Cybersex Addiction (3 CE)
Course Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Course Developed By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Bio: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: Mary Ella Viehe, Ph.D., LMFT, Gerry Grossman, M.A., LMFT
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: An interesting development in the world of sex addiction over the last few years is the increased use of the internet for acting out sexualized behavior. This course familiarizes you with several types of cybersex addiction and their negative consequences, then delves into assessment and treatment strategies. It also addresses issues with couples therapy, partners of addicts, codependency and relapse.
- Identify the unique features of cybersex addiction, as compared with other kinds of addictive disorders.
- Recognize how clinical issues common to addiction present with this particular type of addiction, e.g., emotional cutoff and emotional dysregulation.
- Utilize assessment and treatment techniques that integrate sequential steps.
- Incorporate couples' therapy to address the impact of the addiction on partners.
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.