Course Description

There are certain pleasurable behaviours that are necessary parts of daily living; however, when engaged in excessively, these behaviours can have a negative impact on people’s lives. This workshop will explore the etiology of two of these behaviours; sex and shopping, including risk factors as well as signs, consequences and implications for treatment. This training will address screening and assessment tools and strategies along with the current treatment landscape for shopping and sex addiction. 

CACCF: 6 continuing education hours

CCPA -- Pre-approved for 6 CEUs

Learner Outcomes

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how people can become addicted to sex and shopping.
  • Identify risk factors for developing sex and shopping addiction.
  • Understand signs and consequences of sex and shopping addiction.
  • Identify and use screening and assessment tools for these client populations.
  • Discuss the current treatment options available for sex and shopping addiction.


For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234

Cancellations and Transfers
Be sure to carefully review our cancellation and transfer information before registering.

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Behavioural Addictions: Sex and Shopping Addictions
Workshop Remote
9:00AM to 4:00PM
May 02, 2022
Schedule and Location
Total Hours
Delivery Options
Workshop Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $220.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Instructor: Lisa Pont, BSW, MSW, RSW


This workshop is being held remotely through Zoom.

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

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