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IITAP  FAQ

IITAP FAQ section is designed to help you with the most asked questions about IITAP, how to become a certified Therapist, how to use our resources, website, change your password and various other topics. This section will be revised often so please use this as a resource for all of your questions.

General Questions



  • General
  • I am going through the CSAT trainings, what do I call myself?

    Once you have completed Module 1, you can begin identifying yourself as a CSAT Candidate.  The following examples are NOT approved:

    ⊗ CSAT-C
    ⊗ CSAT (1, 2, 3, or 4)
    ⊗CSAT candidate (1)

    If you are Supervisor and have attended a CMAT, you may list yourself as a CMAT Supervisor.

    If you leave the IITAP community, you need to remove all references to IITAP/CSAT and anything related to the training.

  • What is digital chalk?

    Digital Chalk is an online learning platform used by IITAP.  Online courses are available for 0.5-1.5 CEs and can be used towards your IITAP renewal as well as may be able to be used for your state license.

    Access the online training platform here.

  • Do I have to take the CSAT training modules in order?

    Yes, the modules need to be taken sequentially beginning with module 1.

  • Are there payment plan options for any of the trainings?

    Yes, each Module Registration and Workshop Registration offers a payment plan option. A $300.00 deposit is required to reserve your spot for the training/workshop but you are offered flexibility to pay the remaining balance up until the day the training/workshop begins. All trainings/workshops must be paid in full prior to attendance.

  • What do the symbols on the Therapist Directory mean and how can I get more?

    The symbols represent two (2) categories in the therapist directory search.  The first is the type of client the therapist treats (Seeking Help For).  Therapists are allowed to update this section, as well as "Uses Recovery Start Kit," the Services Provided, and the languages section on their own via the Therapist Dashboard.

    The second is the IITAP Specialty Training Section, which are the various specialty and professional development trainings offered through IITAP.  These icons are populated (appear in a darker blue shade) based off of the information tracked in IITAP's network.  All of these trainings count towards "IITAP" renewal CEU requirements:

     

    Seeking Help For: Addiction, Partner Support, Works with Couples, Children/Adolescent services, and Interventions

    IITAP Specialty Trainings
    CMAT: Chemical Dependency (Drug/Alcohol Addiction Specialist)
    CMAT: Financial & Work Disorders (Financial and Work Disorders)
    CMAT: Disordered Eating (Eating Disorders)
    Couples Sex Addiction Recovery Course (Couples Recovery Specialist)
    Mindfulness in Recovery (Mindfulness in Recovery)

     

  • What if I can't attend the Symposium for my CEUs?

    IITAP certified professionals are required to earn at least 15 CEUs from IITAP-sponsored events.  Currently, we have a number of offerings available.  They can be found by going to the Events Calendar.  A list of currently offered training courses and their CE approximations is listed below:

    CSAT Training
    Module 1 - 30 CE
    Module 2 - 30 CE
    Module 3 - 30 CE
    Module 4 - 30 CE

    Professional Development
    CMAT: Chemical Dependency - 18 CE
    CMAT: Financial & Work Disorders - 18 CE
    Couples Sex Addiction Recovery Course - 18 CE
    Karpman Drama Triangle Training - 15 CE
    Mindfulness in Recovery - 28 CE
    Sex Therapy Training - 15 CE

    Annual Events
    Symposium - 15+ CE (depends on # of sessions attended)
    IITAP Refresher - 18+ CE
    How to Build a Successful Task-Based Sex Addiction Practice Workshop - 3 CE

  • Do SASH CEUs count towards my IITAP renewal?

    SASH CEUs count towards the 15 "other" CEU requirement for your renewal.  The 15 IITAP CEUs must come from IITAP sponsored events.

    *For a list of upcoming training events, click here

  • Where is the bulletin board?

    On the previous websites, IITAP had a "Bulletin Board" function that allowed people registering for a training to communicate with one another about ride shares and roommate options.  We now have this same functionality available, but ONLY to those who have successfully registered for an event.

    Once your payment goes through and we have completed the registration process internally, you will be able to go back to the event (located in the Events Calendar) and scroll down to the bottom of the event and communicate with others that have also signed up for that particular event!  Note: you do need to be logged into the site to view this (please use the assigned login information provided by IITAP staff).

