Female Sex, Love, & Relationship Addiction Training Program with Staci Sprout (Starting Soon)

Staci Pilot Program

Do you have a heart for helping female love, sex, and relationship addicts? If so, I have an unprecedented and amazing new training opportunity to share with you. Author and female sex addiction specialist Staci Sprout has created a female addiction training program for clinicians, coaches, and pastoral counselors. This is a much-needed resource! Only 20 people can participate in the pilot version of this program. Will you be one of them? I know I’ll be sharing this opportunity far and wide.

For more information, here is a message from Staci Sprout:

I want to invite you to join me in a new project I’m developing, an online class to support therapists, coaches and pastoral counselors who are working with female sex and love addicts. To this end, I am offering a six week Zoom PILOT training program to clinicians, coaches, and pastoral counselors based on my experience working with women love, sex and relationship addicts in individual and group therapy since 2006 (and what I’ve learned from my own recovery journey and sponsoring women since 2001).

The course is called “Shadows of the Heart for Professionals: Best Practices in Individual Treatment of Women with Love, Sex and Relationship Addiction,” and you are most welcome to participate! You can find out more details and sign up HERE.

This inaugural pilot program will eventually form the basis for a more in-depth Shadows of the Heart for Professionals training program, including online education on Individual and Group Treatment, an Instructor’s Guide, and more. The larger course will be fine-tuned based on the experience and feedback of the pioneers who will be taking this PILOT training course with me. And all who complete the PILOT will get 1/2 off the final course on individual treatment, which will be 24 hours, learn-at-your-pace, plus much additional expanded content.

The PILOT price is $497 for 12 total hours ($41/hr), 2hrs/week for 6 weeks. If that is a hardship and you are interested, email me and we can talk about installment payments. I really want this to be accessible. 🙂

There are several spots still open; I am accepting up to 20 participants – I don’t want the class to be too large.

I hope this will be a great addition to what we’re all already doing – I think it’s going to be a lot of fun, great learning (for me too!), and getting to know each other better in service of helping women heal. Women, men and those with non-binary gender ID are encouraged to participate.

*Applications will be processed in the order they are received, with the exception of a priority of those currently in my consultation program, and inclusion of multi-disciplinary, ethnically diverse, and LGBTQI helping professionals. We need all the diverse perspectives we can get for female-informed care, so please let me know if this applies to you!

In gratitude,

Staci Sprout, LICSW, CSAT


Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutubeBlogTwitterFacebookInstagram, and Pinterest, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!


For Female Sex Addicts – Upcoming Event & Resources

women-facesI am excited to announce an upcoming event for female sex addicts in recovery. Staci Sprout, author of “Naked in Public: A Memoir of Recovery From Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities” shares that “this is the first in-person public event of its kind locally (and probably for most of the globe) where the topic, women and sex addiction, will be so openly addressed.” The event will be hosted in Salt Lake City, Utah. Click here for information.

Another excellent resource for both female and male sex addicts seeking recovery is my upcoming book “Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery” (Staci Sprout is also endorsing my book). This book will be available on Valentine’s Day, 2017. Click here to sign up for the “Life After Lust” Newsletter.

For women seeking treatment, check out your local LifeSTAR or sex addiction specialist.

*Photo by ArtsyBee

Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LMFT, Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley If you benefited from this article, please “follow” us on this blog and on Twitter, “like” us on Facebook, and SHARE this article and blog with others. Thank you!