Assessment & Treatment Tools

All assessment tools are available at  For a quick tutorial of how to log in, assign tokens, and view reports, please click here to view the powerpoint slides.


Recovery Start Kit

The psycoeducational curriculum for the Recovery Start Kit is organized into 10 Modules to support therapists' use of the program. The tutorials, along with powerpoints, audio CDs, and a history of the Foundations of the RSK are provided by clicking here.

SDI 4.0

The Sexual Dependency Inventory (or SDI 4.0) has recently been updated to include even more valuable information to assist our specially trained therapists in assessing problematic sexual behaviors.

To watch a training video with Dr. Stefanie Carnes, select one of the following options.

The powerpoints used in Dr. Carnes' presentation can be found here.

PTSI Trauma Profile

The Post-Traumatic Stress Inventory is an assessment appropriate for most clientele.  This assessment was designed to assess current style of functioning, related to past or current trauma, and is based upon the latest research, as opposed to standardized levels of traumatic pathology.

PTSI-R Trauma Profile

Typically, trauma tests and questionnaires are designed for a specific population in mind which may preclude certain clinical features or co-occurring populations. The PTSI-R was designed to avoid these issues, as well as to include previously excluded populations such as sexual addiction.


The Money and Work Adaptive Styles Index (MAWASI ©) evolved out the initial work of Bonnie Dendooven’s search to help others with issues surrounding money and work. Utilizing theories in attachment, neuromarketing, and behavioral economics Ms. Dendooven had originally designed the test with 9 subscales. A factor analysis revealed 12 subscales.

These 12 subscales represent the various ways (behaviorally, emotionally, and cognitively) that money and/or work has affected the individuals life.  Moreover, they show how the indiviual has adpated his or her life to those thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

PSS Report

The Partner Sexuality Survey was designed by Dr. Stefanie Carnes to assist partners in identifying the areas of his or her own sexuality that may have been impacted by his or her relationship with the sex addict.

Networking Forums

The networking forums are a new resource for the professionals within the IITAP community. It offers our members another opportunity to communicate with one another about treating specific populations and/or process addictions. The forums provide a structured environment in which therapists treating similar clientele can interact and support one another. Each forum is led by a team of moderators who are considered experts within that forum.  


The Inventory for Partner Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma is a battery of assessments that examine the partner's traumatic reactions, family of origin, strengths, and attachment styles.  
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    Category: Residential Treatment

    Gentle Path at The Meadows was founded by Dr. Patrick Carnes and is the only treatment program with his personal involvementmeeting individually with each patient during their treatment. We offer confidential inpatient treatment for men 18 and older who battle sexual addiction, relationship addiction, and sexual anorexia. We integrate Dr. Patrick Carnes methodology with The Meadows Model and The Meadows signature Survivors Week to concurrently address sex addiction and trauma.

    Category: Residential Treatment

    Pine Grove's Gratitude is a program for those struggling with sexual addiction, relationship addiction, sexual anorexia and sexual trauma. This program incorporates Dr. Patrick Carnes 30 task-model, as well as, art therapy, psycho-drama, team building, small and large therapy groups, and informative lectures.  Gratitude has an experienced, multi-disciplinary staff including psychiatrists, addictionologists, pyschologists, and licensed therapists.

    Category: Outpatient Treatment

    The Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles (SRI) offers confidential, state-of-the-art, intensive relationship and sexual addiction treatment in an intimate, affordable, short-term outpatient setting. The SRI program provides a structured, focused multi-dimensional therapy process designed to disrupt and eliminate problem patterns of sexual behavior, while offering concrete direction and hope toward change to both clients and loved-ones alike.

    The Center for Sexual Recovery at The Ranch (CSR) provides dedicated, residential, gender-separate, relationship and sexual addiction treatment. Our primary goal is to help clients confront and eliminate secretive, destructive patterns of sexual and romantic behavior, while simultaneously addressing past trauma, relationship and emotional stability concerns, all of which lie at the heart of most intimacy disorders. The Ranch is also strongly committed to the emotional health and healing of those spouses, partners and families whose lives are disrupted by the consequences of sex and romantic addition.

    Category: Residential Treatment

    Prescott House is an extended care treatment facility in Arizona for men who need further treatment beyond primary inpatient treatment for a wide range of personal issues. We offer a supportive environment that embraces the principles of 12-Step programs to treat alcoholism and other drug addictions, PTSD, codependency, sexual recovery, adult children of alcoholics, self esteem issues, severe entitlement, relapse prevention, depression, gambling issues and dual diagnosis including: depression ADD, ADHD, Bi-Polar Disorder and Anxiety.

    Category: Residential Treatment

    The Refuge - A Healing Place is an adult residential extended care rehab facility located in Marion County, Florida, specializing in addictions and post-traumatic stress disorder resolution that's based on the premise of healing with care, spirituality, and gentleness. The addiction rehab services at The Refuge are designed for those whose unresolved trauma leads them to relapse; The Refuge is for those whose pain feels insurmountable; The Refuge was founded on being able to provide our clients with the restoration of Hope, Recovery, and Healing.

