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Men’s Pure Desire group

Crossroads Counseling and Consulting has a new Men’s Pure Desire group starting September 17. The group will meet each Thursday from 6 – 7:30 p.m.   The group is open to all men who struggle with pornography and sexual addiction issues. The purpose of this group is to present the perspective & techniques for overcoming the addiction. The group will be led by Scott Thomas LPC, LMFT.

Group Information

  • September 17-November 12 (8 weeks)*
  • Thursdays , 6-7:30pm at Crossroads Counseling & Consultation
  • Cost: $50 per group ($400 total for 8 group sessions)**
  • Workbook cost $25
  • Please register through the Crossroads Counseling & Consultation office (918-270-4100) as soon as possible.

*The group is open ended and will be presented in 8 week segments.
** Payments will be expected to be paid in 4 week segments or $200.

Spouses of Sex Addicts Group- Spring 2016

This group is for women whose husbands deal with sexual addiction. The purpose of this group is to present the trauma perspective & techniques for overcoming the trauma. The group will be led by Julie Likins, LCSW.

Group Information:

  • Located at Crossroads Counseling & Consultation
  • Cost: $50 per group ($400 total for 8 group sessions)
  • Please register through the Crossroads Counseling & Consultation office (918-270-4100)

*Note: A group member minimum must be met for the group to begin meeting.

Spanish speaking therapist now available

My name is Jessica Ngotngamwong and I am thankful to have the opportunity to work with Crossroads and would like to offer services to the Hispanic community, military community, and crisis pregnancy population. I would also like to continue to work with children and their families. I have my License in Social Work (LCSW). I graduated in August of 2010 from Oklahoma University with my Masters in Social Work and in May 2005 with my Bachelors in Social Work from Oral Roberts University.

I have been working with Spanish families since I started working in the Social Work field in the summer of 2005 through the present. I enjoy working with the Hispanic community. I help to advocate and empower the clients that I work with to bridge the cap of the services that they need within the school and in the community. I have worked in the school setting with elementary school children since March 2009 primarily with Spanish speaking families and advocating for their needs in the school setting.

I also hope to broaden my services to include working with the military families. My husband is in the Oklahoma National Guard and we have experienced three deployments together and he was also part of helping with the recovery of the community from the hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana. I have experienced raising children while he was deployed and would like to offer services to support military children and their families as well.

I also have experience with working with the crisis pregnancy population during my time in studying Social Work. I spent some time at Margaret Hudson and Mend during my bachelor’s experience. I also did some individual and group counseling during my time with Crisis Pregnancy Outreach (CPO) during my masters schooling.

The populations that I have specifically worked with and have experience working with are children with attention difficulties, anxiety and depression, and over coming trauma that they have experienced in their life. I enjoy doing family therapy because I believe that the family has the most valuable opportunity to affect their children’s success at school and in their every day life.

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Sex, Social Media, Business and Ethics

Saturday February 21, 2015

Many challenges confront therapists today that force us to stretch our thinking. Is it possible to be an effective therapist, run a business, navigate HIPAA, Medicaid, and the insurance industry. And then add the challenges of dealing with more personality disorders, sexual issues, social media, the Internet, and the challenges of working with more diverse families. Richard has worked in the industry for over 25 years. He is a licensed professional counselor, nationally certified counselor, certified clinical hypnotherapist, certified professional counselor supervisor, certified clinical partner specialist, and a certified clinical sexual addiction specialist. Richard has supervised many therapists for licensure with the state of Georgia. He also does supervision and training around the United States for sexual addiction specialists. Richard has worked with a variety of issues around family law, and working with children and adolescents. This will be a unique approach to ethics with lots of lively discussion around complex issues.
Title: Sex, Social Media, Business, and Ethics: Maintaining the Standard of Care Without Losing Your Sanity
Presenter: Richard Blankenship, LPC, NCC, CCH, CPCS, CCPS, CCSAS
Date: Saturday February 21, 2015
Time: Check-in 8:30 – 9:00 Seminar 9:00 – 3:15
CEUs: 5 ethics hours approved by NBCC
Note: Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch

Registration

Early Registration (by February 3) – $99.00
Registration (after February 3) – $109.00
Walk-up registration (day of conference) $119.00
CEU’s – $15.00
Graduate Student Pre-Registration $69.00
Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
1. List ethical pitfalls of the Internet, social media, sexual issues, and business
2. Know the elements of the HIPAA hi-tech act and how they impact distance counseling & client interaction
3. Identify the elements of a solid informed consent agreement
4. Know the elements of clinical documentation and the difference between the “medical record” and “psychotherapy notes”

Location
Osage Building
9726 E. 42nd St. Suite 105
Tulsa, OK 74146

Men’s Sexual Integrity – Addiction Recovery Group

Starting Thursday night 9-25-14 Crossroads Counseling will be offering another group for men. Sessions will be weekly Thursday nights from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Fees are $50 per session. We will be using material from Dr. Patrick Carnes, Dr. Laaser, and Dr. Ted Roberts. Materials are a one time $40 fee. Dave Brown LCSW (see website) will be leading the group. Call the Crossroads office 918-270-4100 for further information and to talk to Dave Brown.

The impact of sexual addiction and the use of Internet pornography have profoundly impacted western culture and the church. National leaders point out the growing numbers of people becoming addicted to Internet pornography. The Internet has changed the impact of pornography on people. Men, women, and children are all being affected by living in a sexually saturated culture. Led by a licensed clinical therapist, this group is designed to provide resources for men struggling with problematic sexual behavior. Group support and tools to enable and equip men to overcome past behavior problems.

