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Join us as we explore 3 New  FREE CE workshops; synchronous webinars of course,  a new STTI elective, Sexual Pharmacology,  a link to my new book, “My Pocket Therapist: 12 Tools for Living in Connection",  and  a provocative article by Susan La Fehr Bollinger, Ph.D., LMHC,.

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All classes can still be attended via live webinar. Including our free classes!!


Upcoming Free workshops!! 

Addict America- Recognition and Treatment

May 11- 12pm-1pm EDT

Intro to working with Sex Offenders

May 18 - 12pm-1pm EDT

Intimacy by the Numbers

May 25 -12pm -1pm EDT 


Sexual Pharmacology Class

Join Dr. David Williams as we explore together a wide variety of medications that affect sexual functioning.  This elective will look at substances, both prescribed and not, that play a role in sexual functioning along with medication effects on hormone levels.  We will then look at medications that can be used to enhance and aid in sexual functioning.  Dr. Williams is a licensed Nurse Practitioner board certified in family medicine and psychiatry.  
9am-3pm EST  $159 - Webinar Only 
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My Pocket Therapist - 12 Tools for Living in Connection
by Dr. Carol Clark

Therapy is great and can improve your life tremendously. It can also be time-consuming and expensive, and often what you learn in one hour a week is easily forgotten between sessions.MY POCKET THERAPIST contains simple tools to use daily so you can live a more joyful and balanced life in Connection with your family and friends. You will also experience a greater awareness of your Connection with the universal life force as you shift from being stuck in the past or worrying about the future to feeling grounded in the present.
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CSOT - The Certified Sex Offender Therapist Program

The Certified Sex Offender Therapist (CSOT) Program will certify licensed therapists to work with adult and juvenile sexual offenders in a variety of settings. This extensive training and supervision will prepare these professionals to work with individuals with deviant sexual behaviors and to mitigate the risk to society.

Therapists will be proficient in the required areas pertaining to adult and juvenile sexual offenders.

Next class May 22, 2020 9am-3pm EST - Start anytime classes cycle around
 via live  Webinar


Why Hypnotherapy?

The depth of Hypnotherapy.

For you, the therapist, Hypnotherapy provides you with the tools to take your clients into deeper focus. In this relaxed and deeply focused state, your clients can dive deeply into their subconscious minds. Taking our clients into their subconscious allows us to help them uncover and treat root causes of mental health issues and addiction. It helps our clients unlock the hidden memories and motivations, which are what leads to finding the root causes of distress and conflict.

Doctors and therapists utilize Hypnotherapy for successful treatments in their fields, ranging from pain management to smoking cessation to birthing and to sex therapy, to name a few.

Next classes begin June 11-15, 2020  (part 1) and August 6-10, 2020 (part 2)


Transgender Training Care
Next Training Sept. 17-20 (Part 1) and Nov. 5-8 (Part 2) 2020

ITCA recognizes that every individual’s journey requires experienced professionals and para-professionals to facilitate decisions about life choices. Currently, there are very few therapists, physicians, and other healthcare providers who are knowledgeable about the transgender community and even less who are willing to treat them. It is for this reason that ITCA will be offering training that will educate professionals and paraprofessionals and continuing to provide the support for them to serve this diverse population.​
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The Ultra- Religious Sex Offender

by Susan LaFehr Bollinger, Ph.D. LMHC
Many therapists say they don’t want to work with sex offenders and want nothing to do with them. Most therapists don’t know who sex offenders are, the incredible variety there are, and their various motivations for offending. Even if you don’t work with them, you probably have clients who have been victims, friends who are afraid of them, or you are in a position to inform the general public about this maligned yet often misunderstood population. So, in case you are interested…………
This is the first in a series of articles addressing the evaluation and treatment of the court committed, ultra-religious, sex offender.  These are some of the most difficult and challenging offenders that professionals will encounter in the therapeutic process.  In addition to the usual resistance, the sex offender is a paradigm of additional resistance.
Often the committing court orders an evaluation and treatment, “if needed”; this further complicates the matter.  Sometimes, the therapist will be able to complete the evaluation before the offender launches into his self-righteous, biblical explanation with quotes refuting his need for treatment.  Sometimes not.
He is adamant that his personal relationship with Jesus Christ refutes the need for treatment. Additionally, Jesus died for our sins and by his resurrection, we are thereby absolved and forgiven our sins (Corinthians 15:30) “and cleansed us from all unrighteousness” (John 1:9).  Therefore, there is no treatment needed for the “born again” Christian.  With his extensive knowledge of the bible, he recites one verse after the other supporting this position.  Incredulously, the offender fully believes that the therapist accepts this as fact and thereby excuses him from treatment.  Thus, the enduring struggle begins.
At this time in the evaluation session, there is no sense trying to engage him further.  Submit your evaluation to the offender’s probation officer recommending treatment, noting his reasoning for refusing same.  The officer will refer him back to the program.  When the offender returns, make it clear that the power and authority belong to the probation officer and the committing court not with you.  Stress that he can choose to obey the court order and attend the treatment program, or not.  This is his choice, not yours.  Quote him that “He that scorns instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command is rewarded.” (Proverbs 13:13)
When the offender returns, it is advised that there be one, if not more, individual sessions making it clear he will be assigned to a group.  This is the time to challenge and hopeful refute his reasoning with some of the quotes below before he is assigned to a group.  This saves a lot of time when he does attend a group.  
It is recommended that the therapist put the rebuttal verses on three by five index cards with a highlighted title of the subject matter.  This allows for the quick comeback that is so important with this type offender.
Here are some helpful verses:

 2 Peter 3:16-17 Peter is writing about Paul: “…His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do other scriptures to their own destruction…be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position.”

Hebrews 12:7-11 “Endure hardship as discipline…For what children are not disciplined by their father?  If you are not disciplined then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.  Moreover, we have all had human fathers who have disciplined us, and we respected them for it…They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best…”

Proverbs 15:5 “A fool spurns his father’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.”

Proverbs 6:23 “For these commands are a lamp; this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life.”

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