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Fri, Oct 20



The Two Faces of Trauma in Infidelity in the Digital Age: A Collaborative Approach to Addressing Betrayal Trauma of Both

3 APA & AASECT CE Credits Available Presenter: Dr. Peter Kanaris

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The Two Faces of Trauma in Infidelity in the Digital Age: A Collaborative Approach to Addressing Betrayal Trauma of Both
The Two Faces of Trauma in Infidelity in the Digital Age: A Collaborative Approach to Addressing Betrayal Trauma of Both

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Oct 20, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:10 PM PDT


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The Two Faces of Trauma in Infidelity in the Digital Age: A Collaborative Approach to Addressing Betrayal Trauma of Both The Betrayed and the Betrayer

Presenter: Peter Kanaris, PhD

Date: Friday, October 20, 2023

Time: 9:00 am PST – 12:10 pm PST

Duration:Approximately 3 hours

Description of Event:

The trauma of betrayal in intimate relationships has long been the central issue in the effort to repair the relationship. Most treatments have focused on the trauma of the betrayed. While this is essential, the trauma of the betrayer is often neglected. Shame, guilt, and anger are often present in both partners. Developmental traumas of each partner often complicate recovery. Handling the complexities of traumas both in the contemporary sense and revealed in developmental histories is a challenge in the treatment. This presentation will elaborate The Collaborative Treatment approach to conjointly address the complex traumas in intimate partner betrayal. The special issues and challenges presented by cyberinfidelity will be addressed with ample case illustrations and time for discussion.

About Dr. Peter Kanaris:

Dr. Kanaris is a renowned award-winning psychologist, relationship therapist, and sex therapist located in New York. He holds a doctorate in Clinical and School Psychology and is certified as a Diplomate and Supervisor of Sex Therapy by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the New York State Psychological Association. He has been honored with the Psychologist of the Year Award by the Suffolk County Psychological Association. He has been featured on many live interviews and call-in television telecasts, radio programs, newspaper and magazine columns, internet, and educational video series on various topics related to psychology, sexuality, and mental health. He was voted Best Sex Therapist on Long Island for 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2018, 2019 and 2020, 2021, and 2022 by the readers of The Long Island Press. He is also the owner of Kanaris Psychological Services, P.C., where he directs the Sexual Diagnostic Program. In his career he has worked with people throughout the developmental spectrum from childhood to older adults. Dr. Kanaris is passionate about helping individuals and couples overcome their challenges and achieve their goals in their personal and intimate lives. He has advanced training in cognitive behavioral, solution focused, strategic, systemic, and narrative approaches in psychotherapy.

Audience and Level of Instruction:

This webinar is tailored for practicing mental health practitioners and will include advanced content taught at the post-doctoral level.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

1. Identify the traumas of both partners in intimate partner betrayal.

2. Describe how the Collaborative Treatment Model addresses complex trauma conjointly.

3. Identify the features of the Evidence Based Approach to restoring trust.

Continuing Education Information:

This Program is elligible for eligible for three AASECT and/or APA CE units.

The Olsen Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Olsen Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 4 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact


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Event Recording:

A recording of this event will be made available online for all participants for a period of 30 days.  The recording will be made available as soon as possible after the event, but no later than 2 weeks following the event.

References List:

Fye, M. A., & Mims, G. A. (2019). Preventing infidelity: A theory of protective factors. The Family Journal, 27(1), 22-30.

Haseli, A., Shariati, M., Nazari, A. M., Keramat, A., & Emamian, M. H. (2019). Infidelity and its associated factors: A systematic review. The journal of sexual medicine, 16(8), 1155-1169.

Hertlein. K. M., & Piercy. F. P. (2006). Internet infidelity: A critical review of the literature. The Family Journal. 14(4), 366-371.

Jain, G., & Sen, S. (2018). Adultery in the age of technology: Complexities and methodological challenges in studying internet infidelity. In Internet infidelity (pp. 31-43). Springer, Singapore.

Martins, A., Pereira, M., Andrade, R., Dattilio, F. M., Narciso, I., & Canavarro, M. C. (2016). Infidelity in dating relationships: Gender-specific correlates of face-to-face and online extradyadic involvement. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45(1), 193-205.

Mosley, T. L. (2022.). Forever Imprinted: Understanding the Relationship Between Betrayal Trauma Within Intimate Relationships and Attachment. Mercer University.

Snyder, D. K., Gordon, K. C., & Baucom, D. H. (2007). Getting past the affair: A program to help you cope, heal, and move on—together or apart. Guilford Press.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from Dr. Peter Kanaris, a leading authority in sexual health and couples therapy, while earning four AASECT and/or APA CE credits.

Secure your spot now for this enriching and enlightening webinar designed exclusively for you as a professional therapist.


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