2021 S.A. Lifeline Conference

In This Together

“Healing Trauma in the Addicted & Betrayed”

When: September 18th, 2021
Where: Salt Lake Community College
Miller Free Enterprise Center
9750 S 300 W
Sandy, UT 84070

In-person registration at the door of the conference will be available.


Rev. France A. DavisKeynote Speaker

Rev. France A. Davis was born and reared in Gough, Georgia. He came to Salt Lake City in 1972 as a teaching fellow and graduate student. He was appointed instructor in communication and ethnic studies courses, earning a distinguished teacher award. Pastor Davis retired July 1, 2014 from the University of Utah as an Adjunct Associate Professor Emeritus. Since 1974, Rev. Davis has been the pastor of the historic Calvary Baptist Church of Salt Lake City. In April 2016, he reached 50 years in the ministry.

Dr. Stefanie CarnesKeynote Speaker

Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D. is the President of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, and a senior fellow for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare where she works with sexually addicted clients and their families. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AAMFT approved supervisor.  Dr. Carnes is also a clinical sexologist, and certified sex addiction therapist and supervisor, specializing in therapy for couples and families struggling with sexual addiction. 

Jay StringerKeynote Speaker

Jay Stringer is a licensed mental health counselor, ordained minister, and author of the award-winning book Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing.

Unwanted is based on a multiyear research project on over 3,800 men and women to address the key drivers of unwanted sexual behavior, be that the use of pornography, infidelity, or buying sex.

More about the Keynote Speakers

Rev. France Davis
The Spiritual Nature of Recovery
Reverend Davis will present on the essential component of spirituality & connection with the God of our understanding as we heal from addictive behaviors and trauma.
Jay Stringer
Learning From Unwanted Behaviors
Therapist, minister, and researcher, Jay Stringer will discuss how sexual brokenness reveals our way to healing by understanding:

  • how unwanted sexual behaviors provide clues to the core desires & motivations that drive addictive behaviors
  • how getting curious about our unwanted sexual behaviors can actually facilitate healing

Stefanie Carnes
Surviving Relational Betrayal: Supporting Your Coupleship during Recovery from Sex Addiction
Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D, therapist & clinical sexologist will discuss strategies to help support the relationship through the recovery process including:

  • understanding the traumatic nature of betrayal & how to respond to the betrayed partner’s pain
  • learning to adopt a stance of honesty, transparency and commitment in the relationship

More About the Breakout Sessions

  • How and When to Appropriately Disclose Sexual Addiction to Children w/ Stefanie Carnes
  • Addictions: A Roadmap to Healing w/ Jay Stringer
  • “Does This Stuff work?”- Real Talk on How Working Steps 4-7 is Healing Our Family
  • Working a Trauma Informed Recovery…Because I am Worth It

See a Portion of a Past S.A. Lifeline Conference

The Conference Schedule

Welcome & Orientation

Steven & Rhyll


Keynote Speaker

Rev. France A. Davis

9:15-10:00 am

Keynote Speaker

Jay Stringer


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Stefanie Carnes




Small-Group Break-Out:

Amanda Christensen


Small-Group Break-Out


Small-Group Break-Out


Q&A Session


Conference Concludes + Meeting After the Meeting


What SAL members have to say:

"I've been to past conference and LOVE the experience. I'm excited to hear from professionals like Dr. Carnes, Jay Stringer and Rev. Davis. Thanks S.A. Lifeline!"


"Conferences in the past have been really helpful in my recovery journey. I'm glad we can get back together this year and I look forward to the speakers at this years S.A. Lifeline Conference. "


Online Registration is now Closed.

In-person registration will be available at the door at the conference.

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