• 2nd International Conference on Sex and Love Addiction

    November 12 - 14, 2014
    Co-Host: Caron Treatment Centers, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

    This conference has ended, please see our Distance Learning options for recorded sessions from this conference.

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    8:45 – 9:00 am - Welcome

    US Journal Training, Caron and The Meadows
    Conference Overview—Patrick Carnes, PhD, Conference Chair


    9:00 - 10:30 am

    The Body Knows The Score: Mind, Brain & Body in Healing Trauma

             Bessel van der Kolk, MD

    Clinical Psychiatrist known internationally for his research in the area of post-traumatic stress and related phenomenon since the 1970s

    This lecture explores important questions about trauma, how it affects people who have been through traumatic experiences and how it affects those around them. It also examines the progression of trauma in the brain and what behaviors are typical of traumatized persons. As part of this excellent study, Dr van der Kolk also delves deep into multiple techniques for dealing with trauma. The range of treatments include classical methods including therapy and more modern techniques that include yoga, martial arts, and more

    10:30 – 11:00 am Exhibits - Refreshments 

    Breaks each AM and PM

    11:00 am –12:30 pm

    Healing The Trauma for Partners Confronting Sex Addiction

             Claudia Black, PhD, MSW

    Renowned addictions and codependency expert, author and trainer, internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictions disorders

    Throughout every community women and men are being challenged by the addictive nature of their partner’s sexual behavior. Claudia Black will discuss the impact of betrayal and deception that lead to the complexity of traumatic responses for the partner. She will emphasize the foundation of safety needed for healing and discuss specific clinical considerations indicated in the treatment process. This is an overwhelming and acutely painful situation that Claudia addresses with great empathy and direction for both the professional and impacted client.

    2:00 – 3:30 pm

    Concurrent Workshops

    Psychological Trauma and Love Addiction: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

             Shelley Uram, MD

    Harvard-trained, triple-board certified psychiatrist who speaks nationally and internationally on the brain’s survival wiring and how it can interfere with modern life. Senior Fellow at The Meadows

    Shelley Uram will explain and tie together three related areas — relevant child development that when interrupted renders people vulnerable to Love Addiction; a proposed neurobiological explanation, simplified and easy to understand, that connects these together; and Pia Mellody's model of Love Addiction that provides the underlying framework of defining Love Addiction 

    The ABC’s of Sex Addiction: Clinician Guidelines for Identifying and Understanding Sex Addiction with Treatment Strategies


             A. Jack Crowley, MSW, LCSW, CSAT

    EMDR Therapist with Behavioral Health of the Palm Beach’s Recovery Center for Men

    This Workshop is designed to define, identify and understand sex addiction; present the results of recent studies examining the impact of the internet on sexual addiction, and generally assess the damage of sex addiction

    Navigating Senior Addiction and Co-Addictions in a Modern Day World

             D. John Dyben, MA, MS, CAP, CMHP


    Long-time behavioral health advocate; Director of Spiritual Care and Wellness at Hanley Center, a Caron Treatment Center

    Join John Dyben to understand and be able to address the underlying issues of senior addiction, co- addictions and caregiver relapse. This workshop will provide a framework for identifying situational ‘red flags’ in order to implement early warning interventions and offer tools for handling crisis situations. Speaker will discuss unique implications of treating older adults with substance abuse disorders and co-occurring problems, and explore ways for senior care professionals to address and avoid secondary trauma, as well as the stressors of attempting to meet all the needs of seniors and their families. Raising awareness and establishing culturally sensitive protocols to manage senior addiction in long term care settings will be discussed.

    Sex Addiction Treatment Issues ‘Across The Americas’
     
             Isabel Nino de Guzman, PhD, CSAT


    Psychologist with Gentle Path (The Meadows); sex addiction researcher who spent first part of her career in Peru

    Dr. Nino de Guzman will share her international experience developing programs, treating patients, and teaching at the collegiate level. She brings a wealth of experience in testing and interpreting results, having worked closely with Dr. Patrick Carnes in completing sex addiction research.

