Understanding and Diagnosing Problematic Sexual Behaviors

  • Fri, March 20, 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • San Gabriel Country Club - 350 East Hermosa Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91775
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  • A licensed member of SGV CAMFT.
  • Licensed members of nearby regional chapters of CAMFT. (We have a parity agreement).
  • Allied professional not currently a member of our chapter or nearby chapter.
  • MFT Interns or Associate CW's, or students/Trainees who are not yet members of our chapter.
  • A pre-licensed member of SGV CAMFT or another CAMFT chapter.
  • Existing Board Members and Volunteers who are helping with day of event functions, registration tables, table hosts etc.

SGV-CAMFT Networking Brunch and Presentation

"Understanding and Diagnosing Problematic Sexual Behaviors"

Jackson Sousa, LMFT, CSAT-S, CATC-IV, CST

The explosion of the Internet availability in the past decade has changed the way sex addiction is played out. Cybersex is any form of sexual expression that is accessed through the computer. Cybersex is widely accessible, inexpensive, legal, available in the privacy of one's home, apparently anonymous, and does not put the user at direct risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. Cybersex is to sex addiction what crack cocaine has been to cocaine addiction. It is easy to obtain, can be rapidly progressive, and can convert people who did not previously have a significant addictive problem. This newfound source of pleasure becomes a trap that is extremely difficult to be extracted out of, and can be a destructive factor in an individual’s personal, family, and work life.

Here are some current statistics about the pornography industry: 
  • US porn revenues top $13 billion annually, (which is larger than Hollywood box office revenues all combined); 
  • Worldwide revenues exceed $97 billion.
  • The average age of 1st exposure to porn is 11 years old.
  • Apx. 20% of men and 12% of women admit to accessing porn at work
  • Apx. 80% of all 15 to 17-year-olds report multiple exposures to hard-core porn
This presentation will help the clinician:
  1. Understand how, as a “brain disease”, addictions manifest themselves through compulsive behaviors.
  2. Recognize the relationship between companion addictions and their parallel patterns.
  3. Explore the architecture of sexual addictions and identify common features they share with other addictions
  4. Identify emerging problems in relationships (i.e. avoiding sex and intimacy, erectile dysfunction, etc…), as a result of compulsive use of pornography and participating in other sexual compulsive behaviors.

When: Friday, March 20, 2015
8:30am - 9:00 am Registration/Breakfast/Sponsor/
9:00 Presentation 
Registration includes: Breakfast, Dedicated Table for Members Marketing Material and 2.0 CEU hours (PCE #295).
Licensed Members $25
Licensed Members LA, SFV, IE, OC $25
Non-Members, Licensed $30
Pre-licensed/Students $20
 Pre-licensed, Non-Members  $25
Dress Code: No Jeans per San Gabriel Country Club's guidelines.
Location: San Gabriel Country Club
350 East Hermosa Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91775
(click here for a map)

Cancellation Notice and Policy

  • Cancellation notices may be sent to Natasha Morisawa at natasha@MindfulMFT.com or 626-321-5869 NO LATER THAN 72 hours PRIOR to the event.
  • Requests for special consideration due to illness or emergencies can not be honored as the Chapter must pay for all lunches ordered.
  • Thank you for your understanding, we'll see you there!

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Speaker's Bio:

Jackson Sousa, LMFT, CSAT-S, CATC-IV, CST
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
Jackson Sousa is the Founder and Clinical Director of Counseling Center for Sexual Health counselingcenterforsexualhealth.comJackson Sousa is a license marriage and family therapist. His practice focuses on treating individuals and couples for sexually–out–of–control behaviors and sexually related problems in a safe, respect full and confidential setting. Jackson received his bachelor of science degree from Northeastern University and obtained a Masters degree in counseling psychology from the University of Santa Monica where he was honored as student of the year. Other professional interest include teaching in the graduate psychology department at Cal Lutheran University classes and
psychopharmacology, sexuality and gender, and substance dependencies in addition to teaching at Santa Barbara City College’s Addictive disorders study program. Jackson holds a California alcohol and drug educator certification, AASECT Certified Sex therapist from the University of Michigan's graduate school of social work and is a certified EMDR Therapist.

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