Help! My Partner Has a Sex Addiction!

Information, Activities, & Support for Starting the Healing Journey
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

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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Section 1: Section One: Introduction to the Course

Course welcome!


Learn about keeping yourself safe during recovery.


Understand the importance of self care during recovery.

Section 2: Section Two: What is Sex Addiction

Learn about what sex addiction is.

Section 3: Section Three: Recovery: A Partner's Journey

Understand the process and steps of the healing journey.

Section 4: Section Five: Tasks of Recovery for Partners

Learn the specific tasks you will take in recovery.


Learn how to recognize when you are afraid.

Section 5: Section Six: Trauma

Recognize and be able to describe your signs of trauma.

Section 6: Section Seven: Treatment & Support

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

Section 7: Section Eight: Shame & Fault

Understand the role of shame in addiction.


Challenge those negative beliefs.

Section 8: Section Nine: Learning to Be Gentle With Yourself

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


Learn the importance of No!


Understanding healing takes vulnerability.

Section 9: Resources & Activties
3 pages

Reference list and suggested readings.

4 pages

An activity for wellness on your healing journey.

2 pages

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

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Instructor Biography

Beth Russell, PhD, LCSW

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.

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