Cybersex: The Not So Silent Epidemic

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Presenter: Elaine Ducharme, PhD

Credits: 2 Continuing Education credits for APA, ASWB, NBCC, CBBS, ACFEI, American Psychotherapy Association

Abstract: This two-hour Webinar will demonstrate how the internet has dramatically changed many facets of our everyday lives. While much of the change has been positive, the ease with which people can obtain information and communicate with each other has also led to new problems. This program provides important information on the positive and negative aspects of online sexuality. Types of compulsive sexual behaviors, consequences of cybersex addictions, and assessment and treatment techniques will also be presented.

Target Audience:  Psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, mental health counselors, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, school counselors, and clergy

Learning Objectives:
After participating in the Webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify three factors that combine to turbo-charge online sexual interactions.
  • Identify at least 5 symptoms of sexual addictions.
  • Describe how cybersex addictions induce a response similar to the actual ingestion of drugs.
  • Identify three classifications of addictive sexual behaviors.
  • List typical defenses used by cybersex addicts.
  • Explain the impact cybersex addictions can have on the addict’s spouse and children.
  • Describe key elements that are part of a comprehensive evaluation for cybersex assessment.
  • Summarize the major components of a relapse prevention model of treatment.

Program Level: Advanced

Prerequisites: Prior experience in the mental health field offering direct service to clients

Advanced Preparation: None

Anticipated length of the presentation: 2 hours

Anticipated amount of CE: 2

CE Awarded: American Psychological Association, Association of Social Work Boards, National Board for Certified Counselors, California Board of Behavioral Sciences, American College of Forensic Examiners, American Psychotherapy Association, American Association of Integrative Medicine

The American College of Forensic Examiners, sister organization to the American Psychotherapy Association, provides continuing education credits for psychologists, counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists:

  • The American College of Forensic Examiners is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ACFEI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • The American College of Forensic Examiners International is an approved provider of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, approval PCE 1896. Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • This activity is co-sponsored by the American College of Forensic Examiners (ACFEI). ACFEI is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program and its content.
  • This organization, American College of Forensic Examiners International Approval Number 1052, is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards 400 South Ridge Parkway, Suite B, Culpeper, VA 22701. www.aswb.org. ASWB Approval Period: 8/20/2007 to 8/20/2010. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 2 continuing education clock hours in participating in this course.
  • The American College of Forensic Examiners International provides this continuing education credit for Diplomates and Certified members, whom we recommend obtain 15 credits per year to maintain their status.  
  • The American Psychotherapy Association® provides this continuing education credit for Diplomates and Certified members, whom we recommend obtain 15 credits per year to maintain their status. 
  • The American Association of Integrative Medicine provides this continuing education credit for Diplomates and Certified members, whom we recommend obtain 15 credits per year to maintain their status. 

Disclosure: The presenter has no relevant financial relationship to disclose.

About the presenter: Elaine Ducharme, Ph.D., has worked with children and families for over 25 years. She has specialized in the treatment of trauma and abuse and has worked with both victims and perpetrators. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford. She is also the author of Must I Turn the Other Cheek, a book about the effects of premature forgiveness on recovery from sexual abuse. Dr. Ducharme has lectured locally and nationally on a many subjects including Parenting, Communication, Cybersex, Anxiety Disorders, Domestic Violence, and Dissociative Identity Disorder and is a frequent guest on both radio and television.  Her weekly blog on WRCH, (www.wrch.com), where she is a monthly guest on their morning FM radio show, provides information on a variety of mental health issues. As Public Education Coordinator for the Connecticut Psychological Association, she is a frequent contributor to local and national magazine and newspaper articles. Dr. Ducharme is often called upon to provide expert testimony to the courts on issues related to domestic violence, custody issues, and trauma.

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