10 Day Sexual Compulsivity Intensive
March 4 through March 15
March 18 through March 29
April 15 through April 26
April 29th through May 10
April 4 - 5
Treatment for sexual compulsivity is in reach with our Outpatient Sexual Compulsivity Programs. In small groups and concentrated therapy, begin or continue on the path towards healing and happiness.
Sexual Compulsivity Programs
10 day Intensive Outpatient Program
At the IRATAD our Intensive Treatment Program for sexual addiction can help give you a jump start on your recovery. It is an excellent way to begin the process of detoxing from a sexual addiction and is designed to accomplish Ina brief period of time what may otherwise take several weeks or even months to accomplish.
Over the course of ten days you will receive approximately 80 hours of clinical treatment. We assist you defining your sobriety and then helping you achieve it.
The program incorporates the Task Model developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes, the renowned pioneer in the sexual addiction field. Your accountability partner is able to attend family therapy sessions as part of your own treatment process. If needed, they can do their own work simultaneously at a reduced rate.
• Individual Therapy
• Group Therapy
• Family Work
• Recreational & Music Therapy
• Principles of Recovery Seminars
• Bio & Neurofeedback Treatment
• Task Work
• Follow up care
Couples Intensive Program
The couple’s intensive program at the IRATAD is designed to help couples address issues in their lives that are significantly impacting their marriage in a negative way. The program is two days in length and consists of up to 8 hour of clinical work per day. This allows the couple to identify specifically what the problems are, identify solutions, and begin the healing process.
Most couples find they need additional help upon returning home. This is why we work hard to facilitate follow up care once couples leave the IRATAD.
Clients however can often accomplish in two days what would may generally take several weeks to accomplish in the regular 50 minute therapy session model. This is because we are able to prepare the brain to establish a “right brain to right brain connection” through the intensive model.
This is where human relationship changes actually take place. Once this is done, a world of alternative solutions open up to the couple.
General topics that will be addressed in the Intensive program include communication, conflict resolution, emotional intimacy, sexuality, the psychology of money and debt, shame, forgiveness, child rearing, and more. In preparation for the Intensive, we conduct a brief assessment over the phone in order to identify what the issues are that are bringing you into treatment. This allows us to develop and tailor a specific Intensive program directly for you. Fees includes one nights lodging plus the meals you will need during your Intensive program. Specific details will be provided for you once you schedule your Intensive Couples program. Schedule your intensive program today and begin to improve your relationship.
Couples Intensive Sexual Addiction/Infidelity Track
This Intensive Track is designed for those couples where one or both partners are involved in a sexual or love addiction or some other aspect of infidelity. The purpose is to help each partner begin to take ownership for their behaviors and to gain an understanding of what sexual addiction or infidelity is, how it impacts the coupleship and then to begin the process of recovery. Participants in this program must be willing to continue treatment in their home town with a specialist in sexual addiction issues. This can be an emotionally exhausting track but can be very effective to help the couple begin to heal. Like our other intensive programs, even though it is short in duration, often times participants can address things in a few days that might otherwise take several weeks or even months to do. The fees associated with this track include lunch on both days. Lodging is not included and must be secured by the participants. Our staff will gladly give recommendations of clean and comfortable accommodations that are within a few minutes of our clinic.
A professional assessment consists of conducting a complete mental health evaluation on professionals who have crossed professional boundaries and have been sanctioned by professional licensing boards, law enforcement, employers etc. Individuals who receive these evaluations are often attorneys, medical and dental professionals, mental health professionals, business executives, politicians and members of the clergy.
The evaluation consists of a thorough diagnostic interview coupled with taking a complete mental health history and assessment of the current problem. Often objective diagnostic measurements are administered as a means of gaining more information about the clinical needs of the patient so as to provide strong recommendations to referral sources.
Common Reasons for Professional Assessments
•Work Place boundary violations.
•Pornography used in employment settings
•Sexual harassment issues.
•Child sexual abuse issues.
•Sexual Offences committed by licensed and other professionals.
•Sexual problems impacting work performance in any way.
Common Professional Patients
•Mental Health Professionals
•Professors and Teachers
•Police and Emergency Personnel
Common Referral Sources
•Catholic and Jewish Councils and Local Parishes
•Legal Bar Associations
•Professional Licensing Boards
•Chemical Dependency Programs
Intensive Outpatient Programs are typically followed by regular outpatient treatment to help maintain therapeutic gains. This normally consists of individual and group therapy on a weekly basis. Outpatient Treatment is then followed by After Care. After Care consists of weekly group therapy for as long as the patient needs or desires it. There is no charge for After Care. This is part of our commitment to your sobriety.
