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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:57 am 
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Hi,

Some time ago there was a list of questions posted to ask a prospective counsellor, to determine if they have the expertise/ knowledge set to successfully work with a couple of which one is a SA. Can someone please post a link to that list? Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:27 am 
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Hi Taffy,

I found an old thread referencing it. Apparently it is in the Partner's Healing Checklist. However, when I tried to open the checklist (from the home page) I got an error message. I will contact SysTech to see if this can be resolved.

In the meantime, there was also a conversation about this in the coaches thread, and here are recommendations offered:

Look for a therapist who offers Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance-Commitment Therapy, and is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. Personally, I would say that CSAT is a must, plus one of the other two. I am not familiar with ACT, but it sounds like a more humanistic version of CBT, and might focus more on motivation than behaviour. For me, personally, focusing on motivation seems foundational-you won't change behaviour if you lack the underlying motivation. But, this is merely a best guess.

Also, I would interview as if you were interviewing a person for a job. What is their particular experience with SA? What is their approach? (Health-based, whole person, or vision/values based, ACT, humanistic, are some approaches that would align with what we do at RN). What are their beliefs about addiction, SA in particular? I think it is also important to feel like you like your counsellor, that their personality profile is a fit for you (i.e. for whomever is seeing the counsellor). Personally, I want to feel that the person is present, relating to me one on one, person to person, not in some role. I want to feel that they are real and engaged.

I hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:27 am 
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Thanks, Mel :g:


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