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Sex Addiction and Betrayal Trauma


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Presenter: Kathy Greer, MSW, LISW, CSAT Candidate

Face-to-face: Monday, September 19, 2022

Grand View University

Student Center - Speed Lyceum

2811 E. 14th Street, Des Moines

8:30 am - 9:00 am (CT): Registration/Check-in

9:00 am - 12:15 pm (CT) – Workshop with intermittent breaks

Cost: Member Rate: $75.00/Non-member Rate: $150.00/Student: $37.50/Non-member Student: $75.00

CEUs: 3.0

Please note that NASW-Iowa Chapter charges a $25.00 administrative fee for all cancellations.

Sexual addiction and betrayal trauma are widely misunderstood and often undiagnosed and untreated. As a process addiction in an intimately shared behavior, sexually addictive behaviors impact intimate partners in a more profound manner than other addictions may. Developing a clear understanding of what sexually addictive behavior is and how accompanying behaviors manifest in traumatic experiences for partners will enable clinicians to respond to these issues more appropriately when presented by clients. Understanding how to approach recovery from both a sexual addiction perspective and betrayal trauma perspective is as equally as important as understanding the dynamics of sexual addiction and betrayal trauma. The steps necessary to recover from sexual addiction and for partners to recover from intimate deception are primary if trust and shared intimacy are to be regained. Clinicians with a working knowledge of diagnosing and treating sexual addiction and betrayal trauma are greatly needed.

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand the criteria for Sex Addiction
  • Define types of Sex Addiction
  • Review types of Sex Addiction Assessments
  • Description of Betrayal Trauma and betrayal trauma symptoms
  • Discuss research Supporting Concept of Betrayal Trauma
  • Identify the need for/benefits of Sex Addiction and Betrayal Trauma Therapists
  • Understand the steps to become a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist/Certified Partner Trauma Therapists

The opinions, findings, recommendations, or conclusions expressed by a presenting author or speaker do not necessarily reflect the views of NASW Iowa Chapter.

Presenter: Kathy Greer is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and is completing supervision to be a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist through the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals. Kathy has an extensive history with treating addiction, including substance abuse, gambling, pornography, and sexual addictions. After completing her bachelor's degree in Sociology with a minor in Social Work from Simpson College, Kathy started her career at a community action agency and continued her career with nonprofits specializing in domestic violence, sexual assault, and reproductive justice. After completing her Master's in Social Work degree at the University of Iowa, Kathy transitioned her career to providing mental health therapy as well as medical social work, working as a Transplant Social Worker. Currently, Kathy is a full-time therapist at Full Heart Family Therapy providing a full array of mental health services, including sexual addiction and betrayal trauma treatment. Kathy currently serves as a board member for the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and is an approved LISW Supervisor in the State of Iowa.


Please note that NASW-Iowa Chapter charges a $25.00 administrative fee for all cancellations.

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