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23rd May 2019 

Education:

  • Master's Degree in Agency Counseling, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, 1992.
  • Juris Doctorate, Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1974.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Drama & Speech, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama, 1970.

    Professional Experience:
    Psychotherapy and Counseling Related Experience:
  • Private Practice of Counseling, Manchester, London & Guildford, Surrey, England, February, 2006, to present.
  • Senior Counselor, Life Works Community, Ltd., January 2004 to November 2005.
  • Owner, Charley Shults & Associates, March, 2003 to December, 2003.
  • Owner and President, Alabama Therapy Associates, August, 2000, to February, 2003.
  • Private Practice of Counseling with Alabama Therapy Associates, L.L.C., Birmingham, Alabama, as a Licensed Professional Counselor, July of 1994 to December of 2003.
  • President and Co-Founder, Alabama Therapy Associates, L.L.C., Birmingham, Alabama, January, 1994, to July, 2000.
  • Private Practice of Counseling as a Certified Counselor Associate, Alabama Therapy Associates, Birmingham, Alabama, January 1994 to July, 1994, Adult and Child Development Professionals, Birmingham, Alabama, June, 1992 through December, 1993.
  • Senior Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor, Parkside Lodge of Birmingham, Warrior, Alabama, April, 1987, to June, 1992.
  • Assistant Veterans' Service Officer, State of Alabama Department of Veterans' Affairs, Birmingham, Alabama, 1985-1987.
  • Certified DUI Instructor, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, Birmingham, Alabama, 1984-1985.
    Group Facilitator and Presenter, DUI Level II Program, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, 1984-1985.

    Certifications, Memberships and Professional Relationships:
  • UKCP: United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy membership and Certification as an Integrative Psychotherapist, September, 2011.
  • Metanoia Institute, December, 2010.
  • International Association for the Study of Attachment, Founding Member, December, 2007.
  • Executive Council, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Certifiers, International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, 2003 to March, 2007.
  • International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, 2002 through December 2013.
  • Supervisor of Sex Addiction Therapists, 2002 through December 2013.
  • Time Line Therapy Trainer Certification, Time Line Therapy Association, September, 2001.
  • Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, May, 2001 thru December, 2013.
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy, and Hypnotherapy Certified Trainer, August, 1999.
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy and Hypnotherapy Certified Master Practitioner, July 1999.
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Associate Member, 1998 to 2004.
  • National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors, 1997.
  • Employee Assistance Professionals Association, 1997 to 2003.
  • Certified Counseling Supervisor, Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling, 1997.
  • Master's Level Addiction Professional, Alabama Alcohol and Drug Association, 1997.
  • Board of Directors, Alabama Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, 1995 & 1996.
  • Chair, Ethics Committee, Alabama Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, 1995 & 1996.
  • President and Co-Founder, Alabama Therapy Associates, Birmingham, Alabama, 1994.
  • Board of Directors, National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, 1994 to 1997.
  • Chair, Curriculum Committee, National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, 1996 & 1997.
  • Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional, 1993.
  • Alabama Alcohol and other Drugs Addiction Association, 1993.
  • National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, 1992 to 2014.*
  • Chi Sigma Iota, International Counseling Society, 1992.
  • Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, 1991.
    American Counseling Association (ACA), 1991.
  • The Adlerian Society of Alabama, founding member and member of the Board of Directors, 1991.

    Professional Publications:
  • Sexual Addiction in the Workplace: An EAP Perspective. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, Vol. 4, Number 2, 1997.
  • Sexual Harassment as Sexual Addiction. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, Vol. 2, Number 2, 1995.