    4:00 – 5:30 pm

    Concurrent Workshops

    Understanding Addiction Interaction: Addressing Co-Addictions to Fully Achieve Sobriety and Recovery for Life

             Cheryl Knepper, MA, LPC, ATRBC, CCDPD, ICCDPD, CSAT-S


    Vice President of Continuum Services for Caron Treatment Centers

            Sharon Matthew, MA, LPC, CAADAC, ACRPS, CCS, CSAT

    Clinical Supervisor, Women’s Extended Care Program at Caron Treatment Centers

             Christopher O’Reilly, LPC, CAADAC, ACRPS, CCS


    Clinical Director of My First Year of Recovery at Caron Treatment Centers

    This workshop will include didactic presentation and experiential activities. We will explore tasks that can be utilized in group, individual and family counseling. Goal is to explore creative ways to assess co-existing addictions, promote awareness and increase coping strategies. This presentation will provide the clinician with a multidimensional approach to the treatment of substance use disorders struggling with addiction interaction.

    Self-Regulation and Relapse Prevention Tools for Sex and Love Addicts

             Libby Timmons, M.Ed, LISAC, CEAP

    Clinical Outreach Specialist for Life Healing Center of Santa Fe; extensive training in psychodrama, addictions and experiential therapy.

    Tools shared in this interactive presentation can be used to help clients internalize self-regulating behaviors that support the development of relapse prevention techniques. Participants will learn techniques to identify their clients’ barriers to recovery from sex and love addiction. Attendees will be able to assist their clients to embrace their recovery goals, manage their bottom line behaviors, and deal with resistance to accountability related to their inner circle trigger. This presentation will provide tools needed to assist clients in developing self-regulation patterns

    Multiple Addictions in Professional Populations

             Raju Hajela, MD

    A prominent physician, speaker and consultant on addiction medicine and occupational health and chronic pain; past president, Canadian Association of Addiction Medicine

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    Reverberations of Trauma in the Addictive Family


             Claudia Black, PhD, MSW

    Beginning with a genogram, Claudia Black will describe the generational impact of trauma within the family system. She will offer an overlay of how adverse child experiences, emotional abandonment and blatant violence are the foundation of traumatic responses. She will summarize her presentation discussing goals and clinical considerations for differing members of the family unit

    5:30pm

     EVENING RECEPTION  

    Sponsored by Caron Treatment Centers   

    8:45 – 10:15 am

    Exploring the Destructive Power of Pornography Addiction From The View of Modern Science


            Donald L. Hilton, Jr., MD

    Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio; research and publishing interests include traumatic brain surgery, and neural mechanisms of addiction; author of He Restoreth My Soul.

    Addiction has been a divisive term, with different meanings applied depending on the perspective.  Emerging evidence regarding how the brain learns and changes in the process, particularly as applied to natural rewards important in survival, now informs our understanding of addictive sexuality.  Much of the opposition to this concept is dismissive of a neuroscience model, arguing that sexual addiction is a relative concept related more to a moral rather than a biological and ethological perspective. This myopic view fails to address how current reward learning models are informed by neuroplasticity, synaptic modulation, and genetically mediated signaling cascades. Pornography can be considered a "supranormal stimulus" and a visual pheromone in this context.  Sexual addiction is as much about synaptic change as it is about behavioral descriptions and categorizations. 


    10:45 –11:45 am

    The Drive to Love: Neural Foundations of Romantic Passion and Love Addiction

            Helen Fisher, PhD

    American anthropologist, human behavior researcher, and leading expert on the biology of love addiction; the most referenced scholar in the love research community

    Helen Fisher will describe three primary brain systems for mating and reproduction: the sex drive, romantic love, and feelings of deep attachment. Presentation will focus on the traits, evolution and brain circuits (using fMRI data) associated with intensive early stage romantic love, rejection in love, long term love, and love addiction. Dr Fisher concludes that the neural system associated with romantic love is a core component of the worldwide incidence of love addiction and crimes of passion

    11:45 am – 12:45 pm

    As the Paradigm Crumbles: Science Struggles with Addiction

            Patrick Carnes, PhD

    Leading voice in the field of sex addiction; primary architect of the Gentle Path Treatment Program for Treatment of Sexual and Multiple Addictive Disorders at The Meadows; founder, The International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Programs (IITAP) and Gentle Path Press

    Dr. Carnes reviews the significant forces at work in the battle to define and treat addiction. As the facts emerge, the stakes of the outcome may extend beyond the soul of a culture to our survival as a species.

