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    PROFESSIONAL VITAE

     

    PUBLICATIONS

     

    Sprout, S. (2015) Naked in public: a memoir of recovery from sex addiction and other temporary insanities. Seattle, WA: Recontext Media. [More information here]

     

    LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS

     

    7/01 LICSW, Social Worker Independent Clinical License, Active, WA 

    License Number: LW00006544

    3/07 CSAT, Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist, Active, International Institute of Trauma and Addictions Professionals 

    6/99 Certified Practicum Instructor, University of Washington School of Social Work 

    1/97 CSW, Certified Social Worker, WA 

    2/95 CPI-C, Crisis Prevention Institute Certification, WA 

    6/95 Certified Disaster Mental Health Provider I, American Red Cross

    5/94 RC, Registered Counselor, WA

     

     

    PRESENTATIONS AND TRAININGS CONDUCTED

    2017 “Naked in Public: A Center for Healthy Sex Webinar with Staci Sprout” [Watch Video Here] You Tube

    2016 “Extreme Abuse and Addiction: Touchstones for Transformation” at Ivory Garden Trauma and Dissociation Conference, Seattle, WA

    2016 “Extreme Abuse 101: Expanding Our Therapeutic Container to Better Serve Our Clients and Our Communities” at Ivory Garden Trauma and Dissociation Conference, Seattle, WA [Watch video here]

    2016 "Why Addicts Don't Enter - Or Stay With - 12-Step Recovery, and What They're Missing" presentation video in Seattle, WA [Watch Video Here]

    2015 "The Naked Launch: From Dreams to Drafts to Done" a presentation video of the process of writing and publishing the memoir "Naked in Public" in Seattle, WA [Watch Video Here]

    2015 "Sexual Addiction Screening Toolkit" 1 hour training at Valley Medical Center Psychiatry and Counseling Center, Renton, WA

    2015 "Individual and Group Tools to Use in Working With Partners of Sex Addicts" Panel Presentation, International Institute of Trauma and Addictions Professionals (IITAP), 2015 Symposium, Phoenix, AZ. Presented on the "Partner's Disclosure Worksheet"

    2014 "Wound to Wisdom: Using Trauma and Grief to Empower Your Recovery" Annual Healing Hearts Retreat of Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, Indianola, WA [Listen to presentation here]

    2013 “Rage, Grief, and Boundaries: How to Grace-full-y Reclaim Your Power After Discovery of Infidelity” Prodigal’s International Annual Restoring Hearts Conference – Bellevue, WA (1.5 hours)

    2013 “Sexual Ethics, Beyond the Basics” 6 hour CEU training, Shepherd’s Counseling Services, Seattle, WA

    2012 “Sexual Ethics, Parts I and II” National Association of Social Workers Washington State Spring Conference

    2012 “Sexual Ethics” Survivorship Professionals Continuing Education Webinar

    2011 “Sexual Health After Extreme Trauma: Questions to Ask and Tools You Can Use” SMART Annual Clinician’s Conference, Hartford, CT

    2011 “Authentic Sexuality After Extreme Abuse: Tools You Can Use” Survivorship Webinar 

    2010 “Beyond Sexual Abuse/Exploitation, Sexual Programming, and Sexual Addiction/Avoidance: A Path to Empowerment” Survivorship Webinar

    1996 “Myers-Briggs Types at Work” Mediplex – Rehab Seattle

    1995 “Client Rights and Client Grievance Procedures” Mediplex Rehab -  Seattle

    1995 “Confidentiality of the Medical Record and Other Protected Client

    Information” Mediplex Rehab - Seattle

     

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    2012 - Present RECONTEXT MEDIA - Owner, trainer

    "Publishing and Promoting High Candor Stories About Overcoming Adversity"

    Publisher of Naked in Public: A Memoir of Recovery From Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities

     Sponsored Sexual Ethics trainings in various locations

     

    2011 - Present R.EVOLUTION PSYCHOTHERAPY

    Owner; Individual, Couples Therapist

    Specialty private practice for therapeutic recovery from sexual and related addictions

     