    Group Supervision opportunities are now accessible from the Therapist Dashboard.  Please see the Group Supervision FAQ for more information.

  • How do I find the online trainings?

    There is a link provided for the online training platform (Digital Chalk) on the Professional Development page under the Trainings section.  You can also refer back to the emails you received from the IITAP team (Module 1) with instructions on how to access this information.

  • Where do I find renewal or supervisor forms?

    You must be logged in now to access these forms.  Once logged in click on Forms & PowerPoints.

  • How much do the CSAT Training Modules Cost?

    Module 1 - $1250.00 USD

    Module 2 - $1175.00 USD

    Module 3 - $1175.00 USD

    Module 4 - $1175.00 USD

    Discounts are offered when paying for more than one module at a time up front and in full - 5% savings for 2 Modules, 10% savings for 3 Modules and 15% savings for all 4 modules.

    We also offer payment plans with a $300 deposit to hold your place in the training. We work to make payments flexible but all training modules must be paid in full prior to your attendance.

  • How often do I need to renew my CSAT? When do I expire?

    The CSAT, ASAT, and PSAP certification periodes are for 2 years.  Your renewal/re-certification date can be found on the Therapist Dashboard at the top of the page.

    All CEUs for renewal (30 total), must be obtained within that 2 year period.  See the renewal requirements FAQ for more information.

  • I have a disability that may need special accommodations- what does IITAP provide?

    IITAP trainings are hosted in barrier free venues to accommodate those with mobility challenges.

    For those with hearing or visual impairments, we will do our best to work with you to accommodate your technology. For those requiring special dietary consideration (food allergies, Kosher, etc.), IITAP strives to meet these requests.

    Any other requests for regarding disabilities or special requirements  please contact our office so we can discuss reasonable accommodations.

How To



  • How To
  • How do I change my address or other information on my Therapist Listing?

    You will need to login to your account and make the necessary changes there.  In the upper right corner of your screen is a link called Login that will take you to the Therapist Dashboard.

    On the Therapist Dashboard, you can update:

    • Name
    • Website
    • Email
    • Phone Number
    • Address

    If you have an enhanced listing, you can also update your website.

    If you have a premium listing, you will be able to update your business description.

    We also now provide options to address the type of services and treatment modalities you utilize in your practice as well as other great information to help market your practice!

    • Seeking help for
    • Services provided
    • Languages
    • Treatment Orientation
    • Diagnosis
  • Where do I find Group Supervision opportunities?

    Group Supervision Opportunities can be found on your Therapist Dashboard when you are logged in as a user on the IITAP.com website.  You must have completed at least Mod 1 to have access to this particular section.

    The menu item for Group Supervision can be found at the bottom left portion of your dashboard under the Therapist Resources section.

     

    Tag: Supervisor Group, Supervisor Groups

  • How do I create a Group Supervision Opportunity?

    Instructions for the step-by-step process for creating a group supervision opportunity on the therapist dashboard calendar can be found on the Therapist Dashboard, under the Therapist Resources menu, by clicking on Supervisor Resources.

    Note: you must be logged in to be able to access the dashboard.  Only Supervisors will have the capability to create Group Supervision Opportunities.

     

    Tag: Supervisor Group, Supervisor Groups

  • Where do I find a list of CSAT Supervisors?

    CSAT Supervisors are listed ONLY on the IITAP.com website.  In the upper right corner, there is a link called Therapist Directory.  Once you are on this page, you can search for supervisors using a keyword (partners, EMDR, etc.) or by location!

    Be sure to check the Supervisor box next to "Show Results!"

  • What happens if I lost my password(s)?

    IITAP staff can no longer reset passwords on the IITAP.com website.  You must go through the password recovery steps:

    1. Click on Login in the upper right corner of the website.
    2. Underneath the Log In button, there is text that says "Lost your password?"
    3. Click this text.
    4. Enter your email address (typically it is the same email you use for the Listserv) and click Reset Password.
    5. An email will be sent to your account with a link to reset your password.

    If you cannot identify the email associated with your account, please contact a member of the IITAP team.

    On the RecoveryZone.com website, you must contact the IITAP office directly.

  • How do I upgrade my Therapist Listing?

