2020 Salt Lake City UCAP Conference

The Truth Will Set You Free: Formal Disclosure 101

The Truth Will Set You Free: Formal Disclosure 101

Geoff Steurer

Pornography use breeds secrecy and hiding, which fuels shame and ultimately undermines trust and safety in committed relationships. Disclosing these secrets is a critical step in healing both individually and relationally. However, disclosure is often done haphazardly without structure and support, further hampering the recovery process. In this presentation, Geoff will present a rationale for formal therapeutic disclosure and how it benefits both the disclosing individual and their betrayed partner. He will also identify key factors to help structure and facilitate a successful formal disclosure.

Geoff Steurer is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the co-director of LifeStar of St. George, Utah (lifestarstgeorge.com). He is the co-author of Love You, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity. Geoff hosts the Illuminate Podcast and writes a weekly relationship advice column for Meridian Magazine. He is also the creator of the 12-week Trust Building Bootcamp, an online program to help individuals repair their betrayed relationships (trustbuildingacademy.com). He has written numerous articles, workbooks, and programs to strengthen individuals and couples in marriage, addiction, and betrayal trauma recovery. He has been married to Jody Young Steurer since 1996 and they are the parents of four children.

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