2019 SASH Pre-Conference Workshops

2019 SASH Pre-Conference Workshop Offerings 

2019 SASH preconference, sex addiction, pornography

ATPSB Level 2 Pre-Conference

Advanced Topics in Problematic Sexual Behaviors (ATPSB) LEVEL 2
October 1–2, 2019 (two full days)

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

Advanced Topics in Problematic Sexual Behaviors (ATPSB) Level 2 is an intense, in-person experience for professionals both new and skilled in working with Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB) taught by experts in their fields.  This training is offered in 16 hours and follows the Level One training (home study). ATPSB is open to clinicians, coaches, psychiatrists, allied health professionals and other professionals who encounter community members that may struggle with PSB.

At the Level Two training, participants will be immersed in special populations/topics around PSB.  The training includes case studies to demonstrate the different areas and their applications.  Participants will learn about topics such as substances and PSB; medications and medical issues around PSB; paraphilias; PSB and offending behaviors; attachment theory as applied to PSB; neuroscience and PSB; recovery coaching and PSB and much more.

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.

Cost of workshop $450 (includes lunch both days)  16 CE’s eligible

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

Pre-conference, APSATS, SASH

Developing Empathy: Understanding How the Sex Addict Can Help Heal the Coupleship Through the Use of Empathy, Other Relational Skills, and Understanding Internal Family Systems

This presentation will expose clinicians and coaches to the premise that sex addicts can help to heal the partner betrayal that has occurred in the relationship. When this occurs, it will simultaneously improve the person with CPSB’s self-esteem. The focus of this workshop will be to teach the recovery tools necessary to support the addict while assisting the partner in regulating her trauma and to ensure her safety and stabilization. This workshop will help couples to practice the skill to rebuild intimacy one step at a time.  The workshop will also look at how understanding internal family systems can help couples better understand both their own reactions and their partners reactions to betrayal trauma.

October 2, 2019 Full Day   Cost is $199.  Lunch is on your own.

About the Presenters

Carol Juergensen Sheets LCSW PCC CSAT CCPS brings a variety of experiences to the community including having worked in schools, hospitals and in mental health for over 39 years. She has devoted the last 2 decades to helping men and women manage their sex addiction and in helping betrayed partners work through the trauma of sexual and relational betrayal. Carol is a trainer for the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists and is a consultant for clinicians and coaches for APSATS.

 You can read over 500 articles on her website  www.carolthecoach.com or go to her sex addiction website for sex addicts or partners @ www.sexhelpwithcarolthecoach

 Carol appears regularly on television and radio.

You may have also heard her on 1070 AM WIBC, as the host of her call-in show “Carol the Coach” and on 93.1FM and on Saturday nights with her live call in show “Sex, Love and Relationships with Carol the Coach”.

 Carol was the first to host a radio show on sexual addiction on iTunes and has over 600,000 open downloads per week. Her current internet show can be accessed by going to www.blogtalkradio.com/sexhelpwithcarolthecoach.

She also hosts a partner betrayal show on Betrayal Recovery Radio for APSATS at www.blogtalkradio/betrayalrecoveryradio.com

Laurie Hall, RScP, CPC, PSASP is the President of the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialistist. Laurie’s book, An Affair of the Mind, was the first book to look at the impact a spouse’s pornography usage has on his partner and their marriage.  In the more than two decades since her book was published, Laurie’s focus in her work with both those struggling with problematic sexual behavior and their devastated partners has been finding more effective ways to address the critical needs of those whose lives have been shattered by compulsive sexual behavior.

In addition to speaking at many colleges and churches in both the U. S. and Canada, Laurie has been a guest on over 200 radio and television programs on NBC, CBS, and Fox including Charlie Rose, Laura Ingraham, Extra, Leesa Gibbons, Diane Reems, Focus on the Family, and many others. She served on a Fox panel where she debated Larry Flynt. 

 Laurie is the author of more than 500 articles featured in publications such as The London Daily Telegraph, Women’s Day, Detroit Free Press, MSN, Parent Center, and various business journals and online publications, among others. You can learn more about her @ www.afteranaffairofthemind.com.

Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency

The past 35 years have brought endless new, useful, and cutting edge treatments to the addiction space. During this time we have integrated all sorts of methods like: motivational interviewing, Smart Recovery, EMDR, trauma work, somatic and equine therapies, and more — all to foster better outcomes for our addicted clients. But when it comes to the treatment of an addict’s partner and loved ones, we have seen little new thought since the concept of codependency was first fleshed out over three decades ago.

Prodependence, the first attachment-based model for the treatment of addict’s partners and loved ones, moves beyond the trauma-based theories of codependency and co-addiction, allowing us to view this population with fresh eyes and fresh ideas. 

Prodependence as a model is more invitational, less pathological, and more personally affirming to those who are intimately involved with addicts, as Prodependence neither assumes nor assigns any pathology or label to people simply because they are loving an addict in the best way they can.

October 2, 2019 Cost $79 for the 3 hour workshop

Rob Weiss, SASH, sex addiction, prodependence

Robert Weiss, MSW, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity LLC, is an expert in the treatment of adult intimacy disorders and related addictions, most notably sex/porn/relationship addictions along with co-occurring drug/sex addiction. A clinical sexologist and practicing psychotherapist, Dr. Rob frequently serves as a subject matter expert for major media outlets including CNN, HLN, MSNBC, OWN, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and NPR, among others. He is the author of Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency, Out of the Doghouse, Sex Addiction 101, and Cruise Control, among other books. He blogs regularly for Psychology Today and Psych Central. His podcast, Sex, Love, & Addiction, is rated as a Top 10 addiction podcast for 2019. He also hosts a weekly live no cost Webinar with Q&A on SexandRelationshipHealing.com. A skilled clinical educator, Dr. Rob routinely provides training to therapists, hospitals, psychiatric organizations, and even the US military. Over the years, he has created and overseen nearly a dozen high-end addiction and mental health treatment facilities across the globe. For more information or to reach Dr. Weiss, visit SeekingIntegrity.com. You can also follow him on Twitter (@RobWeissMSW), LinkedIn (Robert Weiss LCSW), and Facebook (Rob Weiss MSW). 

Mud, Water and Light Experiential Adventures and Metaphors with Onsite Workshops & Robert Chapman, MSSW, LMSW, LADAC, EMDR I & II, CET2

To engage oneself in a path of healing or recovery you often find yourself spending time and energy in introspection and reflection. In this session, we will examine the task of introspection and the recovery path with a mythological perspective. We will journey to three introspective destinations – the mud, the marshes, and the caverns. The relevance of, and clinical applications related to the three destinations will be emphasized. Creative group and individual experiential methods will then be presented and modeled, addressing all three introspective destinations, designed to assist in facilitating introspection, reprocessing and resourcing within the therapeutic process.
The course will present creative and alternative experiential techniques with emphasis on skill development. Experiential work can contribute to the advanced facilitator’s skills and “bag of tricks” in the group room and with individual therapy. The power of metaphor will be weaved into the presentation while emphasizing practical skills. The techniques presented will include work with co-occurring disorders, addictions and attachments, trauma and core issues. An emphasis will be placed on modeling techniques over participants working their own issues with the hope of enhanced ability to utilize offerings in your practice. More information.


2019 SASH Preconference, sex addiction, porn, Lexx James
The Black Girls Guide to Getting Rid of Sexual Shame with Dr. Lexx Brown-James

The Black Girls’ Guide to Getting Rid of Sexual Shame TM is a workshop for clinicians and practitioners to learn about a cognitive-behavioral based model for combating sexual shame. This model focuses on Black women because of the unique shaming instances Black women are exposed to around sexuality. The suffering Black women experience by oppressors is growing in research and documentation, but Black female sexual healing is still underserved and ignored. This workshop presents a model to combat the shame that Black women ultimately internalize from the sexualization, sexual exploitation, and sexual shaming faced daily.

Dr. Lexx Brown-James {She|Her|Dr} is a certified sexuality educator and licensed marriage and family therapist. In St. Louis, MO she owns a private practice and contracts with various organizations regarding reproductive justice and accessible, comprehensive, intersectional, and anti-oppressive sexuality education. As an LMFT and CSE, she merges the educational and therapy worlds to help others find their way as sexuality professionals. As a professor at Widener University, she has had the pleasure of teaching budding sexologists, senior sexologists and various types of clinicians. Further, as a consultant, she has had the pleasure to educate counselors, educators, and therapists around the globe.


2019 SASH Preconference, sex addiction, porn
Sexual Attitudes and Values Overview and Reevaluation (SAVOR)

Clinicians often have not taken the time to understand and assess how their own sexual responsivity can impact their work with clients, particularly those who work in the field of sexual health. It is imperative that we as healers and helpers take the time to investigate our attitudes, feelings, beliefs, and values regarding various areas of sexual health to not only help clients but also not cause harm. This training will present clinicians with the opportunity to examine their values, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes around a wide arena of sexual health and diverse sexual health practices. It will encourage us to become (more) comfortable with the uncomfortable.

This 10-hour training will provide a basis for you to learn how to explore your feelings in a safe, supportive environment. Participants will examine their own biases and barriers to being helpful to clients, as well as look at how to establish and maintain boundaries for themselves and others. Methods of training will include dyadic lecture, small group work, the use of audio and visual material, and personal reflection time. Participants will be exposed to a multitude of sexual behaviors, attitudes, and expressions. Overall, the goal is to encourage to become more knowledgeable and experienced in sexual health and to embrace a framework from which to continue growth. Participants understand that by registering for this training, they will be challenged with a myriad of sexual expressions, reflect upon explicit materials (including videos) and discuss their sexual beliefs, attitudes, and values in small groups.


Don’t forget to book your room at the Westin St. Louis.

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

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