If you are a therapist or a coach who works with partners of sex addicts then you are aware of the multifaceted trauma involved in many aspects of the partner’s life. The sex addiction treatment models previously labeled the partner as codependent and “dis-eased,” which in many cases lead to
treatment induced trauma for the partner. Many partners were left to feel unheard, misunderstood and confused.
We are a team of therapists from all over the U.S who came together to create a research based
training curriculum for therapists who are passionate about the trauma treatment of the partner of the sex addict. APSATS is the only organization that specializes in the preparation and certification of Partner Specialists. We train and certify Certified Clinical Partner Specialists (CCPS) and Certified Partner Coaches(CPC) who subscribe to a developing treatment model that acknowledges and responds to the traumatic stress found in partners affected by sex addiction.
We launched the first training for therapists, students and coaches in Dallas in June. It was an excellent opportunity for professionals from all over the country to get together to learn, discuss and advocate for the ethical treatment of partners of sex addicts. The word is spreading and we are forming a strong group of certified partner specialists. Please join us in Cincinnati!
Cincinnati APSATS Training
We are gearing up for our next training, to be held in Cincinnati on October 16-19 at the Cincinnatian Hotel – a historic setting for what continues to be historic work! Online registration is underway and filling up quickly.
Please visit www.partnertraumaspecialists.org to register. We will cap registration for this event at 30.
Ingela Edwards, LPC, NCC, SRT, CCPS is an individual and marriage therapist