Understanding and Treating Sexual Addiction Training Event

Crossroads Counseling and Consultation Invites You to Attend:

Understanding and Treating Sexual Addiction Training Event

Comprehensive Training for Clinicians and Pastoral Specialists

April 23-26Tulsa, Oklahoma

This 4 day course meets the educational requirements for the Certified Clinical Sexual Addiction Specialist and the Certified Pastoral Sexual Addiction Specialist through the International Association of Certified Sexual Addiction Specialists, the leader in the field for certifying and training specialists.   During the 4 days you can earn 28 CE credits through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), NAADAC, and the NASW.The first portion of this course provides the foundation for treatment in a variety of settings.  During the second half, the clinicians will receive advanced clinical training and the pastoral/ministry specialists will receive advanced pastoral sexual addiction treatment training appropriate to the work setting.  The first two days are together, the last two days are in separate groups.Topics Include:

  • Sex Addiction 101: Confronting the challenges
  • Neurochemistry: ADHD & other comorbid disorders
  • Trauma model treatment in the sexual addict and spouse
  • Working with family members of sexual addicts
  • Building Blocks for Your Wall of Recovery
  • The Heart of Recovery and Transformation
  • Working with spouses/partners of sex addicts
  • Recovery Coaching
  • Spirituality in Recovery
  • Working with sexually addicted adolescents
  • Same sex attraction and gender-identity issues
  • Spouses/Partners of Sex Addicts and their families
  • Experiential treatment for sex addicts and spouses
  • Sexually addicted and traumatized children
  • Female sexual addicts
  • Stepfamily dynamics in sexually addicted families
  • Satir treatment methods and addiction
  • Couples in recovery
  • Tools of recovery
  • Distinguishing problematic sexual behavior from addiction/compulsion
  • Narcissism and personality disorder features in addicts
  • And many, many, more…

In the second half of the training, the pastoral ministry students will have the following topics:

  • Sex Addiction, Christians and the Church – Past, Present, and Future Trends
  • Collateral Damage – the Impact of Sex Addiction on the Local Church and Church Ministries
  • Meltdown – Anatomy of a Sexually Addicted Couple in Crisis
  • “Help!” – Providing Real Hope and Help When Sex Addicts and Spouses Come Calling
  • First Thing’s First – When to Refer In vs. Referring Out
  • Providing Pastoral Care for Sex Addicts and Spouses -Hope and Help Best Practices
  • Providing Pastoral Care for Pastors and Staff Who Struggle
  • Providing Pastoral Care for Parents and Kids Who Act Out Sexually
  • Sexual Integrity Discipleship – the Key to Restoring Sexual Integrity and Healthy Intimacy
  • Mentoring and Accountability

Recommended reading prior to attending training
Stop Sex Addiction – Dr. Milton Magness
The Betrayal Bond – Dr. Patrick Carnes
Don’t Call it Love – Dr. Patrick Carnes*

Spouses of Sex Addicts: Hope for the Journey – Richard Blankenship (with Melissa Haas, Joyce Tomblin, Debbie Whitcomb, Heath Wise)
Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal – Dr. Barbara Steffens & Marsha Means

Ready to Heal – Kelly McDaniel

Pure Desire – Dr. Ted Roberts**

Break Free – Russel Willingham**

*Clinicians track

**Pastoral/Ministry track

Course Faculty Members Include:

Richard Blankenship, LPC, NCC, CCH, CCPS, CCSAS

Dr. Barbara Steffens, LPCC, CCPS, CCSAS

Dr. Mark Richardson, CPSAS

Francoise Mastroianni, LPCC, CCPS, CCSAS

Troy Snyder, LPC, CCSAS

Note: not all faculty will be present at each training.  Additional faculty will be brought in as needed to insure the best possible training.  All of our main faculty members have a minimum of 10 years experience in the field.  Click on each name to read more about the instructors.
For more information or to register by phone call 470-545-4380. Email at info@sexaddictioncertification.org

Upcoming Event: Sexual Addiction: Trauma and Treatment

Crossroads Counseling and Consultation Invites You to Attend:

Sexual Addiction: Trauma and Treatment

Tulsa, Oklahoma
February 1, 2014
8:30 – 3:30
Open to: Clinicians, Pastors and those in recovery.
6 CE Credits for counselors (NBCC), Social workers (related hours) and Marriage & Family Therapists (related hours),
Richard Blankenship, LPC, NCC, CCH, CCPS, CCSAS
Dr. Barbara Steffens, BCC, LPC, CCPS, CCSAS

Topics Covered
Sex Addiction 101: Confronting the challenges of culture.
Sexual addiction as a relational trauma
Multi-dimensional trauma model treatment of addicts & partners
Neurochemistry: The connection with ADHD & other comorbid disorders
Silent tears – hidden shame: The journey of a spouse
Tools of Recovery

Registration Link
Conference Location:
Asbury United Methodist Church
6767 S. Mingo Road
Tulsa, OK. 74133

Sexual Addiction: Trauma and Treatment

The impact of sexual addiction and the use of Internet pornography have profoundly impacted western culture and the church. Richard Blankenship, Dr. Barbara Steffens, Dr. William Struthers, and other national leaders point out the growing numbers of people becoming addicted to Internet pornography. The Internet has changed the impact of pornography on people. Men, women, and children are all being affected by living in a sexually saturated culture. This seminar is designed to provide resources for professional counselors, marriage & family therapists, clinical social workers and pastors who work with people struggling with problematic sexual behavior, their partners/spouses, and families. Treating core addictions such as sex, food, and others has features that are different from drugs, alcohol, and other chemical addictions. It is important that clinicians understand these differences and be equipped to address these issues in treatment. The mission of Cornerstone Training is to provide training and resources for the professional community for treating problematic sexual behavior and the families affected from a trauma model perspective.