It is expected that an individual with pastoral certification will maintain connections with professionals who specialize in treating sexual addiction and spouses/partners of sex addicts and will know how to make appropriate referrals. The applicant for pastoral certification will demonstrate an understanding of the limits of their training and will know how to address the spiritual aspects of sexual addiction and partner trauma without diminishing the clinical aspects of sexual addiction and working with spouses/partners of sex addicts.
1. Complete the course: Multidimensional Trauma Model Treatment of Addicts, Partners, and Relationships. More details on availability will be posted shortly. Complete the contact form on the website to be added to our email list and you will be notified of upcoming training opportunities.
Following completion of the Multidimensional Trauma Model Treatment of Addicts, Partners, and Relationships course, an interview will be scheduled online with board members. A case study will be given to insure that applicants understand the model and can apply it in their work/ministry setting. These will be scheduled through the IACSAS office.
Employment (Or Ministry Setting – May be a volunteer role)
Employed by a church or parachurch organization or recognized in a leadership position by the church or parachurch organization. Applicants must also have a minimum of a bachelors degree from a US Department of Education accredited institution or equivalent. The purpose of the pastoral certification is to recognize individuals who have completed educational requirements and are equipped to recognize the problem of sexual addiction when it presents in church members.