Sex Addiction Experts from The Ranch, SRI Present at SASH Conference in Boston

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On Sept. 21, 2013, sexual addiction experts from The Ranch and The Sexual Recovery Institute will present at the national conference for The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 4, 2013 – From Sept. 18 to 21, counselors, therapists, physicians and other professionals will gather at the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel for the 2013 national conference for The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH). The theme of this year’s conference is “Creating a Culture of Healthy Sexuality: Diversity of Thought.”

On the esteemed panel of speakers are three noted sex addiction experts: Barbara Larew-Adams, LCSW, CSAT-S, and Karen Brownd, MA, from The Ranch treatment center, and Marty Simpson Revell, LMFT, CSAT, an addiction specialist at The Sexual Recovery Institute.

Simpson Revell will host a presentation titled, “Working with Selves Within: A Voice Dialogue Demonstration for Clinicians with Sex Addicts” on  Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Participants will learn about identifying the “primary self” and “disowned self” as well as developing an “inner witness of self” and an “aware ego process,” guiding clients to greater integration and the opportunity to make more balanced life choices.

“Helping addicts and partners know and understand themselves is a necessary first step to creating intimacy in other relationships,” said Simpson Revell. “This experiential presentation will offer a demonstration in voice dialogue, a technique that helps participants clarify ‘primary’ and ‘disowned’ parts of self with mindful awareness.”

Later that day, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., The Ranch’s Clinical Director, Barbara Larew-Adams, and the Director of Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery at The Ranch, Karen Brownd, will discuss “Assessment and Treatment Considerations for Coexistence of Sex Addiction and Eating Disorders in Females.”

To register, visit the conference website. To learn more about events hosted by Elements Behavioral Health, visit the events page or contact Jeanette Lisalda at (866) 825-1104 or

About The Ranch

Since 1999, The Ranch has provided comprehensive therapeutic programs that treat the underlying causes of eating disorders, addictions and other self-defeating behaviors. The Ranch offers innovative therapies to address the multidimensional aspects of the whole person while teaching personal accountability in a safe, nurturing, real-life environment. Located on a working horse ranch in the beautiful rolling hills of Nunnelly, Tennessee, The Ranch offers programs with a variable length of stay, which allows each client to anchor new recovery behaviors needed for lasting change. For more information about The Ranch, call (866) 381-8447 or visit

About The Sexual Recovery Institute

The Sexual Recovery Institute is the nation’s premier outpatient program for men and women struggling with relationship, love and sex addiction and their partners healing from the trauma of discovery. Based in Los Angeles, California, the institute offers confidential, affordable and gender-specific programs that encourage healthy sexuality and intimacy, including two-week intensives and individual, group and couples treatment. For more information about The Sexual Recovery Institute, call (866) 819-7849 or visit

The Ranch and The Sexual Recovery Institute are part of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that also includes Promises Treatment Centers, The Recovery Place, Spirit Lodge and Right Step. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit

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