Formal Disclosure is a challenging part of the healing process for couples recovering from sex addiction. As such, FD is not a one time session, or 1-2 hour event. Instead it is a complex and structured process that must be carefully executed by the CSAT therapist and treatment team.

Because FD is often a traumatic event for the partner, as well as an anxiety activating event for the addict in recovery,  it is essential to have a step-by-step treatment outline guiding each stage for the couple, as well as a focused road map for the treatment team. 

Additionally, implementing a practice policy with forms and after care plans that meet standard of care within the CSAT specialization is an important part of ethical clinical care. Having a structured FD plan in place not only benefits and supports the couple, but reduces anxiety and confusion within the therapeutic team.

Mari, my brain is bursting with knowledge after the Formal Disclosure Consultation. The time I spend absorbing your words and wisdom is sadly never enough time. I appreciate you, great workshop today!
— Dr. Leeann Rosckowff, Scottsdale, AZ
Mari, I found the whole experience today in your Formal Disclosure Workshop so very worthwhile! I especially found your passion and supportive energy to be engaging. Thank you!
— Rena Essrog, LCSW, CSAT, New Jersey,

Next Formal Disclosure Training Webinar

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 10 AM PST - 12:30 PM PST
Place: Zoom Webinar - Details Below
Attendees: Closed at 10 CSATs or CSAT Candidates - first come first served
*Fee: $125 per hour, 2 hour training with 30 min. Q/A following training
*If you have two or more staff attending, please contact Mari directly at Mari provides a 20% discount for multiple therapists within the same organization or agency who attend. 

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Facilitator Bio: Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a CSAT supervisor, and a trusted clinician with over a decade of specialized experience working with sexually compulsive people, partner trauma and betrayal. Mari is the founder of Growth Counseling Services, a private recovery center in Southern California. Additionally, she is a respected business coach and consultant to therapists across the US and globally, and is a member of IITAPs Ethics Committee. Mari is also the co-author of "Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts", and "Healing from Betrayal", and "The Creative Clinician: Exercises and Activities for Clients and Group Therapy"

Experience: Mari has lead countless clinical formal disclosures, has presented on the Formal Disclosure process at the IITAP Annual Symposium with excellent reviews, has provided professional consultations on the FD process, and her materials are taught and used by respected organizations like The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona. Mari is considered an expert in the CSAT community on this aspect of recovery with her methods and materials being utilized by CSATs all around the world.

Training Style: Mari's training style is welcoming, educational, organized, focused, and structured covering all aspects of the FD process. Whether you have facilitated several Formal Disclosures or are brand new to CSAT work, this on line webinar training will give you a solid structure and focused step-by-step plan in facilitating FDs.

Zoom: The Formal Disclosure webinar training is conducted via Zoom, and it is an easy process to join the meeting. Once you have registered for the Formal Disclosure workshop, the zoom meeting confirmation and link will be emailed to you.

Group size: The FD webinar training is closed at 10 CSATs or CSAT candidates in order to support each person in attendance. If you are a candidate, you must have completed the first module of CSAT training, be working with a CSAT supervisor, and have minimally one SA or partner client you are treating.

Fee:  $125/hr or $250 per attendee with a 30 min complimentary Q/A period. For agencies with more two or more attendees, Mari will discount each person from your group 20% (or $50 dollars off). You will also receive a discounted group rate on the formal disclosure materials. See link below on this. 

Time: The FD Workshop is 2.5 hours in length and counts as 2.5 hours of IITAP group supervision for CSAT candidates. This does not count toward state licensing CEs.

Materials: It is helpful to have purchased the FD forms packet prior to the webinar as this material will support your practice or agency. Here is the link for these materials > Complete Formal Disclosure Packet, Materials, Worksheets and Forms. For CSAT testimonials on these materials click here.

We use Mari A. Lee’s stellar formal disclosure material in our Discovery to Recovery Intensive at The Meadows which has enhanced our agencies process immensely.
— Jean Collins-Stuckert LCSW, LISAC, CSAT, The Meadows,

Agency and Staff Training: If you are interested in hiring Mari to train your staff in the Formal Disclosure process,  you may contact Mari at or (818) 521-4370.

Date: Mari facilitates two Formal Disclosure webinar trainings per year. If you are interested in attending the next webinar FD training workshop, you may contact Mari to sign up:

Thank you so much for the Formal Disclosure workshop training! I find you so skilled, warm, genuine, and eager to share. I really learned a lot so far and look forward to more. It was helpful to get a big picture overview.
— Cindy Rinker, LMFT, ASAT, San Francisco, CA
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Formal Disclosure Documents

We use Mari A. Lee’s stellar formal disclosure material in our Discovery to Recovery Intensive at The Meadows which has enhanced our agencies process immensely.
— Jean Collins-Stuckert LCSW, LISAC, CSAT, The Meadows,
Mari, I purchased your disclosure packet and find it simply a superb resource for doing disclosures. You are so intelligent and generous. Thank you!
— Paul Ginocchio, M.A., MFT

A vital aspect of the Formal Disclosure process is having solid documentation and a plan for facilitation. Documents should include all forms, information, worksheets, releases and consent forms for both the recovering addict and the partner. Further, your FD forms should cover every stage of the Formal Disclosure Process including FD prep, FD facilitation, Post FD Steps, After Care Plan, Safety Plan, Impact Letter Prep and Meeting, Letter of Resitution (sometimes called Letter of Attonement) Prep, and all signature pages and releases. 

Mari has organized her center's Formal Disclosure documents, forms, worksheets, and materials into a comprehensive, easy-to-follow package if you would prefer to not reinvent the wheel.

Included in the packet:

  • Facilitation instructions for the therapeutic team
  • The Recovering addict's pre-FD and post-FD disclosure documents (including self-care and emotional restitution to partner) with guided instructions and signature pages and worksheets.
  • Healing partner's pre and post disclosure documents (including self-care and emotional impact to addict), with guided instructions, signature pages, and prep worksheets.
  • All consent and after care plans for each stage of FD
If you are a CSAT and use Mari’s full disclosure worksheets, you will be more than able to help your client prepare for one of the most difficult yet liberating experiences a full disclosure provides. Her forms are THOROUGH, extremely detailed and she has thought of everything both the partner and the addict will need to prepare for the formal disclosure process. Brilliant work Mari!
— Ninoska Montero, LMFT, CSAT, Pasadena, CA.

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