CEU Lectures & Trainings

Join Center for Healthy Sex for sex therapy training and sex addiction training events for sex therapists and sex addiction therapists.


Surrogate Partner Therapy

by Shai Rotem, CEH, CSP

Friday, May 15th, 2015

11:30am – 1:00pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1.5 CEU available

This lecture takes place at Center for Healthy Sex

To RSVP: Click Here


I Can’t Believe You Said That!
Why Couples Fight and Why This Lecture Probably Won’t Help!

by Rick Hupp, MFT

Friday, June 19th, 2015

11:30am – 1:00pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1.5 CEU available

This lecture takes place at Center for Healthy Sex

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The Efficacy of Drama Therapy with Clients with Love and Sex Addictions:
Putting the Mind into Action

by Alexis Maron, MA, RDT

Friday, July 17th, 2015

11:30am – 1:00pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1.5 CEU available

This lecture takes place at Center for Healthy Sex

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TBD

Friday, August 21st, 2015

11:30am – 1:00pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1.5 CEU available

This lecture takes place at Center for Healthy Sex

To RSVP: Click Here


CBT in Sex Therapy:
Not Just a Band-Aid

by Erica Marchand, PhD

Friday, September 18th, 2015

11:30am – 1:00pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1.5 CEU available

This lecture takes place at Center for Healthy Sex

To RSVP: Click Here


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The Couples Conference

Held at The Marriott Hotel, Manhattan Beach
1400 Parkview Avenue
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
Friday, April 24th – Sunday, April 26th, 2014

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S, presented on:

The Long and Bumpy Road to Recovery:
Restoring Trust and Love in Shattered Relationships

9:45-11:45 AM, Saturday, April 25th

Click Here to download the brochure,
or visit the Official Website


Is There a Personality Profile of a Sexual Offender?

by Annette Ermshar, Ph.D., MSCP, ABPP
Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Forensic Psychology

Friday, April 17th, 2015

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Understanding and Using your Client’s Sexual Fantasies in Therapy

by Piper Grant, Psy.D., MPH

Friday, March 20th, 2015

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Art Therapy for Sexual Abuse

by Pamela M. Hayes, MFT

Friday, February 20th, 2015

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


10th Annual International Treatment for Trauma & Addiction Professionals (IITAP) Symposium

Held at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix
7677 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Thursday, February 12th – Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S presented.

Click to visit the Official Website


This Is Your Brain On Love

by Ethlie Ann Vare, Author
“Love Addict: Sex, Romance and Other Dangerous Drugs”

Friday, January 16th, 2015

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Helping Couples Heal:
Relational Triage for the Treatment of Betrayal Trauma

by Marnie Breecker, MFT

Friday, November 21st, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


2nd International Conference on Sex and Love Addiction

Held at the Westin Beach Resort and Spa Fort Lauderdale
321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Wednesday, November 12th – Friday, November 14th, 2014

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S, presented on:

Sex Addiction As Affect Dysregulation:
The Co-Regulatory Journey for Change and Growth — Parts 1 & 2

Friday, November 14th

Click Here to download the brochure
or visit the Official Website


Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health 2014 Conference

Held at the Portland Hilton and Executive Tower
921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
Thursday, October 23rd through Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S presented on:

Shifting Trends in the Treatment of Partners of Sex Addicts: A Panel Discussion on Current Models of Treatment
Friday October 24th, 11:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

&

Mirror of Intimacy and Unconditional Positive Regard: A Neuropsychobiological Understanding of Roger’s Six Conditions for Personality Change and the Practical Application to Sex Addiction Treatment
Saturday October 25th, 2:00 p.m. – 3: 15 p.m.

For more information Click Here


Love, Sex, and Culture: Therapy with Interracial Couples

by Erica Marchand, PhD

Friday, October 17th, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Annual Sex Addiction Treatment Training Class

by Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S, and CHS Staff Therapists

Six Saturdays: 9/27/14, 10/04/14, 10/11/14, 10/18/14, 11/01/14, 11/08/14

10am – 1pm at Center for Healthy Sex


Tantra: An Ancillary Modality — In Treatment with Couples and Individuals Who Have Difficulty with Connecting, Feeling Open-Hearted, and Being Sexual

by Dawn Cartwright

Friday, September 19th, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Emerging Female Sexual Issues in Therapy: Causes, Assessment and Treatment of Pelvic Pain and Anorgasmia

by Kayna Cassard, MA

Friday, August 15th, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Experiential Therapy and the Trauma Egg

by Shereen Hariri, MFT

Friday, July 18th, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


How to Treat Pornography Addiction – Straight & Gay Perspectives

by Gregory Woodhill, MFT, CSAT & Dan Lacovara, MA

Friday, June 20th, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Sexual Surrogacy

by Marilyn Lawrence, PhD

Friday, May 16th, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex

FREE LECTURE!


Empathic Body Processing: Body-Mind and Experiential Therapies in the Treatment of Trauma and Addiction

by Eugenia Buerklin, MA

Friday, April 18th, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex

FREE LECTURE!