•Alcohol, Drugs, Other Substances
•Monday – Friday, 3–4 hours per day
•Marriage and Family Therapy
•6 week program
•Excellent alternative to residential or inpatient treatment
Partner and Spouses Treatment
At the Comprehensive Treatment Clinic, we recognize that the prognosis of a successful outcome increases significantly if the spouse of an addict is involved in treatment.
As a result, we strongly recommend that the spouse participate in his or her own treatment along with the primary patient. We have treatment programs including individual and group therapy for the spouses of addicts. This assists them in working through their own healing issues and facilitates them in releasing negative and sometimes angry feelings they may have for the addict.
Group therapy, specifically allows them to associate with individuals who are going through similar things as they are. It allows them to express emotions in a safe setting in such a way they may have not been able to prior.
Biofeedback is a process that assists patients in learning how to facilitate unconscious processes in becoming more conscious and hence increase their control over their mind and body. It is a process that uses computerized technology to increase ones psychological control over their physiology. Patients learn through watching physiological traces on a screen to increase their control over their heart rate, breathing, muscle tension, temperate GSR skin conductance, and brain waves. As the patients physiological traces change, they are given feedback about what the changes are either through an auditory form or visual queue on a computer screen.
This allows them to more effectively manage daily stress. Traditional biofeedback is also known as peripheral biofeedback. It focuses primarily on physiological traces from the neck down to the bottom of the feet.
Neurofeedback traditionally refers to biofeedback conducted with brain waves. There are a number of different wave frequencies in the brain. Slower brain waves are associated with relaxation and imagery. Faster brain waves are associated with stress, phobias, trauma and ADD/ADHD. Neurofeedback assists the patient in gaining significant control over their own brain wave frequencies. This in turn helps to increase and even eliminate their symptomatic patterns of stress, anxiety, phobias and PTSD. They are also able to manage ADD/ADHD symptoms. Neurofeedback can also be used to treat depression. There is significant research that shows biofeedback is a successful treatment modality for generalized anxiety disorder, anger, panic disorder, PTSD, general muscle tension, phobias, depression and ADD/ADHD. We recommend that biofeedback be used in conjunction with other established forms of psychotherapy and mental health treatment and that it only be utilized by licensed mental health clinicians who have been properly trained in its use.
Individual psychotherapy is the process of treating mental health problems through the use of psychological techniques. It is designed to encourage the communications of conflicts and insights which lead to problems. The goal is to bring relief of symptoms and ultimately changes in behavior. Medication is often prescribed by medical doctors in conjunction to psychotherapy as means of treating emotional problems.
Psychotherapy consists of a therapist and patient processing information and situations that lead to and contribute to negative emotional states such as depression, anxiety, anger and addiction. Specifically, thoughts are processed, assessed and altered in order to facilitate more effective functioning. Ultimately, all psychotherapy should work towards the purpose of changing the brain, not just the thoughts of a person. Mental illness is a result of brain abnormalities due to neurotransmitter abnormalities. Effective psychotherapy can help to regulate these neurotransmitters and hence contribute to a more stabilized states of being.
Group therapy consist of several individuals (normally 6-8) meeting together with a therapist for the purpose of working through individual problems. Each member of the group may have a similar problem, or in some instances, each individual may have a different therapeutic focus. Group therapy is often referred to as a social microcosm. This means that the way an individual acts inside of group is often the way he or she acts outside of group. Understanding this allows the therapist to be able to point out unhealthy patterns of behavior and assist the patient in changing the patterns of behavior. In addition, group therapy allows each individual patient to often see in others, the very things they do not like about themselves.
For addictive disorders, group therapy is the most important form of therapy, although it must be used as part of the overall treatment program and in conjunction with individual therapy and sometimes marital and family therapy. Participating in group therapy will often assist the individual in shame reduction. For example, a person with an addictive disorder often has a lot of shame and feels that he is different than others and some times associates that with being “bad”. Group therapy helps the individual realize that there are others in his situation and that he is not alone. It is often referred to as the process of “coming out of hiding”. Shame reduction is crucial if healing is going to take place.