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Addiction Specialist Training Program

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What is Certification?

When combined with the Addiction Specialist Training Program described below, the Sex Addiction Treatment DVD course offered by FAST has been approved as 30 hours of credit towards the 60 hours of CEUs required by the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders to receive the sex addiction specialization as a Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS). The Academy is the premier certifying organization in the United States for mental health care providers of addiction treatment in alcohol, drugs, sex, food and gambling.

Why Get Certified?

Trends in the insurance and mental health care industries supply good reasons for certification.

Specifically, having a certification in an area indicates specialized training and therefore expertise. It is FAST’s belief that insurance providers will increasingly be more apt to pay for treatment given by such experts.

Moreover, evidence-based treatment may well become the standard for recognition by the third-party payers, as well as the choice of discerning clients. Being an up-to-date certified provider offering evidence-based treatment presents this distinction.

Both of these trends argue strongly for certification.

What is the Addiction Specialist Training Program?

This FAST training program allows those who have purchased the Sex Addiction Treatment DVD set to receive 30 hours of Continuing Education credit.

Participants complete a reading list of selected books and articles and pass a test covering all study materials. Also required are membership in SASH, attendance at a 12-Step Program, and 30 hours of supervision. This program is intended for licensed or pre-licensed clinicians regardless of location.

How Do I Start?

Please complete the application form below. Upon acceptance to the program you will be asked to send your check or money order for $250 payable to Dr. Mary Anne Fifield.

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CAS Training DVDs

Wise Words

Practice on-purpose positive thinking, being open to learning, growing, and changing.

Mary Anne Fifield

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Scott Hamiton

Let emotion subside before you decide.

Joyce Meyer

There must be more to life than increasing it's speed.

Mahatma Gandhi

Wag more, bark less.


All that a man achieves (or) fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.

James Allen

If you feel dis-couraged, ask God for courage so you feel en-couraged.

Mary Anne Fifield

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

Courage is not the absence of fear, it is progress in its presence. Do it afraid!

Joyce Meyer

Remember, being a human people is not a character defect. Be gentle with yourself today.

Mary Anne Fifield

You don't have to think about everything that falls in your head! Choice!

Joyce Meyer

There can be no intimacy without identity. Find yourself first, then another.

Mary Anne Fifield

Reason is our soul's left hand, Faith her right.

John Donne

There are some secrets we think we're keeping, but those secrets are actually keeping you.

Frank Warren

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale

Power is the ability to achieve purpose. . . to effect change.

Martin Luther King

We don't see the world as it is. We see the world as we are.

Mary Anne Fifield

A slave is one who waits for someone else to come and free him.

Ezra Pound

It's never to late to be who you might have been.

George Eliot

I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

Ashleigh Brilliant

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

It is only possible and live happily ever after on a day-and-day basis.

Margaret Bonnano

Your 'who' is different than your 'do'. Your 'do' can be changed. Your 'who' is terrific as is!

Joyce Meyer

Your attitude determines your altitude: fly high or bump along in the dirt. Choice!

Mary Anne Fifield

Weed & Feed: weed out what hinders your growth; feed with spiritual food for healthy growth.

Ortho & Dr. Fifield

Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.

Joyce Meyer

Whatever we think about we bring about.

Ernie Larsen

Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley

Power really does not change things; It only rearranges them.

Napoleon Bonaparte

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.

George Jean Nathan

Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.

Martin Luther King

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid of only standing still.

Chinese Proverb

If what I say resonates with you, its because we are both branches off the same tree.

William Butler Yeats

Availability is making our abilities available to be used to help another along the way.

Mary Anne Fifield

What comes around must go around or it does not come around again.

Richard Rohr

For God alone my soul waits in silence.

Psalm 62: 1,5

GIGO: garbage in, garbage out. Into your mind, out into your life. Your are worth the good stuff.

Mary Anne Fifield

Healthy pride leads to service and gratitude. False pride leads to relapse.

Mary Anne Fifield

The soul is here for its own joy.

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