What are the top 10 struggles do professionals face who treat female sex and love addiction? And what are their very best strategies to support them?
As a specialty care provider treating women with love, sex and relationship addictions since 2006 (and years earlier, though I didn't then know what to call it), I have found this the most rewarding, yet challenging, population of my career. I knew I wasn't alone in both my passion and my struggles, but I often felt alone.
In 2018, I launched an ambitious project to interview 46 top national and international field experts* in treating women with love, sex and relationship addicts.
I asked them two questions:
1) What are your biggest struggles when working with this population?
2) What are your most successful interventions when treating women?
This webinar is the result of analysis of that research, combined with my own 13 years experience of working with women in recovery from love, sex and relationship addiction - and some of it will surprise you!
I talked with licensed therapists, pastoral counselors, certified coaches, and inpatient treatment center administrators, many of whom are in recovery from sex and love addiction themselves, as I am. They were a warm, dedicated, passionate group of people, and I know you will benefit from the collected wisdom consolidated here.
The first hour is focused on the top ten barriers professionals face when treating women. The second covers the most frequently mentioned perspectives, approaches and strategies you can use to increase your confidence and competence with this population.
I hope you can join me! :) If you sign up, the webinar will be recorded and available for you to download for 1 week after the event.
All registrants will receive access to a list of the books, clinical approaches, and other resources mentioned during my interviews. You will also receive a pdf of the "Personal Care Index" - a derivation of Dr. Patrick Carnes' Personal Craziness Index (PCI) developed especially for women.
*SPECIAL THANKS to the generous professionals who shared their time and wisdom with me to be interviewed for this research project. This included primarily Zoom video conversations, with a few email and telephone interviews:
Abbe Barclay, Alex Katehakis, Allan Benham, Amy Smith, Ann Sullivan, Brooke Kennaugh, Cara Guziak , Cara Tripodi, Carol Ann Ross, Debby Flanagan, Debra Kaplan, Doris Vincent, Georgia Fourlas, Elizabeth Ogren, Enod Gray, Forest Benedict, Irene Jacobs, Janie Lacy, Jean Collins-Stuckert, Jennifer Cole, Jerry Law, Jill Vermiere-Fausey, Joan Gold, Judy Kelly, Karen Huckaby, Kate Balestrieri, Kate Parkinson, Kathy Pearson, Kelly McDaniel, Ken Adams, Lacy Alajna Bentley, Linda Hudson, Marnie Ferree, Paula Hall, Rebecca Rosenblat, Richard Blankenship, Rob Weiss, Sarah Doebler, Sharon O'Hara, Shena Tubbs, Sonnee Weeden, Stefanie Petyak, Susan Campling, Susan Peabody, Tamara Allen, and Vicki Tidwell Palmer
Who is appropriate to attend this webinar?
This webinar is open to anyone interested in the topic, though it was created specifically for professionals who are treating or seek to treat women healing from love, sex and relationship addictions - including coaches, pastoral counselors, psychologists, psychotherapists, nurses, physicians, agency administrators, and more. However, all respectful participants are welcome!
Are continuing education credits awarded for this webinar?
CE credits are pending. It is not guaranteed that they will be available in time, but hopefully so.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This webinar is appropriate for adults, age 18 and up.
What's the refund policy?
Refunds are available up to 7 days before the event date, minus a $10 processing fee. After June 16th, 2019, registration is non-refundable.