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Working with Sex and Porn Addiction

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Clements Hall

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YO23 1BW

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Understanding & Recognising Sex Addiction

NB – early bird discount is available

Overview

This CPD workshop will provide counsellors and psychotherapists with a thorough understanding of sex addiction from a biopsychosocial viewpoint. Ultimately only the ‘addict’ can decide if their behaviour is ‘addictive’ or out of control but this intense and information packed day will help therapists to guide the client in making that decision. The day also provides the tools for developing understanding of the roots of the addiction and suggestions for providing ongoing work and referral.

Aims

  • To provide a definition of sex addiction

  • To recognise different classifications and causes of sex addiction

  • To help counsellors understand sex addiction from a biopsychosocial perspective

  • To provide counsellors with the tools to help clients self diagnose either an active addiction or their ‘at risk’ behaviours

  • To provide an understanding of the cycle of addiction including triggers and underlying issues

  • To provide an overview of treatment options for those with addiction

  • To provide experiential opportunities to practise assessment skills

  • To provide counsellors with the tools to support clients who may be going through sexual addiction treatment

  • To provide counsellors with the tools to work with clients who have already been through treatment to work on the underlying issues.


Workshop Arrangements

09.45 - Registration & Coffee

10.00 - Defining Sex Addiction

Latest statistics on sexual addiction and an exploration of the different definitions. This section will also look at the biopsychosocial influences on both the creation and the meaning of sex addiction and look at alternative ways of defining compulsive sexual behaviours. This session will include small group discuss of the influences of culture, religion, gender and orientation on individual and societal definitions of sex addiction. Ethics, good practise guidelines and sex offending are also covered here.

11.15 - Coffee

11.30 - Understanding Sex Addiction

The latest thinking on the neuroscience of addiction and compulsive behaviours will be explained along with an exploration of different theories and models of addiction including cycles of addiction and links with attachment theory and trauma. The underlying function of addiction will also be examined from a psychodynamic and systemic perspective. Links will also be made with cross addiction and co-mobidity.

12.45 - Lunch

13.30 - Recognising Sex Addiction

This is a practical session that explores a number of different assessment tools and strategies that can be used to help clients decide whether or not their sexual behaviour is a problem for them. It includes recognising levels of addiction and the ‘at risk’ client and the importance of understanding a motivation to change model. There is ample time provided for skills practise.

15.00 - Tea

15.15 - Treatment Options & What Next

An explanation of the most common treatment strategies and options and referral resources are offered in this session along with consideration of how or if to continue working with sexually addicted clients and at what level. The day ends with an opportunity for open discussion and final questions on the day.

16.30 - Close



About the Speaker

Nick Turner (BA, MSc, PGCE, UKCP Reg, BACP Reg, COSRT Acc, ATSAC) Formerly Head of Clinical Services at Relate, the UK’s largest provider of relationship counselling in the UK, Nick is an experienced relationship counsellor, sex therapist, supervisor and trainer. Starting as a counsellor with Relate in 1991, Nick later joined Relate’s national training team where he developed and lead a new university validated counsellor training programme, becoming in 2006 the Director of the newly formed Relate Institute, the training centre for all of Relate’s professional training courses from entry level to Masters degree programmes. Since 2011, Nick has, with Paula Hall, been co-facilitating and facilitating recovery programmes for both men and women struggling with addictive and compulsive sexual behaviours as well as for their partners. Alongside this group work, Nick also works with individual clients struggling with sex addiction, their partners and couples and is co-director of the ISAT Accredited Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling.

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