March 26 2018

Does Infidelity Create PTSD?

The Team at Bloom,

Have you or someone close to you experienced infidelity? Infidelity is not going to go away. In this TEDx talk Dr. Kevin Skinner takes a look at the other side of infidelity and poses the question, does infidelity create PTSD?

Over 10,000 betrayed spouses and partners from all over the world have completed Dr. Skinner's assessment. You can take the assessment here. 

Dr. Kevin Skinner is a recognized leader and authority on sexually compulsive behavior, infidelity and trauma from sexual betrayal. He's a core faculty member of IITAP (The International Institute of Addiction and Trauma Professionals) and Clinical Director and Co-Founder of Addo Recovery (addorecovery.com), a nationally sought out therapy brand that helps individuals and family with sexually compulsive behavior, infidelity and sexual trauma. In addition, he's the Clinical Director and Co-Founder of Bloom for Women (bloomforwomen.com), a global online community of thousands of women with sexual trauma, spanning over 15 countries.  

Dr. Skinner's treatment is based on his own research stemming from more than 250,000 assessments and over 20 years experience. He's spent the last 15 years researching how sexual betrayal creates PTSD-like symptoms in the betrayed spouse. His latest research has exposed the traumatic impact that sexual harassment from those close to the individuals, the workplace and society has on individuals.

Dr. Skinner is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, holds a PhD, and is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CSAT-S). He also is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Dr. Skinner has authored, Treating Trauma from Sexual Betrayal and Treating Pornography Addiction: The Essential Tools for Recovery. Currently, Dr. Kevin Skinner trains therapists from all over the world in Sexual Trauma. In 2017 alone he's trained hundreds of therapists throughout Europe and the United States. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

About the Author

Bloom offers therapeutic online courses and community support for women healing from the trauma of infidelity or betrayal. We're dedicated to helping women gain confidence, hope, and resilience through professional therapeutic support, educational resources, and an empathetic community.