Evidence-Informed Treatment of Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorders: A Strengths-Based Approach

Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Time: 11:00 am – 3:30 pm ET
Credit: 4 CE Credit Hours
Format: Live interactive training offered via Zoom

Cost of training and CE certificate: $120.00
CE Eligibility: APA Psychology, NBCC Counseling, ASWB Social Work

To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend the entire live training and complete an evaluation form within 24 hours following the live event.

Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder (CSBD) appears in the International Classification of Diseases – 11 (ICD-11) as an impulse control disorder and is characterized by a persistent pattern of failure to control intense, repetitive sexual impulses, urges, and behaviors. In this training, Drs Kingston and Marshall will present new data relevant to the assessment and treatment of CSBD among individuals convicted of sexual offending and offer new, evidence-informed treatment approaches.

CSBD has been consistently embedded in etiological models of sexually aggressive behavior and is associated with sexual recidivism. As a diagnosis, CSBD is riddled with problems that range from its core theoretical conceptualization to specific issues about the content and structure of the scales used to measure it. Moreover, there is a notable lack of evidence-based, manualized interventions for individuals with CSBD.

Drs Kingston and Marshall will review the controversies associated with CSBD and describe the treatment approaches that they have developed. Finally, they will provide outcome data related to their approach.

Topics covered will include:
1) A model of possible pathways to CSBD
2) Assessment and diagnosis of CSBD
3) Dimensions of CSBD
4) Treatment delivery considerations
5) Treatment strategies
6) Relevant guiding theories

As a result of participating in this training, attendees will be better able to:
1) List the defining features of CSBD
2) Identify the predominant ways in which CSBD has been conceptualized and how this is relevant for both assessment and treatment
3) Explain the critical issues related to both reducing risk for future sexual offending and managing CSBD
4) Describe methods for treating CSBD
5) Explain the characteristics of effective treatment providers

Four Hours of Training

The training session starts at 11:00 am Eastern Time and runs until 3:30 pm. The charge is $120. Each registration includes a certificate, whether it be for CE credits hours or for attendance. To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend the entire live training and complete an evaluation form within 24 hours following the live event.

We can refund your training fee up to 24 hours prior to the start of the training.

Continuing Education Credit Hours

Continuing Excellence, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Excellence, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Evidence-Informed Treatment of Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder: A Strengths-Based Approach has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Continuing Excellence, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-4178.

Evidence-Informed Treatment of Compulsive Sexual Behavioral Disorder: A Strengths-Based Approach, Course #4879, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Continuing Excellence LLC as an individual course. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 04/06/2023 – 04/06/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 4 clinical continuing education credits.

This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC

Continuing Excellence, LLC
P.O. Box 134, East Middlebury, VT 05740
Tel: (802) 771-4155

Drew A. Kingston, Ph.D., ATSAF
Executive Clinical Director and Director of Research, HOPE Program

Drew Kingston received his doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa and completed his residency at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group. He is a registered psychologist in the province of Ontario and is a licensed psychologist in the state of California. He is currently the Executive Clinical Director and Director of Research of the HOPE program, a state-wide agency that provides assessment and treatment services to individuals who have come into contact with the law due to sexual aggression and atypical sexual interests. Dr. Kingston is also Senior Scientist at the Royal Ottawa Hospital’s Institute of Mental Health Research and an adjunct clinical professor in the department of Psychiatry at McMaster University. In 2018, Dr. Kingston was recognized by the Canadian Psychological Association as one of its 28 Canadian research innovators. Dr. Kingston was also awarded the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers’ Early Career Research Award and has been designated a fellow of the ATSA organization. Dr. Kingston is an ad-hoc reviewer for many journals and is on the editorial boards of the Archives of Sexual Behavior and Sexual Abuse. Dr. Kingston has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the areas of serious mental illness, hypersexuality, paraphilic disorders, the impact of pornography on sexual aggression, and the sexual offence cycle.  

Liam E. Marshall, Ph.D., RP, ATSAF
Director, Rockwood Psychotherapy & Consulting

Liam received his Doctoral and other degrees in Psychology from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. He has been providing treatment and conducting research on sexual offenders and offenders with mental health issues for more than 25 years. Liam has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and is co-author/co-editor of four books. He is a board member and reviewer for many international journals, and has made numerous international conference presentations on offender and mental health issues. He has provided consultation to governments and delivered trainings for therapists and staff working with offenders in 27 countries. Liam is a Fellow of the Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse (ATSA). He recently retired from his position as a researcher and clinician at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. Liam is currently the Director of Rockwood Psychotherapy & Consulting and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

Additional Information

This training is for professionals working with people who have experienced complex trauma as well as people who have perpetrated abuse. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals.

Content Level

The presenters have published materials related to this training from which they may benefit financially.

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