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106. Porn and Mental Health: Understanding the Dangerous Effects of Porn on Young, Developing Minds

Friday, April 12th 8:00 – 9:30 AM,, Relationships, Sexuality, and Online Safety, Workshops

Presenters

Jim Cress, M.A.

CE Credits

1.5

Professional CE Credit

Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Chemical Dependency Counselors

IBCC Credit

Pastoral Counselors, Pastors, Teachers, Coaches,

CME/CEU Credit

Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practitioners

Level

Intermediate

ummary:

Sexual integrity among faith-based youth is under assault in today’s culture. According to recent research, children, teenagers, and young adults are having their minds, souls, brains, and bodies impacted like never before by the issue of pornography and sexually compulsive behavior. The problem is at pandemic levels, yet there is a significant deficit concerning a proven plan to heal the devastation in the lives of young men and women. Surface-level advice, strategies, and sermons only scratch the surface of the depth of this problem of sexual brokenness and bondage. This workshop for licensed mental health professionals, medical professionals, and ministry leaders will help attendees gain a deeper understanding of the impact of family of origin, neurobiology, attachment, trauma, the idea of sin for faith-based clients, and the high-octane nature of addiction to internet pornography, and the dangerous effects on young, developing minds. A proven, practical, faith-based, research-informed treatment plan for pornography and sexual struggles will be presented.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

1. Describe the scope of the problem of pornography and sex addiction among youth, including the physical, psychological, and spiritual health impact.

2. Explain how family of origin, trauma, attachment, the idea of sin for faith-based clients, and addiction contribute to sexual acting out as a futile attempt to medicate traumatic wounds.

3. Evaluate a proven clinical and faith-based treatment plan to safely, effectively, and successfully help those struggling with pornography and sex addiction.