    Professional Presentations:
  • Multiple Addictions and Addiction Interaction Disorder; Beroendedagen [Addiction Conference], Stockholm, Sweden, September 2014, (1 hr.).
  • Healing the Broken Bond: Using Attachment Centered Therapy as a means of assessing and intervening with attachment and other difficulties; Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, September 2013, (1.25 hrs).
  • A Comparison of Two Sex Addicts using the Experiences in Close Relationships Questionnaire and the Adult Attachment Interview, Dynamic Maturational Model; Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, October 2010 (1.25 hrs).
  • A Comparison of Two Sex Addicts using the Experiences in Close Relationships Questionaire and the Adult Attachment Interview, Dynamic Maturational Model; International Association for the Study of Attachment, Cambridge, England, UK, August 2010 (1.5 hrs).
  • The Broken Bond: Attachment Disorder as a Precursor to Addiction and other Dysfunctional Behaviours, Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, San Francisco, California, September 2005 (1.25 hrs).
  • Attachment and Eating Disorders, The National Center for Eating Disorders, Cobham, Surrey, UK, January, 2005 (1 hr).
  • Sexual Addiction and Sexual Anorexia. UK/European Symposium on Addictive Disorders, London, England, April, 2004 (1.5 hrs).
  • An Introduction to Sexual Addiction Assessment and Treatment. Medical Educational Services, Nashville, TN, December 5, 2002, Indianapolis, IN, December 6, 2002 (6 hrs).
  • An Introduction to Time Line Therapy Techniques. Medical Educational Services, Birmingham, Alabama, April 26, 2002 (6 hrs).
  • An Introduction to Sexual Addiction Assessment and Treatment. Medical Educational Services, Birmingham, Alabama, April 25, 2002 (6 hrs).
  • Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: Diagnosis and Intervention. Bradford Health Care Services, Birmingham, Alabama, August, 2001 (4 hrs).
  • Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner Training, Alabama Therapy Associates, Birmingham, Alabama, 2001 (130 hrs).
  • Time Line Therapy Techniques for Intervention. Central Alabama Rehabilitation Environment, Birmingham, Alabama, April, 1999 (1 hr).
  • Relationship Actualization: a model for relationship recovery. Sex, Spirituality and Joy, National Conference, The National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, St. Louis, Missouri, April, 1999 (2 hrs).
  • Stress Management. Addiction Recovery Program, Center for Psychiatric Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, January, 1999 (1.25 hrs).
  • Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: treating sexual addiction. Alabama Association of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Birmingham, Alabama, September, 1998 (4 hrs).
  • Sexual Harassment and Sexual Addiction. Addiction Recovery Program, Center for Psychiatric Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, August, 1998 (1.25 hrs).
  • Stress Management for Professionals. Birmingham Health Care for the Homeless Coalition, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama, January, 1998 (1 hr).
  • Professional, Legal & Ethical issues for EAPs. Alabama Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Gulf Shores, Alabama, May, 1997 (4 hrs).
  • Jabberwocky: Legal Bandersnatches for EAPs. Alabama Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Gulf Shores, Alabama, May, 1996 (2 hrs).
  • Sex in the Workplace: Considerations for Employee Assistance Professionals. Celebrating Life, National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas, March, 1996 (1.5 hrs).
  • Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in Counseling, Alabama Counseling Association, Montgomery, Alabama, February, 1996 (2 hrs).
  • Ethical Issues for Chemical Dependency Counselors. Alabama Alcohol and other Drugs of Abuse Association, Birmingham, Alabama, November, 1995 (6 hrs).
  • Ethical Issues for Chemical Dependency Counselors. Alabama Alcohol and other Drugs of Abuse Association, Montgomery Area Court Referral Program, Montgomery, Alabama, August, 1995 (6 hrs).
  • Ethical Issues for Chemical Dependency Counselors. Alabama Alcohol and other Drugs of Abuse Association, Decatur-Madison County Mental Health Center, Decatur, Alabama, May, 1995 (6 hrs).
  • Sexual Harassment as Sexual Addiction. Sexual Addiction: Sin, Crime or Disease, National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March, 1995 (1.5 hrs).
  • Long Term Recovery and Developmental Precursors: Or, Now That I’ve Got It, What Do I Do With It? Sexual Addiction: Sin, Crime or Disease, National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March, 1995 (1.5 hrs).
  • Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Chemical Dependency. Alabama Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, Huntsville, Alabama, 1994 (6 hrs).
  • Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Chemical Dependency. Alabama Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, Mobile, Alabama, 1994 (1.5 hrs).
  • Guided Imagery in the Treatment of Chemical Dependency. Alabama Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, Birmingham, Alabama, 1994 (1 hr).
  • Sexual Addiction and Trauma in the Treatment of Chemical Dependency. Alabama Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Association, Birmingham, Alabama, 1993 (1.5 hrs).
  • Legal Issues for EAPs. Alabama Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Gulf Shores, Alabama, 1993 (1.5 hrs).
  • Legal Issues in Counseling Chemical Dependency. Alabama School of Alcohol and Drug Studies. The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1993 (25 hrs).
  • Sexual Addiction and Abuse: The problem at work. Alabama Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Gulf Shores, Alabama, 1992 (1.5 hrs.).
  • EAP Legal Issues. Alabama Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Gulf Shores, Alabama, 1992 (1.5 hrs.).
  • The Legal Aspects of EAP Strategies and Techniques. Alabama School of Alcohol and Drug Studies, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1992 (3 hours).
  • Meditation and Relaxation in Chemical Dependency Treatment and Recovery. Alabama Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, Montgomery, Alabama, 1991 (1.5 hours).
  • Legal Issues in Counseling. Alabama Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, Montgomery, Alabama, 1991 (1.5 hours).
  • Legal Requirements and Record Keeping. Alabama Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Gulf Shores, Alabama, 1991 (1.5 hours).
  • Relapse Prevention. University of Alabama at Birmingham, The Regional Medical Education Center, Department of Veterans' Affairs, Alcohol and Drug School, 1989 (4 hours).

