4-Session Audio Training
To Buy or Not to Buy:
Theory and Treatment of Compulsive Buying
Taught by April Lane Benson, Ph.D.
A 4-session audio course for mental health professionals with readings, audiotapes, and a live consultation call with Dr. Benson.
Listen to an excerpt from the first class!
Educational Objectives: Through both the audio course and readings, you learn what compulsive buying is, how our culture supports it, what forms the disorder takes, how to assess and diagnose it, and what its various functions are. Additionally, you learn how to determine when intervention is necessary and what forms of effective treatment and treatment adjuncts are available, whether or not you personally choose to do the focused, structured work so necessary for recovery from this problem. You’ll be introduced to a variety of important tools, techniques, and strategies for working with compulsive buyers and learn how to integrate them into ongoing treatment. Finally, we’ll deconstruct the shopping process and untie the knot that binds shopping and buying so tightly together so that you can help overshoppers find out what they’re really shopping for and how to get that.Session 1 - Affluenza: Introduction to Compulsive Buying Disorder
Session 2 -What Works and Why: Forms of Treatment and Treatment Adjuncts
Session 3 -The Birdseye View: Theoretical and Technical Perspectives
Session 4 -What is Shopping? What Are We Really Shopping For?
The course also includes one live, 50-minute group consultation call with Dr. April Benson.
“I found Dr Benson’s 4-session audio course to be an excellent overview of compulsive buying disorder. It was very interesting to learn about the determinants for this behaviour in addition to gaining knowledge and practical skills in assessment and treatment options. Since doing this course, I have set up my own private practice, specialising in the treatment of problematic shopping/ spending behaviour and regularly consult with Dr Benson who I have found to be extremely passionate about the work she does. I have benefited greatly from her expertise and generosity”.
–Michelle Laving, Registered Counsellor, Sydney, Australia.
If you’re interested in why I think this training is a good idea, I’ve prepared a short video. Take a look and have a listen here.
Take the course on your own time, in your own space, and listen as often as you like.
Course Fee: $250