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Rethinking Sexual Addiction: New Approaches to an Old Problem

September 20, 2019

Atlanta, Georgia

6 continuing education clock hours


Clients present quite often with sexual behaviors that are problematic for them, their families, or society.  The concept of sexual addiction gained notoriety over the last 40 years.  The recent failed attempts to get sexual addiction into the DSM brought many problems to light.  Researchers have worked over the last 10 years to address the issues related to problematic sexual behaviors.  The recent acceptance of compulsive sexual behavior disorder into the ICD makes this topic even more relevant.  This workshop will address theoretical perspectives on treating sexual behaviors in clients who experience significant distress.  The impact on partners and families will also be addressed in this context.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be given a history of sexual addiction and diagnostic issues
  2. Participants will be able to list 5 theoretical approaches to problematic sexual behavior
  3. Participants will be given elements of each theoretical perspective and evaluate it’s merits
  4. Participants will be able to identify ways each theoretical approaches impacts treatment of the partner and family.


Richard Blankenship, LPC, NCC, CPCS, CBTS, CSRRS is the clinical director for Capstone Counseling and Coaching and Capstone Center for Sexual Recovery & Transformation; a program for men, women, spouses/partners , couples, and services for children & adolescents.  Richard is currently on the board for the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) where he chairs the Advanced Topics in Problematic Sexual Behavior committee.  He is a vice president in the organization.  At SASH, Richard serves on the credentialing, continuing education, and governance committees.  Richard is one of the founders  of the International Association of Certified Sexual Addiction Specialists (IACSAS) where he served as president for 13 years, and a founding board member of the Association for Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS) where he served for over 4 years.   He c0-developed the first graduate course to be taught on sexual addiction along with a colleague and guest lectures in a variety of University level courses.  Richard is a frequent guest on Atlanta area radio & television programs dealing with sexual addiction, spouses/families of addicts, and sexual trauma.  He is the author of the LIFE Guide for Young Men, and a Journey Through Secrets.  He is the co-author of Spouses of Sex Addicts: Hope for the Journey (book & workbook) and the LIFE Guide for Couples.

Richard holds two masters degrees; an M.Ed. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and an M.A. From Harding University Graduate School.  Richard is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with the state of Georgia, a nationally certified counselor (NCC) with the National Board of Certified Counselors, a certified clinical hypnotherapist (CCH), a certified clinical sexual & relational recovery specialist (CSRRS), and a  certified clinical betrayal trauma specialist (CBTS) through the Addo Recovery network.  Richard is also a certified professional counselor supervisor (CPCS) through the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia.  He is married with two children and has worked with churches and counseling centers for over 30 years.

Schedule and Registration

8:30 – 9:00 Check-in/Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 12:00 – Morning Session

12:00 – 1:15 – Lunch (on your own)

1:15 – 4:30 – Afternoon Session

Early Registration (by 9/1/19) $119.00

Registration (after 9/1/19) $129.00

Registration (day of workshop) $139.00

Conference Location

Cornerstone Professional Training Institute

9 Dunwoody Park, Ste. 136

Atlanta, GA 30338 


email: cornerstone@cornerstonetraining.org


“Cornerstone Professional Training Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider ACEP No. 6247.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Cornerstone Professional Training Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.”

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