In partnership with the Laurel Centre, this CPD workshop has been specifically designed with a spiritual focus to help counsellors and pastoral carers working with Christians who struggle with sex or porn addiction. The day will explain addiction from a biopsychosocial perspective and explore biblical perspectives on dependency. Ultimately only the ‘addict’ can decide if their behaviour is ‘addictive’ or out of control but this intense and information packed day will help those in a supportive role to guide people towards that decision. Practical tools will also be provided along with guidance for appropriate referral.

Aims

  • To provide a definition of sex and porn addiction
  • To help counsellors understand sex and porn addiction from a biopsychosocial perspective
  • To understand underlying causes and contributing factors
  • To provide tools to help clients self diagnose either an active addiction or their ‘at risk’ behaviours
  • To provide an understanding of the cycle of addiction
  • To provide an overview of treatment options for those with addiction
  • To provide experiential opportunities to practise assessment skills
  • To provide counsellors with the tools to support clients who may be going through addiction treatment

What previous attendees have said

“Great helpful information – relevant with plenty of light bulb moments. Will impact my practice”

“The presentation was great.”

“Good day and information.”

About the trainer

Peter Watts is an associate counsellor with The Laurel Centre, a therapy practice that specialises in treating sex and porn addiction and provides support for partners. He is a part time trainer for the Institute of Sex Addiction Training (ISAT) and member of the Association for the Treatment of Sex Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC). He is a registered member of both BACP and ACC.

Dates & Times

Friday 20 March, 9.30am-4pm

Cost

£45 plus booking fee

Location

Central Hall
Saint Mary Street
Southampton
SO14 1NF