A one-day conference to equip counselors, ministers, and lay leaders to deal with issues of pornography and sexual addiction by promoting a positive, biblical approach to sexual purity.
For professionals, approaching the spouse/partner from a trauma perspective and how this changes treatment of both the spouse/partner and the sex addict.
For church leaders and counselors, working with spouses/partners through the crisis stages of the initial discovery of the problem.
6.0 CEUs available for counselors (approved by the Ohio CSWMFT Board)
8:30 Registration in the Worship & Ministry Center Lobby
9:00 - 10:15Session 1
10:15-10:25Break 10:30-11:45Session 2
11:45-1:00Lunch(If you plan to eat in the CCU Golden Eagle Dining Hall, please
purchase a lunch ticket above)
1:00 - 2:15 Session 3
2:15 - 2:25 Break
2:30-4:30 Session 4 (Q&A Included)
Richard Blankenship currently directs the Cornerstone Professional Counseling Center and Cornerstone Intimacy & Healthy Sexuality; a program for male addicts, female addicts, spouses, and couples in recovery. Richard is the president and director of the International Association of Certified Sexual Addiction Specialists (IACSAS). Richard is on the board of directors for the Association for Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS). He developed the first graduate course to be taught on sexual addiction with a colleague and guest lectures in a variety of courses. Richard is a frequent guest on radio and television shows in the Atlanta area dealing with sexual addiction, spouses/families of addicts, and domestic violence. He is the author of the LIFE Guide for Young Men, S.A.R.A.H. (Spouses of Addicts Rebuilding and Healing), Spouses of Sex Addicts: Hope for the Journey, and The LIFE Guide for Couples (coauthored by Jackie Coleman.) Richard holds two masters degrees; an M.Ed. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and an M.A. from Harding University Graduate School. Richard is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with the state of Georgia, a nationally certified counselor (NCC) with the national board of certified counselors, a certified clinical sexual addiction specialist (CCSAS) and a certified clinical hypnotherapist (CCH.) He is married with two children and has practiced with churches and counseling centers for almost 25 years.