Sexual Addiction: Myth or Reality?

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Date(s) - Saturday 13th July, 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

City Coast Centre

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Saturday 13th July 2019

Trainer:  Dr Thaddeus Birchard

Venue: Training Room, City Coast Centre, North Street, Portslade (Brighton & Hove), BN41 1DG

Schedule: 10am to 4.30pm (Registration at 9.45am)

Course Fee: early bird £105, including ample lunch, all refreshments, and CPD Certificate. There are a limited number of places at a 20% discount for student counsellors/psychotherapists and newly qualified therapists (2018 graduation). Please email BTP for details. Proof of status will be required.

Please Be Aware: Bookings for this workshop close at Midnight on Wednesday 10th July. We have a few tickets remaining which are now on sale at £79, which is a 25% reduction on the Early Bird ticket price.

This is a one-off, never-to-be-repeated Masterclass with Dr Thaddeus Birchard. Dr Birchard is the founder of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ASTAC), a founding member of the Recovery Programme in the UK, and founder and Clinical Director of the Marylebone Centre for Psychological Therapies. The Marylebone Centre was founded in 2001, and is the first of its kind in the UK to offer treatment, support, and professional therapeutic training in sex addiction, and to offer personalised therapy around relationships, sexuality and mood disorders. This one-day event will include a critique of the conception of sexual addiction, as well as arguments for an understanding of sexually compulsive behaviour.

In this one-day event Dr Birchard will discuss the many clinical presentations, descriptions and definitions of sexual addiction. He will look at an historical survey of the addiction approach, the causes of addiction (aetiology), the impact of neuroscience, typical treatment interventions, and co-morbidity issues.

Dr Birchard will provide clear information on helpful interventions for compulsive sexual behaviour that can be used in individual therapy as well as with groups. The main focus of the day will be to provide therapists with tools they can use in helping their clients. These will include formulation, schema questionnaire, values clarification, sex plan, harmful consequences, trauma egg, the cycle of addiction, cognitive distortions, creation of a narrative of the sexual and relationship history and relapse management.

The training day will be delivered via PowerPoint presentation, illustrative video material, and experiential work.


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