    IITAP is proud to offer several available upgrade packages for therapist listings in the Therapist Directory.  Members of our community can upgrade their personal or company listings to include business logos, direct links to a website, or even premium placement in search results.

    To check out available options, visit our virtual shop to see examples of each option!

    Interested in becoming an IITAP Partner?  Please email us directly for more information.

  • Where can I find the Networking Forums?

    The Networking Forums are accessible via the Therapist Dashboard under the Therapist Resources menu on the left.  Be sure to read the User Agreement & Honor Code before accessing the Forums for the first time.

  • How do I contribute a blog post?

    In order to submit a blog on the IITAP website, you must be a member in good standing in the IITAP community.

    To submit a blog, log into your IITAP.com account.  Once you are on the Therapist Dashboard, you will see a menu item on the left called Blog and a link below that called Contribute Blog Post.  It takes approximately 72 business hours for blogs to be reviewed and posted.

  • How do I assign tokens to clients on RecoveryZone.com?

    There is a helpful instructional video found here. If you would like to print out instructions, they are located on the Therapist Dashboard (you must be logged in) under the Forms & Powerpoints section.

  • How do I delete one of my company listings on the therapist directory?

    In order to completely remove a company from the therapist directory, you will need to email the IITAP office directly at info@iitap.com or frontoffice@iitap.com.

    If you need to update the name, address, phone number, website, etc., you can do that yourself by logging into your Therapist Dashboard and making the changes there!

  • How do I register for training's?

    If you are wanting to register for Mod 1 you should have received an "approval email" that has those instructions.

    If you want to register for Mods 2,3 or 4 you will need to be logged into the IITAP website using your username and password.  Once logged in then you would need to click on Upcoming Events.  Find the event you would like to register for and click. Then scroll down to the register section.  Proceed to register.

    Any IITAP only event you will need to be logged in to register.

     

  • Grievance Policy - How to File a Grievance

    Grievance Procedure:

    IITAP is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists. IITAP will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Vice President of IITAP in consultation with the President of IITAP.

    While IITAP strives to assure fair treatment of all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues which come to the attention of the IITAP staff which require intervention and/or action on the part of the IITAP staff or officers. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such grievances.

    When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance or expects action on a complaint, the following actions will be taken.

    1)      If the grievance concerns a speaker, the content presented by the speaker, or the style of presentation, the individual filing the grievance will be asked to put his/her comments in written format. The VP of IITAP will then pass the comments on to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual.

    2)      If the grievance concerns a workshop offering, its content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, the VP of IITAP will mediate. If necessary the President of IITAP will be involved and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action, the President of IITAP will:

    1. a)      Provide an alternate educational opportunity for the participant that will be appropriate for the participant’s level of training (i.e. a Module 3 for another Module 3).
    2. b)      Provide a partial or full refund of the training fee.

    Written documentation will be required to correspondent with this action.

    3)      If the grievance concerns IITAP’s CE program, in a specific regard, the VP of IITAP will attempt to arbitrate.

CSAT Trainings



  • CSAT Training
  • Am I qualified to be a CSAT?

    There are 3 different levels of certification in the IITAP community:

    Associate Sex Addiction Professional (ASAP)

    • Licensed through the State Board or certified through NAADAC as an NCACI, NCAC II, or MAC, or through ICRC / AODA as an AODA / AAODA or ICCOP; Bachelor’s Degree; 5 years experience; OR
    • Licensed as a Social Worker, therapist, MD, psychiatrist, or counseling clergy with a Masters Degree or higher (MA / MS / MO / DO / MD, M.Div), but less than 5 years experience.

    Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional (PSAP)

    • M.Div or equivalent with counseling courses.
    • Determinations for qualification are made on a case-by-case basis

    Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT®)

    • MA / MS / PhD / MD / DO / M.Div. from accredited institution in psychology, counseling, or related mental health field. (If you live/work outside the United States, please submit your training application for review of equivalency.)
  • I'm an intern/student and don't have enough experience, can I still attend the training?

    Yes, you may attend the training. Upon completion, as an Intern you will be certified as an Associate Sexual Addiction Therapist. However, if you are fully licensed at the conclusion of your training you will be certified as a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist.

  • Is the CSAT Training online?

