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Betrayal, Relational, and Sexual Trauma: Healing for Intimate Partners and Couples

Upcoming Course Dates

Live 4 day training in Atlanta, Georgia November 4-7, 2020*

*Due to COVID-19 this training will be offered as a live webinar.  There is an option to attend in person.  Space will be limited to accommodate for social distancing and CDC guidelines.

Class will meet from 9-5 eastern time each day

28 continuing education clock hours

Topics Include:

  •      Theoretical Perspectives on Treating Relational Trauma in Intimate Partners
  •      Diagnostic Considerations and Assessment with Intimate Partners and Couples
  •      Clinical Intervention for Relational Trauma in Intimate Partners and Couples
  •      Sexual Health and Recovery from Relational Trauma: Sexual Reintegration
  •      Working with Children of People Experiencing Relational Trauma
  •      Understanding Betrayal Trauma, Gaslighting, and Relational Trauma Dynamics
  •      Couples Work in the Aftermath of Relational Trauma: Different Approaches to Treatment
  •      Resilience for Intimate Partners and Couples
  •      Empowerment for People Overcoming Betrayal Trauma
  •      Discovery and Therapeutic Disclosure Trauma
  •      Sexual Abuse
  •      Sexual Trauma and the Intimate Partner
  •      Emotional Abuse and the Intimate Partner
  •      Spiritual Abuse, Existential Trauma and the Intimate Partner
  •      Neurochemistry and Trauma
  •      Perspectives on Working with Couples
  •      Trauma Treatment and Intimate Partners
  •      Creating Safe Community for Intimate Partners and Couples 
  •      Sex after Betrayal
  •      Professional Ethics and Treatment Induced Trauma
  •      Vicarious Trauma: Working with Betrayed Partners and Couples
  •      Treatment Methods for Intimate Partners and Couples     

Click Here for Learning Objectives

Recommended reading 

Intimate Deception – Dr. Sherri Keffer

Spouses of Sex Addicts: Hope for the Journey – Richard Blankenship (with Joyce Tomblin, Heath Wise, Melissa Haas, and Debbie Whitcomb)

Trauma and Recovery – Dr. Judith Herman

Blind to Betrayal – Jennifer Freyd and Pamela Birrell

Disclosing Secrets – M. Deborah Corley and Jennifer P. Schneider

Treating Trauma from Sexual Betrayal – Dr. Kevin Skinner

Course Faculty Members Include:

Richard Blankenship, LPC, NCC, CCH, CPCS, CSRRS, CBTS


Note: not all faculty will be present at each training.  Additional faculty will be brought in as needed to insure the best possible training.  All of our main faculty members have a minimum of 10 years experience in the field.  Click on each name to read more about the instructors.

For more information or to register by phone call 470-545-4380. Email cornerstone@cornerstonetraining.org


Conference Registration for November 4-7, 2020

Registration (includes continuing education clock hours) – $875 (before October 4, 2020, $925 after October 4, 2020)

Walkup registration the day of the conference – $1025



“Richard is my favorite trainer on the subject of PSB and Partner Trauma. I always appreciate his research, wisdom in working with clients as well as therapists, and his resourcefulness. This course was well worth the time and investment.”  – Marty Couch, LMFT


“This comprehensive course is essential for those clinicians who want to work in the complex area of relational trauma. Richard’s material is based on the most current research available. I greatly increased my understanding in many different areas including the evolution of treatment, various theoretical models, assessments, healthy sexuality and effective interventions. I feel very well equipped to help my clients work through and heal from the devastating experience of betrayal.”  – Lori Rader-Jacobs, APC, CBTS

“I highly recommend a webinar, intensive, or presentation by Richard Blankenship!  Thank you!”   – Brian Vaughan, LPC, CSAT, CSOTP

Conference Location: Cornerstone Professional Training Institute, 9 Dunwoody Park, Suite 136, Atlanta, GA 30338

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.

Please notify us if there are accommodations that need to be made for disability issues.  Contact us via email at cornerstone@cornerstonetraining.org or by phone at 470-545-4380. 

The hours earned in this training may be able to be applied towards the education requirements of the certified sexual and relational trauma therapist (CSRTT) through the Society for Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH).  More information can be found at www.sash.net