    2:00 – 3:30 pm

    Concurrent Workshops

    Sex, Love and Attachment

            Judy Crane, LMHC, CAP, CSAT

    Certified trauma therapist with over 20 years experience working in both residential and outpatient settings; CEO, Founder, Spirit2Spirit Consulting, Founder of The Refuge, A Healing Place

    This presentation is an overview of attachment style and its connection to Sex and Love Addiction. The presentation will utilize both didactic information and media resources to explain the various styles of attachment in a manner that will be both fun and educational. This will be an interactive presentation.

    Trauma, Attachment and Addiction: Healing Relational Wounds by Cultivating Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

            Jon Caldwell, DO, PhD

    International speaker and trainer; Chief of Psychiatry at The Meadows, his clinical approach has become increasingly flavored by contemplative psychology, mindfulness and self-compassion

    Child maltreatment can profoundly influence human development, resulting in a variety of mental, emotional, and social challenges – including addictive disorders. Attachment theory is a useful framework for understanding how early relational experiences can have such far-reaching effects. Insecure attachment styles, such as attachment-related avoidance and anxiety (i.e., love avoidance and love addiction), are associated with suboptimal patterns of expressing and regulating emotions. In turn, attachment insecurity and emotion dysregulation are related to addictive behavior. The practice of mindfulness and compassion can be an antidote to these unhealthy patterns and can foster emotional self-regulation, greater capacity for intimacy and a general sense of well-being.

    Increasing Intimacy in Wounded Couples Through the Fertile Ground of Secure Attachment

            Ann W. Smith, MS, LMFT, LPC

    Author, Speaker, and Executive Director of Breakthough at Caron, a 5-day personal growth workshop for adults

    Whether injured by serious challenges such as addiction or betrayal, or just suffering from the cold distance of superficial communications, couples in therapy generally come in wishing for more emotional and sexual intimacy. Couples therapy that is mired in problems, arguments and compromises will not create the safety needed for the love to return or expand. This workshop offers a shorter and simpler method to look beneath the content and reveal the honest emotional needs long unexpressed. Ms. Smith will provide counselors and therapists with a methodworking with attachment issues, rather than content, in couples who are wounded but still committed.

    Recovery of Spirit: An Experiential Workshop


            Lee McCormick , CAC, and Mary Faulkner MA

    Co-founders of the Integrative Life Center, an outpatient program in Nashville, Lee and Mary are visionaries, counselors and co-authors of the Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag

    What is “Recovery”? What are we recovering, really? What is the depth of the opportunity that recovery offers? Who am I really?: These are questions that have motivated the work done by Lee McCormick and Mary Faulkner for years now. This experiential workshop will unveil the tools in their new book, Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag

    4:00 – 5:30 pm

    The Silent Seduction of Parent-Child Enmeshment: An Overlooked Precursor to Sex and Love Addiction


            Ken Adams, PhD, CSAT-S

    National lecturer, workshop leader and consultant in areas of child abuse, dysfunctional family systems and sex addition; created the first inpatient program exclusively for partners of sex addicts.

    Most professionals readily identify overt physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and abandonment as major causes of attachment failure and precursors to sex and love addiction. But what about the enmeshed child who seems over-protected and “close” to his parent? This presentation will describe the connection between parent-child enmeshment, attachment failure, and sex and love addiction.