    2006 – 2011 BELLEVUE COMMUNITY SERVICES/SEXUAL RECOVERY SERVICES

    Adult Individual, Couples, Group Therapist 

    Conducted psychosocial assessments for those with sexual compulsivity

    Administered forensic sexual deviancy evaluations, assessing for psychiatric and psychopathic impairments

    Depth sexual addiction psychotherapy for adults and couples

    Facilitated groups for men, women, and family members in sexual recovery

     

    2004 – 2006  PIKE MARKET MEDICAL CLINIC

    Adult Individual, Group Therapist

    Conducted psychiatric assessments for low and no income adults

    Ongoing psychotherapy with mentally ill adults

    Facilitation of topical groups for adults including “Power Over Anger,” “Anxiety and Stress Reduction,” and “Coping with the Holidays”

     

    2002 – 2004 COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC CLINIC

    Adult Individual, Group Therapist

    Individual psychotherapy with chronically mentally ill adults

    Facilitation of process and psycho-educational support groups for adults

    Crisis interventions for acutely mentally ill adults

    Clinical documentation, report writing and professional correspondence

     

    1996 – 2001 IDA CULVER HOUSE NURSING CARE CENTER

    Social Services Coordinator

    Psychosocial assessment, care planning, treatment, and discharge planning (1:1 therapeutic visits and behavior management plans) for elders in 76 bed facility  

    Support of families with grief/adjustment, resource referrals and support group

     

    1995 – 1996  MEDIPLEX REHAB – SEATTLE

    Program Case Manager

    Assessment, case management, medical documentation for clients, ages 7-65+, with neurological impairments

    Insurance negotiation for inpatient coverage and extensions

    Crisis intervention during acting out behaviors; staff training

     

    1994 – 1995 HOSPICE & HOME CARE OF SNOHOMISH COUNTY 

    Medical Social Worker

    Assessment, treatment plans, documentation and referrals for Hospice and Home Care patients and families

    Medicare/Insurance oriented documentation/progress notes

    Collaborated with multidisciplinary team (RN, OT, PT, ST, Chaplain, Volunteers)

     

     

    EDUCATION

     

    1992 – 1994  MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK – Health/Mental Health Focus University of Washington, G.P.A. 3.87

    1988 – 1992  BACHELOR OF ARTS, PSYCHOLOGY University of Washington, G.P.A. 3.58

     

      

    MEMBERSHIPS


    Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)

    International Institute of Trauma and Addictions Professionals (IITAP)

    National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

     

     

    HONORS AND AWARDS

     

    Employee of the Month, Ida Culver House Broadview, 1997

    Employee of the Month, Mediplex Rehab – Seattle, 1995

    Yearly High Scholarship Award, UW Department of Psychology, 1992

    Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, University of Washington, 1991

    Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, University of Washington, 1991

     

     

    TRAININGS ATTENDED

     

     

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    2017

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    2014

     

     

     

     

    2014

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     2014

    2013

    International Institute for Trauma and Addictions Professionals

    Duvall, WA

     

    The 4-D Network for Body

    Mind, Heart and Spirit

     

     

    Person-Centered Tech

     

    DNMS Institute

     

    National Association of

    Social Workers (NASW)

     

    EMDRIA

     

     

     

    Ivory Garden Trauma and

    Dissociation Conference

    Seattle, WA

     

    Shepherd’s Counseling

    Services


    Eleos Support Network


    International Institute for

    Trauma and Addictions Professionals (IITAP) Annual

    Symposim

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Ivory Garden Trauma &

    Dissociation Conference,

    Seattle, WA

     

     

    Society for the Advancement

    of Sexual Health (SASH)

    Annual Conference Portland,

    OR

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wellspring Counseling

     International Institute for

    Trauma and Addictions Professionals (IITAP) Annual

    Symposim, Phoenix, AZ

    “Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention Training for Sex Addicts and Partners” Sue Neufeld-Ellis, LMHC, CSAT

     

     

     

    “Extraordinary Sex Therapy: Innovated Approaches. Practical Applications.” Gina Ogden, PhD

