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Course 418 - Sexual Issues in Addiction

SKU: CVC 418

Course 418 - Counseling for Sexual Addiction/Sexual Issues in Addiction (3 credits)

This course is designed as a holistic, Christ-centered introduction to a basic recognition, understanding, and response ability with clients who experience sexual addiction and its related issues of sexual abuse and sexual offending.

Professor: Lynda M. Mitton

Week One

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • To introduce the student to the content and purpose of this course.
  • To give the student an opportunity to become acquainted with the instructor and other students who are involved in this course.

Week Two

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • To be able to describe the correlation between sexual addiction, sin, and disease
  • To identify behaviors and attitudes of basic and cyber-sexual addictions
  • Introduce the original Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST) and the Cyber-SAST

Week Three

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • Learn some basic types of sexual addiction
  • Understand a spirit, soul and body model for types of sexual addiction.
  • Introduce Women's Sexual Addiction behaviors and the W-SAST.

Week Four

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • To understand and identify the characteristics of sexual addiction
  • To be able to identify the observable symptoms of sexual addiction
  • To be able to accurately describe the Sexual Addiction Cycle as identified by Patrick Carnes
  • To be able to understand and articulate the consequences of Sexual Addiction

Week Five

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • Learn the impact of sexual addiction on sexual offending
  • Become familiar with federal and state sex offender registries
  • Acquire specific knowledge about federal and state definition and descriptions of sexual crimes laws
  • Become familiar with your agency's / ministry's national and local guidelines and policies regarding clients and staff with sexually criminal or offending histories

Week Six

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • To recognize the unhealthy dynamics of the families sex addicts
  • How understand how sex addicts cope with abuse
  • Personally interact with one's own experience with family boundaries, rules and roles.

Week Seven

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • To see the types of family abuse from the addict's experience.
  • To see how the abuse contributes to sexual addiction
  • To identify addict's motivations and strategies for dealing with abuse

Week Eight

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • To learn an overview of motivations and interventions for healing.
  • To identify steps for overcoming the SA life
  • To Confront the Sex Addict

Week Nine

Learning Objectives for this Session:

  • Review the components of treatment necessary for a sex addict


Estimated Course Materials & Tuition:

Tuition $700.00

Required Textbooks:

Mark Laaser. Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction, Zondervan, 2004. ISBN: 978-0310256571. $12.99

Patrick Carnes, David L. Delmonico, Elizabeth Griffin. In the Shadows of the Net, Hazelden, 2007. ISBN: 978-1592854783. $12.99

Total Cost of Course (including textbooks): $725.98


Before registering for this course, you must be an enrolled student with City Vision University and have read the "Cancellations and Settlements" form. For Admission and Enrollment procedures please visit our "Enroll Now" page.

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