Sexual Health in Drug and Alcohol Treatment (6 CEs)


Modern Sex Therapy Institutes presents Workshop in Malibu, California

Friday, August 16, 2019 – 9 am to 4 pm PST
Presented by: Doug Braun-Harvey, MFT, CST, CSTS
Co-Sponsor and Event Space by Alo House Recovery Centers:
28955 Pacific Coast Hwy #200,Malibu, CA 90265

– Participants can attend the workshops in person, LIVE online via webinar or at a later date via video recording.

CAN’T MAKE IT TO MALIBU? Attend LIVE online via Webinar!
– Webinar also will be available to watch after the conference.

SKU: N/A Category:


Sexuality, when not directly and positively addressed in recovery, contributes to treatment failure and relapse. Sexual health in recovery outlines pioneering sexual health-based drug and alcohol counseling relapse prevention skills to increase client retention and improve treatment outcomes. Attendees will learn about the “Sexual Health in Recovery Pathway” (SHRP), a comprehensive screening, assessment and treatment intervention process to understand each individual’s sex/drug-linked relapse risk. This session will also examine eight principles – from sex research, addiction treatment, harm-reduction and relapse prevention guiding addiction treatment professionals to contemplate and implement sex/drug-linked relapse prevention programming. The workshop will introduce assessment and a pathway model for counselors to provide sex/drug-linked relapse prevention interventions at all stages of client recovery. The workshop concludes with four core sexual health themes that develop sex-positive drug and alcohol counseling skills, increase counselor willingness and confidence, and clinically organize client sex/drug-linked relapse risk factors within both individual and psycho-educational relapse prevention groups.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Explain sexual health approaches for sex/drug-linked relapse prevention to integrate within current practices within drug and alcohol treatment programs
  2. Participants will discuss approaches to integrate six fundamentals of sexual health within drug and alcohol treatment programs.
  3. Describe personal, professional and agency stage of readiness for sexual health in drug and alcohol treatment skills and interventions.
  4. Explain how sexual health and sexual health principles are allies for improving treatment outcomes.]
  5. Describe how people merge the ideas of sex addiction and sex and drug linked behavior.
  6. Demonstrate how to integrate assessment for sex-drug linked behavior at all stages of therapy.
  7. Demonstrate engaging and effective experiential exercises for clients that can be implemented in drug and alcohol treatment.