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS)

Cost: $150 per workshop/day
To Register, Click Here

APSATS is offering two preconference workshops that will introduce attendees to a trauma-informed model for working with the entire system impacted by sexual addiction or problematic sexual behaviors: The Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model (MPTM) developed by APSATS.

Day One focuses on an overview of the model; Day Two focuses on helping couples heal from relational betrayal along with information on how to prepare for and conduct a therapeutic disclosure informed by the Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model (MPTM). Both days include a combination of didactic, case discussion, and experiential learning activities.

These workshops will be offered by APSATS certified clinicians and coaches

Barbara Steffens, Dan Drake, Janice Caudill and Dorit Reichental.

Day 1 October 3, 2017

The Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model: How MPTM Changes Everything

Lead presenter: Barbara Steffens PhD LPCC, CCPS; President, APSATS

Day 2 October 4, 2017

Healing Relational Trauma from a MPTM Perspective: Couples Work and MPTM Disclosures

Lead presenter: Dan Drake,  MFT, LPCC, CCPS, CSAT-S; Secretary, APSATS.

 Leadem Counseling and Consulting Servides

Pre-conference offered by Leadem Counseling and Consulting Services.

CRTB Interventionist Training™

Certified Raising the Bottoms Interventionist Training

Training Facilitated By: John V. Leadem, Elaine M. Leadem and Shawn M. Leadem, LCSWs

“A successful intervention gets help for everyone who needs it…”

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Task-oriented Training for Building Addiction Intervention Skills

The two-day intervention training provides the candidate with the theoretical and clinical framework for conducting a therapeutic model in a  comprehensive experiential milieu that is focused on skill building. The authors have successfully used the multi-phasic intervention model with all addictive disorders since 1978.
Raising the Bottoms© (RTB) is a unique blend of traditional Johnson intervention wisdom and a comprehensive series of task-oriented strategies that will guide the interventionist well beyond the traditional notion that successful interventions get the addict into treatment. RTB holds that a successful intervention gets help for everyone involved in the intervention who needs it and that treatment resources match the consumer’s needs.
The first step in becoming a Certified Raising the Bottoms Interventionist™ (CRTBI) is to complete a comprehensive two-day training program designed to provide a theoretical framework of the three-phase intervention model and hands-on opportunities to develop skills for practical application of the assessment and intervention tasks associated with the model.  The training will provide the candidate with a clear framework for raising the bottoms of the intervention team members, the addict and the treatment process as well as strategies for expanding the depth and market share of the services the candidate offers.
After completing the two-day training, candidates seeking certification will receive personal mentoring to prepare for their first RTB Intervention as a required part of their certification process at no additional cost. Upon completion of the first RTB Intervention, under in-direct supervision, the candidate will be awarded certification.

You can learn more about the certification process on the LCCS website:  RTB Certification Process.

Benefits to Becoming Certified

The therapist who is trained to be an interventionist will be able to:

  • increase the breadth and depth of services offered and increase market share
  • add a significant revenue stream to the clinical practice through provision of intervention services ($2500 – $10,000) per intervention agreement
  • increase billable therapy hours while working to address the therapeutic needs of IT members involved in the assessment and training process
  • contract intervention services to treatment centers for additional revenue and build a network of cross referrals
To Register:  Click Here
Training Dates: October 3rd & 4th
Early Bird Rate: $450 (until Aug. 21st)
Standard Training Cost: $525 (after Aug. 21st)

IITAP, SASH, Conference

Pre-conference offered by IITAP & Center for Healthy Sex.

Sex Therapy Training Program: An Interactive Journey Toward Understanding Sexual Health

Training Facilitated By: Alexandra Katehakis, Ph.D., MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S

October 3-4, 2017

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This intermediate, 15-hour sex therapy training program is designed for professionals interested in gaining a deeper understanding of sex therapy and ways to incorporate it into their practice.
Participants can expect:
  •  A comprehensive and extensive training on sexuality and relationship issues
  •  To be equipped with a deeper understanding of sexuality terms and relationship styles
  • An in depth understanding of the sexuality diagnoses in DSM-V
  • To discuss the impact of medical conditions that impact sexuality and relationships
  •  Resources for clinicians so that they can work deeper with clients on issues involving sexuality and relationships
  •  Ways to conceptualize working with sexuality issues and sexual trauma
  • Examples of how to add sexual history to intake questionnaire
  •  To explore biases when it comes to sexuality and relationships
 This course qualifies for 15 AASECT  and IITAP  CE hours.
$695 per person until September 17, 2017
$740 beginning 9/18/17

To Register Click Here

PRIDE, SASH, sex addiction

Pre-conference offered by PRIDE Institute

Addressing the Sexual Health and Problematic Sexual Behaviors of the LGBTQ Community.

Working with individuals who identify as part of the LGBTQI population, and narrowing this down to LGBTQI individuals reporting problematic sexual behaviors within the community, requires that a provider have knowledge of the specific issues and considerations for each sector of the population.  In the treatment of problematic sexual behaviors, it is important to consider the impact intersectionality and cultural considerations impact treatment.  Additionally, LGBTQI individuals are at higher risk for substance use disorders, mental health issues, homelessness, and restricted access to competent medical/mental health care requiring that an integrative approach to treatment and recovery may be imperative in addressing problematic sexual behaviors.

Three Objectives:

  1. Identity the impact that privilege and intersectionality has on the therapeutic relationship.
  2. Name specific issues that must be considered for each sector of the LGBTQI population when working with problematic sexual behaviors.

3.  List possible treatment interventions and strategies to address co-occurring disorders with the LGBTQI population (substance use, mental health issues, and problematic sexual behaviors).

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017

Cost $250

6 CE hours available

Contact Leah M. Briick at SASH to register



SASH sexual health

SASH ATPSB Preconference

Advanced Training in Problematic Sexual Behaviors (ATPSB) LEVEL 2

October 3-4, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: Click here to learn about the ATPSB Certificate program, LEVEL 1 (Homestudy).

This ATPSB level 2 will explore case studies over the course of the 2 days. The two day program utilizes case studies from the material covered from Level 1 and engaging participants in discussion and experiential exercises focused on developing skills in treating some of the most common issues (e.g., pornography, partners, females with PSB, gay couples, and young adults) faced by therapists treating problematic sexual behavior.

Participants who are not licensed may still increase their knowledge by taking this program and receive a Certificate of Completion after completing each level. All participants may take ATPSB Level One without ATPSB Level Two for beginning knowledge and receive a Certificate of Completion. You will not be considered to have completed the ATPSB program without both Levels.

Participants who are not licensed may still increase their knowledge by taking this program and receive a Certificate of Completion after completing each level.  All participants may take Level One without Level Two for beginning knowledge and receive a Certificate of Completion.

The total cost of Level 2 is $950

To register click here

This is a Certificate Program, not a Certification.    Both levels of ATPSB should be completed in 18 months.

NOTE: Attendees of the APSATS, LCCS, ITTAP/CHS or PRIDE Pre-Conference workshops can get a 15% discount to the 2017 SASH Annual Conference.  If you are attending the SASH ATPSB Level 2 contact Leah Briick at SASH to get the code for your discount.  Be sure to ask your APSATS, LCCS, or IITAP/CHS representative for the corresponding code.

Don’t forget to book your room at the Marriott City Center .