036: Treating Compulsive Sexual Behavioral Disorder and Infidelity
Jim Cress, M.A.
Jim Cress Counseling and Consulting
1136 Sam Newell Rd.
Matthews, NC 28105
Sexual compulsivity, including pornography usage and infidelity, continues to devastate individuals, couples, and families. The statistics are tragically high regarding the impact of the trauma of all types of sexual betrayal. The amount of pornography viewing, with a significant increase during the COVID-19 pandemic, has brought about a virtual “porndemic.” The field of partner trauma continues to inform us about the impact of discovery and disclosure of sexual infidelity, including the “PTSD” effect on partners of those involved in sexual compulsivity. Amid this crisis, there is significant help and hope for the recovery of individuals, couples, and families. This workshop will provide up-to-date statistical and proven, practical, clinical information, as well as a treatment plan for recovery and healthy sexuality.
• Identify the foundations, etiology, and assessment of Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder and infidelity
• Identify, analyze, and understand the trauma and impact of Compulsive Sexual Behavior on partners and families, and explore partners’ coping cycles and the different models of treating partner trauma
• Demonstrate the impact of attachment, family of origin trauma, and neurochemistry on developing an intimacy disorder and Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder
• Discuss knowledge and application principles regarding the dynamics of a proven treatment plan of trust-rebuilding recovery for couples for licensed mental health professionals and psychologists