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Current Research and its Application to Effective Treatment for Sex Addicts and Their Partners with Tim Stein, LMFT & Jeanne Vattuone, LCSW, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members

  • 04/05/2019
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa


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Presented By: Tim Stein, LMFT & Jeanne Vattuone, LCSW

What is the difference between fun, adventurous sex and compulsive, addictive sex? Current research is giving us more information to answer this question. Tim Stein and Jeanne Vattuone, both Certified Sex Addiction Therapists and Certified Clinical Partner Specialists, will discuss what current research suggests regarding sex addiction and behavioral patterns, neurological changes, and the potential traumatic impact on partners.

Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

1. Participants will be able to describe how neurological changes impact the development of sex addiction

2. Participants will understand how trauma impacts sex addicts and their partners.

3. Participants will understand the importance of addressing both the behavioral and neurological aspects of addiction.  

About our speakers

Timothy D. Stein, MFT, CSAT-S, CCPS: Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1999, Tim Stein has worked in a variety of clinical settings. Having found his professional passion, treating sex addiction, he became a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor (CSAT-S) and a Certified Partner Specialist. Tim is also trained in Post Induction Therapy, Trauma Resource Modeling and EMDR.

Tim is dedicated to helping people recover from sex addiction and provides information via presentations, interviews, and blogs. When not providing hope, healing, and guidance around sex addiction, Tim can be found playing the bass in a local rock and blues band. While he is a key member of the and’s musical backbone, by popular demand, Tim is not given a microphone.

Jeanne Vattuone, LCSW, CSAT-S, CCPS-S: Jeanne Vattuone, a LCSW since 1998, has helped those affected by traumatic experiences for twenty-plus years. She has worked in school systems, child protective services, private foster care, crisis response to natural disasters, and private practice focusing on trauma and addiction. Jeanne is certified as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor (CSAT-S), a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist Supervisor (CCPS-S). Jeanne is also trained in EMDR. Jeanne embraces the trauma model for her work with partners as well as addicts, and often speaks in the community about sex addiction and the trauma model. 

Jeanne is passionate about her work as well as her own family. In addition, she enjoys organic gardening, fostering animals with the Humane Society of Sonoma County, and hiking through the beautiful hills of Sonoma County.

In 2012, Tim and Jeanne founded Willow Tree Counseling, an out-patient treatment program for sex addicts, their partners, and families in Santa Rosa, California. Willow Tree Counseling provides treatment through individual, group, family, and couples therapy, as well as educational seminars and therapeutic workshops.

10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email

CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

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Map to Odd Fellows Hall here

Are you looking for help? Find therapists offering free natural disaster and crisis sessions here.  Please check out Visit the NAMI Warmline. Take a trauma-informed yoga class.  We will recover together! 

¿Buscas ayuda? Encuentre terapeutas que ofrezcan sesiones gratuitas de crisis y desastres naturales aquí. Visite Visite la NAMI Warmline. Toma una clase de yoga informada sobre el trauma. ¡Nos recuperaremos juntos!

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