    Love Addiction and the Biology of Personality


            Helen Fisher, PhD

    This presentation discusses the biological foundations of four broad personality styles to hypothesize on how basic physiological temperament affects one’s manner of loving and one’s susceptibility to a variety of love addictions

    Trauma Treatment: The Body’s Impact on the Mind


            Josh Pittman, LMHC, CTT, CSAT

    A therapist certified in trauma and sex addiction at The Refuge — A Healing Place; well versed in Somatic Experiencing Training

    This presentation will explore the body based approaches to treating trauma utilized by Bessel van der Kolk and Peter Levine to increase the ability to identify how the mind impacts the body and, more importantly, how the body impacts the mind. Further, it will take a look at the research on “Power Posing” and the impact that posturing can have on testosterone/cortisol levels


    USJT TALKS - A series of ongoing presentations reviewing the latest research findings:

    Challenges Facing College Students - Craig Cashwell, PhD

    Assessing Sex Addicts in A Chemical Dependency Population - Cheryl Knepper, MA, LPC, ATRBC, CCDPD, ICCDPD, CSAT-S

    Validity of Partner’s Sexual Inventory - Stefanie Carnes, PhD

    Five Classes of Sex Addicts - Nicole Blazek, PhD

    Varieties of Intrusions: Exhibitionism and Voyeurism - Tiffany Hopkins

    9:00 – 10:00 am

    Sex, Tech, Intimacy and Infidelity: The Effect of Social Media and Technology on Cheating, Intimacy Disorders and Sex Addiction

            Rob Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S

    Author, international lecturer, and expert on the relationship between digital technology and human sexuality; Senior Vice President of Clinical Development with Elements Behavioral Health; founder of Sexual Recovery Institute, Los Angeles

    Psychotherapy and addiction professionals report increased number of clients and their spouses seeking clinical help for problems related to online sexual and romantic behavior, as well as porn abuse, smartphone hookups and anonymous sex. Speaker will provide overview and treatment of impulsive, compulsive and addictive sexual behavior problems as well as a clear description of how the various areas of evolving technology and social media are affecting intimate sexuality, fidelity, addiction and relationships

    10:30 – 11:30 am

    A Collaborative Model for Couples in Sex Addiction Recovery

            Pat Love, EdD (and Ken Adams, PhD)

    Pat Love is a professor and certified love educator; acclaimed therapist, speaker and author, committed to helping people achieve healthy and fulfilling relationships

    Drs Love and Adams bring over 50 years of combined clinical experience in presenting an integrated and a collaborative model of treatment for couples impacted by sex addiction. This presentation will focus on outlining tasks for couple’s therapy for both early stages and longer-term recovery. Particular emphasis will be placed on describing a collaborative treatment approach that serves both the individual and couple recovery needs.

    11:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Getting Honest in Recovery: Facilitating a Clinical Disclosure

            Stefanie Carnes, PhD, LMFT

    Nationally recognized speaker and expert on sex addiction and how it impacts the family; researcher, author and President of the International
    Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)

    Sharing with family members the details of one’s addiction can be a traumatic process for the family and a minefield for therapists. Dr. Stefanie Carnes will provide and overview of the process of facilitating appropriate disclosure of information about the sex addiction to the partner and discuss mechanisms for support of all parties. Emphasis will be placed on creating a therapeutic interaction that minimizes the traumatic impact on the partner and family.

    1:45 – 2:45 pm
     
    Concurrent Workshops

    Sex Addiction As Affect Dysregulation: The Co-Regulatory Journey for Change and Growth—Part 1

            Alex Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S

    Author, researcher, founder and clinical director of The Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles; has incorporated interpersonal neurobiology into her treatment of sexual addiction

    Part 1 will focus on understanding modern attachment theory as regulation theory in service of using the self of the therapist and the intersubjective field for healing

    Chaos in College: Recognizing Sex Addiction Among College Students

            Craig Cashwell, PhD, LPC, CSAT-S

    Professor in Department of Counseling and Educational Development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and an American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellow; he maintains a private practice focused on couples counseling and behavioral addictions

    Many men and women describe their addictive sexual behavior as becoming "full blown" during their college years. While the college years are a time of normal exploration of new behaviors, including sexual behaviors, for some it becomes a time of managing the stress of college with addictive sexual behaviors that become chronic and compulsive. Researchers have found the at-risk numbers of college students to be higher than estimates among the general population. Unfortunately, most college counseling centers seem unprepared to work with sex addiction and rarely advertise services to students related to sexual behaviors. The purpose of this discussion is to examine sex addiction on college campuses, with attention to assessment and treatment needs within college counseling centers.

