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Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment, Part II

Presented by Alexandra Katehakis, LMFT, CSAT-S, CST-S - 3 CE Hours

Workshop Description:
Building upon Part I, Part II will briefly review regulation theory and the healing power of dyadic, relational psychotherapy. Emphasis will be on actual clinical work based on interpersonal neurobiology, the dyadic interaction between therapist and patient and the co-regulatory processes occurring that begin to increase the capacity for human relatedness and dissipate vulnerability for facing pain. Video-taped sessions will illuminate examples of different attachment styles.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize modern attachment theory as regulation theory;
2. Formulate the difference between cognitive behavioral therapy and affect regulation therapy;
3. Define the different attachment categories that sex and love addicts usually fall under;
4. Explain the importance of working with somatic transference and countertransference in order to increase their capacity for patient co-regulation.