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Seeking Comfort: A Look Into Trauma and Sexual Compulsivity




Please Join The Refuge - A Healing Place and Keystone ECU for a complimentary CE breakfast in Arlington, VA at Busboys and Poets on October 16, 2019. This event will address the increasing incidence of trauma and abuse among addicted individuals presenting with mental health issues and barriers to recovery. It will explore the scope of the problem, tools for assessment, evaluation, treatment planning and resources for recovery and trauma resolution.


Location and Time

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Schedule:  8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration and Networking
8:30 am-10:30 am:  Clinical Program (Breakfast Provided)
10:30 am - 11:00 am Q&A and Wrap Up

Cost:  Complimentary

Location: Busboys and Poets
4251 S. Campbell Ave
Arlington,  VA 22206

Parking: Garages and Street Parking are available all throughout Shirlington Village


Michael Morton, M.A., LMFT , CSAT-S

Michael Morton is a therapist, educator & trainer with over twenty five years experience and is the Clinical Director for The KeyStone Center ECU (sexual addiction and co-occurring disorders). In addition to his role as Clinical Director, Michael facilitates groups, individual sessions, EMDR and family therapy sessions at KeyStone Center ECU. During the inception of our program (over 20 years ago), Michael worked as KeyStone Center ECU’s former Director, and did so under the clinical direction of Dr. Patrick Carnes. Michael is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist and supervisor (CSAT-S). He is a licensed family therapist, certified gambling counselor, clinical member & supervisor with the AAMFT (American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists). He is a clinical member of the American Association for the treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). Michael is also an adjunct professor at Immaculata University and has presented educational events for numerous organizations & institutions throughout the United States, Europe & Asia.


Learning Objectives:

-Attendees will be able to discuss the trends in the incidence of psychological trauma and adverse childhood experiences

-Attendees will be able to understand the role sexual trauma plays  in predisposing individual s to addictive disorders.

-Attendees will compare and evaluate various treatment approaches and modalities in current practice in treating trauma and addiction.

-Attendees will gain understanding of the psycho-neurobiology of co-occurring trauma & addictions as well as treatment implications.

Continuing Education

This program  is co-sponsored by The Refuge and  The Institute for Continuing Education.   The program offers 2.50  contact hours with full attendance required.  There is no fee to make application for CE credit. Application forms will be available on site.

It is the responsibility of attendees to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education will meet the  regulations of their licensing/certification board.

If you have   questions regarding the program,  continuing education  learning objectives, faculty,  contact  The Institute at: 800-557-1950 / email: instconted@aol.com


NOTE:  To receive continuing education credit, applicants must complete all CE materials, sign in/out at designated locations, and submit an evaluation form for the sessions attended. 

NOTE:  It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their state licensing/certification board.  

Psychology / Counseling:  The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor  continuing education for psychologists.  The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Work: 
The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized as a provider of continuing education by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work  as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers, Provider  SW-0025.


Skills Level:   beginning, intermediate


Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Date: October 16, 2019

Busboys and Poets
4251 S. Campbell Ae
Arlington, VA
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August 22, 2014 – Trauma Treatment:The Bodies Impact on the Mind

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