     

    “Digital Confidentiality According to Professional Ethics and HIPPA: A Heart-Centered Approach” Roy Huggins, Portland, WA

    “Ego State Therapy Interventions to Stabilize Your Most Wounded, Belligerent, & Dissociated Clients” Shirley Jean Schmidt, MA, LPC

     

    Understanding Malpractice Risk: The Social Worker’s Role

    “Healing the Heart of Complex Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy” Carol Forgash, CSW, BCD

     

    “’Church’ Controlled Human Trafficking: What It Is and How To Stop It” Mary Knight, MSW

    “Backstage at the False Memory Campaign”, Lynn Crook, M.Ed.

     

    Common Mistakes in Treating DID” David Calof, Seattle, WA

     

    “Organized Criminal Abuse in Childhood: Taking a Closer Look” Renton, WA


    “The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective

    on Addiction, From Heroin to Workaholism” Gabor

    Mate, MD

    “The Transgender Client, Part 1” Ryan K. Sallans

    “The Transgender Client, Part 2” Ryan K. Sallans

    “The Partner Experience: Introduction to the Complex Partner Model with a Balanced Approach to Treatment” Hope Ray, MA, LPC

    “A Collaborative Model for Couples Sexual Addiction Recovery” Ken Adams, PhD and Pat Love, PhD

    “Understanding and Healing Compassion Fatigue”

    Ken Adams, PhD

    “Parenting in a World of Porn: Raising Sexually Healthy Children and Preventing Sexual Addiction” Dan Oakes, MEd, LPC

    “Reflections on Ten Years, Where We’ve Been and

    What’s to Come” Patrick Carnes, PhD

     

    “Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma” Sandra Paulsen, PhD

    “Clinical Approaches to Chronic Self-Injury, Self-Mutilation, and Self-Harm” David Calof

    “Courage, Your Name is Comedy Improv” Lynn Crook, MEd

     

    “Hijacking of Children and Teen Sexuality: Taking it Back From Those Who Profit From the Exploration” Cordelia Anderson

    “Does Sexual Health Matter?” Douglas Braun-Harvey, MFT, CGP

    “Shifting Trends in the Treatment of Partners of Sex Addicts” Cara Tripodi. LCSW, CSAT-S, Barb Steffens, Mavis Humes, Alex Katehakis, Joan Gold

    “Sexual Development & Dysfunction: The Sexual Interdependence & Sexual Progression Model” Brett Copeland, PsyD, Andrea Rabie, BA

    “Sad Intimacy: The Impact of Unresolved Grief in Sex Addiction” Jes Montgomery, MD

    “The Five Mental Skills of Resilent Practitioners” Dr. Stephen Birchak

    “Equine Therapy Demonstration” Steven DeLugach, MS

    “Power of Prevention: a Healing Sexual Legacy After Sexual Addiction” Marnie Ferree, MA, LMFT, E.A. Cox

    “The Three Amigos on Providing Addiction Treatment in a World of Psychotherapy” Patrick Carnes, PhD, Ralph Earle, PhD, Robert Weiss, LCSW

    “The Whole and the Sum of the Parts…Towards a

    More Inclusive Understanding of the Divergencies in Sexual Behaviors” Patrick Carnes, PhD

    “Working with Suicidal Clients” Seattle, WA

    “What’s New: Higher Order Functions, Addiction and Sexuality” Patrick Carnes, PhD

    “Cruise Control Revisited” Robert Weiss, LCSW

    “Countertransference in Sexual Addiction Treatment” Robert Weiss, LCSW

    “What Do We Know About Child Pornography

    Offenders?” Michael Seto, PhD

    “An Overview of Upcoming Changes in the DSM-V”

    Jack Klott, LISW

    “Identifying Personality Disorder Isssues in Sex

    Addicts” Ken Adams, PhD

    “A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Principles”

    Patrick Carnes, PhD

    “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, and Lead” Brené Brown, PhD

     

     

    “Shame Dynamics in the Treatment of Sex Addiction” Alex Katehakis, MFT

    “The Sexualized Child” Robin Wolf, LCSW

    “Out of the Shadows, 30 Years Later” Patrick

    Carnes, PhD

    2012

    Antioch University CE at Shepherd’s Counseling

    “Cognitive Processing Therapy: The Basics and

    Beyond” with Debra Kaysen, PhD

    2012

    Alliant International

    University, Los Angeles

    “Ritual Abuse: International Clinical Perspectives”

    Randy Noblitt, PhD ,Valerie Sinason, PhD, Adah

    Sachs, MA, Alison Miller, PhD

    2012

    U.S. Journal Training, Inc.

