Sex and Addictions Conference: Integrating a New Model for Understanding Addictions and Sexuality
This conference was a great success–thanks to everyone who made it possible!
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Refund Policy: Up to Nov 8 2016, purchased tickets can be refunded (subject to a $35 administration fee). No refunds can be issued after Nov 8.
Tuesday Nov 15, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PORN CRISIS? The Porn Dilemma in Today’s Culture
Discovering that your spouse, child, partner, employee, friend, or client is secretly watching porn is usually met with a range of emotions and judgments. Most of us do not feel prepared to confidently navigate this conversation. Mr. Braun-Harvey proposes that this porn dilemma is about so much more than talking about porn. As counsellors and family members both, most of us have little guidance and are without a useful map for talking about sex, period. This community presentation will describe how six principles of sexual health can be a foundation for talking with someone about their use of pornography. Come join us for an informative, practical and engaging conversation.
Professional Development Workshops
Wednesday Nov 16, 2016, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, lunch included
TALKING ABOUT SEX: Integrating a New Model for Understanding Addictions and Sexuality
Why do so many people leave treatment early, or go back to drugs and alcohol after treatment? A major reason often overlooked is that clients’ sexual lives are linked to using drugs and alcohol. Many women and men in alcohol and drug treatment programs are more likely to stay in treatment and have better treatment outcomes when psycho-educational group programs include sexual health-based conversations and interventions.
In this workshop, Doug Braun-Harvey identifies the prevalence of “sex/drug-linked behavior,” and how counselors can provide men and women specific relapse prevention skills and interventions that help them re-write their sexual lives without drugs or alcohol. This workshop will also help therapists and counselors assist clients who feel as though their sexual behavior is out of control.
In this one-day workshop, participants will:
- Work on overcoming common inhibitions around talking to clients about sex
- Identify two professional barriers to implementing a sexual-health-based relapse prevention curriculum.
- Describe two methods for assessing relapse-risk due to sex/drug-linked addictions.
- Identify methods for assisting clients in understanding the roots of their out-of-control sexual behaviors, and learning healthy ways to create sexual relationships that meet their needs.
Experience psycho-educational drug/alcohol treatment group interventions to learn relapse prevention tools for sex/drug-linked addiction.
Thursday Nov 17, 2016, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
OUT OF CONTROL SEXUAL BEHAVIOR, ADDICTION, AND ATTACHMENT with Carl Heaman-Warne, RMFT, Director of Family Therapy at Aurora Family Therapy Centre. “… from an attachment and emotionally focused perspective…when the needs underneath of our thoughts and feelings get recognized and met, we are able to make great changes.”
RESEARCHING THE GAPS: RESOURCES FOR OUT-OF-CONTROL SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR Sex addiction, sexual compulsions and internet/porn addiction can all indicate out-of-control sexual behaviors (OCSB) that can devastate families, couples and individuals. But how prevalent is the problem in Winnipeg, and are available services sufficient? Andrea Shalay and Noah Star will report primary research on key barriers and gaps in OCSB treatment, co-morbidity with problematic substance use and key resources available to service providers. This proprietary research is a project of SRWC with funding from the United Way.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Panel Discussion moderated by Donna Youngdahl (SRWC): Local service providers discuss their clinical experiences, approaches, and local programs working with clients with sex-drug linked behavior or out of control sexual behavior. Panel includes Reece Malone, Certified Sexologist, Gina Mckay (Sexual Education Resource Centre) and Kara Neustaedter (Klinic)
PRICING (all prices include GST)
- Public Forum (Tuesday only): $30. $25 if purchased with Wed & Thur workshop tickets.
- Development Workshops (Wed +lunch & Thur) Full Price $285. Early Bird (before Oct 17) $260.
- Discounts: Students with I.D., or Groups of 4 or more, $242.25. Student or Group price + Early Bird (before Oct 17) $221.
- Limited number of student and group rate tickets.
- Networking: Apply for your complimentary booth spot with registration. Limited spaces available, first come first serve!
Register online: HERE
or Register by phone: 204-956-6650 ext 104
WHO SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS?
Counsellors, therapists, and other mental health professionals including psychologists, psychiatrists, family physicians, social workers, sexual abuse counsellors, alcohol & drug counsellors, employee assistance counsellors, social service coordinators, street workers, and crisis counsellors who work directly with clients–anyone who are interested in improving their client’s health, overall wellness and increased likelihood to succeed in recovery.
Norwood Hotel, 112 Marion Street, Winnipeg Manitoba
Register for the conference before October 14 and you will be eligible for a special discount on room rates. Call today or see the registration page for details.
Conference Brochure–with detailed information
Conference Poster–convenient for printing and sharing
Forum Poster, featuring only the Tuesday Evening public forum on the “Porn Dilemma”
Learn more about Douglas Braun-Harvey, MFT, CGP, CST.
Carl Heaman-Warne, MMFT, RMFT
A seasoned educator and therapist, Carl is the Director of Therapy at Aurora Family Therapy. He has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Winnipeg, is registered with the Canadian Registry of Marriage and Family Therapists, and has worked and taught in the counselling field since the early 90’s. He continues to work with individuals, couples and communities throughout Canada on issues of trauma and addictions.
“I believe in our innate ability to grow despite difficult experiences, and seek to help people move beyond the blocks either inside themselves or their relationships, that keep them stuck. While I have experience working with many theories and styles, I work primarily from an attachment and emotionally focussed perspective. I understand that often when the needs underneath of our thoughts and feelings get recognized and met, we are able to make great changes.”
Carl has experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. He has a special interest in working around issues of childhood trauma, working both with individuals who have experienced trauma, and also helping couples come together and take back their relationships from the impact of previous traumas in either or both of their lives.
Dr. Reece Malone is a certified sexologist through the American College of Sexologists and holds a Masters of Public Health and Doctorate of Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study in Human Sexuality (San Francisco, California). Dr. Malone is a certified sexuality educator through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, and a Florida State certified sex therapist through the Florida Postgraduate Sex Therapy Training Institute (West Palm Beach, Florida). Dr. Malone provides sexuality consultation, therapy and counseling to individuals and families as well as public and professional sexuality presentations throughout North America.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Malone serves as the Education Program Coordinator at the Rainbow Resource Centre (Winnipeg, Manitoba) specializing in the delivery of public education and consultation on sexual orientation and gender identity throughout the education, social services, health care, and private sectors. He also provides sexuality counselling at Our Own Health Centre, a multidisciplinary family health clinic specializing in services for gay and bi-sexual men.
Dr. Malone is the author of Get Real: A Questions and Answers Guide to Sex with Trans Folks published by the Rainbow Resource Centre (2015), ShoutOut Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia and Heterosexism published by the Rainbow Resource Centre (2009), as well as a contributor to Your Questions Answered: Gender Identity in Schools published by the Public Health Agency of Canada (2010).