Sunday, April 16, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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Working with Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Theory and Technique with Individuals and Couples

Wendy Miller, PhD Presenter

Sunday, April 16, 2023
9:00am - 12:30pm

Lenfell Hall, Fairleigh Dickinson Univesity., Florham Park Campus
and also via Zoom
The venue requires confirmation of the in-person head count by April 1st. No walk-ins please. 

3 CEs offered for Counselors, Psychologists and Social Workers


Wendy Miller, PhD

Dr. Wendy E. Miller is a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst and an AASECT certified sex therapist (CST) with over 35 years of experience working with individuals and couples.  She has trained extensively in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy as well as with the Tavitock Center for Couple Relationships in London.  Currently, Dr. Miller is on the faculty of The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute where she teaches classes on human sexuality.  She also leads a monthly training group and supervises on cases involving sex addiction at The Center for Optimal Living, a premier harm reduction treatment and training center in NYC.  She has taught at numerous institutes and given professional trainings on working with out of control sexual behavior and is currently running a long term weekly group for men struggling with feeling sexually out of control.  Her interests are in the integration of psychoanalytic thinking and sex therapy.  Her passion is helping people navigate the complicated task of being a sexually vibrant individual and couple



Sex addiction receives enormous focus in the media and the media depictions impact how both the public as well as therapists understand sex addiction.  However, there is a lack of deep understanding in the media about the complexity of human sexuality as well as the complexity of an individual’s interpersonal and intrapsychic world and how these interact and contribute to problems with out of control sexuality.  Gaining a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of this problematic behavior will enable the therapists who attend this workshop to better address these issues with their clients.

This program will educate clinicians about how to address the problem when individuals reach out for help.  Avoiding quickly labeling someone a sex addict but instead conducting a thorough and in-depth assessment that highlights numerous areas of concern is essential to good treatment.  This program will also address how therapists can talk about these issues and invite sexuality in general into the treatment room in a manner that individuals and their partners can understand and engage with.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation:

1). Participants will be able to describe one difference between the sex addiction model and the out of control sexual behavior model and elucidate why this matters.

2). Participants will be able to identify the core attribute or experience that defines out of control sexual behavior.

3).  Participants will be able to identify one of the goals of OCSB treatment.

4).  Participants will be able to explain what an erotic conflict is and how to work with it.

Target Audience:  Suitable for Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychiatrists, Advanced Practice Nurses, Graduate Students, Marriage and Family Therapists.

Level of Sophistication: This is an introductory level post-graduate continuing education program suitable for all levels of training.

ADA accommodations available upon request (Required at least 14 days prior to course start date).



 3 Continuing Education Credits

  For Counselors: CPPNJ has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing  Education Provider,     ACEP   No.   6863. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CPPNJ is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 For Psychologists:  CPPNJ is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education  for psychologists.  CPPNJ maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

For NY Psychologists: Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0165. 

    For NJ Social Workers: This program is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Work, which provides leadership and support to clinical social workers in all practice settings.  The New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Work provides outstanding continuing education programs and opportunities for collegial contact. www.njscsw.org

COST: Members $75/$90 pre-registration by April 6; CPPNJ Candidates: $45; Students with ID: $15; Non-Members $120/$135 pre-registration by April 6.

Cancellations made prior to three days (72 hours) before the event will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee.   Cancellations made less than 72 hours before the event will be given a refund of half of the registration fees.  Refunds will NOT be granted for cancellation requests made on the day of the event.

There is no potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support for this Continuing Education Event.

ADA accommodations available upon request; Requests required at least 14 days prior to course start date.

For more information or registration, please call 973-912-4432, visit us online at www.cppnj.org,contact us by email at (cppnj@cppnj.org) or at CPPNJ 235 Main St., Madison, NJ 07940

For more information or registration, please call 973-912-4432, visit us online at www.cppnj.org,contact us by email at (cppnj@cppnj.org) or at CPPNJ 235 Main St., Madison, NJ 07940