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Sex Addiction & the Family | OKAMFT | 6 CEUs
April 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
SEX ADDICTION AND THE FAMILY: NEUROSCIENCE, TRAUMA, AND FAMILY SYSTEMS
Dr. Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D., is the President of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, a company that provides training and materials to addiction professionals. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AAMFT approved supervisor.
She works as a clinical consultant at Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Her area of expertise includes working with patients and families struggling with multiple addictions such as sexual addiction, eating disorders, and chemical dependency.
Dr. Carnes is also a certified sex addiction therapist and supervisor, specializing in therapy for couples and families struggling with sexual addiction. She presents regularly at conferences at both the state and national levels. She is also the author of numerous publications, the editor of the book, Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts, and co-author of Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts.
The topic for our 2017 Spring Conference is Sex Addiction and The Family: Neuroscience, Trauma and The Family System. Sex and Pornography Addiction have become a common presenting problem for today’s clinician.
Dr. Carnes will discuss the current state of the field of sex and pornography addiction, including the most up to date research and information on diagnosis, etiology, neuroscience and treatment. This presentation will address the differences between the addiction model versus other conceptualizations, and address issues of assessment, differential diagnosis and a brief overview of treatment strategies.
Additionally, an overview will be provided on how sex addiction impacts the family system, and common treatment issues facing couples and families.