    Conference, Seattle, WA

    Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders:

    “Healing the Loss of Dreams: Strategies for

    Resolving Loss” Rokelle Lerner

    “Understanding and Treating Trauma: A Dissociative Model” Colin Ross, MD

    “Treating Trauma and Depression” Colin Ross, MD

    “When the Body Says No: Avoiding Caregiver

    Stress” Gabor Mate, MD

    2012

    Stop Mind Control and Ritual

    Abuse Today (SMART)

    Annual Conference

    Annual Conference, Bradley Locks, CT

    2011

    Society for the Advancement

    Of Sexual Health (SASH)

    Annual Conference

     

    “Creating a Culture of Healthy Sexuality: Sex

    Addiction, Trauma, and Treatment” Conference

    “Gaslighting and Trauma” Sylvia Jason, Jennifer

    Graves

    “Interpersonal Neurobiology and Therapist Self-

    Disclosure: Right Brain Left Brain, The Power and

    The Pitfalls” Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST, CSAT

    2011

    Sex Therapy, Education, and

    Medicine (STEM), San Diego

    Presentation

    “Diverse Perspectives in Assessment & Treatment

    for for Sexual Addiction, Hypersexual Behavior &

    Out of Control Sexual Behaviors”

    2011

    National Association of Social

    Workers – WA

    “Avoid Ethics Complaints & Malpractice Lawsuits:

    Effectively Manage High-Risk Clinical Situations”

    2011

    International Institute for

    Trauma and Addictions Professionals (IITAP) Annual

    Conference

    “Neuroscience and the Portal to Change” Annual Symposium

    2011

    Stop Mind Control and Ritual

    Abuse Today (SMART)

    Annual Conference

    Annual Conference, Bradley Locks, CT

    2010

    Institute for the Advancement

    Of Human Behaviors Training

    “New Frontiers in Trauma Treatment” Bessel van

    der Kolk, MD

    2010

    National Association of Social

    Workers – WA Training

    “Lifespan Integration, Advanced” Peggy Pace

    2010

    Seattle Professional

    Development Series

    “Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention in the

    Treatment of Addictive Behaviors” Alan Marlatt, PhD

    2010

    Stop Mind Control and Ritual

    Abuse Today (SMART)

    Annual Conference, Bradley Locks, CT

    2009

    Elite Continuing Education

    “Law & Ethics”

    2009

    International Institute for

    Trauma & Addictions

    Professionals (IITAP)

    Annual Symposium

    2009

    National Association of Social

    Workers - WA

    “Lifespan Integration, Beginning” Peggy Pace

    2008

    Whitby Mental Health Centers

    Toronto, CA

    “Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised” Adelle Forth, PhD

    2008

    The Meadows

    “Lust, Anger, Love: Understanding Sexual Addiction and the Road to Healthy Intimacy” Maureen Canning, MA, LMFT

    2007

    International Institute for

    Trauma & Addictions

    Professionals (IITAP)

    Certification Training

    “Addiction Interaction” Patrick Carnes, PhD

    “Sex Addiction Assessment”

    “Understanding Addictive Disorders”

    “Courtship Disorders”

    “Eroticized Rage”

    “Sexual Anorexia”

    “Trauma Bonds”

    2007

    International Institute for

    Trauma & Addictions

    Professionals (IITAP)

    Advanced Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Training

    2007

    Bellevue Community Services

    “Cognitive Behavioral Interventions & Strategies as

    Applied to Addictions Treatment”