    USJT TALKS - A series of ongoing presentations reviewing the latest research findings:

    Attachment Disorders and Relationship Addiction - Ken Adams, PhD

     
    Isolation and Aversion in Compulsive Relationships - Corey Brawner

    Axes 1 Subtypes of Sex Addicts Using Latent Probability - Isabel Nino de Guzman, PhD, CSAT

    Correlates of Sadomasochism - Monica Meyer, PhD, CSAT-S

    3:00 – 4:30 pm

    Concurrent Workshops

    Sex Addiction As Affect Dysregulation—Part 2
     
            Alex Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S


    Part 2 of this presentation will involve video tapes sessions, focusing on the three attachment categories that are most commonly endorsed by patients using the SDI-R, namely anxious/dismissing, preoccupied, and anxious/fearful. Emphasis will be on the dyadic interaction between therapist and patient and the co-regulatory processes occurring that begin to increase the capacity for human relatedness and dissipate vulnerability for facing pain

    Asphyxiation, Bondage and Cuckoldry: Varieties and Etiologies of Sadomasochism in Sex Addiction

            Monica Myer, PhD, CSAT-S

    Clinical Director of Gentle Path at The Meadows; has broad based training in field of clinical psychology utilizing psychological assessments and treating chemical addictions, affective disorders, personality disorders and eating disorders

    An examination of the various behavioral manifestations of sadomasochism in the sexually addicted client. Several cases will be presented to illustrate theories of etiology with psychodynamic, relational and trauma-based themes.

    Entitlement, Trauma, Addiction: A Strange Association

            Pat Love, EdD

    Trauma exists in many forms as well as families; oftentimes the distress results in an unexpected form of entitlement which can be a precursor to sex and love addiction. This session will present a systems theory approach to trauma and clinical strategies for creating healthy couples, individuals and families. Short lecture, video, case examples. written exercises and discussion will be utlilized

    Untangling the Web: Understanding and Healing Sex and Porn Addiction

            Rob Weiss, LCSW

    This presentation provides non-judgmental insight into the diagnosis of sexual addiction/hyper-sexual disorders and its relationship to both early trauma survival and related problems with adult intimacy and healthy sexuality. The material will discuss the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of sexual addiction, how digital technology is affecting addictive sexual behavior and the effect of relationship betrayal on spouses and the family. The presentation will offer clear direction toward sexual behavior change and relationship healing

    4:30 – 5:00 pm

    Closing General Session: Evolution of Evolution: Will Addiction Change the Species—What We Must Do Now

            Pat Carnes, PhD

     Participants will be able to:

    1. Identify key issues in the assessment, diagnosis, intervention and treatment of sexual compulsivity/addiction, love addiction and related clinical concerns.

    2. Identify essential elements concerning the impact of trauma on addictive disorders with a focus on sex and love addiction.

    3. Use effective techniques to identify persons for increased risk for problems in these areas and to improve their functioning in relationships with spouses/ partners and children.

    4. Identify key research findings in such areas as neurobiology, anthropology, family therapy and the field of addictions and their applications to the conference topics.
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    Program Focus
    The Changing Architecture of Addictive Desire, Trauma and Attachment: Families, Children and Partners

    JOIN professional colleagues to understand the impact of sex and love addiction in individuals, families and society.

    LEARN the latest brain research and neuroscience of this and other addictions.

    EXPLORE the world of sex and love addicts, their partners and families.

    GAIN skills in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of this and related behaviors and how they interact.

    INTEGRATE the impact of technology and cybersex on adults, children and relationship/intimacy issues. 

