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Understanding, Assessing and Treating Sex Addiction

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am | 2 CEUs
Speaker: 
Mary Deitch , JD, Psy.D
Licensed Psychologist
Private Practice in the Philadelphia area
The Pavilion At Williamsburg Place
5483 Mooretown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Clinicians are often faced with clients who seek help for sexual activities or drug and alcohol abuse. Understanding how to assess for problematic sexual behavior can help clinicians understand treatment planning and goals.

This presentation will help clinicians understand what exactly problematic sexual behaviors are, how to discuss them, assess for them and begin to treatment plan. This overwhelming topic area will become less cumbersome and clinicians will find themselves armed for anything.

 

Objectives:  

In this program, participants will:

  • Learn the basics around diagnostic issues surrounding problematic sexual behaviors.
  • Understand the comorbidity between sexual behaviors, personality disorders, and substance use disorders.
  • Learn how to assess for problematic sexual behaviors.
  • Understand how to treatment plan for these issues.  

About the Speaker

About the Speaker

Dr. Mary Deitch is a licensed Pennsylvania psychologist and attorney working in private practice in the Philadelphia area. Her practice focuses on assessment and treatment of sexual addiction, paraphilic disorders, and offending behaviors including physician boundary violations. Her practice also focuses on education and consultation on these areas.

Dr. Deitch is the President of SASH (The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health) and was the co-chair of the 2015 Annual SASH conference. She has presented nationally and internationally on sexual addiction and compulsivity, sexual offending, physician assessments and vicarious trauma for various audiences including sexual addiction therapists, drug and alcohol counselors, EAP’s, PHP’s and attorneys.

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