    No, all CSAT modules need to be attended in person.  This is due to the amount of experiential exercises that are in the training.

    We do have some online training options that can be found here.

  • How do I access Cruise Control?

    All Candidates are required to complete the online Cruise Control course taught by Rob Weiss, CSAT-S.  To access the course, follow this link: https://iitap.digitalchalk.com/dc/guest/login

    First time users will need to set up a new account - this is NOT tied to your IITAP account credentials.

  • Where is the prep work for the modules?

    There is prep work that is required and suggested for each module.  It is imperative Candidates complete the prep work prior to attending the module.  We have found that Candidates that do not complete the assigned reading struggle to understand and incorporate the materials.

    The link can be found here: www.iitap.com/prep-work

  • Do I need to send in transcripts to be a CSAT?

    Official college transcripts (sent directly from the college) are required in 2 situations:

    1. You are currently a student and have not yet completed your degree.
    2. Specific request from IITAP after all relevant materials have been submitted.

    If you have specific questions about whether or not transcripts will be needed, please click here to email a member of our team.

Requirements



  • Requirements
  • What are the requirements for renewal?

    Renewal Requirements

    CSAT, ASAT, and PSAP certifications (including Supervisor status) are required to be renewed every 2 years.  The requirements for renewal are as follows:

    • Total CEUs required: 30
    • 15 CEUs must be from IITAP sponsored events
    • 15 CEUs can be from 0ther CE providers and must be approved by the APA, NASW, CaBBS, etc.

    Supervisors are required to have at least 6 hours of Supervisor credit from an iITAP sponsored event.  Supervisor hours can only be obtained at the annual Symposium or Refresher.

  • How many hours of Supervision do I need?

    A minimum of 8 hours of supervision prior to Module 3 (can be individual or group)

    A minimum of 15 hours of supervision prior to Module 4 (can be individual or group)

    TOTAL:
    A minimum of 30 hours of supervision at the time the Final Application for Certification is submitted.

    • Session Type Requirements: A minimum of 5 hours must be face to face (individual or group, in person or webcam)
    • Session Format Requirements: A minimum of 10 hours must be individual

    Sessions with one supervisor and one additional CSAT Candidate can count as individual supervision.

  • How can I get IITAP CEUs?

    IITAP certified professionals are required to earn at least 15 CEUs from IITAP-sponsored events.  Currently, we have a number of offerings available.  They can be found by going to the Events Calendar.  A list of currently offered training courses and their CE approximations is listed below:

    CSAT Training
    Module 1 - 30 CE
    Module 2 - 30 CE
    Module 3 - 30 CE
    Module 4 - 30 CE

    Professional Development
    CMAT: Chemical Dependency - 18 CE
    CMAT: Financial & Work Disorders - 18 CE
    Couples Sex Addiction Recovery Course - 18 CE
    Karpman Drama Triangle Training - 15 CE
    Mindfulness in Recovery - 28 CE
    Sex Therapy Training - 15 CE

    Annual Events
    Symposium - 15+ CE (depends on # of sessions attended)
    IITAP Refresher - 18+ CE
    How to Build a Successful Task-Based Sex Addiction Practice Workshop - 3 CE

     

  • What counts as IITAP CEUs?

    IITAP CEUs can only be obtained through IITAP sponsored events (CSAT training, CMAT training, Couples Sex Addiction Recovery Course, etc.).

    Conferences from related organizations such as SASH, AASECT, and NADC will count towards the "other" 15 CEU requirement, but not for the IITAP CEU requirement (regardless of whether or not a member of the IITAP community is speaking).

  • Website Discount

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    $50 discount initially on your renewal and 10% discount for each renewal thereafter. 

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    *For PSAPs:*
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  • Where is the Candidate Recommendation Letter or Form?

    When all supervision hours and certification requirements have been completed, candidates filling out the final application must also turn in 3 recommendation letters.  There is a form that is located on the Therapist Dashboard called "Candidate Recommendation."

    That is the only "sample" we offer as we have no specific qualifications regarding the letter.  If you do not want to use that form, please do a google search to come up with some good ideas!

    Candidate recommendations must be sent directly to IITAP from the person providing the recommendation.  Please email them to info@iitap.com or frontoffice@iitap.com.

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