Treating Betrayal Trauma, Sexual Abuse, and Toxic Shame in the New World (Without CE’s) – Friday, April 12th, 2024

Treating Betrayal Trauma, Sexual Abuse, and Toxic Shame in the New World (Without CE’s) – Friday, April 12th, 2024


Treating Betrayal Trauma, Sexual Abuse, and Toxic Shame in the New World  

Friday, April 12, 2024 

1:00 – 3:30 PM ET 

Webinar Presenter 

Dr. Sheri Keffer received her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy and her Master of Arts Theology, both from Fuller Theological Seminary. She currently specializes in individual, couples and family therapy at her private practice in Newport Beach, CA. 

With nearly 22 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, Dr. Keffer believes in looking at issues from a psychological, biological and spiritual perspective. She commonly uses brain based assessments and treatments such as EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing as she works with those dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, stress, and general life transitions. Sheri is regular co-host of the nationally-syndicated talk show New Life Live which is heard in 150 markets with 2 million listeners, along with New Life TV, where her engaging warmth, keen insight and ability to immediately connect, helps to put callers at ease. In addition to being a relationship therapist, Dr. Keffer is a long-term member of the National Speakers Association and has presented at national conferences, churches, business, schools, inpatient/outpatient treatment centers and to general audiences speaking on the topics of brain health, ADD, anxiety, depression, and spiritual and relationship intimacy. In addition to her practice in Newport Beach, Dr. Keffer has worked in treating trauma and PTSD at Amen Clinics in Newport Beach and is a co-author, with Dr. Daniel Amen and Mike Moreno, of the DVD Relationship Coaching Course used on the PBS Special: The Brain in Love. 

Sheri enjoys the beach, reading, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and big game fishing evidenced by a 150-pound marlin that proudly hangs on her wall. She and her husband, Kyle, reside in Orange County, California. 


Sexual norms continue to change in today’s culture. Like menus aimed at “having it your way,” the Internet, social media, smartphones, and virtual sex at the click of a finger have created fast sexual fixes that are destroying families. Today’s pornography is steeped in violations of sex, human dignity, and an abuse of power that is changing the way people treat others. In this workshop for licensed mental health professionals, the presenter will reveal common reactions to how one’s sexuality becomes wounded as a result of betrayal trauma, including sexual violation, abuse, and marital rape. A clear line of demarcation between healthy sexuality and unhealthy sexuality will be revealed, as well as hope for restoration for the betrayer and the betrayed. The presenter will describe the Five Phase Betrayal Recovery Roadmap,™ a couple-centered recovery path that includes restoring safety and truth. It is only then that individuals have the best chance toward relational integrity and sexual healing.  


Learning Objectives   

Participants will:   

  1. Identify 10 signs of healthy sexuality that create robust patterns of connection and sexual safety and 10 signs of unhealthy sexuality that cause disconnection and sexual objectification  
  1. Describe common reactions to one’s sexuality as a result of betrayal trauma, including three general movements of sexual shame and abuse  
  1. Apply the Five Phase Betrayal Recovery Roadmap,™ which includes the two pillars of couple-centered recovery that can bring truth, safety, and restoration to a relationship 

Continuing Education 

Approved for CE Credits 

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers, and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due to good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required Continuing Education hours. For more information on Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit  

*Webinars MUST be watched LIVE to receive CE Credit. 


*Webinars MUST be watched LIVE to receive CE Credit.