The Clinician's Everyday Guide to Sex Addiction Treatment

Presented and developed by Sam Louie, MA, LMHC

As a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in sex addiction, I recognized the need for more practical material and information for therapists treating sex addicts.

This presentation is for you if you do not have formal training such as those offered by the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) or IITAP (International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals).

This training will provide a template you can adapt to your own style and therapeutic orientation. It will cover questions, recovery ideas, activities, and other pertinent information so can work with this specialized population.

Objective:  Participants will have the information necessary to understand and conduct a thorough sexual history, cultural history, and trauma history so they can work with sex addiction clients.

Learning Objectives:  Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Feel comfortable addressing sex addiction with your clients with intake and assessment to ongoing treatment.
  • Compare the concepts of shame and the impact on addictions. 
  • Recognize how acculturation (i.e. adapting to a new culture, society, language) can impact intimacy within different ethnic families and generational structures
  • Assess the presence of addictions (sexual and other process addictions) in a presenting client and family structure.
  • Implement basic strategies for addressing sexual compulsivity, sexual addiction as part of a comprehensive treatment program.?
  • Identify personal barriers in clinicians that may exist to assessing or treating sexual addiction.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

6 CEs

Cascadia Training is a NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (Provider #: 6575.)  This workshop is also approved by the Washington State Office of Public Instruction as a "Washington State Approved Clock Hour Offering Workshop."

Sam Louie, MA, LMHC

Sam Louis, MA, LMHC is a psychotherapist who built his private practice in less than three years time through marketing, blogging and social media.  He specializes in sex addiction, Christian counseling and Asian-American issues.  His therapy experience includes working at Asian Counseling and Referral Services, Friends of Youth and Community Psychiatric Clinic.

Sam is also an Emmy Award-Winning former news reporter with more than a decade's worth of journalism experience where he has researched, produced, and reported on a number of stories related to psychology, addictions and culture.  He has written a book, Asian Shame & Addiction:  Suffering in Silence that touches on themes of Asian culture and addictions.  His book and counseling practice information can be found on his website at:

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