    Professional Development:
  • eMETT: Micro-Expression Training Tool, online training, Paul Ekman Group, 5/7/2014, 1 hr.
  • Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment: Integrated Treatment, Invitational Conference, Instituto Terapia Familiare, May 31 & June 1 2014, Florence, Italy, 16 hrs.
  • From Pierre Janet’s Psychological Automatism to Structural Dissociation, Onno Van der Hart, The Bowlby Centre, 30 November, 2013, London, 4 hrs.
  • Creating a Culture of Healthy Sexuality: Diversity of thought, the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, 18-21 September, 2013, Boston, MA, 10 hrs.
  • Addictions from an Attachment Perspective: do broken bonds and early trauma lead to addictive behaviours? The John Bowlby Memorial Conference 2013, The Bowlby Centre, 19-20 April, 2013, 8 hrs.
    Attachment Theory in Practice, The Psychotherapy Networker, online presentation, completed November, 2012, 6 hrs.
  • Advanced Clinical AAI Seminar, Dr. Patricia Crittenden, 9-13 November, 2011, London, England, 33 hrs.
  • The Great Attachment Debate, The Psychotherapy Networker, online presentation, completed June 16, 2011, 6 hrs.
  • Creating a Culture of Healthy Sexuality: Joy of the Journey, The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, 2010 National Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, 2010, 26 hrs.
  • From Theory to Practice, Second Biennial International Conference, International Association for the Study of Attachment, St. John’s College, Cambridge University, UK, August 29-31, 2010, 24 hrs.
  • Practical Strategies Related to Healing: a task centered approach, 5th Annual IITAP Symposium, International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals, Carefree, Arizona, March 1-6, 2010, 16 hrs.
  • CSAT [Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist] Supervisor Training, International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, Carefee, Arizona, March 4, 2010, 6 hrs.
  • Advanced Clinical AAI Seminar, Dr. Patricia Crittenden, 5-9 December, 2009, Telford, England, 33 hrs.
  • The Dynamic-Maturational Model for The Modified Adult Attachment Interview, Week 3, Dr. Patricia Crittenden, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 19-24 September, 2009, 40 hrs.
  • The Dynamic-Maturational Model for The Modified Adult Attachment Interview, Week 2, Dr. Patricia Crittenden, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 18-23 May, 2009, 40 hrs.
  • The Dynamic-Maturational Model for The Modified Adult Attachment Interview, Week 1, Dr. Patricia Crittenden, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 20-25 February, 2009, 40 hrs.
  • International Association for the Study of Attachment, 1st Annual Conference, Bertinoro, Italy, Oct. 5-7, 2008, 16 hrs.
  • Working with Gambling Problems, Laban’s Addiction Specific Trainings, July 2008, 15 hours.
  • Ethics Training, Laban’s Addiction Specific Trainings, July 2008, 6 hours.
  • HIV/AIDS Training, Laban’s Addiction Specific Trainings, July 2008, 6 hours.
  • Attachment and Psychopathology, International Association for the Study of Attachment, November, 2007, Brighton, England, 24 hrs.
  • CSAT Consultant Training, International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, May 2006, Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A., 6 hrs.
  • Innovations in Task Centered Therapy, 1st Annual International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, May 2006, Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A., 15 hrs.
