Workshops and Presentations

Please visit again to learn about upcoming workshops and presentations as well as to explore a sampling of my past workshops and presentations.

If you would like me to present to your group or organization on any of my specialized therapy services or related topics or have any questions, please call me at 608-237-8000 x 109.

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Sex Addiction 101

Sex Addiction 101 will introduce the participant to criteria for assessment and diagnosis of sex addiction, screening tools, components of treatment for sexual addiction, issues and treatment for spouses/partners and families of sex addicts.

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The Game of Life: The Addictions Edition Registration Brochure

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In Fall 2012 I will present an educational lecture on sex addiction.

The focus will be:

  • definition of sexual addiction and compulsivity including symptoms and diagnosis
  • effects on partners-spouses and families
  • treatment options for sex addicts and their partners

Informational resources will be provided.

Cost of the one and a half hour lecture is $25.00 per person paid by check or cash.

Advance Registration is requested though not required.

For further information and to register to attend the presentation, please call Shari Cohn at 608-237-8000 ext 109

Location in Madison Wisconsin area will be announced.

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Multiple Pathways To Recovery 46th Annual WAAODA Spring Conference May 21-23, 2012

Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53713

Monday, May 21 2012

Workshops 12:45-2:45PM (2 CEUs)

7. EMDR: Evidence Based Treatment for PTSD ~Presenter: Shari Cohn, MSSW, LCSW, CSAT, Psychotherapist Midwest Center for Psychotherapy & Sex Therapy, Middleton, WI EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an evidence-based psychotherapy approach that has been found to be effective for the treatment of PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder). This workshop will address PTSD, trauma treatment and introduce EMDR as tool for treating trauma. Note: This workshop does not train or certify you in EMDR. Resources will be provided for participants who are interested in EMDR training.

WAAODA 6601 Grand Teton Plaza, Madison, WI 53719 or fax to 608-829-3473
phone 608-829-1032

WAAODA Conferences Registration Form

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Sexual addiction is very prevalent in the news today. Helping professionals need to have accurate information about this serious problem which can have devastating costs for sex addicts, their spouses/partners and families. Clients dealing with sexual addiction and compulsivity are involved with repetitive destructive patterns of compulsive out of control sexual behaviors in spite of negative life consequences. Jobs are lost, marriages end, legal problems result, and children are vulnerable to being victimized by or repeating patterns of sexual behaviors that they witness or stumble upon. Partners/Spouses and Families of Sex Addicts can feel devastated by the intrusive negative effects of the sexual addiction. They are traumatized by the behaviors of the sex addict, feel powerless, fearful and isolated. Partners can become focused on managing the sex addict and the consequences of the addiction to the detriment of their own lives. Estimates are that approximately 15% of people in the United States-men and women-using the internet for sexual purposes have problems with their cybersex activities. Approximately 9 million of these users are sexually addicted and another 15 million use cybersex in risky ways and show signs of compulsivity. 70% of all internet adult content sites are visited during the 9-5 workday.

In this workshop we will address the implications, assessment and treatment of sexual addiction.

Workshop Learning Objectives:
Participants will acquire an understanding and working knowledge of:

1. Criteria for assessment and diagnosis of sex addiction
2. Screening tools
3. Components of treatment for sexual addiction
4. Issues and treatment for spouses/partners and families of sex addicts
5. Therapist errors
6. When to refer

Shari Cohn, MSSW, LCSW, CSAT

Shari is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) certified by the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing psychotherapy and sex therapy services to the Madison Wisconsin area for over twenty years. Shari is a member of the American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH). In her Certified Sex Addiction Therapist training, Shari was taught by Dr. Patrick Carnes, therapist, researcher and author of the classic books on sex addiction Out of The Shadows and Don’t Call It Love. Dr. Carnes developed the research based, task focused model of assessment and treatment for sexual addiction which Shari incorporates into her treatment approach helping sex addicts and their spouses/partners. In her work with sex addicts and their partners, Shari integrates her specialization in the treatment of sexual problems, posttraumatic stress disorder, trauma resolution for abuse/assault/trauma survivors, sexual recovery for trauma survivors and treatment of relational issues. She is EMDR Level 2 certified. Shari is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and is certified by the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW).

Date: October 15, 2010
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: The Meadows Conference Center attached to the Country Inn & Suites, 850 Kepler Drive, Green Bay, Wisconsin
CEUs/CEHs: (Applied For) .4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/4.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for social workers and licensed professional counselors.
Fee: $85
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