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    Faculty
    Kenneth Adams, PhD
    A licensed psychologist and the clinical director of Kenneth M. Adams and Associates in suburban Detroit, Michigan. In addition to maintaining an active clinical practice, Dr. Adams is a national lecturer, workshop leader, and consultant in the areas of childhood abuse, adult children of alcoholics,
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    Claudia Black, PhD
    Clinical architect of the Claudia Black Young Adult Center at The Meadows. She works with their team assessing and enhancing the quality of the program. She is a Senior Fellow and a clinical consultant at The Meadows Treatment Center in Arizona since 1998. Her seminal work with children impacted by
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    Jon Caldwell, DO, PhD
    Board certified psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of adults who have experienced relational trauma and addictive behaviors. He currently works full-time as a psychiatrist at The Meadows treatment center in Wickenberg, Arizona.
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    Patrick Carnes, PhD
    Founder of Gentle Path at The Meadows, Patrick Carnes is a world-renowned speaker and author on sex addiction and treatment. Dr. Carnes pioneered the founding of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), which specializes in training Certified Sex Addiction Therapis
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    Stefanie Carnes, PhD
    A licensed marriage and family therapist and an AAMFT-approved supervisor, Dr. Carnes' 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 th
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    Judy Crane, LMHC, CAP
    Her presentations and seminars on Trauma, Resilience, PTSD and sexual trauma resolution are widely known, and she has 3 decades of experience working in both residential and out-patient settings. In 2003 she created The Refuge-A Healing Place.  In 2008 Spirit2Spirit Healing was created offering
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    A. Jack Crowley, MSW, LCSW, CSAT
    EMDR Therapist with Behavioral Health of the Palm Beach’s Recovery Center for Men
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    D. John Dyben, MA, MS, CAP, CMHP
    Long-time behavioral health advocate; Director of Spiritual Care and Wellness at Hanley Center, a Caron Treatment Center.
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    Mary Faulkner, MA
    Mary Faulkner, M.A., holds a master’s degree in Religious Education with a focus in Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Direction. She is a pioneer in the field of mind and body healing as a teacher and psychotherapist in private practice for the last 30 years. Mary is a co-founder of Integrative Li
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    Helen Fisher, PhD
    An American anthropologist, human behavior researcher, and self-help author, she is a professor at Rutgers University and has studied romantic interpersonal attraction for over 30 years. She is a leading expert on the biology of love and attraction and is now the most referenced scholar in the l
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    Isabel Guzman , PhD, CSAT
    Psychologist with Gentle Path (The Meadows); sex addiction researcher who spent first part of her career in Peru
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    Raju Hajela, MD
    A prominent physician, speaker and consultant on addiction medicine and occupational health and chronic pain; past president, Canadian Association of Addiction MedicineConsultant — Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Occupational Health and Chronic Pain; Director, Regional IX (International) American
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    Donald Hilton Jr., MD
    Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio; research and publishing interests include traumatic brain surgery, and neural mechanisms of addiction; author of He Restoreth My Soul.
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    Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT, CST
    Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT, CST, is the clinical director of the Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles, senior fellow at The Meadows, and the 2012 Carnes Award recipient. She is coauthor of Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence (2014) and author of Erotic Int
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    Cheryl Knepper, MA, LPC
    Cheryl Knepper, MA, LPC, is the vice president of clinical services for Caron Treatment Services. Her previously held titles at Caron were clinical director of extended care programs, executive director of adult services, and vice president of continuum. Ms. Knepper has had academic appointments as
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    Pat Love, EdD
    Distinguished professor, licensed marriage and family therapist and long-standing clinical member and approved supervisor in AAMFT. Pat has authored/co-authored six books and numerous professional articles including the recent book Never Be Lonely Again: The Way Out of Emptiness, Isolation, and a Li
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    Sharon Matthew, MA, CADC, ACRP
    is the Clinical Supervisor of the Women's Extended Care Program at Caron Pennsylvania.
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    Lee McCormick
    Lee McCormick is co-founder of Integrative Life Center, and founder of Spirit Recovery Inc., which produces recovery conferences, Sacred Journeys, workshops and other personal growth experiences. Author of Spirit Recovery Medicine Journal and Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag (with Mary Faulkner). He is
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    Monica Myer, PhD, CSAT-S
    Clinical Director of Gentle Path at The Meadows; has broad based training in field of clinical psychology utilizing psychological assessments and treating chemical addictions, affective disorders, personality disorders and eating disorders
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    Christopher O’Reilly, MA, LPC, CSAT
    is the Clinical Supervisor of the Relapse Unit at Caron Pennsylvania.
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    Josh Pittman, LMHC, CTT, CSAT
    A therapist certified in trauma and sex addiction at The Refuge — A Healing Place; well versed in Somatic Experiencing Training
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    Ann Smith, MS, LPC, LMFT
    Ann W. Smith, MS, LPC, LMFT, is the executive director of Breakthrough at Caron Treatment Centers. Ann has a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling and has training in emotionally focused therapy. Her treatment focus has been on family systems, healthy relationships, and experiential group the
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    Libby Timmons, M.Ed, LISAC, CEAP
    Clinical Outreach Specialist for Life Healing Center of Santa Fe; extensive training in psychodrama, addictions and experiential therapy
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    Shelley Uram, MD
    Dr. Uram is a Harvard trained, triple board certified psychiatrist who is a Senior Fellow at The Meadows. Dr Uram is a Distinquished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and teaches psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
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    Bessel van der Kolk, MD
    Clinical Consultant and a Senior Fellow at The Meadows, Bessel van der Kolk is one of the world’s foremost authorities on post traumatic stress disorders and other related disorders. He has been Medical Director of the Trauma Center in Boston for over 30 years. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at Bos
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    Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S
    Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S is a digital-age intimacy and relationships expert specializing in infidelity and addictions—in particular sex, porn, and love addiction. An internationally acknowledged clinician, he has served as a subject expert for multiple media outlets including The Oprah Winfrey Netw
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    Full-Time conference attendees who complete all required evaluation and attendance
    documentation are eligible to receive the maximum number of contact hours. Daily registrants can receive credit for each day in attendance.