  • Creating a Culture of Healthy Sexuality, Diversity and Dissemination. The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, San Francisco, California, USA, September 2005, 17 hrs.
  • Healing Emotional Wounds. Dr. Ferruccio Osimo, UK Experiential Dynamic Therapy Group, London, England, January 2005, 6 hrs.
  • Attachment Therapy: Diagnosis and Treatment of Attachment Disorders. Institute of Psychoanalysis, London, England, October, 2004, 10 hrs.
  • Creating a Culture of Healthy Sexuality, Innovation and Integration. The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, Washington, D.C., October, 2004, 17.5 hrs.
  • UK/European Symposium on Addictive Disorders. London, England, April & May, 2004, 23.5 hrs.
  • Creating a Culture of Healthy Sexuality, Tools and Tactics. Vanderbilt School of Medicine and the National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September, 2003, 17.5 hrs.
  • Garden Love: Enhancing Sexual Intimacy in Christian Marriages. The University of Alabama at Birmingham, March, 2003, 6 hrs.
  • CSAT Supervisor Training with Patrick Carnes. The Meadows Institute, Nashville, Tennessee, October, 2002, 11 hrs.
  • Advanced Clinical Training Seminar in Couples Therapy. The Gottman Institute, Inc., Seattle, Washington, June 19-26, 2002, 36 hrs.
  • Filling the Void: a Workshop on Intimacy and Recovery, Nashville, Tennessee, November 17, 2001, 6 hrs.
  • Time Line Therapy Trainer’s Training, Advanced Neuro Dynamics, Newport Beach, California, August, 2001, 12 hrs.
  • History, Theory and Applications in EEG Biofeedback, Neuro Performance Institute and Brainmaster Technologies, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, August, 2001, 15 hrs.
  • Advanced Hypnotherapy Techniques. American Institute of Hypnotherapy, Atlanta, Georgia, March, 2001, 12 hrs.
  • Combining Western Science with Eastern Mysticism. Deepak Chopra, The Human Potential Foundation, Birmingham, Alabama, February, 2001, 2.5 hrs.
  • Mental Health and the Law in Alabama, Medical Educational Services, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama, December, 2000, 6 hours.
  • Fall Institute, The Meadows Institute, Dr. Patrick Carnes, Scottsdale, Arizona, November, 2000, 21 hours.
  • Marital Therapy: A Research-Based Approach, Dr. John Gottman, The Gottman Institute, Atlanta, Georgia, October, 2000, 14 hours.
  • Treating Anxiety, Depression and Anger Effectively: Therapeutic Methods that Work!, Albert Ellis, Ph. D., Birmingham, Alabama, October 5, 2000, 5.25 hours.
  • Advanced Hypnotherapy Seminar, Dr. Richard Neves, American Board of Hypnotherapy, Atlanta, Georgia, September, 2000, 12 hours.
  • Turning Sexual Tragedy into Triumph, National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, Atlanta, Georgia, May, 2000, 25 hours.
  • Memory, Dr. Stuart Zola, Institute for Cortext Research and Development, Birmingham, Alabama, March, 2000, 6 hours.
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming Trainer’s Training, Dr. Tad James, Advanced Neuro Dynamics, Costa Mesa, California, August 1999, 130 hours.
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy and Hypnotherapy. Master Practitioner Training, Dr. Tad James, Advanced Neuro Dynamics, Costa Mesa, California, July 1999, 130 hours.
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy and Hypnotherapy. Practitioner Training, Dr. Tad James, Advanced Neuro Dynamics, Atlanta, Georgia, May, 1999, 130 hours.
  • Sex, Spirituality and Joy. The National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, National Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, April, 1999, 18.5 hours.
