The Price of Love: Sex, Money and Addiction

SierraTucsonBreakfastDebra L. Kaplan, M.A., LAC, LISAC, CMAT, CSAT-S

Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. at Westward Look Resort, Tucson, Arizona

A couple’s relational currency may speak to what they each value; yet unspoken dynamics often drive their relating. The value of sex and money are two constants in relationship that create negative and positive awareness both in the bedroom as well as in therapy. As if our work with couples isn’t difficult enough what is a therapist to do when sexual and financial exploitation fuse to create a volatile coefficient in coupleship? Drawing on her years on Wall Street, Debra will examine the crossroads of sexual and monetary exploitation including how narcissism and even psychopathy may put many couples at risk for relational distress and/or dissolution.

Learn To:

  • Identify and understand the spectrum of narcissistic wounding
  • Identify personality and relational dynamics consistent with exploitive sexual and monetary relational dynamics
  • List therapeutic interventions for working with exploitation in relationship.

About the Speaker:

Debra L. Kaplan, MA, LAC, LISAC, CMAT, CSAT-S specializes in helping adults and adolescents overcome sex addiction and Complex Post Traumatic Stress C-PTSD/Borderline. Debra’s expertise in working with sex addiction includes working with couples and spouses affected by internet and pornography addiction, and emotional/sexual affairs. Debra is committed to providing her clients with the best treatment available. Toward this end, Debra stays current on developments in the field of addiction and trauma, including recent theoretical findings and new practice methodologies. Debra is an EMDR-II clinician, Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor (CSAT-S). IITAP promotes a highly effective, task-centered approach to trauma, chemical dependency, financial disorders, and intimacy/sex addiction which Debra utilizes and integrates into her work with clients.

Event Location:

Westward Look

Santa Catalina Ballroom

245 E. Ina Road

Tucson, AZ 85704



By March 27, 2013: $15 per person (No refunds after this date)

At the Door: $25 per person (Cash or check only)

For more information, visit

CE Credit:

2.0 Continuing Education Credits Available:

MFT, LCSW as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Approval #PCE3587.

Sierra Tucson is a provider approved by NAADAC. Approved Education Provider Program, Provider #471 for 2 Contact Hours.

RN as required by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Approval #CEP 12719.

Psychologists – This program is co-sponsored by Sierra Tucson and Prescott House. Sierra Tucson is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; Sierra Tucson maintains responsibility for this program and its content.