Gay Men and Sexual Addiction Webinar

by Dan Lacovara, MA

Monday, March 24th, 2014


Annual Interpersonal Neurobiology Conference: Affect Regulation and Healing of the Self

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S will be presenting:

Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: A Holistic Healing Model
(presentation on Friday, March 14th, 3pm – 4:15pm)

Friday, March 14th – Sunday, March 16th, 2014
UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom
308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, Ca 90095

For conference brochure Click Here


The Impact of New Media on Sex and  Relationships: How Facebook, Tumblr, Tweeting, Texting and Otherwise Not Engaging Loved Ones in a Face-Face Way Affect Intimacy

by Leanna Wolfe, PhD

Friday, March 21st, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex

FREE LECTURE!


Clinical Applications of Evolutionary Sexology: What We Do and Why It Matters

by Kimberly Resnick Anderson, LISW

Friday, February 21st, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex

FREE LECTURE!


Firing Rockets and Cooling Jets: How Relational Trauma Becomes Sexually Embodied

Lecture by Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD

by Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD

Friday, January 17th, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex

FREE LECTURE!


Doing Relationships Right: Balancing the Masculine and Feminine Energies

by Sharon Cohen, Ph.D

Friday, November 15th, 2013

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


PsyBC Affect Regulation Conference 2013

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S will be presenting:

Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment

CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY

November 2nd & 3rd, 2013*
*Same lecture will be presented on both days


Innovative Approaches to Addiction Treatment

WAAT 2nd Annual Conference, Los Angeles, Ca

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S will be the Keynote Speaker, presenting:
Female Sex and Love Addiction: The Private Struggle

8:45am – 10:15am
October 25th, 2013
The Olympic Collection
11301 Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca

For more information Click Here


Oh My God!!!!:
The Intimate Relationship Between Sexuality & Spirituality

by Greta Hassel, MFT

Friday, October 18th, 2013

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health 2013 Conference

September 18th – 21st, 2013

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S will be presenting:

Shame Dynamics in the Treatment of Sex Addiction
Thursday September 19th, 1:15pm – 2:30pm

&

From Behaviorism to Biology: A historical look at where we’ve been and where we’re going
Friday September 20th, 8:30am – 10am

For more information Click Here

Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel


Complex Secrets:
Dispelling the Shame of Sex AND Love Addiction

by Jessica Levith, MA
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, September 20th, 2013


Thank You For Sharing: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Sex Addiction Therapy Los Angeles

Join Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S, for a screening of the feature film Thanks For Sharing, followed by a panel discussion on Sexual Addiction

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

7pm

RealD Screening Room
100 N Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, Ca 90210


Penis Power: How to Get It, Keep it, and Use it for a Lifetime

by Dudley Danoff, MD, FACS
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, August 16th, 2013


Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico 2013 Conference – Addiction as an Attachment Disorder

Implications for the Treatment of Gambling Addiction

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S will be presenting:

The Intersection of Compulsive Sex and Gambling: A Psychobiological Approach to Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment

August 15th -16th, 2013

For more information Click Here

Albuquerque, NM


Understanding BDSM and D/s Relationships:
A Workshop for Therapists, Human Sexuality Educators, and Health Practitioners

by Olga Perez-Stable Cox, LMFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, July 26th, 2013


Ultra Sex: When Fun Becomes Frenzy

by Dan Lacovara, MA and Natalie Finegood, LMFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, June 21st, 2013


4th Annual West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders

La Quinta Resort and Club
49-499 Eisenhower Drive
La Quinta, California 92253

Thursday, May 30th – Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S will be presenting:

Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: The Co-Regulatory Journey for Change and Growth

Click Here for more information


Awakening Intimacy Within: How to Work With Sexually Avoidant Clients

by Natalie Finegood, LMFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, May 17th, 2013


Treatment and Support for Partners of Sex Addicts

by Cindy Shadel, LMFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, April 19th, 2013


International Conference on Sex and Love Addiction

Held at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Thursday, April 4th – Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S, presented:

Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: The Co-Regulatory Journey for Change and Growth

Friday, April 5th

and

Female Sex and Love Addiction: The Private Struggle

Saturday, April 6th

Click Here for more information


Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Intimacy & Sexual Relations Beneath the Body Image Disturbance

Presented by Arie Winograd, LMFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, March 15th, 2013


Spicing up the Kitchen and the Bedroom with Simple Sexy Food and Sensual Love Skills Tips

by Linda DeVillers, PhD
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, February 22nd, 2013


Female Sexual Pain

by Kayna Cassard, MA, MFTI and Dr. Hernando Chaves, LMFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, January 25th, 2013


Sixth Anatomy of Intimacy Conference
Infidelity: Beyond Trauma to Transformation

Saturday and Sunday, November 10th & 11th, 2012
9 am – 5 pm (both days)
University of California, Irvine

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S will be presenting Sunday, Nov 11th

Beyond Betrayal: Surviving the Ravages of Sexual Addiction in a Monogamous, Committed Relationship

