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12/14/18 - Out of Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB) Versus Sex Addiction Treatment: Helping Clients with Problematic Sexual Behaviors

$95.00

Out of Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB) Versus Sex Addiction Treatment: Helping Clients with Problematic Sexual Behaviors

Friday, December 14, 2018 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Centrum Office Center – 24901 Northwestern Highway, Suite 309, Southfield, MI  48075

6.0 CE Hours for Social Work (MICEC) and MCBAP (RELATED)

Course fee: $95, includes lunch

Presenter: Joe Kort, Ph.D., LMSW

With the recent addition of the diagnosis “Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder” in the ICD-11, there is confusion about whether or not it applies to the “sex addiction” model. Rather than providing a pathway to healing, the “sex addiction” model too often contributes to clients being sexually lost and at odds with their erotic nature.  Therapists are left with both being unable to help clients with their continued out-of-control sexual behaviors and also with the consequences of being the recipient of a pathologizing label.  This workshop will educate therapists on the new strength-based model of Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB) which comes from a position of sexual health as an alternative to the sex addiction model.  We'll focus on: How to help clients develop a non-pathologizing understanding of their own individual sexuality and erotic identity; A comprehensive assessment and alternative treatment that emphasizes the guiding principles of sexual behavior rather than pathologizing the sexual behavior itself; Helping therapists explore their own countertransference with clients struggling with sexual behaviors the therapist experiences as problematic; Differentiating normative male sexuality from out-of-control sexual behaviors around the use of porn, fetishes, and sex with partners; Educating therapists on healthy sexual expressions and erotic orientations.