  • Preferred Providers Conference. River Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, New Orleans, LA, July, 1998, 10 hours.
  • Creating Community: Celebrating the Diversity Among Us. The National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, National Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, March, 1997, 16 hours.
  • Southeastern Conference on Alcohol and Drugs (SECAD). Charter Medical Corporation and American Medical Society on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies, Atlanta, Georgia, 1997, 32 hours.
  • Celebrating Life: Promoting Health and Rebuilding Relationships. National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas, March, 1996, 7 hours.
  • Preferred Provider Conference. Masters and Johnson Trauma, Dissociative Disorders & Sexual Compulsivity Programs, River Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, January, 1996, 10.5 hours.
  • Sexual Addiction: Sin, Crime or Disease? National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March, 1995, 25 hours.
  • Listening to the Dreams. The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Special Studies, Birmingham, Alabama, February, 1994, 7 hours.
  • Special Intensive Training: Counseling the Sex Addict. Presented by Del Amo Hospital of Torrance, California, at Nashville, Tennessee, March, 1993, 30 hours.
  • Sexual Addiction/Compulsivity & Trauma: The Interrelationship. National Council on Sexual Addiction/Compulsivity, New Orleans, Louisiana, June, 1992, 24 hours.
  • Alabama Association of Addictions Counselors, Workshop, Gulf Shores, Alabama, 1992, 6 hours.
  • Alabama School of Alcohol and Drug Studies, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1992, 24 hours.
  • International Transpersonal Association Conference, "The Yearning for Wholeness: Addiction and the Spiritual Quest," Atlanta, Georgia, 1991, 43 hours.
  • Adlerian Psychology - Life Style Analysis, Dr. Harold Mosak, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, 1991, 11.5 hours.
  • Addictions Counselors Certification Review Course, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1990, 15.8 hours.
  • Alabama Association of Addictions Counselors, Workshop, Montgomery, Alabama, 1990, 6 hours.
  • Southeastern Conference on Co-dependency, Mercer University, Macon Georgia, 1989, 14 hours.
  • Alabama Association of Addictions Counselors Workshop, Montgomery, Alabama, 1989, 6 hours.
  • Alabama Association of Addictions Counselors Workshop, Montgomery, Alabama, 1989, 6 hours.
  • Skill Building Workshop, Parkside Medical Services, Birmingham, Alabama, 1989, 14 hours.
  • Scott Peck Workshop, Mental Health Association of Central Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, 1988, 4 hours.
  • Southeastern Conference on Alcohol and Drugs (SECAD), Charter Medical Corporation and American Medical Society on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies, Atlanta, Georgia, 1988, 32 hours.
  • Adult Counselor Orientation, Parkside Medical Services, Chicago, Illinois, 1988, 94 hours.
  • Skill Building Workshop, Parkside Medical Services, Birmingham, Alabama, 1988, 14 hours.

    Military Service:
    United States Army, 1965-1968
    Instructor, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, 1968
    Operations Officer, Gunnery Department, O.C.S. Branch, US Army Artillery and Missile School, Fort Sill, OK., 1967-1968.
    Gunnery Instructor, O.C.S. Branch, US Army Artillery and Missile School, Ft. Sill, OK., 1966-1967.
    Distinguished Military Graduate, Officer Candidate Branch, US Army Artillery and Missile School, Fort Sill, OK, 1966.

    Revised, 27/01/2015