Become A Certified Sex Addiction Therapist


CSAT® is the premier professional designation for one of the most rapidly growing fields in behavioral science.  Sex addiction affects the lives of millions of people worldwide, and everyday therapists are on the front lines treating this epidemic – often without the tools they need. 

As a CSAT®, you will:

  • Learn from curriculum developed by the fields most esteemed visionaries, Dr. Patrick Carnes
  • Receive intensive experiential training from recognized leaders in the field of sex addiction
  • Acquire training and access to exclusive, web-based behavioral assessment tools
  • Increase visibility and employability in a competitive market
  • Be on the cutting edge of addiction science and technology 
  • Grow your practice or treatment center through the CSAT® referral network
  • Earn Continuing Education Credits/Hours

Did you know?

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  • Our therapist directory get hundreds of search requests everyday from people looking for a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist.
  • Men and women are both affected by sexual addiction. Research has shown that for every three men who struggle with sexual compulsivity, there is one woman who struggles with this disorder [2].
  • More than 80% of women who struggle with a sexual addiction are more likely to engage in compulsive sexual activities in real life, such as having affairs, casual sex, multiple partners, etc [3].
  • Sexual addiction is a type of intimacy disorder that millions of individuals struggle with. According to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, nearly 12 million Americans struggle with sexual addiction in the United States [1].
  • Sexual addiction can be defined by engaging in “persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behavior despite increasing negative consequences to one’s self or others.


  1. AAMFT Therapy Topic, “Sexual Addiction”, 
  2.  Carnes P. Nonmaker D. Skilling N. Gender differences in normal and sexually addicted populations. American Journal of Preventive Psychiatry and Neurology. 1991:4:16-23. 
  3. Today’s Christian Woman, September/October 2003)


IITAP is an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) for the following organizations:  NAADAC #92253; NY-LMSW #0224; NY-MFT #0031; NY-MHC #0060;CAMFT #135430; NBCC # 6251

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  • Debra Gonzales Posted August 2, 2022 9:06 pm

    I want to know more about getting certified, they’re few & far between. I’m just W of Chattanooga, TN. I know Mark Laaser & Marnie Ferree because I attended one of their workshops in Nashville 24 yrs ago

    • Marina Krob Posted August 8, 2022 10:52 pm

      Hi Debra,
      You can find out more about our programs by going to You can also contact if you would like to have someone speak with you.

      Hope to hear from you
      Marina Krob
      IT/Website Manager ,,,

  • Darryll Davis Posted October 27, 2022 10:15 am

    Please send me more info
    I am interested in becoming certified .. I run a non profit that works with sex offenders.. I have several people that I’d like to point towards this certification as well. Thank you. Please include prices etc

    • Marina Krob Posted October 27, 2022 6:09 pm

      You can find out more about our programs by going to You can also contact if you would like to have someone speak with you.

      Hope to hear from you
      Marina Krob
      IT/Website Manager ,,,

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