We introduce a new multi-part series focused on working “The 12 Steps” or Principles of Recovery as introduced by Dr. Patrick Carnes. He created IITAP, the the nationwide network of CSATs who give us accreditation and training as sex therapists, while helping us know how to help our clients recover from emotional trauma.
These 12 Principles Dr. Carnes teaches are connected to the steps commonly used by Alcoholics Anonymous. They prompt important questions for those of us recovering in our mental health to consider in our lives. Of course, these questions cannot be answered by asking a wise old sage, or an oracle, or even a sponsor. The answers are revealed to us as we live each day, work the steps and live the principles the best we can.