Integrating trauma therapy with sex addiction treatment, this 2-day workshop addresses specific challenges recovering couples face when attempting to rebuild trust and intimacy. Through The Fire™ is designed to help couples at almost any stage of the recovery process following Discovery. This workshop can be attended irrespective of where a couple is in the Disclosure process.
The Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model (MPTM) incorporates recent research about the effects of sex-addiction-induced trauma (SAIT). This therapeutic model conceptualizes many partners’ emotions and behaviors as:
- Understandable responses to the traumatic nature of Discovery
- Attempts to restore reality and safety
Foundry Clinical Group creates a safe, supportive environment for both members of the couple to discuss and understand profound effects of betrayal upon their relationship. Emphasizing communication, empathy-building and crisis/trigger management for both partner and addict, this workshop provides strategic tools and resources to move couples compassionately through the fire.
FOR THE COUPLE
Rebuild Intimacy & Trust
Address Partner’s Traumatic Wounding
Recognize PTSD/Threat Responses
New Communication Tools
Establish Greater Safely
Integrate Healthy Responses to Trauma
Crisis Management Skills
Recognize Missing Pieces of Couples’ Recovery
Constructing an Honesty Agreement
FOR THE PARTNER
Permission to Feel Emotions
Unique Double Binds Recognized
Trauma Dimensions Identified
Validation & Relief
Boundaries & Safety
FOR THE ADDICT
Tools for Behavioral Change
Understand Relational Healing
Increase Awareness of Partner’s Experience
Responsibility Taking & Accountability
Maximum 4 couples
Proposed Times: 9:30am – 5:30pm (To be confirmed)
Validated Parking & Refreshments
Lunch is *Not* Provided
Call 510-463-4051 or send an email to request more information.
Participation in Through The Fire™ requires clinical assessment at Foundry Clinical Group to determine a couple’s suitability for the workshop. (This requirement may be waived if you’re currently working with therapists specializing in the treatment of sexual addiction or problematic sexual behaviors.)
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Aaron Alan and Jenner Bishop have worked in the field of sexual addiction and compulsivity for 14+ years. After treating hundreds of recovering couples, they distilled their clinical knowledge into workshops designed to provide the most crucial and paradigm-shifting information needed for couples to heal from the betrayal and trauma of sex addiction. Aaron and Jenner are credentialed Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisors (CSAT-S), providing specialized training and supervision to mental-health professionals seeking further skills and credentials in the field of sexual compulsivity.
Aaron Alan LMFT, CSAT-S is the Executive Director of Foundry Clinical Group. Aaron treats issues of sex and sexuality, compulsive attachment and relational trauma in his clinical practice. Aaron received training in the Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model (MPTM) from the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Addiction Specialists (APSATS). Aaron has done extensive work developing and facilitating workshops and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs). Aaron practices in Foundry’s Los Angeles office.
Jenner Bishop LMFT, CSAT-S is the Clinical Director of Foundry Clinical Group. Jenner regularly provides consultation and supervision to other psychotherapists working with sex addicts and their partners. She is the founder of the Bay Area Sex Addiction Network (BAY-SAN), a professional association for clinicians working in the field of sexual compulsivity. Jenner has worked with Dr. Omar Minwalla’s to complete his Foundational Training program in the Sex Addiction-Induced Trauma Model (SAITM).