Sex, Porn and Love Addiction in the Digital Age

Sex, Porn and Love Addiction in the Digital Age

Sex, Porn and Love Addiction in the Digital Age

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Richard Young, MSW, MDiv, LCSW, CSAT, CMAT

program number: 17005

 

Overview

Date and Location:

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Friday, November 18, 2016
Morning Session
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
MIMH
4633 World Parkway Circle
St. Louis, MO 63134

Registration Fee:
$99

Richard will present current data and information about how digital technology, specifically internet pornography and social media, is shaping sexual behavior, dating and relationships. The internet provides access to a whole world of possibilities when it comes to pornography, dating and hook up apps. Thanks to technology a new breed of sexually addicted individuals is emerging that are literally having their brains hijacked by an unlimited online world. People who struggle with substance abuse issues and trauma are particularly susceptible to the lure of the digital world as it offers access, affordability and anonymity. This online world is often the ultimate maladaptive coping mechanism for addicts. Problematic sexual behavior causes incredible pain and shame for individuals and very often leads to infidelity in relationships. A portion of the workshop will discuss how partners and spouses are being traumatized and impacted by betrayal and sexual secrets in a relationship.
While the majority of people use digital technology in a way that enhances relationships and social connections, there is a significant portion of the population that becomes lost in a world of unlimited images, videos, potential partners, and fantasy. The workshop will discuss how the brain is actually altered by digital technology. We will discuss ways to assess individuals who might be addicted. A portion of the presentation will be focused on providing addicts with support and skills that they can begin to practice in their lives to experience some relief and freedom. We will also discuss how alcohol and drugs interact with sexual addiction in ways that leads to more loss of control. And a final focus will be on how trauma and sexual addiction are often intimately connected, and how traumatic events often get acted out sexually by survivors. The goal is to provide information and tools that can be used to begin assisting individuals that come to you for help in this area.

Objectives:
• Explore how digital technology is impacting sex, romance, relationships and addictions.
• Explain how addiction and particularly sexual addiction is a brain disorder as well as an intimacy disorder.
• Identify assessment tools and resources for beginning to assist clients that present with problematic sexual behaviors.
• Increase awareness and understanding of the new definition of infidelity in our digital age, and provide support and guidance to partners and spouses that are impacted by sexually addicted partners.

Presenter
Richard Young, MSW, MDiv, LCSW, CSAT, CMAT has a private practice in St. Louis, MO. He is a Certified Sex Addiction and Multiple Addiction Therapist through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. In his private practice, he focuses on the treatment of individuals struggling with problematic sexual behaviors along with providing treatment for partners/spouses to address accompanying trauma. He offers individual, couple, and group therapy. He is a 1998 graduate of St. Louis University earning his MSW. He became a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist in 2012. He speaks throughout the state on the topic of sexual addiction and also facilitates retreats for people in recovery from addictions.

CEU

Missouri Institute of Mental Health
The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned.
The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 3.2 clock hours or 3.9 contact hours (.4 CEUs) for this activity.

Missouri Credentialing Board
he Missouri Credentialing Board has approved this program for 4 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors
MIMH is an NBCC – Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) No. 6339 and may offer NBCC – approved clock hours for events (or programs) that meet NBCC requirements. MIMH is solely responsible for all aspects for the program.
3.2 clock hours are offered for this program.

Schedule

8:00 am – Introduction and Warm Ups
8:20 am – Presentation and Discussion
10:00 am- BREAK
10:15 am – Presentation and Discussion
11:45 am – Closing Video
12 noon – Adjourn

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Refund Policy
If you are unable to attend, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible. Cancelations received in writing five business days prior to the date of the program will be refunded, less a $25.00 processing fee. You may send a substitute, but we ask that you notify us in writing of this change. If you do not attend or send a substitute, you or your employer will be billed the full registration fee.

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