2010 Trainings

On October 27, 2010, I will be a part of IOADAPCA’S 2010 Fall Conference. I will be presenting a 3 hour training entitled: Entangled by the Web: Sex, Romance, Porn and Fantasy Addiction. This training will be similar to the July 23, 2010 training, except that it will include information about virtual reality and online gaming addiction. More information will be forthcoming.

On Friday, July 23, 2010, I will be providing two half day seminars (3 CEU’s each): “Ethics in the 21st Century” and “Internet Addiction” at Prairie Heart Institute, 619 E. Mason Street, Springfield, IL. The “Caught in the Internet Web, Complications of Internet Relationship and Romance Addiction” training will be video taped and later available on DVD through AATP. For more information click on this link: AATP Training

Ethics in the 21st Century
The emphasis of this seminar is on professional ethics for the therapists that focus on the clinical relationship between counselor and client. Issues of counselor self-awareness and the health of the therapist will be addressed as well the issue of the range of one’s competencies. Newer ethical challenges therapist’s face due to the new media will discussed — texting, emailing, voicemail messages, social networking sites, and on-line counseling all raise new ethical concerns and these issues will be explored as well

Caught in the Internet Web, Complications of Internet Relationship and Romance Addiction

This training will emphasize various forms of Internet Addictions or Internet Addiction Disorder. Cybersex, Romance, Internet Dating, Internet Affair, Virtual World, and Social Networking (Facebook) addictions will be explored. Demographics, statistics, addictive processes, diagnostic criteria, are other areas that will be emphasized. This training will be video taped and later available on DVD through AATP.For more information click on this link: AATP Training. To register contact AATP (217) 787-9321.

Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Addiction 
On May 14, 9:00 am I presented a three hour (3 CEU) training in Hoffman Estates at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Center for Professional Education on “Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Addiction.” Information covered in this training included: introductory clinical information regarding sexual addictions, signs, symptoms, and levels of sex addiction. Statistical, demographic, and gender specific information was presented. Topics also covered were concurrent addictions, co-morbid mental illnesses, and 12-Step information. Assessment and Treatment information was the primary focus.

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