Dr. Erica Sarr is passionate about helping all clients define and embrace healthy, values-congruent sexuality across the lifespan. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and currently serves as the executive director for Gentle Path and Willow House at The Meadows. Dr. Sarr has helped people with sexual behavior and intimacy issues including juvenile and adult sexual offenders, compulsive sexual behavior, complex paraphilia, healthy sexuality exploration, and others needing sexuality affirming treatment. Dr. Sarr specializes in the intersection of sexuality, mental health, and technology, particularly in the area of video games.
SASH Credential Credits | This course meets the following SASH credential education requirements:
General Human Sexuality 2a -The influence of health and medical factors on sexuality (e.g., illness and infection, disability, mental health, medications, contraception and safer sex practices, fertility struggles, pregnancy and childbirth, pregnancy termination, sexually transmitted infection, physical injuries) 60 minutes. General Human Sexuality 3e - The interaction of technology and sexuality 30 minutes OR CPSBT 1b - Assessment and Diagnosis related to problematic sexual behavior 30 minutes. CPSBT 1c - Clinical intervention for problematic sexual behavior 30 minutes[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion spacing="10" gap="10" active_section="1"][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome="fas fa-chalkboard-teacher" add_icon="true" title="The Opposite of Sexual Compulsivity is Connection: Moving from Isolation to Sustainable Recovery" tab_id="1630070989592-f3bc030c-d03a"][vc_btn title="Watch Recording" color="primary" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2F7avE-Dm8Y7I"][vc_column_text]As human beings, we are biologically wired for connection. For individuals in recovery from trauma and compulsive sexual behavior, deeper contact with others holds even more significance to promote healing and sustainable sobriety. In this webinar, attendees will explore a fresh, new perspective on emotional sobriety skills to reinforce long-term sexual sobriety. Developing secure attachments is not the goal; breaking down barriers that get in the way of secure attachments is the key. Compulsive sexual behavior thrives on isolation, shame and secrecy, and to diminish the stigma, this presentation looks at longstanding recovery through the lens of Nervous System Regulation, Positive Psychology and Attachment Theory. Sexual compulsivity stems from broken heartedness, and establishing emotionally-reliable relationships mends broken hearts while developing purpose and meaning.
Gaelyn Emerson is a certified professional life, relationship and divorce recovery coach, dedicating her career to helping others triumph over trauma—whether or not their relationships do. Gaelyn is credentialed by Impact Coaching Academy, the International Coach Federation and the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists. Through programs provided by entities like The Gottman Institute, High Conflict Institute and SASH,
Gaelyn employs advanced training in problematic sexual behavior, abandonment, abuse, affairs, disclosures, divorce, grief, high-conflict dynamics, parenting, separation, trauma and more. Gaelyn coaches clients around the world from her laptop, via her online private practice, Women Ever After, LLC.
This session is open to the public. There are NO CE credits being offered for this session.
Catherine Etherington is a certified professional life coach, working with individuals impacted by problematic sexual behaviour; their own or that of a loved one. Certified by Impact Coaching Academy, the International Coach Federation and the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists, Cat has developed her practise with additional trainings through well known entities including The Gottman Institute and SASH that equip her for working with PSB, trauma, betrayal, abuse, separation and more.....
As Head of Recovery for Naked Truth Project, Cat has pioneered a unique-for-Europe recovery and healing programme, for individuals seeking recovery and their betrayed spouses.
This session is open to the public. There are NO CE credits being offered for this session.
Troy Love;Two-time Amazon Best-Selling Author, Troy L. Love, LCSW, has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. He specializes in working with trauma, broken relationships, and recovery from compulsive or addictive behaviors.Troy serves as the President and Clinical Director of Yuma Counseling Services and the founder of Finding Peace Consulting. He has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Troy received his Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, PA in 2000 and much of his training has focused on addiction recovery. Troy has a Certification in Human Resource Studies from Cornell University. He recently completed certification as a Sexual Addiction Treatment Professional from Mid-Nazarene University. He is also Certified asa Rapid Transformational Therapy Practitioner.Troy specializes in working with individual’s trauma-related concerns, couples struggling in their relationships, and individuals who numb their pain through compulsive or addictive behaviors. Troy also helps couples and individuals who are experiencing sexual issues that reduce the ability for physical intimacy. Troy has training in EMDR, a research-based treatment for trauma survivors, Brainspotting, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and addiction recovery.
Free sessions are appropriate for the general public or a professional audience, but do not offer CE’s.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome="fas fa-chalkboard-teacher" add_icon="true" tab_id="1605815825696-e731467a-09e1" title="The Rabbit Hole of Betrayal: Getting Out After the Fall with Dr. Diane Hovey"][vc_btn title="View on YouTube" color="primary" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2Ftf87s5nwuUA"][vc_column_text]Betrayal is an unraveling of life as we once knew it. Everything becomes undone. After a decent into a bizarre world where absurdity reigns and the way out is a time-consuming journey through a twisted reality, we explore what it takes to make our way out of the betrayal that binds us. This interactive presentation explores the surrealistic experience of betrayal, its traumatizing components and what can be done to prepare yourself in holding onto reality within bizarre absurdity. Included will be experiential activities to engage your whole brain in finding your way out and building the skills required to stay out of the rabbit hole of betrayal. Be prepared with creative writing tools, scissors, glue stick or double faced tape, and a small square of kids clay, Fimo, or Sculpey.
