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Digital Seminar

Porn Addiction: Your Essential Guide to Identification, Assessment and Treatment

Christine Samuels
Approx. 3 Hours
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Oct 19, 2020
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Porn addiction is becoming an epidemic. The statistics overwhelm us. And yet the DSM-5™ does not recognize this crippling emotional issue.

It is likely that you were not trained to deal with this – and being unprepared could cause you to fall short of helping your clients and their loved ones. For these reasons, it’s vital you attend this 3-hour training to learn how to identify, assess and create treatment plans that are proven to work.

Porn addiction can be very hard to identify and treat - and it can be uncomfortable to discuss with a client. This program will provide you with a proven start-to-finish plan for addressing these challenging cases.

You’ll get step-by-step guidance on how to:

  • Get to the root of why someone becomes addicted to porn
  • Understand the relationship between trauma and sex-related addictions
  • Reduce the shame a client has related to porn addiction
  • Recognize how this hidden addiction presents itself as other common client problems
  • Correctly question/interview the client to assess for addiction and severity
  • Implement long-term strategies that go beyond sobriety to treat the root cause and help heal the partner and family


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CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


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Chris Samuels, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist who has specialized in the treatment of problematic sexual behavior for more than 25 years. A pioneer in the field of sexual addiction, Dr. Samuels began her work in 1989 with Patrick Carnes, clinician and author of landmark books on sexual addiction, including Out of the Shadows (1983) and Don’t Call it Love (1991). In 1992, Dr. Samuels founded and serves as the executive director of The Sexual Addiction Treatment and Training Institute (SATTI), the foremost treatment facility in the New York metropolitan area. Known for a compassionate and nonjudgmental approach to treatment, SATTI clinicians offer evaluation and treatment for individuals, groups, and families who are struggling with sexual addiction and related problematic sexual behavior. In addition, SATTI offers training and supervision for mental health professionals as well as a range of consultation services to business, mental health organizations, religious institutions, and the media concerning sexual addiction, sexual harassment, and other problematic sexual behavior. For more information about Dr. Samuels and SATTI, please visit: and

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: Chris Samuels is the executive director of The Sexual Addiction Treatment and Training Institute (SATTI). She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Chris Samuels has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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  1. Assess for porn addiction and the root causes of the addiction.
  2. Design an effective treatment plan for clients suffering from porn addiction.
  3. Determine the impact of trauma as it relates to the addiction.



  • Explore the Addiction Paradigm to Assess for Severity
  • What Type of Porn is Being Watched – And Why It Matters
  • The Roots of the Issue
    • Intimacy Dysfunction
    • Nurturance Deprivation
    • Boundary Disorders
    • Power and Control – Misused
    • Dissociation rather than Coping Skills
    • Unaddressed Trauma


  • Early Treatment
    • Trauma History
    • Carnes’ Core Beliefs
    • The 12-Step Plan
    • Alternative Coping Skills
    • Strategies for Shame Reduction
  • Mid-Stage Treatment – Focusing on the Acting Out and Relapsing
    • Planned Dissociation – The Addict, The Inner Child and the Healthy Self
  • Long-Term Treatment: Transformation Beyond Just Sobriety
    • Trauma Healing
    • Partner and Family Healing

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Clergy
  • Psychiatrists
  • Case Managers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals



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