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Founder, International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals,
Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D., is an internationally known authority and speaker
on addiction and recovery issues. He has authored over twenty books
including the bestselling titles Out of the Shadows: Understanding
Addiction Recovery, Betrayal Bond, Don’t Call It Love, The Gentle Path
Through the Twelve Steps and The Gentle Path through the Twelve
Principles. Dr. Carnes’ research provides the architecture for the “task
model” of treating addictions that is used by thousands of therapists
worldwide and many well-known treatment centers, residential facilities,
and hospitals. He founded IITAP (International Institute for Trauma and
Addiction Professionals), which provides CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction
Therapist) training and certification as well as cutting-edge information for
addiction professionals. Dr. Carnes has helped to develop assessments
critical to the diagnosis and treatment of sex addiction, such as the Sexual
Addiction Screening Test (SAST), and the Sexual Dependency Inventory
(SDI). Dr. Carnes currently serves as a Senior Fellow and Executive Director
for the Gentle Path Program at The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona. For
more information on his work and contributions: www.patrickcarnes.com.
You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter: @drpatrickcarnes.
Symposium 2014 / ACCELERATING INNOVATION: Telling the Brain Story to Inspire Action / THURSDAY
Sex Addiction and How the Internet is
It is both an exciting and controversial time in the field of sex addiction.
Now more than ever those working in the field of addiction treatment need
to be up to date regarding the changes and the needs of patients. Over
the next months several articles will be published focusing on research in
sex addiction. These articles represent the culmination of a major research
initiative made possible through the collaboration between the American
Foundation for Addiction Research, The University of Minnesota, and the
University of Southern Mississippi. In this presentation Dr. Carnes will share
with you the highlights from these findings and discuss how it may change
how we look at sex addiction and sex addiction treatment.
The picture of sex addiction is changing due to the digitalization of sex. A
new type of addict is emerging. Frankly, the internet is changing the long
understood profile. Further, we are beginning to understand the nature of
addiction as a brain disease. These discoveries have impacted addiction
treatment and these discoveries continue to expand as we are now able to
see the impact of sex addiction on the brain.
Now more than ever, as those treating addiction, it is our responsibility
to understand this shift and to prepare ourselves to meet the
Participants will be able to:
• Summarize significant research in the field of sex addiction and how it
impacts the direction of sex addiction treatment.
• Identify phases of sex addiction as tracked through research through the
years along with the implications for diagnosis, assessment, and
• Develop a more comprehensive treatment plan for sex addiction
through the utilization of information presented from current trends and
research and the understanding of how the internet is changing the face
of sex addiction.
THURSDAY / Symposium 2014 / ACCELERATING INNOVATION: Telling the Brain Story to Inspire Action