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Pornography Addiction and Recovery Awareness

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Price: $400.00
Avg. Completion Time: 4 hours

This certificate is designed for those interested in learning about why pornography addiction occurs, developing the ability to recognize and refer those who are suffering, and understanding how the recovery process works.

What will I learn in this certificate course?

  • The severity of the pornography epidemic and its impact on men, women, young adults, children, and families
  • The path of addiction
  • How to protect families
  • How to help those who are addicted
  • Helpful resources
  • How the spouse can aid in the recovery process

 

Certificate Program Description

The purpose of this course is to provide those who work with youth, single adults, and engaged/married couples with basic information about pornography addiction and how recovery is achieved from a Catholic/Christian perspective.

By the end of this certificate program, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the scope of the pornography problem in America
  2. Identify the damage pornography can have on men, women, young adults, children, and families
  3. Explain the physical and emotion components of pornography addiction
  4. List the core beliefs that are commonly associated with the development of a pornography addiction
  5. Discuss the process of addiction, specifically related to pornography addiction
  6. Identify practical tools for protecting children from pornography and prevention strategies for teens
  7. Describe the recovery process for someone who is addicted to pornography
  8. Identify resources to help those who struggle with pornography addiction
  9. Identify resources for further training, certification and supervision in the diagnosis and treatment of pornography addiction
  10. Identify techniques used to support the reintegration of the marriage and the value of process groups in helping the addicted man recover
  11. Discuss the practices that those in ministry can implement to help those struggling with sexual addictions  Practices include parish-based men’s groups, youth support, the use of confession, and growth in virtue

 

Sequence of Certificate Program Webinars

Sexual Addiction Awareness by Dan Spadaro, LPC, CSAT (:35)

In this workshop, Dan Spadaro, LPC, CSAT, specifically addresses how those who work in ministry can help those struggling with sexual addictions.  From a Catholic/Christian anthropological approach, those who work in ministry play an important role in helping those struggling with sexual addiction utilize spiritual tools that aid in the recovery process.  Spadaro offers concrete ways in which those in ministry can support the reintegration of the marriage of those who struggle with sexual addictions.  Additionally, he provides other ways that those in ministry can support the recovery process including developing parish-based men’s group, youth support, etc.  This workshop is 35 minutes long and can be watch at any time after registration.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify techniques used to support the reintegration of the marriage and the value of process groups in helping the addicted man recover.
  2. Discuss the practices that those in ministry can implement to help those struggling with sexual addictions.  Practices include parish-based men’s groups, youth support, the use of confession, and growth in virtue.

Understanding, Preventing, and Treating Pornography Addiction, Part 1 by Peter C. Kleponis, PhD. (:57)

Pornography addiction is an epidemic in America.  Millions of men and women struggle with this highly addictive and destructive behavior, and Catholic therapists need to be equipped to help them.  This two-part seminar will discuss the severity of the pornography epidemic, the path of addiction, how to protect families, and how to help those who are addicted.  In the first part of this series, Dr. Kleponis discusses the prevalence of pornography in America and it’s harmful impact on men, women, young adults, children, and families.  He also explains the emotional and physical components that contribute to the development of a pornography addiction.  This webinar is 58 minutes and can be watched at any time after registration.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the scope of the pornography problem in America.
  2. Identify the damage pornography can have on men, women, young adults, children, and families.
  3. Explain the physical and emotion components of pornography addiction.
  4. List the core beliefs that are commonly associated with the development of a pornography addiction.

