It’s All A Lie: Helping Couples Heal from Sexual Addiction and Betrayal Trauma
Heather Seguin, LMFT
Sex and porn addiction have gotten a lot of media attention, but what does it really look like? We’ll discuss the dynamics of sex addiction and how it impacts committed relationships. We will focus on distinguishing sex addiction from hurtful behaviors as well as understanding the traumatic impact on betrayed partners. You’ll be able to use the acronym PATHOS to identify addictive behaviors, help partners create boundaries to rebuild trust, guide each partner to an appropriate support network, and alleviate some of the shame that permeates these couples. Many couples choose to stay together and, when both are committed to recovery, develop stronger relationships than they’d had previously. You will learn how to hold hope for them through that journey.
- Use PATHOS criteria for assessing sexual addiction
- Normalize traumatic impact of betrayal for partners of sex addicts
- Utilize the Boundaries Script for couples to rebuild safety
- Combat toxic shame and connect couples with 12 step support
Heather Seguin is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist in Upland, CA. She has practiced psychotherapy since 2007 and specialized in sex addiction and partner trauma since 2013. Heather specializes in couples, having completed level 3 of the Gottman Method training and is also training to be an AASECT certified sex therapist through the Buehler Institute.
Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider Agency Provider # 62278
CEU Hours: This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Certificates: Completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.
Refund Policy: If a participant is unable to attend and notifies IE-CAMFT 24 hours in advance of the training, full reimbursement will be sent within ten (10) working days.
Grievance: If any aspect of the training is not to the full satisfaction of any participant, please notify the coordinator, CEU committee chair, or another IE-CAMFT board member. We hope to resolve any issue immediately on-site. If not resolved, the full IE-CAMFT board will review and resolve the issue.IE-CAMFT wishes all participants to have an excellent learning experience. Please notify the coordinator or other board member if you need special accommodations. If possible, call Garry Raley at (951) 640-5899 in advance.