Dangerous Desire: The Dark Side of Sexual Compulsivity and Disordered Intimacy

It has been said that the internet is the crack cocaine of sex addiction; however, sexual compulsivity and unresolved past attachment wounds have been shattering families well before the development of current technology.  This session will explore the many faces of insecure attachment and its impact on adult primary relationships.  Early childhood experiences, arousal template etiologies, attachment styles and effective clinical strategies will all be considered.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the neurological impact of early childhood experiences on the development of differing attachment patterns and arousal expression. 
  • Define how these early templates impact intimacy throughout the life span.
  • Analyze the types of sexual compulsivity as they relate to the stages of courtship.
  • Identify five clinical strategies found to be effective when working with clients with insecure attachment and sexual compulsivity and their partners.

    Available Continuing Education:  5.5 hours
  • CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist)
  • DMH – Addiction Therapist
  • DMH – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist
  • DMH – Licensed Administrator
  • DMH – Mental Health Therapist
  • MAAP (Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals)
  • NBCC/LPC (National Board Certified Counselors)
  • SW (Social Work)

Presenter

Caroline Smith, MA, LPC, CSAT, SMAT, CIP, CCMI, EMDR 1 & 2

Location

MSPHI

Date

Mar. 4, 2019

Time

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presenter

Caroline Smith, MA, LPC, CSAT, SMAT, CIP, CCMI, EMDR 1 & 2

Location

MSPHI