Working with Sex Addiction
Compulsive sexual behavior (also known as “sex addiction”) is classified as a mental health disorder on the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases (as of the ICD-11 in 2018).
The ICD-11 defines compulsive sexual behavior disorder as a “persistent pattern of failure to control intense, repetitive sexual impulses or urges resulting in repetitive sexual behaviour.”
Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered evidence-based clinical method found to be particularly effective with the ambivalence associated with addiction.
In this workshop, we will explore the use of Motivational Interviewing as a therapeutic modality for clients, family and friends impacted by sex addiction.
At the conclusion of our interactive process, participants will have a greater understanding of:
Sex addiction and its impacts – including Betrayal trauma
The challenges to empathy and compassion with this stigmatized and underserved client population
The value of Motivational Interviewing as a critical part of a comprehensive approach to sex addiction
June 14 & 15, 2022 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm US Eastern Time
This will be a hybrid workshop:
In Person at: 25 Middle Street in Portland, Maine & via Zoom
Instructors: Stephen Andrew & Robert Klotz, Jr. PA, CSAT
Bob Klotz is a physician assistant with 40 years of experience in a wide variety of healthcare settings, including Addiction Medicine. Bob has a busy psychotherapy practice and continues his ongoing training with Motivational Interviewing and as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT).