Presented by Office of Continuing Education and The Association or Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness
Recorded on Friday, September 17, 2021
Program offers 2.0 CEs for Psychologists, and 2.0 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs
This session presents both developmental and consequential sexuality issues associated with substance abuse and chemical dependency, many of which have been historically neglected both in treatment and recovery. Beginning with a “timeline” of the development of chemical dependency, sexuality issues are identified in early drug use, addiction, detox, rehab and treatment, early recovery, and long-term recovery. An overview of the effects of each of the major categories of “drugs of abuse” and a discussion of sexual identity follows, identifying important considerations for recovery. Finally, strategies for relapse prevention are discussed, particularly around those sexuality issues that have typically not been considered in treatment planning and 12-Step recovery programs.
The session is presented as a lecture, illustrated throughout with rich case histories from the presenter’s more than 25 years experience as a psychotherapist, sexologist and addictions professional, as well as findings from the presenter’s dissertation research on the topic. The session will also present useful advice for practitioners to better incorporate sexuality and sexual health into treatment plans for their chemically dependent and recovering patients.
After attending this intermediate-level workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Identify some sexuality issues typically seen in all phases of chemical dependency, as well as the often neglected concerns which can effectively couple these disciplines.
2. Incorporate strategies for more effective recovery and relapse prevention in chemical dependency by better addressing sexuality and sexual health issues.
Professional Bio of Presenter, Richard Siegel, MS, PhD, Co-Director of Modern Sex Therapy Institutes
Richard Siegel is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Modern Sex Therapy Institutes, a postgraduate continuing education institute, which trains sex therapists and sexual medicine specialists at multiple sites throughout the country and online. Mr. Siegel is a Florida-licensed mental health counselor and Board-certified sex therapist, and is certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT) as a sex therapist and supervisor. He has a rich experiential background, including almost 30 years working in sexuality education and addiction treatment, teaching on college campuses, and a private sex therapy practice, as well as being a seasoned and in-demand workshop and conference presenter, in addition to his work in training and supervising sex therapists, sexuality counselors and educators. Dr. Siegel has worked enthusiastically to integrate traditional sex therapy into the emergent specialty of sexual medicine, as well as the addiction treatment field.
Program Standards and Goals
This program meets APA’s continuing education standard 1.3: Program content focuses on topics related to psychological practice, education, or research other than application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that are supported by contemporary scholarship grounded in established research procedures.
This program meets APA’s continuing education goal 3: Program will allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.
Registration and Fees:
ACSSW Members: Free
General Admission: $40.00
TCSPP Staff/Faculty: Free
TCSPP Alumni: $20.00
Braun-Harvey, D., & Vigorito, M. A. (2016). Treating out of control sexual behavior: Rethinking sex addiction. Springer Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1891/9780826196767
Earleywine, M. (2016). Substance Use Problems (2nd edition). Hogrefe Publishing. (ISBN 9781616764166)
Siegel, Richard M. (2016). Sexuality Issues in Addiction, Treatment and Recovery. (A Dissertation submitted to the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists toward completion of requirements of a PhD).
Target Audience: Healthcare and Mental healthcare professionals, University faculty and students. Members of ACSSW and the TCSPP community.
Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 2.0 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to [email protected] There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.
Social Workers. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 2.0 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for social workers. License Number: 159.001036
MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.
Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.
Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.
*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.