Thirteen Dimensions of Sex Addiction-Induced Trauma (SAIT) Among Partners and Spouses Impacted by Sex Addiction©

Dr. Omar Minwalla
The Institute for Sexual Health (ISH)

April 2014

The Sex Addiction-Induced Trauma Model© (SAITM©) articulates thirteen dimensions of trauma relevant to the clinical impacts, injuries and symptoms among intimate partners of sex addicts, based on both qualitative research and clinical application with partners and spouses impacted by sex addiction and compulsivity.  Each dimension is a cluster of traumatic impacts, traumatic processes, and post-traumatic symptom sequences.  Not all clusters or dimensions may be relevant for every partner or spouse (Jason, 2009).  Trauma is subjective and individuals are completely different and unique (Jason, 2009).

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