Without a competent and health-focused approach to evaluating the impact of sexual behavior on drug and alcohol addiction, the risk of relapse is high. Clinicians who work with clients in recovery must be aware of the relationship between sexual behavior and drug and alcohol use. Sexual situations can trigger drug or alcohol use to increase confidence or lower inhibitions. In this workshop, participants will discover how sexual behaviors may trigger destructive substance abuse behaviors. Participants will learn assessment strategies to promote long-term recovery and develop integrative intervention strategies that can prevent a hidden relapse risk following treatment.
Meet our presenters,
Dr. Mathis Kennington is a a couple therapist in private practice and the Clinical Director for the Austin Family Institute, where he is responsible for generating new referring partnerships with for-profit and nonprofit organizations in Austin. In his private practice, he works with couples in high distress to help reconcile relationships and provide clarity for decision making about the future of long-term relationships. As a nonprofit organizational leader, he develops leadership and marketing strategies to improve service reach throughout the Austin area. To learn more about his work, please visit his website.
Jami Lynn Bula
Jami Lynn Bula works with individuals and couples at IPNB Psychotherapy of Austin providing sex therapy and trauma recovery. Jami Lynn first saw Doug Braun-Harvey teach the OCSB model at an AASECT sponsored event in 2015. Since that introduction, she has been integrating this model into treatment with individuals and couples seeking help for problematic sexual behaviors. To learn more about her work, please visit her website.
And a special thanks to our lunch sponsor….
Located in Austin, Texas Star Recovery is a 28-bed treatment program for men and women over the age of 18, who suffer from dual diagnosis. Inpatient treatment, Residential treatment , Partial Hopsitalization (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and aftercare services are offered. Texas Star Recovery utilizes the 12-step model accompanied with intensive therapeutic programs to instill the building blocks to a healthy, sober life. To learn more about Texas Star Recovery, visit their website.