CC17 Workshop 01 - The Long and Bumpy Road to Recovery: Restoring Trust and Love in Shattered Relationships - Alexandra Katehakis, MA, MFT
Sex addiction destroys trust in relationships, traumatizing the partner, the sex addict, and the family system. Betrayal is an attachment injury that topples the regulatory systems of both parties, and when relational trauma is left untreated, both parties and the family system will suffer. Thus, when acute emotional and physical symptoms become chronic, treatment becomes more difficult making the prognosis for restoring the coupleship poor. Rapid intervention and interactive regulation between the couple is essential for relational healing to begin immediately. Attunement, communication, and empathy (ACE) are the three-pronged stool that supports the long, and sometimes arduous journey to restoring trust.
● Recognize the signs of relational trauma in both parties
● Describe the effects of relational trauma on the relationship
● Compare the difference between relational trauma and co-dependence
Alex Katehakis is a licensed Marriage, Family Therapist, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist in Los Angeles. She has extensive experience in working with a full spectrum of sexuality from sexual addiction to sex therapy, and problems of sexual desire and sexual dysfunction for individuals and couples. Alex has successfully facilitated the recovery of many sexually addicted individuals and assisted couples in revitalizing their sex lives.
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