Dr. Diane Hovey works as a therapeutic guide aiding individual and couples in overcoming life altering challenges such as ongoing health conditions, sex and pornography addiction, and other compulsions that result in grief, loss, shame, anxiety, depression, trauma, intimacy disorders and relationship problems. Whatever the given issue, she helps her clients find practical and down to earth ways to address their specific life challenge and get their lives back on track. Combing the arts with therapy, Dr. Hovey founded and directed a non-profit organization, the Family Institute for Creative Well-Being. Currently she is the president of Alliance for Healing PA where she continues to work with those who live with life altering challenges, assisting them on their transformational journeys.
This session is for the public. There are NO CE credits being offered for this session.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome="fas fa-chalkboard-teacher" add_icon="true" title="Sextortion in the Digital Age with Matthew Hedelius, PsyD" tab_id="1630069602354-09053001-2f60"][vc_btn title="View on YouTube" color="primary" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FQ-qKb6_pfZw|title:Watch%20Now||"][vc_column_text]This presentation will examine the increasing phenomenon of sextortion, the act of extorting money, power or privilege through blackmailing someone sexually. This is becoming increasingly more common among hypersexual individuals who find themselves entrapped in a sexually compulsive cycle. Often hypersexual individuals take excessive risks and are naïve regarding those whom they interact with online. This presentation will examine the paths that generally entrap hypersexual people and will on how to address these issues with treatment. Trauma associated with the sextortion process will be looked at and how to go about helping to cope with these factors. We will also examine ethical guidelines surrounding encouraging reporting. Case studies of sextortion crimes will be examined.
Dr. Matthew Hedelius has been providing treatment for individuals who suffer from trauma and sexual compulsivity for over 20 years and has completed over 40,000 therapy sessions in that time frame. He has experience in outpatient, residential and inpatient treatment settings. He provides bio and neurofeedback as a means of helping patients resolve their addictions and trauma issues. In addition, he has been trained in and provides EMDR to help patients resolve their traumatic histories. He enjoys running half marathons and marathons and loves working with people. He also provides supervision for therapists who are training to be sex addiction therapists.
This session is open to the public. There are NO CE credits being offered for this session.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Conversations with Spiritual Leaders" font_container="tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%232e54a0" google_fonts="font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal"][vc_tta_accordion color="blue" active_section="1"][vc_tta_section title="Part 1" tab_id="1637342339647-b4d711d2-3cce"][vc_btn title="Listen!" color="primary" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2Fvz4U0S5if5g"][vc_column_text]Listen in as SASH members and a diverse group of spiritual leaders and professionals talk about how to educate and inform spiritual leaders on sexual health issues.
The goal of Conversations with Spiritual Leaders is to create a dialogue between diverse members of faith-based communities who may lack the comfort, knowledge, or permission to address sexual concerns. The goal is to discuss prominent sexual health issues concerning faith communities regarding how to have healthy sexual conversations with members. We hope these conversations facilitate dialogue from faith leaders all the way to their communities.
This video includes discussions of: training resources needed for faith leaders around sexuality, addressing transference and erotic transference, navigating boundaries, creating an atmosphere of help for faith leaders struggling with sexual concerns, calls for future actions and much more! The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) is a non-profit organization de
dicated to promoting an integrative approach to sexual health research, education and intervention that addresses the full spectrum, from problematic attitudes and behaviors to the pursuit of fulfillment, freedom and pleasure. SASH envisions a world where we can have an open, informed and inclusive conversation about sexual health without fear of stigma or shame.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="Part 2" tab_id="1637342339682-44717aaa-b3e7"][vc_btn title="Liste to Part 2" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2Fq655sgo68qY"][vc_column_text]Listen to Part 2 of Conversations with Spiritual Leaders. Hear from 9 professionals as they discuss the challenges with setting boundaries, pastoral support vs counseling, internal arousal and mandated reporting of abuse. They also explore how to create an atmosphere of help for spiritual leaders dealing with their own sexual concerns including disclosing issues to leadership, alienation from the faith community and where to find resources for help.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="Part 3- January 25th, 2022- Register for the Live Event" tab_id="1637344072782-0c70a3ae-66e8"][vc_btn title="Register for Jan 25th, 2022" color="primary" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sash.net%2Fevents%2F%23!event%2F2022%2F1%2F25%2Fspiritual-leaders-iii"][vc_column_text]Join SASH for a live edition of Conversations with Spiritual Leaders. Guests will explore tough topics such as gender roles within a faith community, breaking the patriarchy, inclusion of diverse identities, and sensitivity to sacred scripts.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_separator style="shadow" border_width="5"][vc_column_text]