 

Understanding, Preventing, and Treating Pornography Addiction, Part 2 by Peter C. Kleponis, PhD. (1:13)

Pornography addiction is an epidemic in America.  Millions of men and women struggle with this highly addictive and destructive behavior, and Catholic therapists need to be equipped to help them.  This two-part seminar will discuss the severity of the pornography epidemic, the path of addiction, how to protect families, and how to help those who are addicted.  In the second part of this series, Dr. Kleponis address the development of a pornography addiction as well as his seven-point recovery plan that he has developed.  He will also discuss prevention strategies as well as identify useful resources.  This webinar is 1 hour and 13 minutes and can be watched at any time after registration.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the process of addiction, specifically related to pornography addiction.
  2. Identify practical tools for protecting children from pornography and prevention strategies for teens.
  3. Describe the recovery process for someone who is addicted to pornography.
  4. Identify resources to help those who struggle with pornography addiction.
  5. Identify resources for further training, certification and supervision in the diagnosis and treatment of pornography addiction.

 

Sexual Addiction: Peer Support & Helping the Spouse by Dan Spadaro, LPC. CSAT (1:15)

This workshop discusses the development and treatment of pornography addiction and compulsive sexual behavior, and emphasizes the practical application of treatment principles with vignettes and case studies. This workshop seeks to integrate an understanding of the whole person and healthy sexuality based on a Christian anthropology.  Part 3 covers the importance of peer support in the recovery process.  This workshop also covers strategies for working with spouses during the recovery process as well as issues the therapist should be aware of when working with the spouse.  This webinar is 1 hour and 15 minutes and can be watched at any time after registration.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the treatment goals for group work.
  2. Describe the ways in which the spouse can be involved in the recovery process
  3. Explain the ways in which the spouse can be negatively affected by her partner’s sexual addiction.

Instructor Biographies

Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Peter C. Kleponis is a Licensed Clinical Therapist and a National Certified Counselor, and serves as Assistant Director of Comprehensive Counseling Services in West Conshohocken, PA. He holds an M.A. in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA and a Ph.D. in General Psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Kleponis has 15 years of professional experience working with individuals, couples, families and organizations. He specializes in marriage & family therapy, pastoral counseling, resolving anger, men’s issues, and pornography addiction recovery. He is Certified in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Addictions by The American Association of Christian Counselors’ Light University and by Dr. Mark Laaser’s Freedom Begins Here Program.

Dr. Kleponis travels throughout the country educating people on how to win the battle against pornography through his Fighting Porn in Our Culture…and Winning! program. He has presented his conferences to numerous dioceses, colleges, seminaries religious communities, parent’s groups and other Catholic organizations.

Dr. Kleponis has also been a guest on EWTN television programs such as Women of GraceFranciscan University Presents, and Crossing the Goal. He is a regular guest on Relevant Radio’s On Call program. Dr. Kleponis resides in Phoenixville, PA with his wife, Maria, and their son, John Paul.

Dr. Kleponis recently published the book, The Pornography Epidemic: A Catholic Approach. This book addresses:

* The pornography problem in America

* The addictiveness of pornography

* How porn affects men, women, children and teens

* How to protect families from pornography

* Where to find help for those who struggle with pornography use.

Dan Spadaro, LPC, CSAT

Dan Spadaro, LPC brings over fifteen years of counseling experience to his practice. A graduate of Franciscan University, Dan received both his undergraduate (Theology 92) and graduate (Counseling 97) degrees from this Ohio institution.

Dan has worked as mental health counselor with families in Colorado since 1997 in a variety of settings: This includes experience in the psychiatric hospital setting, as well as residential treatment centers, and outpatient mental health offices. From 1999 to 2006, Dan volunteered with the Colorado Department of Corrections, to facilitate sexual addiction support groups for incarcerated men.

Dan founded Imago Dei Counseling, as a private practice dedicated to the integration of psychology and the Catholic faith and toward helping individuals and couples to rediscover their true image founded in God.

In addition to his formal training as a counselor, Dan also draws from his own personal experience of faith, family, and understanding of the battle for purity of heart.

Dan holds a certification as a Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist (CSAT) in 2009, having trained with Dr. Patrick Carnes.

Dan has been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado since 1999.

In 2006, Dan completed certification for adolescent disruptive behavior disorders as part of the Integrated Psychotherapy Consortium Training Institute with Columbia University.

Dan and his wife have five beautiful children and together enjoy the majesty of the Rocky Mountains.