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CE Webinar: Treating Sex Addiction Through A Neurobiological Lens

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Healing the Cause Not the Symptom:

Treating Sex Addiction Through A Neurobiological Lens

Thursday, June 11th | 11:00am – 1:00pm CT

Dr. Michael Barta will use his model TINSA®, to demonstrate how adverse developmental experiences affect the brain and predispose individuals to addiction. In this interactive presentation, the audience will see how the treatment of addiction is moving from behavioral based treatment to a revolutionary neurobiological approach. This course offers 1.5 CE’s (Must be present for the duration of the presentation).




After this program participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how early environment and the lack of attachment and attunement play a crucial role in the formation of addiction.
  2. Apply a neurobiological approach to treating addiction, sexual or otherwise, in my own practice.
  3. Define a brain disorder according to the TINSA model.
  4. Identify three symptoms of a brain disorder.
  5. Identify the three branches of the autonomic nervous system.


Michael Barta, Ph.D., LPC, CSAT-S

Dr. Michael Barta is the Founder and CEO of Begin Again Institute, a neurobiological and trauma based 14-day residential men’s sex and pornography treatment center located in Boulder, Colorado. He was trained in sexual addiction by Dr. Patrick Carnes and has over 34 years of addiction recovery experience and 12 years specializing in the treatment of sex and porn addictions and the betrayed partners. His published book, TINSA™ (Trauma-Induced Sexual Addiction) provides a neurological approach to for the treatment of sex and pornography addictions. Dr. Barta has utilized his clinical skill and personal recovery to create a neurobiological model that works on the cause or core of the sexual addiction and is now expanding this Model to treat all addictions. He is a nationally a recognized speaker in the field of sex addiction and frequently provides lectures and trainings for therapists regarding the treatment of sex and pornography addictions and compulsivity.


This program offers 1.5 CE’s.

*Participants must be present for the duration of the presentation (90 mins) to receive certificate of completion.


  • 11:00am-11:05am CST – Housekeeping and introduction
  • 11:05am-12:35pm CST – Presentation: Healing the Cause not the Symptom: Treating Sex Addiction through a Neurological Lens
  • 12:35-1:00pm CST – Questions and Answer session


Attendees for this intermediate presentation are behavioral healthcare professionals in private practice, treatment program clinical directors/staff, community agencies and various mental health disciplines.

Continuing Education Sponsored by: Integrative Life Center

“Healing the Cause Not the Symptom: Treating Sex Addiction Through A Neurobiological Lens”: This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for (1.5) continuing education clinical hours. Integrative Life Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6483. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Integrative Life Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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