CSAT Testimonials

Having been in this field for a decade and having attended trainings throughout the U.S. and parts of Europe, the CSAT training is the most rewarding, intense, and richest learning experience I've every been involved with. Thank you.

Worchester, MA
Jim B.
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About CSAT Certification & Training

Founded by renowned therapist Dr. Patrick Carnes, the CSAT® (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) program was developed after years of extensive experience in the field of addiction therapy and is quickly becoming an industry standard for addiction professionals. IITAP's CSAT certification, training and continued education programs offer a cutting-edge advantage for practitioners wanting to grow their practice and gain new insights about addictive and compulsive behaviors.

Join IITAP's network of CSAT-certified addiction specialists, recognized as experts in the field of addiction therapy. As a certified practitioner, you also have access to valuable tools and marketing support features for your practice.

In service of creating deep and lasting experiences during the IITAP training, IITAP's curriculum includes experiential components. We believe it is important for clinicians to have both an intellectual understanding of how the tools work and a lived experience of what clients may experience as they go through the recovery process. Some materials may evoke challenging feelings as well as inspiration for participants.  We encourage participants to have support, including their own personal therapy, as they go through this training.


CSAT Prerequisites

To become a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), a practitioner must have a Masters-level degree, be fully licensed (depending on country/state) and have at least 5 years of experience in the counseling field. Note: These requirements must be met at the time of application for FINAL certification rather than at the commencement of training.

ASAT Prerequisites

An Associate Sex Addiction Therapist (ASAT) must have at least a Bachelors-level degree but does not need to fully meet the CSAT criteria. To begin the training process, prospective candidates must have counseling experience OR be at a point in their education where they are close to working with clients.

Continued education

IITAP is recognized as a continuing education provider by the APA, NAADAC, NASW, NBCC, CABBS and CACCF. With the completion of each training module (1-4), you earn 30 credit hours/clock hours of continued education. See the Training brochures for specific information. You can also attend the IITAP Annual Symposium, CSAT Refresher, CMAT training or any IITAP training to earn continuing education credits.

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