International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals:www.iitap.com
Offers training and educational resources for practitioners who treat people with addictive and compulsive sexual behaviors.
In the early 1980s, Dr. Patrick Carnes published Out of the Shadows, raising awareness about sexual compulsivity and addiction; earning himself a reputation as the leading expert in his field. This led to the creation of the Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, or CSAT®, program, a cutting-edge training and certification program built around academic study, experiential training, supervision and assessment competence. As the program grew, so did the number of candidates, requiring the formation of an “institute” -- the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP).
As IITAP continued to grow and expand, additional certification options were created to encompass professionals across a multitude of diverse settings: Associate Sex Addiction Therapist (ASAT) and Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional (PSAP).
Since its inception, IITAP’s vision is to be a premier training resource for therapists specializing in the areas of addiction recovery and trauma.
Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) www.sash.net SASH serves both treatment professionals and recovering individuals, providing resources and information on addiction therapists, treatment centers, and support groups.