Friday, August 7, 2020 from 8:45 AM to 4:15 PM CDT
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Nicole Miller 
Santé Center for Healing 

6-hour CE Event

This second annual education and inspiration-filled day spans the spectrum of sexuality topics. Hear from expert therapists from multiple viewpoints – CSATs, sex therapists, sex educators, LPCs, LMFTs and more – from across Texas and Oklahoma. Evidence-based theory and implementation ideas for your work and your clients.

The welcome is at 8:45AM and the first presentation will begin at 9:00AM.

The presentations will only be available to view live on the day of the event and not by recording to view at a later time.

Continuing Education:

  • Texas Certification Board of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Provider No. 1584-00
  • Texas State Board of Examiners Professional Counselors No. 144
  • Texas State Board of Examiners Marriage and Family No. 344
  • Therapists Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners Provider No. 2974
  • NBCC ACEP Number:  7031

Featured Speakers and Topics Below

Debby Wade, MA, LPC, LMFT, CST, CSAT
"Faith and Sexuality"

  • Summarize why faith matters.
  • Unpack the three dimensions of our sexuality.
  • Navigate the debilitating issues of guilt and shame.
  • Implement the concepts of grace, mercy, and forgiveness for healing.
  • Recognize that faith and spirituality are sex-positive.
Overview: As mental health professionals we need to understand the role that faith and spirituality play in the lives of our clients. Especially in the area of sexuality. The issues of sexuality show up in our offices everyday, i.e. sexual trauma, sexual betrayal, sexual addiction, sexual identity, sexual pain, low sexual desire (just to name a few). Sexuality is three dimensional (body, mind and soul). Far too often in dealing with sexuality and sexual issues, we have a tendency to only focus on the body. In this workshop we will address the significance of faith and spirituality and why so important to the healing process, and why faith and spirituality cannot be ignored in our offices. We have to help our clients heal, body, mind and soul.

Bio:  Since receiving her M.A. degree from Hardin-Simmons University in Marriage and Family Therapy, Debby has worked in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. At ACTSolutions, she works with adults, adolescents, couples and families. Debby offers two different women's therapy groups. One for women recovering from sexual betrayal, or infidelity and another group for women who struggle with sexual purity and/or sexual addiction. Debby co-facilitates a marital intimacy group for couples, with Billy Grammer, MA, LPC, LMFT, CST. Debby believes that the development of healthy relational skills is extremely important for marital and family relationships and for emotional well-being. She founded Authentic Christian Therapeutic Solutions to aid in the emotional and spiritual growth of individuals, couples and families. Debby is a presenter for public and professional organizations. She speaks on various topics including: communication, marriage, issues relating to children and adolescents, and mental health issues. Most recently she has developed Back to the BASEX: Beyond the Birds and the Bees, a program for educating, equiping and empowering parents on how to talk to children and teens about sex and sexuality from a biblically based approach. Debby is married; she and her husband, Ryan, live in Grapevine, Texas.

Michael Salas, PsyD, LPC-S, LCDC, AASECT Certified-CST, CSAT
 "Holding Space for Vulnerable Sexual Groups during a Chaotic Time"

  • Name vulnerable sexual groups and gain some basic knowledge about how clients can be shamed by therapists.
  • Identify ways that political and cultural climate can impact our clients.
  • Use mindfulness to identify personal biases about various groups.
  • Gain more comfort with opening up conversation about relationships, desires, and boundaries.
  • Learn about ways of circling back when assumptions are made. 
Overview: Our society and culture have been coping with a lot of changes. Through these changes our political climate has becoming increasingly polarized and extreme. This has impacted how therapists perceive people who are members of sexual and relationship groups that are viewed as less traditional. It is important for therapists to identify ways that LGBTQ+ clients are impacted by the client. Clients who are interested in kink and non-monogamy can also be impacted by bias in our culture. This presentation will focus on helping therapists open up dialogue with their clients, while accepting their own biases and limitations. Some mindful recommendations will be made as well to help therapists identify where they can go to learn and continue to grow. Therapists can get some basic information on why self-awareness is critical in offering affirming and supportive therapy to clients of various groups.


Bio:  Michael is the Owner and Founder of Vantage Point Counseling in Dallas, Tx. He is certified in sex addiction therapy, as well as certified in sex therapy, and helps clients with a variety of sexual issues, such as: relationship that are struggling with sexual intimacy, or relationships that are put into jeopardy due to out-of-control sexual behavior

He specialize in helping clients with the following: Sex and pornography addictions, Sexual orientation and self-acceptance, Gender care, Erectile dysfunction, Trauma, Pain during sex, Premature ejaculation, Delayed ejaculation, Lack of sexual desire, Fetishes.


Michael is the author of Bridging the Sex Addiction Divide:  Mindful Considerations for Vulnerable Clients as well as numerous published articles. 

Angie Ridings LPC, CSAT
"Healing the Trauma of Sexual Betrayal"

  • Understanding betrayal trauma.
  • Helping the couple that stays together.
  • Helping the betrayed partner who leaves.

Overview:  This presentation is targeted towards clinicians who treat infidelity or betrayal. Betrayal trauma occurs when there is deception and lies in a committed romantic relationship and can include infidelity, emotional affairs, and pornography use. We will discuss the symptoms of betrayal trauma, behaviors that the cheating partner needs to avoid as well as what will help heal the relationship, and how to help the partner who decides to leave the relationship.

