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Digital Seminar

Medicating with Food and Sex: When Disordered Eating and Intimacy Disorders Collide

Stefanie Carnes, PhD, CSAT-S, CST, CPTT
57 Minutes
Audio and Video
Aug 25, 2022
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Many patients with disordered eating are struggling with relationship and intimacy issues such as toxic relationships. In this presentation, Dr. Stefanie Carnes will present some of the most common clinical profiles that we see when both of these issues are present. Treatment recommendations for clients struggling in these areas will be addressed.


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Stefanie Carnes, PhD, CSAT-S, CST, CPTT's Profile

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Dr. Stefanie Carnes is the president of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), a training institute and professional organization for addiction professionals. The clinical architect for Willow House at The Meadows, she works with sexually addicted clients and their families, helping those struggling with sex, love, and intimacy disorders.

A licensed marriage and family therapist and an AAMFT-approved supervisor, Dr. Carnes’ areas of expertise include working with patients and families dealing with multiple co-occurring addictions including eating disorders, chemical dependency, and intimacy issues. She is also a certified sex addiction therapist and supervisor, specializing in therapy for couples and families dealing with sexual addiction. A popular conference speaker at both the state and national levels, Dr. Carnes is also the author of numerous publications including the books Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts, Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts, and Facing Addiction: Starting Recovery From Alcohol and Drugs.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Stefanie Carnes is the President of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals and is a senior fellow for The Meadows. She receives royalties as a published author and compensation as a consultant. Dr. Carnes receives a speaking honorarium, recording and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Stefanie Carnes is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, and the Arizona Association for Marriage and Family Therapists.

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  1. Participants will be able to describe common clinical profiles of intimacy disorders that emerge with disordered eating is present.
  2. Participants will be able to discuss clinical treatment recommendations.
  3. Participants will be able to describe 3 treatment interventions for this population.


Commonalties / Characteristics
  • Addiction Interaction
    • Intimacy Disorders
    • Problematic sexual behavior
    • Problematic pornography use
    • Love and relationship addiction
Disordered Eating
  • Signs/symptoms
  • Attachment trauma
  • Emotional Dysregulation
  • Rituals/Routines
  • Recovery

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses


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