This is the third of four interviews Barbara Steffens, Ph.D, LPCC, co-author of Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal with Marsha Means, MA, did with JoAnn Russell, RN, MS at www.marriedtoasexaddict.com.
In this third interview, Barbara addresses issues including the trauma partners experience both on disclosure and living with a sex addictwho is not in recovery, the trauma model of treatment for partners dealing with this relational trauma, and the importance of empowering and supporting partners to be safe as they make life choices.
Barbara and JoAnn have been very generous letting me include the interviews in my blog. Thanks again.
Barbara Steffens’ website is www.SteffensCounseling.com. You can see her book in my Amazon bookstore Shari’s Bookstore Selections If you have difficulty seeing the player below which shows a picture of Barbara while you listen to the audio interview, you can go directly to the interview page on JoAnn’s website to listen to the interview.