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The WKU Department of Counseling and Student Affairs presents a Mental Health Professional Development Workshop

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Pornography: The Hidden Addiction

April 9 | 3:45 - 5:45 PM | GRH 2009

CEUs: 2 | Contact Hours: 2

Recently, addiction has become a focal point for treatment within the United States. Topics such as opiate addiction have gained statewide and national attention, placing addiction at the center of mental health issues in America. With all the media coverage on addictions, pornography is one that you will not often see. However, research has shown that internet pornography addiction is a growing concern among all age groups, especially our youth. Understanding signs and symptoms of internet pornography and addiction, as well as identifying treatment options can be helpful for mental health providers.

This presentation will include how to recognize signs and symptoms, discuss reasons internet pornography is not included in the DSM-V and offer helpful treatment options for providers treating individuals with pornography addiction.

WKU Students: Free

WKU Faculty/Staff: $15

Mental Health Professionals: $25

  •  Participants will gain an understanding of the signs of symptoms of internet pornography addiction.

  • Participants will gain an awareness of how religious and moral beliefs impact pornography addiction.

  • Participants will learn about treatment methods most commonly used to effectively treat internet pornography addiction.

Hannah M. Coyt, M.Ed., LPCC-S, NCC, CCMHC

Hannah M. Coyt, M.Ed., LPCC-S, NCC, CCMHC has been a licensed counselor for Kentucky since 2000. She earned her master’s degree from Lindsey Wilson, and is currently in her third year of doctoral program, working on a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision. She has worked in the mental health field for over 19 years with various populations including SMI adults, SED children, geriatric clients, veterans, DID adults and children, families, couples and substance abuse. Hannah has also taught various undergraduate courses for Lindsey Wilson College as clinical affiliate faculty since 2002, including Practicum, Assessment, and Substance Use and Abuse.  Hannah has also presented at local and regional conferences on obstacles for women in Appalachia, pornography addiction, issues in the geriatric population and adolescent issues.

  • Registration closes at noon on April 2, 2019
  • Approved for NBCC Credit Hours: 2 (ACEP # 4282)
  • Kentucky Board of Social Work CEW Credit Hours Awarded: 2 (KBSWSP 2018051)

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