    Note: If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed above, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board directly to determine eligibility of this training to meet your CEU requirement.

    ADA accommodations will be made in accordance with the law. If you require ADA accommodations, please indicate your needs by October 8, 2014. (Phone 800-851-9100) We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification.


    Full-Time Registration, Nov 12 - 14, 2014
    up to 18 hours
    Tuition: $449.00
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    Daily Registration, Nov 12, 2014
    6 core CEs
    Tuition: $165.00
    Register Now Group Registration

    Daily Registration, Nov 13, 2014
    6 core CEs and 2 optional evening hours
    Tuition: $165.00
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    Daily Registration, Nov 14, 2014
    6 core CEs
    Tuition: $165.00
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    REGISTRATION POLICIES:

    Early Registration Rate:
    Registrations received or processed by midnight (EST) October 17, 2014 will qualify for the early rate.

    Group Discount:
    Groups of TWO or MORE registrations, entered on one order, receive a 10% Discount per registration! This offer applies to conference registrations only and cannot be combined with other discounts/coupon offers.

    Cancellation/Refunds:
    All registration fees are refundable, less a $50.00 processing fee, when requests for cancellation are submitted in writing and postmarked by October 22, 2014. No refunds are available after October 22.

    Other ways to register:

    By Phone: 800-441-5569 or 954-360-0909. Please have your MC/Visa/AMEX number ready.

    By Fax: 954-360-0034. Registration by fax requires credit card information or agency purchase order accompanied by a completed registration form. Get Registration Form: Include MC/Visa, AMEX number, exp. date, security code and signature.

    By Mail: Registration by mail requires check, credit card information or agency purchase order accompanied by a completed registration form. Get Registration Form Please make checks payable to: U.S. Journal Training, Inc.

    Mail to:
    U .S. Journal Training/Ft. Lauderdale
    3201 SW 15th St
    Deerfield Beach, FL 33442-8190

    When you provide a check for payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer
    from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. When we use information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day you make your payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution. For inquiries please call 954-360-0909.

    Your name and address will be added to our mailing list unless otherwise requested.

    ADA accommodations will be made in accordance with the law. If you require ADA accommodations, please indicate your needs by October 8, 2014. (Phone 800-851-9100) We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification.

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