Learn the intersectionality between stimulants and sex, known as 'chemsex'

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  • Course Description

    This course will explore the fusion of substance use and sexual behavior, sometimes known as “chemsex,” and its impact on sexual functioning and intimacy. Specific cultural, social and interpersonal aspects of the epidemic will be explored. The recovery process, including important considerations and milestones useful for clinicians, will be discussed.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Describe at least three clinical signs and symptoms of stimulant misuse and co-occurring sex addiction; List the effects of stimulants on the brain, including specifics about their impact on sexual arousal and behavior; List two or more clinical considerations relating to the treatment of paired substance use and sexual behavior.

  • Downloadable Podcast

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour audio podcast presentation (streaming or free for download via our site, Apple Podcasts, or GooglePlay), a post-presentation test with six to eight questions per CE credit hour, and a course evaluation; course requirements can be accessed either via computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account. In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical annual subscription, #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast, #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (a score of at least 75%; you are able to re-test) and #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, sponsor, instructor, or content. The presenter, David Fawcett, may benefit from endorsement of his book.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course and hit the 'Generate Certificate' button, a new window will open up with your certificate; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Click on the FAQ link at the bottom of this page for more information about how to receive a copy of a course completion certificate if course access has expired. Course certificates will be on file for five (5) years from date of course completion.

  • Target Audience and Instructional Level

    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory/Intermediate.

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Instructor

Expert Sexologist

David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW 6037

Senior Instructor

David Fawcett PhD, LCSW is a social worker and sex therapist. He is the author of Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery (Healing Path Press 2015) which explores the intersection of gay men, drug use, and high-risk sexual behavior. The book was named “2016 Best Nonfiction Literature” by POZ magazine. He is also Vice President for Clinical Programming at Seeking Integrity LLC which develops and operates treatment programs for fused drug and sex behaviors (chemsex) and intimacy disorders. Seeking Integrity currently has a facility in Los Angeles. In 2018 he co-produced an award- winning documentary called Crystal City which follows several gay men in recovery from meth. He frequently presents workshops on addiction, LGBT issues, HIV and co-occurring disorders both in the US and internationally. He is a regular contributor to TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com and he has been published in Huffington Post, Positively Aware, and other journals.

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