Sex Addiction: Assessment & Treatment*

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This course will focus on the basics of screening, assessment, and the fundamentals of treating sex addiction. Starting with various ways to open up the therapeutic engagement to effectively discussing sexual issues, to outlining the various screening questions, tests and techniques which are available, to then the diagnostic criteria, and ending with guidelines for successful treatment guidance and referral options. Ideal for all clinicians who understand the prevalence of sex addiction in our substance abuse and mental health populations, but are unsure or uncomfortable with the ways to engage and effectively intervene with sex addiction in their clinical setting.


  • Identify the spectrum of healthy verses unhealthy sexual patterns of behavior.
  • Develop various clinical avenues to open up an exploration of our client’s sexual history and practices…without creating transference/counter-transference issues or other complications.
  • Discuss the assessment tools and clinical diagnostic criteria for sex addiction.
  • Explain the differences and similarities of sex with other addictions, and assessing for comorbidity.
  • Explain how to treat sex addiction, understanding the various treatment options, and knowing when and/how to effectively refer, when appropriate.

Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, & Licensed Professional Counselors

Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC & NBCC
State Board Approval
TX 2041-19
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
VCB EP # 143
OCDP Board # 20- 774864 (C8)

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 13
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
Jim Anderson, LPC, LCAS, CSAT
Jim C. Anderson, LPC, LCAS, CSAT, began his career working in inpatient psychiatric settings in both Maine and California-eventually serving as the Director of Outpatient Services for both psychiatric and substance abuse services. His focus shifted more directly into substance abuse work with a position as Clinical Director at Azure Acres in California, a founding residential facility of the Camp Recovery Centers-an organization which grew to become one of the largest provider of substance abuse services in the nation. In 2002, he relocated his young family to Davidson, NC, and took a position (and eventually partnered with his supervisor to own) two substance abuse education clinics in Charlotte and Mooresville, NC. He formed ‘Conscious Sense, LLC’ in 2008-a private practice in Cornelius, NC, which specializes in sexual addiction and partner trauma, spiritual growth & development, and integral therapy for individuals and couples. He has presented throughout his twenty year career, including audiences with the FBI, the NC Licensed Professional Counselors Association, several college/university settings, and regular CEU trainings with provider organizations in North Carolina.