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Presenter Biography

Richard Blankenship, LPC, NCC, CPCS,  CBTS, CSRRS is the clinical and administrative director for the Capstone Center for Counseling, DBT & Relational Trauma and the Capstone Center for Sexual Recovery & Transformation; a program for male addicts, female addicts, spouses/partners of sex addicts, couples in recovery, and services for children & adolescents.  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 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 domestic violence.  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.