Sometimes referred to as therapeutic disclosure, full disclosure, or healthy disclosure, this is a crucial component in recovery for both the partner and the addict and for the marriage.Ask the therapist when they think clinical disclosure should be done, how much detail their disclosure includes, if you will be allowed to ask whatever questions you want, and if a polygraph test will be included.Unfortunately, in spite of studies showing that 70% of wives of sex addicts meet the criteria for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), most sex addiction counselors are still working from the co-addict model.
This certification will not only give them the ability to offer partners of sex addicts better treatment, but it will make them highly marketable.
In some cases, such as when the addict is very resistant to treatment or when he is abusive, this might be the best course of action.
But most of the time, when an addict is highly motivated for recovery, you both will greatly benefit from marriage counseling which focuses on the effects of the sex addiction on the marriage.
However, we have our first training coming up in June 2013, which will provide in depth training to therapists and coaches on treating partners from the sex addiction-induced trauma model. Plead with them to participate in the APSATS training.
Trainings will be offered all over the country at least twice a year. They can read all about it on the website mentioned above and register there as well.