a division of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy


2017 Annual Conference

Save the date: Friday, April 21st, 2017


...with Stefanie Carnes. Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D. is the President of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, a training institute and professional organization for addiction professionals, and a senior fellow for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare where she works with sexually addicted clients and their families.  Dr. Carnes is the clinical architect for Willow House: Relationship Healing for Women struggling with sex, love and intimacy disorders and works closely with the staff of Willow House and Gentle Path to bring her unique expertise to the programs and to aid the clients who suffer with intimacy and relationship disorders.

She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AAMFT approved supervisor.  Her area of expertise includes working with patients and families struggling with multiple addictions such as sexual addiction, chemical dependency and eating disorders.  Dr. Carnes is also a certified sex addiction therapist and supervisor, specializing in therapy for couples and families struggling with sexual addiction.  She presents regularly at conferences at both the state and national levels.  She is also the author of numerous publications including her books, Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts, and Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts, and Facing Addiction: Starting Recovery from Alcohol and Drugs.

The topic for our 2017 Spring Conference is Sex Addiction and The Family: Neuroscience, Trauma and The Family System. Sex and Pornography Addiction have become a common presenting problem for today's clinician.

Dr. Carnes will discuss the current state of the field of sex and pornography addiction, including the most up to date research and information on diagnosis, etiology, neuroscience and treatment. This presentation will address the differences between the addiction model versus other conceptualizations, and address issues of assessment, differential diagnosis and a brief overview of treatment strategies.

Additionally, an overview will be provided on how sex addiction impacts the family system, and common treatment issues facing couples and families.  

6 CEU's will be offered for attending this workshop.