Bio:  Angie is the owner of Tensegrity Counseling Associates in Edmond, OK. Angie is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Certified Clinical Partner Specialist, and Certified EMDR Consultant. Angie is passionate about helping individuals and couples heal from trauma and addiction. 

Santé Panel:

Avery Rowles, MA, LPC, CSAT

E. Avery Rowles, MA, LPC, CSAT, is the Clinical Director for Santé Center for Healing, She leads a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team that work hands-on with chemical dependency, process addictions, and co-occurring mental disorders. After spending the majority of career in addiction treatment, both as direct care provider and building teams in her role as director, she understands that treatment lies in utilizing the most up-to-date research and best practices to combat this deadly disease.

Avery specializes in sex and love issues in women as they relate to chemical dependency. Under the direct supervision of Rob Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S she aided in implementing his curriculum in a managed care setting allowing access to a level of treatment previously cost prohibitive for some women. The curriculum was a trauma informed approach specifically focused on the intersection of women substance abuse and intimacy issues.

Her training includes Certified Sex Addiction Therapist- Candidate, intensive 2 year training in DBT through the Linehan Institute, Certified Daring Way Provider through Brene Brown and EMDR. Avery has been featured in Dallas Child Magazine, A&E Intervention and Family Matters magazine. Avery holds a BA in Literature, BA in Psychology, graduating both with high honors, and a MA in Counseling Psychology.

Dr. Jason Doorish, LPC-S, CSAT-C

Dr. Jason Doorish graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a master of Science degree in counseling and Development in 2008. He received his Ph.D. in Family Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. Jason is trained in EMDR, emotionally focused Couples Therapy, trauma informed cognitive behavioral counseling, motivational interviewing, Mindfulness Based relapse prevention, and has been working in the mental health and addiction field since 2008. Jason has a passion for working with those who struggle with mental health, trauma and addiction. Jason is a Certified Sex Addiction Candidate.

Dr. Jake Porter, LPC, NCC, CSAT, CMAT, CDWF, CCTP 
"Treating Chronic Shame in Sexually Addicted Clients: A Developmental Neurobiological Approach"
  • Identify and assess chronic shame in clients struggling with sexual compulsivity.
  • Articulate the etiology and treatment of chronic shame from a developmental neurobiological perspective.
  • Apply the developmental neurobiological perspective on chronic shame in the use of interventions for clients with sexual compulsivity.
Overview: Recent research in the fields of developmental psychology and interpersonal neurobiology provides insight into the etiology and sequelae of chronic shame, a common experience among those struggling with problematic compulsive sexual behavior. This presentation will explain the concept of chronic shame from this research, apply it to the experience of compulsive sexual behavior, and offer theoretical and practical applications to the treatment of clients suffering from chronic shame and sexual compulsivity.
Bio: Jake has worked in the field of recovery for a decade, leading groups, seeing individuals and couples, and training clinicians, coaches, and clergy. After 13 years of pastoral leadership, he moved into full time counseling at his practice, Daring Ventures Counseling, Coaching, and Consultation, LLC. Jake has a B.A. in psychology, an M.Div. and Th.M. in theology, and M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and an Ed.D., for which he studied the intersection of spiritual formation and affective social neurobiology. He has extensive training psychobiological and attachment–based models of therapy. Jake also holds the position of Assistant Professor of Counseling and Director of Doctoral Counseling Programs at Houston Graduate School of Theology. He is the creator of the Couple–Centered Recovery Model and is visited by clients from across the country and around the world.

Vicki Harris Wyatt, PhD, LPC, LADC, CSAT
"Women in Recovery from Sex and Love Addiction"

  • Define sexually compulsive behaviors for women.
  • Understand dynamics of toxic relationships.
  • Explain patterns of genuine emotional intimacy.
  • Teach tools for healthy relational patterns
Overview: The seminar will define problematic sexual behaviors, how they affect your relationships, and give you tools to help you develop relationships with genuine emotional intimacy.

Bio:  Vicki Harris Wyatt, Ph.D., is the executive director and owner of The Wyatt Group, as well as its chief therapist. Dr. Wyatt is licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). She also has certifications as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT), and Certified Hope & Freedom Practitioner (CHFP) for intensive recovery therapy for marriages/relationships. Dr. Wyatt is a member of EMDRIA for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Today she maintains a private practice in counseling and therapy in the private sector in Oklahoma City, where she focuses on sexual addictions (compulsive sex, internet porn, sexual betrayal, etc.), family relations, ADD/ADHD treatment, “peak performance,” and counseling in general. The Wyatt Group offers a safe and secure environment conducive to recovery and healing in a confidential and non-judgmental setting.

Historically, Dr. Wyatt has provided counseling and talk-therapy in not-for-profit organizations, taught at regional and comprehensive universities in Oklahoma, has written and administered grants and served as an assistant professor of research at the University of Oklahoma, College of Public Health, where she was also a lead investigator on the HEART of OKC Teen Pregnancy Project and co-principal investigator for the High Risk HPV project, both funded through the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”). Dr. Wyatt has also written and administered several grants through the United Way and Youth & Family Services. In 2002, Vicki Harris Wyatt was selected by the Journal Record News as one of fifty “Women Making a Difference” in the State of Oklahoma. Dr. Wyatt presents at national and local conferences and conventions such as the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) and the American Public Health Association (APHA). She has authored or co-authored a variety of articles and book chapters published in various media.