This two day masterclass will give relationship counsellors the skills to work with couples whose relationships have been impacted by sex or porn addiction, or CSBD (Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder).  The day will focus on providing practical strategies for identifying and guiding couples through the 3 phases of relationship work, namely impact, meaning and moving on. The role of therapeutic disclosure will be discussed along with therapeutic interventions to build commitment to individual recovery as well as couple recovery, whilst avoiding common pitfalls that can lead to addiction relapse or further trauma for partners. The workshop is interactive and experiential and hence limited to a maximum of 12 participants with time provided for skills practice. 

Aims  

  • To understand the impact of sex and porn addiction on intimate relationships 
  • To identify the influence of social context and diversity on couple reactions
  • To understand how controversies and confusions around nomenclature and conceptualisation impacts recovery
  • To identify the independent therapeutic needs of the compulsive partner, the partner and the couple 
  • To identify the 3 stages of relationship work - impact, meaning and moving on
  • To provide tools and therapeutic strategies for helping couples manage the traumatic ‘impact’ stage of discovering sex addiction
  • To understand the what, why, when and how of undertaking a therapeutic disclosure 
  • To provide tools and therapeutic strategies to help couples develop ‘meaning’ from what’s happened to their relationship and to themselves as individuals. 
  • To help counsellors move clients from focussing on the survival of the relationship to focussing on the journey to reaching a decision 
  • To provide tools and therapeutic strategies to support relationship recovery for couples ‘moving on’ together including rebuilding trust and intimacy
  • To understand the role of psychosexual therapy
  • To provide tools and therapeutic interventions to support healthy couple separation
  • To identify and recognise risks of addiction relapse and partner re traumatisation 

Please use the training calendar below to book your place, or email us for more information.

NB: This is an interactive workshop and places are limited to 12 attendees to ensure time for questions and discussion

Cost: £150