    Category: Outpatient Treatment

    Psychological Counseling Services, Ltd. (PCS) is a group practice specializing in intensive outpatient therapy. We are experts in relationship problems, marriage and family issues, compulsivity, depression, codependence, anxiety, eating disorders, and trauma resolution. In addition, we specialize in providing help for sex therapy and sexual addiction; issues often rooted in childhood trauma stemming from deprivation or abuse (physical, emotional, or sexual). Consequently, all of our therapists are trained to deal with family of origin issues. In addition to the intensive outpatient program, Intensive Steps to Health and Wholeness, PCS provides regular outpatient psychotherapy services for most mental health concerns.

    Caron Treatment Centers in the largest non-profit organization dedicated to the treatment and prevention of the disease of addiction.  With more than 525 beds throughout Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida, Caron offers the most comprehensive continuum of evidence-based, addiction treatment programs for adolescents/teens, young adults, adults, baby boomers, seniors and their families.    Caron recognizes the value of specialized screenings, comprehensive assessments, individual and group counseling, as well as educational lectures as effective strategies when treating individuals and  their families struggling with Addiction Interaction Disorder (AID) a process whereby multiple addictions not only coexist, but interact, reinforce and fuse together such as drugs and alcohol, gambling, sex, eating, work or the Internet.

    Category: Residential Treatment

    Capstone is a licensed residential treatment program serving troubled young men (14-24) who struggle with chemical dependency, substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, family conflict, and personal problems including loss, hurt, anger, abuse, depression, low self-esteem, defiance and a rebellious attitude.

    Category: Outpatient Treatment

    Effective, results-based therapy treatment for people living with sex addiction in the New York area.

     Category: Residential and Outpatient Treatment 

    Bellwood Health Services has provided comprehensive residential treatment for Canadians struggling with sex addiction since 2001. As the first treatment and education centre in Canada to offer a residential program for sex addiction, Bellwood's program is delivered by a skilled team that includes Certified Sex Addiction Specialists (CSAT) and uses the highly effective task-centered model of treatment developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes. Bellwood also offers comprehensive treatment for individuals struggling with a co-occurring substance abuse issue.


    Category: Outpatient Treatment

    Millennium offers state-of-the-art recovery opportunities for persons struggling with sexual addiction and compulsivity. This cutting-edge program bridges the gap between inpatient treatment and weekly therapy and is a valuable tool for addicts of all kinds and their families. We offer the Recovery Start Intensive (RSI), an intensive outpatient program offered within schedule options that keep the constraints of the professional in mind. Our Recovery Start Groups (RSG) are cohort groups that require a six-month commitment.

    Mt Pleasant Academy is designed to treat adolescent males from the ages 12 to 18 with sexual compulsive behaviors, sexual reactive behaviors, and sexual addictive behaviors. Our Mt Pleasant team of professionals will provide a thorough assessment on each individual and measure their level of risk and implement a treatment plan to intervene at the level of need or risk. Our team consists of master level therapists who are CSAT Certified as well as substance abuse counselors. Areas of focus will be the following;

    • Understanding personal responsibility, choice and accountability
    • Behavioral self-control (interruption of patterns of dysfunctional behavior
    • Learn and understand pro-social behavior
    • Learn, understand and identify healthy and appropriate self-expression
    • Develop healthy and appropriate relationships with children, peers and adults
    • Build self-esteem/worth and personal identity
    • Interrupt and control identified thinking errors and minimization
    • Learn to live an addiction free lifestyle
    • Improved mental health and intellectual skills and coping skills
    • Improve family functioning behaviors
    • Develop empathy of victims and others and resolve victim and community restitution
    • Improve healthy interventions, competency, and resiliency

    Category: Residential Treatment

    Sant Center for Healing offers hope and treatment to those suffering from alcohol addiction, drug addiction and other behavioral health issues. Patients at Sant receive a spectrum of therapeutic addiction treatment addressing the whole person; mind, body and emotions.

    An adult, dual diagnosis, residential treatment center, Sant specializes in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders, Process/Behavioral Addictions, Compulsive Behaviors, Trauma Related Issues, Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders, Professional and Safety Sensitive Issues, Medical Detoxification and Chronic Relapse. Treatment at Sant is an integrated approach (a multi-disciplinary team utilizing behavioral, cognitive, and interpersonal therapy) that is solution focused rather than problem focused. Sant offers Individual, group, family counseling and small sized process groups in Primary and Secondary Residential Care Treatment settings. Sant also offers Mirror Imaging, Transitional Living, Aftercare and an Intensive Outpatient Program.

    Sant is located on a serene hillside, in North Texas, just outside the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The 14 acre property offers a tranquil environment for individuals suffering from the disease of addiction. Sant is a place where one can turn their life around. A place to learn how to live life on life's terms. A place to examine one's life, stop unproductive behavior patterns and cultivate inner resources.

    Sano Center offfers customized treatment plans for those suffering from Sex Addiction, or those who have been affected by Sex Addiction.  We work with your schedule to offer you serious care.  Our unique approach incorporates Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Call or email us anytime, and we will help you bring balance back to your life.