2 Hours, 0 Minutes    
Thursday, July 20th, 2023 7:00 PM EST
   Allan J. Katz, LPC, CSAT and Michele Saffier, LMFT, CSAT
2 CEs
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Webinar Description

You or your clients have a life-changing, earth-shattering problem, a difficult journey through shock, anger, and rage.  This webinar presents the problem, why people cheat, the connection between trauma and addiction, and a 5-point, proven program to move from betrayal through transformation to healthy intimacy.


Michele Saffier, LMFT, CSAT , is owner and clinical director of Michele Saffier and Associates in Philadelphia, PA. She has conducted training for mental health professionals on Sexual Addiction and Partner Trauma at The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) and The International Association of Sex Addiction Therapists (IITAP),

Allan J. Katz, LPC, CSAT is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Tennessee and Mississippi.  He is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist with over 10 years of experience seeing individuals and couples struggling with sex, porn and love addiction, internet addiction, intimacy disorders, depression, anxiety and trauma related disorders.

He is the author of five books, Addictive Entrepreneurship dealing with the 13 secrets to a successful life as an entrepreneur, Experiential Group Therapy Interventions with DBT: A 30-day program for treating addictions and trauma.

He co-authored Help Her Heal with Carol Sheets for helping betrayed partners heal and Ambushed by Betrayal with Michele Saffier. His latest book is Hey! What About Me: How to make yourself and others a priority in a world of indifference, impulsivity and distraction.


The problem:  Exercises to begin the healing process, evaluate what is important and give direction on how to proceed. (10 minutes)

Answering the Why Question:  Why did you do this to me, how could you betray me like that? Answers to provide clarity and make healing possible. (10 minutes)

Trauma and Addiction:  The Connection:  Understanding the brain science behind childhood trauma and how it can manifest into addiction later in life. (10 minutes)

Formal disclosure:  Withholding information causes harm and exasperates the feeling you don't know the truth and can't trust any longer.  This formal process is a proven method for both partners to tell the truth, the impact it has had on the betrayed spouse, and a restitution letter by the betrayer to express remorse, empathy, and truth.  (10 minutes)

Healing your tattered heart: Healing begins as you find your way through pain so it doesn't keep rearing its ugly head so often. (10 minutes)

Reflection and Reconstruction:  As the pain subsides, exercises help you revisit memories, reclaim some, and have newfound wisdom in seeing each situation differently. (10 minutes)

Forgiveness vs. Unforgiveness:  Restoring you to wholeness and inner harmony. (10 minutes)

Release: Exercises to release the pain, anger, and grief; filling it up with hope, self-compassion, and tenderness. (10 minutes)

Restoration:  How to rewrite your story to find meaning in suffering moving from victim to victor. (10 minutes)

Is reconciliation possible?  Case studies show that reconciliation is possible. (10 minutes)

What betrayers want you to know:  Explaining family of origin issues and how unhealthy attachment leads to addiction and the need for attention from others, or entitlement which leads to acting out. (10 minutes)

Tools for the betrayer.  DBT and other skills the betraying partner can use to repair the relationship, discover what healthy intimacy is, finally and move toward building trust in the relationship. (10 minutes)





Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to guide clients through a proven process of healing from betrayal trauma.
  • Participants will have a better understanding of the formal process of recovery from betrayal trauma
  • Participants will be able to define the connection between trauma and addiction and understand how it evolves into betrayal
This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an introductory level ,and is beneficial for a beginner level clinician:
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Course Length: 2 Hours

This Webinar Offers 2 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

    • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..
    • CE You LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0437

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Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.
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