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.

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
Kitchener: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234
Milton: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235
Online: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Behavioural Addictions: Sex and Shopping Addiction Spring 2021
Workshop Remote
9:00AM to 4:00PM
May 03, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Workshop Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $210.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 25, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 26, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
Section Notes

Lisa Pont, BSW, MSW, RSW

For our 2020/2021 program, all in-person workshops are being live streamed through Zoom. Once the pandemic restrictions have been lifted, these workshops will once again be held in person at our Kitchener location at 120 Duke Street West.

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