SRT 40A – Validating Disclosure DVD is the 40th Part A DVD from the AASAT Sex Addiction Training Course. It talks about validating disclosure with a partner or spouse. Dr. Weiss discusses how to validate disclosure:
This disclosure is what is done with the spouse or significant others. This disclosure is a totally different format and serves a totally different purpose. Three types of disclosure are discussed:
- Factual disclosure is to break denial, lying and establish trust.
- Story disclosure is to get rid of shame.
- Validation disclosure is for the spouse to help her heal and validate her pain and damage. It is not addict focused. It is spouse and partner focused.