Prior to entering treatment, all prospective Pure Desire clients are required to participate in the Assessment and Evaluation Process. The assessment data and subsequent evaluation process will provide the treatment team and the prospective client with a clear understanding of the range and scope of the problematic sexual behavior and the recommended course of treatment. Twenty-four hours after paying for the evaluation, the client will receive an email including a registration form, a policy form, and assessment instructions. Below is a list and overview of each assessment and the evaluation process.
The SDI-R is a comprehensive questionnaire administered online and anonymously by a third-party provider. The SDI-R originates from a seven-year study of sex addicts and their spouses. Since the original study and findings, the instrument has been refined and updated multiple times based upon data collected from thousands of research participants. Integrated within the SDI-R are several supporting assessment instruments. They include evaluations for the following: Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST); sexual anorexia; collateral indicators; co-morbidity (dual addictions); consequences scales; Financial Cost Worksheet; readiness to change; and experiences in relationships.
Scientific research suggests a direct correlation between an individual’s traumatic experience and the manifestation and presentation of addictive or compulsive coping behaviors. The PTSI-R provides a clear assessment of the client’s trauma reaction profile and identifies patterns that drive unhealthy responses when under stress, threat, or perceived threat. This data is useful for the clinician and the client to gain understanding of how the client’s reactions influence integration with certain people, places, things, activities, or events. The PTSI-R data helps guide the Pure Desire clinician to customize a treatment plan to address the core issues that drive the client’s unhealthy coping behaviors. The PTSI-R is administered online and anonymously by a third-party provider.
The T-JTA is a widely-used personality assessment instrument. The T-JTA measures eighteen dimensions of personality that are important components of personal adjustment and marital relationships. The T-JTA's unique testing feature identifies pertinent differences within the marital relationship which help the clinician focus on the areas within the marital relationship that indicate areas of strength and areas that will require restructuring. The T-JTA is also a helpful assessment for singles identifying their interaction style with others. The T-JTA is administered online and anonymously by a third-party provider.
When the client has completed the assessments and the assessments have been processed (takes five to seven days), Pure Desire Client Care will contact the client to schedule an appointment for the evaluation session.
During the two-hour evaluation, the prospective client will meet with a Pure Desire clinician and co-clinician (if the client is married) to interpret and explain the assessment results and to answer any questions. In the case where a prospective client is married, Pure Desire strongly recommends that the prospective client’s spouse participants in the assessment, evaluation, and subsequent treatment process.
A clinical treatment recommendation will be suggested at the end of the evaluation session. In most cases, a recommendation to enter the PD program is offered. Other recommendations may include PD group work or inpatient treatment at a suggested treatment facility. Should the clinician recommend the PD treatment program, the treatment parameters, objectives, materials, goals, expectations, and client commitment level for success will be explained.
Following the evaluation session, clients will receive a recommended treatment plan from Client Care outlining the clinician’s recommendations regarding treatment, duration, and resources.
In addition to the RTP, clients will receive a contract outlining financial responsibilities, including a monthly payment option. If you choose to engage in the recommended treatment, please complete the contract emailed to you from CudaSign*, and it will be electronically returned to Pure Desire Client Care. After receiving your signed contract, Client Care will contact you within twenty-four hours to set up your appointments with your counselor/clinician.
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The PD Clinical Treatment Program is an outpatient program designed to provide a clinical framework for assessment and treatment of sex addiction. The program is an eleven-month, task-centered treatment model delivered within the framework of sound Christian biblical principles. In treatment, the client learns to identify, manage, and self-regulate unhealthy thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to overcome sex addiction and to subsequently re-enter close relationships as a more healthy and complete person. PD recommends that the client’s spouse participates in the treatment program. Within the context of a safe and supportive environment, the goal for the spouse is to understand and implement healthy boundaries while acquiring an awareness of their own woundedness, and to learn and apply methods of healthy and sustainable recovery. The spouse is assigned recovery materials and a designated PD clinician to assist in the healing process.
Pastoral Care is an outpatient model of care provided by the PD pastoral staff. This model of care is designed to offer follow-up treatment as requested by a clinical client, or short-term guidance to leaders in the Christian community. Pastoral Care can include, but is not limited to: treatment sessions to process recovery materials not assigned in the PD treatment program; tune-up sessions with clients after completion of the eleven-month treatment program; and consultations with pastors concerning issues related to the church, family relationship issues, or addiction treatment.
Restoration Planning is offered to clients who have financial circumstances limiting their ability to participate in clinical treatment, yet need support, encouragement, and direction. The restoration planner acts as an advocate: recommending options, giving hope, and fulfilling a short-term role in the client’s life. Restoration Planning typically consists of three appointments, which give time for creating an effective plan of action for the client to resolve conflicts and issues.
The Genesis Process program is an outpatient treatment program that blends sound biblical principles, an understanding of the neurochemistry of the brain, and years of addiction treatment experience into an effective road map to help facilitate positive change. Pure Desire clinicians use the twenty-week Genesis Process manual to focus on healing the wounds from relational and family of origin issues that drive self-destructive or unhealthy behavior. The program offers proven principles and tools for obtaining lasting personal change.
Our Premarital Program is designed to support the local church. This program integrates intake assessment instruments to identify areas within the couple relationship that require specific attention. The committed couple will be guided in the examination and resolution of past sexual indiscretion, sexual betrayal, or sexual wounding, and will lend support in process to overcome the effects of previous sexual bonding. This program will help prepare the engaged couple for a healthy sexual relationship in their new marriage.
EMDR is a proven effective method of treatment for Acute Stress Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Since many PD clients are impacted by the effects of stress and trauma, Pure Desire is making EMDR available to all clients. The EMDR sessions are conducted in the PD office by an EMDR-trained Pure Desire clinician. Treatment duration is typically four to six sessions. Please consult a PD clinician for additional information.