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Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity





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CPCAB and COSRT Accredited Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling



Course Directors: Paula Hall & Nick Turner   


Course information:

The Accredited Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling has been developed to provide counsellors, psychotherapists and addiction specialists with the tools to assess and treat sex addiction. Delegates will also gain the necessary skills to work with partners and support couples and families in recovery.The course is divided into three 4 day modules. Each module provides distinct skills for working with different levels of addiction and client groups. Attendance at all three modules is required to receive the Diploma, but Module 1 may be taken alone to provide basic introductory skills.  


Training Modules:

Module One - An introduction to working with Sex Addiction

This module provides all the skills required to understand, assess and treat sex addiction.

Module Two - Working with Complex Cases and Partners

In this module, you will explore how to work with cross-addiction, co-morbidity, paraphillias and offending. Training is also provided on working with partners and support couples.

Module Three - Advanced Skills

Focusing on developing advanced skills for working with people with sex addiction and maintaining their recovery. Skills taught include motivational interviewing, positive psychology, internalised other interviewing, EFT and sex therapy techniques.  

Programme Dates, Venues & Details:

Leamington Spa                                           London                           

February 5-8, Module 1                                 September 15-18, Module 1                                 

April 16-19, Module 2                                    November 10-13, Module 2                              

June 18-23, Module 3                                   January 12-15, Module 3

November 26-29, Module 1

January 7-10, Module 2

March 4-7, Module 3

Discounts are available for early bird registration and when more than one trainee attends from the same organisation.


For further information:
T: 01926 339594 / 020 7965 7302





Diploma in Sex Addiction/Compulsivity Therapy, Level 6

(Accredited by Middlesex University)



Course Directors: Dr Thaddeus Birchard & Cecily Criminale                                         


Course Information:

The Marylebone Centre has been training psychotherapists, counsellors and health professionals to treat sexual addiction since 2001. It is the UK’s longest standing training programme in this field covering sexual behaviours, ethical and legal issues and how to effectively offer your clients a programme of change. We also provide you with guidance on how to set up your own practice. Dr Birchard and his associates provide specialised expertise to give you the confidence to work as a sex addiction therapist.


Training Modules:

Defining Sexual Addiction * Attachment and trauma * Neuroscience of sexual addiction * Intervention programme * Legal and ethical issues * Relapse prevention * Assessment & measurement * Sexual health and healthy sexuality * Internet pornography * Shame * Cross Addiction * Working with couples and partners * Paraphilias *Assessment Inventories * Art Therapy.


Programme Dates & Venues:

London                                           Edinburgh

Jan 5-6                                            A: Over-Seas House, 100 Princes St, Edinburgh, EH2 3AB

Feb 3-4

March 3-4

April 14-15

A: Marylebone Centre, 79 Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2PX


For further information:

T: 020 7224 3532



 This course delivered by The Marylebone Centre can lead to the award of credit points by Middlesex University. This course does not result in the award of a Middlesex qualification.


Diploma in Working with Sex Addiction

CPCAB Level5




Course information:

This accredited course provides training for professionals to work with individuals and couples for whom sex addiction (sexual compulsivity) or porn addiction is an issue. Students will be given a comprehensive understanding of the various treatment options for working with sex addiction involving non-offending behaviour. A variety of teaching methods will be used, including teaching input, experiential work, role play and use of video.  


Training modules:
Module 1: What is Sex Addiction? - Definitions from a variety of sources, Assessment tools, Motivational Interviewing, Ethics, Cyberculture & sex. 

Module 2: Understanding Sex Addiction - Attachment injuries, Traumatic experiences, Social and Environmental Influences, Neuroscientific evidence

Module 3: Recovery Principles and Treatment Programmes - Cycle of Addiction, Motivational Interviewing, Working with Shame Reduction

Module 4: Impact on Partner and Couples - Boundaries and collusions, Sequencing work with sex addicts and their partners, Support Strategies for partner

Module 5: Treatment & Trauma recovery - Internet Pornography, Cognitive Restructuring, CBT.

Module 6: Treatment and Maintenance - Mindfulness, Partner support, Work-Life Balance, Changing Lifestyles. Module 7:  Relapse Prevention - Partner involvement, Couple work, Rebuilding trust, Group Work, Evaluating.


Programme dates, Venue & Details:
A: Holiday Inn Sport Village, Leigh, WN7 4JY

Jan 6-7, Module 5
Feb 10-11, Module 6
Mar 3-4, Module 7


For further information:
T: 07887 504751






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