    2006

    International Institute for

    Trauma & Addictions

    Professionals (IITAP)

    Intensive Certified Sex Addictions Therapist Training

    2006

    The Meadows

    “Family Matters: Transforming Families from

    Addiction to Healing” Claudia Black, PhD, MSW

    2006

    Bellevue Community Services

    “Training for Sex Offender Treatment Completion

    Criteria” Bill Lennon, EdD, SOTP

    2006

    Regence Blueshield

    “Inside Tips for Collaborating with Physicians” Tina Sellers, MS, LMFT

    2006

    D&S Associates

    “DSM IV-TR: A Clinician’s Guide”

    2005

    King County Non-Profit Staff

    Development Coalition

    “Substance Abuse”

    2005

    CE-Credit.com

    “A Clinician’s Guide to Legal Issues in

    Psychotherapy, or, Proceed with Caution”

    2005

    The Meadows

    “Emotional Trauma and the Price We Pay” Shelley

    Uram, MD

    2004

    The Meadows

    “Unresolved Grief and Addiction” Lorie Dwinell

    2004

    The Meadows

    “Understanding How to Resolve Conflict in All Your Relationships” Mitch Teufel, MA, CCDC

    2004

    QPR For Suicide Prevention

    “QPRT Suicide Risk Detection, Risk Assessment

    and Risk Management” Paul Quinnett, PhD

    2003

    Community Psychiatric Clinic

    “Cultural Competency for the African American

    Population”

     

     

    “HIPPA”

    “Confidentiality and Records Management”

    “Housing”

    “Managing Aggressive Behavior, Level I”

    “Managing Aggressive Behaviors, Level II”

    “Opiate Substitution Treatment”

    2003

    R. Cassidy Seminars

    “Complex Psychological Trauma and PTSD” John

    Briere, PhD

    2002

    Community Psychiatric Clinic

    “Dialectical Behavioral Therapy V”

    “Dialectical Behavioral Therapy IV”

    “Working with Groups”

    “Dialectical Behavioral Therapy III”

    “Dialectical Behavioral Therapy II”

    “Psychopharmacology”

    “Dialectical Behavioral Therapy I”

    “Reality Acceptance”

    “Clinical Documentation”

    “Suicide Assessment and Intervention”

    “Productive Workplace Environment”

    “Cultural Competency for the Asian Population”

    1996

    National Association of Social

    Workers – WA

    “Certified Social Worker Examination Prepatory

    Class”

    1996

    Northwest Hospital

    Geropsychiatry Series

    “Genetic Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease” Thomas

    Bird, MD

    1996

    Northwest Hospital

    Geropsychiatry Series

    “Managing Depression in the Elderly” Soo Borson,
    MD

    1996

    Health Ed

    “Washington Long-Term Care: Legal and Financial

    Issues” Joan Lewis, Sean Bleck, Janet Somers

    1995

    King County Red Cross

    “Disaster Mental Health Provider” Ken

    Passamaneck, MD and C. Williams, RN

    1995

    C.G. Jung Society, Seattle

    “Gifts of the Night: Ways of Working with Dreams”

    1995

    Speech and Rehabilitation

    Services

    “Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Cognitive Impairments”

    1995

    UW School of Social Work

    “The Pharmacology of Commonly Prescribed

    Medications Used to Treat Psychiatric Disorders”

    1995

    American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work

    “Reclaiming Our Clinical Integrity”

    1995

    Medical Education Services

    “Mental Health and the Law”

    1995

    Washington State Head

    Injury Association

    Annual Conference

    1994

    DSHS Region 4

    “Public Assistance Programs and Services“

    1994

    WA State Psychological Association

    Annual Conference

     

    1994

    Health Information Network

    “HIV/AIDS Education for Health Care Providers”

    1993

    Claudia Black, M.S.W.

    “Caring for the Caregiver”

    1993

    Jungian Psychotherapists

    Association

    “What I’ve Learned from Jung about Doing

    Psychotherapy” John Beebe, MD

    1992

    Washington State

    Psychological Association

    Conference on Women in Psychology