Certified Sex Addiction Therapists (CSAT) are extensively trained in highly tested and proven methods for treating sexual addictions. CSATs hold a Masters-level education or higher in psychology or a related field. They are fully licensed and have at least five years of experience working in mental health. CSAT training is a postgraduate specialty led by the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) that requires extensive training, coursework, and clinical experience.
CSAT Counselors are trained to:
- Assess the severity of sexual dependence.
- Determine the cause of the addiction such as sexual and trauma history, family of origin issues, and other addiction-related interactions.
- Lead a specific program of treatment that includes guided tasks conducted in either individual sessions, group sessions, or both.
What is a CSAT Candidate?
CSAT Candidates are Masters-level therapists who are experienced in treating sexual addictions and are in the process of being fully CSAT credentialed.