Help! My Partner Has a Sex Addiction!
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Help! My Partner Has a Sex Addiction!

Information, Activities, & Support for Starting the Healing Journey
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Created by Beth Russell
Last updated 1/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Provide an overview of sexual addiction.
  • Present education through activities and journaling, and support to begin your healing journey.
  • Provide resources for continued growth and healing for moving through recovery
  • Demystify sex addiction and the impact on partners of those who are addicted.
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  • You will want to carve out some time and space for going through this course. No prior knowledge of sexual addiction is needed. You will want to get a folder and journal for participating in activities. Some experiential art activities are also included.

This course provides information about sexual addiction and its impact on partners of those with such addictions. Course content includes education about sex addiction, common responses of partners when disclosure happens, phases of recovery for partners, tasks for healing, and challenges for partners during each phase of recovery. Recovery is an individual process that can be painful and lonely. This course seeks to educate and let partners of sex addicted individuals know they are not alone in their healing journey and search for making meaning of their partner's addiction.

Each section contains journal questions, experiential art activities, and/or resources to encourage self-reflection. Additional worksheets for some resources are included for easy printing and completion. Learners are encouraged to keep a journal and participate in the experiential art activities to explore their reactions, emotions, and responses to sex addiction. This course is meant to be completed at the learner's own pace.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone interested in learning more about sex addiction and its impact on partners. It is meant for anyone who has a partner with a sex addiction. Any one who is beginning their own healing journey will benefit from this course. It is also for counselors, therapists, social workers, and other helping professionals who would like an introduction to what partners experiences when they have a loved with with sex addiction.
  • This is not meant as a counseling or therapy course. This is for education purposes. Those seeking counseling should seek out appropriate resources.
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
Section One: Introduction to the Course
3 Lectures 17:39

Learn about keeping yourself safe during recovery.

Preview 07:45

Understand the importance of self care during recovery.

Lecture Three: Self-Care
Section Two: What is Sex Addiction
1 Lecture 06:14

Learn about what sex addiction is.

Lecture Four: Sex Addiction Defined
Section Three: Recovery: A Partner's Journey
1 Lecture 05:36

Understand the process and steps of the healing journey.

Lecture Five: Stages of Recovery
Section Five: Tasks of Recovery for Partners
2 Lectures 09:58

Learn the specific tasks you will take in recovery.

Lecture Six: Tasks of Recovery

Learn how to recognize when you are afraid.

Lecture Seven: Fear
Section Six: Trauma
1 Lecture 05:22

Recognize and be able to describe your signs of trauma.

Lecture Eight: Trauma
Section Seven: Treatment & Support
1 Lecture 03:01

Learn about different types of treatment for partners of those who are addicted to sex.

Lecture Nine: Treatment & Support
Section Eight: Shame & Fault
2 Lectures 06:06

Understand the role of shame in addiction.

Lecture Ten: Shame

Challenge those negative beliefs.

Lecture Eleven: Fault
Section Nine: Learning to Be Gentle With Yourself
3 Lectures 07:31

Take the first step to developing courage in your healing journey.

Lecture Twelve: Courage

Learn the importance of No!

Lecture Thirteen: Saying No

Understanding healing takes vulnerability.

Lecture Fourteen: Vulnerability
Resources & Activties
3 Lectures 00:00

Reference list and suggested readings.

References and Bibliotherapy
3 pages

An activity for wellness on your healing journey.

Body Wellness Activity
4 pages

An activity to challenge those feelings that you are not good enough.

Not Good Enough Activity
2 pages
About the Instructor
Beth Russell
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Dr. Beth Russell received her PhD in Education with a speciality in Counseling and Supervision from the University of Rochester. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New York (LCSW) and is a trained sex therapist. She is an Associate Professor of Social Work who specializes in sexual health, mental health, and interpersonal practices. She also current runs her own company, Journey to Visibility, and a small clinical practice.