An Integrated Approach to Couples Therapy and Treating Relational Trauma

  • July 20, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • The University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


  • This is the standard rate for non- SB CAMFT members and guests.
  • This special discounted rate is a SB CAMFT member benefit available to current members of the Santa Barbara CAMFT Chapter.

An Integrated Approach to Couples Therapy and Treating Relational Trauma

with Dorit Reichental MA, MFTi, ACC, ASAT, Certified ICF Life Coach

Dorit will be introducing an effective and progressive approach to sexual addiction as the outcome of attachment trauma. It departs from the traditional model of viewing sex addiction as similar to all other addictions, with the spouse as a codependent or co-addict, and instead assesses and treats the underlying trauma that is inevitably present. This approach, based on up to date understandings of attachment and trauma, has proven to be highly effective and healing, and is in high demand around the world. A longer version of this talk has been presented nationally and internationally. 

Learning Objectives: 

1. Understanding sexual addiction from a relational trauma perspective

2. The neurobiology of relational trauma

3. Couples therapy based on historical sexual addiction treatment models

4. Intimacy Anorexia

5. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Imago Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy as an effective way to conceptualize and treat relational trauma

6. Stages of couples’ recovery

Dorit has a long and accomplished career in public and mental health, including the following: 
  • Founder of RelationshipWorks™ Life Coaching, LLC.
  • Member of The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the professional training, certification, public education, research, and advocacy for sex addiction-induced trauma
  • Former Executive Director of NAMI, Greenville, NC 
  • Former Exectutive Director of Planned Parenthood, CT
  • Co-Founder of Ann’s Place, a cancer support services agency in CT
  • Board Member of Safe Place for Youth, Los Angeles

Please Note:

  • Attendees will earn 1.5 CEUs 
  • Attendees must register in advance in order to attend
  • Your registration includes a delicious lunch buffet. Please contact the Events Director if you have special dietary needs at
  • Refunds can only be made if you cancel within one week of the event
  • You are welcome to park in the University Club parking lot in unreserved spaces

This program is brought to you in collaboration with Antioch University Santa Barbara Santa Barbara CAMFT

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