Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional

The struggle with sex addiction is often filled with shame and pain. The PSAP certification program is designated for pastors and leaders in the church to help guide and help their parishioners with this specific addiction to help diminish and free those going through the affliction of sex addiction.

During this two Module certification process, Pastors will participate and learn from the following curriculum: 

  • Overview on sex addiction
  • The 12-step recovery system
  • Shame
  • Sin vs. addiction
  • Supporting the partner and family
  • Betrayal trauma
  • And more

PSAPs will be able to gain knowledge from a faculty of faith-based professionals who are Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT®) and leaders in the sex addiction field. By becoming a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional you will have 24/7 access to our faith-based network of PSAPs as well as the many resources available in the IITAP community.  

Qualifications: M.div or accredited Theologian or Pastor of a Christ-Centered Church

Mod 1 Dates: February 25-28, 2019
Capstone Treatment Center
Searcy, AR
Training hours: 8:30-5: 00 pm Monday thru Thursday (Lunch included)
Training fee: $1000 includes materials needed for the workshop 

Mod 2 Dates: June 10-13, 2019
Bethesda Workshops
Nashville, TN
Training hours: 8:30-5: 00 pm Monday thru Thursday (Lunch included)
Training fee: $1000  includes materials needed for the workshop


Adrian Hickmon
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Adrian Hickmon coached football for 14 years, 11 as a head coach in high school. From its beginning in 1993 until 2013, he served as a Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy in the Marriage and Family Master’s Program at Harding University. In 2001 he founded Capstone Treatment Center in Searcy, Arkansas, where he now serves as the CEO. Hickmon holds a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech and a MA in Substance Abuse Counseling from NE Louisiana University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. Dr. Hickmon has over 25,000 hours of therapy and supervision-of-therapy experience. His specialized credentials include; CSAT – S, CTT (Certified Trauma Therapist), EMDR I, CMAT-S, and AAMFT-S. Dr. Hickmon developed the Core Model of therapy which focuses on chemical and process addictions and compulsions, trauma, attachment, relationship intimacy within the family and their core underlying issues. He has presented internationally on these topics. He and his wife JoAnna have been married for 42 years and live in their childhood hometown in Arkansas. They have two daughters 38 and 36, twin sons 28, and four grandsons 6 and under. His greatest joy is being with his family especially if they are playing in God’s great outdoors, fishing or hunting.

Craig S.Cashwell

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Jenna Riemersma is the Clinical Director of the Atlanta Center for Relational Healing.  She is also on staff with Bethesda Workshops in Nashville, TN.  Both are Christian centers specializing in the treatment of sexual addiction and betrayal trauma.
Jenna holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from Harvard University and a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a trauma-informed and EMDR-trained therapist, and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT).
Jenna is passionate about encouraging people in an authentic experience of faith, and her new book on IFS and Christianity, Move Toward: A Rebel God’s Guide to Life, is nearing publication.  Jenna travels and speaks on faith, mental health, and authentic living.
Jenna’s previous career was in the field of public policy, where she served in various legislative capacities on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Jenna has been happily married for 22 years, is a proud mom of two college students, an animal lover, and yoga enthusiast.  She lives with her husband and golden retriever in Atlanta, GA.

Marnie C. Ferree

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Craig S. Cashwell, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS, CSAT-S is Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellow. Additionally, Craig maintains a part-time private practice focusing on couple counseling and addictions counseling. He has received numerous service awards, including the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values (ASERVIC) Meritorious Service and Lifetime Service Awards, the Chi Sigma Iota Thomas J. Sweeney Professional Leadership Award, and the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award. Craig is a Past-Chair of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and has served as the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Governing Council Representative to ACA and President of Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for the counseling profession. He has over 125 publications, including Shadows of the Cross (a Christian companion to Facing the Shadows) and Integrating Spirituality and Religion into Counseling: A Guide to Competent Practice. Craig has received multiple research awards, including twice being the recipient of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Outstanding Article award.

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Marnie C. Ferree is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is the founder and director of Bethesda Workshops, a faith-based clinical intensive workshop program for sex addicts, their partners, and couples affected by sexual addiction. The workshop program she established in 1997 for female sex addicts was the first of its kind in the country. Her book No Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Addiction was the first to address sexual addiction in women from a Christian perspective. She is also the volume editor and a contributing author of Making Advances – A Comprehensive Guide for Treating Female Sex and Love Addicts, which is the first clinical book on this topic. Marnie is the author of a workbook for female sex addicts, clinical articles in peer-reviewed journals, and numerous inspirational articles. She is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals, and she served for over a dozen years on the editorial board of the Sex Addiction & Compulsivity Journal. Marnie is a frequent speaker at professional and recovery conferences, churches and schools and has been featured on Dateline and in other media.