Pornography & Sexual Addiction
If you think that sexual problems could be ruining your life get the help that you need with a professional assessment and treatment plan. Paul is a certified sexual addiction therapist (CSAT) and has been working professionally for years to help individuals and couples to heal from the secrecy, shame, and betrayal of sexual addiction to transform their lives and marriages.
The benefit of working with a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) is that they have completed 120 hours of in-person classroom work with such sexual addiction experts as Dr. Patrick Carnes, Debra Kaplan, Dr. Kenneth Adams & Stephanie Carnes. Founded by renowned therapist Dr. Patrick Carnes, the CSAT® (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) program was developed after years of extensive experience in the field of addiction therapy and Dr. Carnes Task Based Recovery Model is quickly becoming an industry standard for addiction professionals.
One of the additional benefits of working with a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist is access to online assessment tests available only to CSAT therapists - The Sexual Dependency Inventory-4 (SDI-4), Post Traumatic Stress Inventory-Revised (PTSI-R), and the Money and Work Adaptive Scale Index (MAWASI). These tests will save an individual 8-10 therapy sessions due to the breadth of information that each assessment test provides. Partners of sex addicts are asked to take the Inventory for Partner Attachment Stress and Trauma (IPAST) test to help in the assessment of the partner. All tests are taken on the secure recoveryzone.com website and all results are confidential. The costs of the tests will be discussed in during your first appointment.
Here is more information about the CSAT assessment tests:
Sexual Dependence Inventory (SDI-4)
This standardized assessment, developed by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., provides invaluable information re: diagnosing client’s sexual behavior, assessing the range and scope of any problematic sexual behavior, arousal template, amenability to treatment, attachment style, relationship addiction, other addictions (substances), as well as assisting with overall treatment planning. It is a critical part of treatment and used with all clients with possible sexual addictions.
Post Traumatic Stress Inventory-Revised
This standardized assessment, developed by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., has 11 categories of trauma. It offers significant information related to client’s past and current trauma bonding patterns. This test is part of the assessment with clients during the initial assessment phase of therapy. It is an excellent guide in treatment planning.
Money and Work Adaptive Scales Index (MAWASI)
This standardized assessment, Developed by Bonnie DenDooven, MC, gives clients a better understanding of their financial disordered behaviors and dysfunctional work patterns. It assists in the treatment planning and goal setting process. Research suggests that people diagnosed with sex addiction or substance abuse often have a co-occurring financial disorder.
IPAST (Inventory for Partner Attachment Stress and Trauma)
This is a battery of assessments for partners that assist clients in gaining a thorough understanding of all the elements involved in the trauma they have endured related to their partner’s sexual addiction. This includes: demographics, critical items, PSS (Partner Sexuality Survey), TIPSA (Traumatic Inventory for Partners of Sex Addicts-evaluates PTSD and their assessment of the addicts denial), strengths assessment, depression, anxiety and stress, trauma history, family of origin, attachment scales, drug use.
Paul Ginocchio, MFT, CSAT