Sex addiction is often both a misunderstood and misdiagnosed problem. When viewed through the lens of affect dysregulation, sex addiction can be seen as a bona fide process addiction. It can include a variety of behaviors such as multiple affairs, numerous encounters with prostitutes, compulsive pornography usage, same sex encounters, and sometimes sexually offending behaviors such as voyeurism and exhibitionism. When a partner discovers a spouse’s infidelity has been active throughout the course of their relationship, their entire world is turned upside down leaving both parties traumatized. This talk will address the definition of sex addiction as defined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, clarifying what sex addiction is, what it isn’t, and how to assess for it. The ravages of sex addiction are different than a single incident affair and the partner often bears the brunt of the trauma exhibiting traumatic symptoms such as intrusive thoughts, hypervigilance, an inability to sleep, and so forth. Treatment for the addict and the partner, how it differs from psychotherapy, when and how a full disclosure is facilitated as well as what to tell the children, the repair process, and movement towards restoring a healthy sex life will be addressed.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE


Sex Coaching for the Sexless Couple: Strategies that work

by Patti Britton, Ph.D., MPH
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, November 16th, 2012


ULTRA SEX: when fun becomes frenzy

Center for Healthy Sex and APLA presented a conversation on Sexual Compulsivity. This talk was geared towards gay and bi-sexual men.

Speaker: Dan Lacovara, MA

Tuesday, September 25th

This event took place at:

APLA
7530 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, Ca 90046

FREE EVENT!


Addressing Sexuality and Intimacy Issues in People Living with Differences: Disability, Illness, Chronic Pain, & Dwarfism

by Marylou Naccarato PhD Student, Clinical Sexologist, Sexuality Educator and Speaker

Do you have a client who lives with a disability? Is the disability visible or invisible? Is the disability congenital or acquired from an injury/illness? Does it really matter which? Do you have a question you’ve always wanted to ask (but are afraid to)… about sex and disability?

Refine your clinical skills in this comprehensive, informative and entertaining client focused lecture ranging from addressing sensitive issues to practical solutions:

  • Changing Perceptions – client and practitioner
  • Coping Mechanisms – congenital disability vs. disability acquired from an injury/illness
  • Assessment tools and common Sexual/Intimacy challenges
  • Caregiver, family, spouse/partner issues
  • Treatment modalities, techniques, alternative sex positions
  • What do Little People “look” like today?
  • Top products/devices for LP (Little People) and PWD (People with Disabilities)

Friday, September 28th

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Body Language and Sexual Desire: How Partners’ Nonverbal Cues Effect Responsiveness

by Stella Resnick, Ph.D

This talk reviewed relevant research on attachment, empathy, and emotional contagion. It also showed how breath and body awareness can enhance a couple’s emotional connection and sexual pleasure.

Friday, October 26th, 2012

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Co-Addicted Relationships

by Dave McGuire, MFT, CSAT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, August 24th, 2012


Working with Gay Clients: How To Be a Better Gay-Affirmative Psychotherapist

by Hernando Chaves, MFT, DHS
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, July 27th, 2012


Sexual Dysfunction as a Defense Mechanism Against Intimacy

by Judy Rosenberg, PhD
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, June 29th, 2012


Teens & Porn

by Greg Woodhill, MA & Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, May 25th, 2012


Prostitution Exit Support Programming for Women Prostitutes

by Marty McCombs, PhD
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, April 27th, 2012


Women, Eating Disorders, and Vulnerability to Dangerous Liaisons

by Joanna Poppink, MFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, March 30th, 2012


Women with Sex & Love Addiction

by Caroline Frost, MFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, February 24th, 2012


Alternative Sexual Lifestyles: A Positive Approach

by Shereen Hariri, MFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, January 27th, 2012


Neurobiology of Sex Addiction

by Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, November 18th, 2011


Recovery for Partners

by Cindy Shadel, MA & Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, September 30th, 2011


The Effects of Chronic Illness on Sexuality

by Gretchen Kubacky, PsyD
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, August 26th, 2011


Introduction to Tantra

by Dawn Cartwright
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, July 29th, 2011


Sexuality and Emotional Intimacy in Early Recovery

by Caroline Frost, MFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, July 9th, 2011


Sexuality in Chinese Medicine

by Miles Reid, L.Ac., Diplomate in OM
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, June 24th, 2011


Sexual Reintegration Therapy

by Bill Bercaw, PsyD, CST, CSAT & Ginger Bercar, PsyD, CST, CSAT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, March 25th, 2011


Healing Sexuality Through Surrogate Partner Therapy

by Shai Rotem, CSPT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, Feb 25th, 2011


The Joy of Sexual Recovery

by Andrew Susskind, LCSW, BCD
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, January 28th, 2011


Love & Sex Addiction Treatment of African-American Women

by Elana Clark-Faler, LCSW, CSAT-S
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, December 3rd, 2010


Legal Consequences of Hypersexual Behavior

by Annette Ermshar, PhD, ABPP
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, October 29th, 2010


Assessing & Treating Love Addiction: Understanding the Distinction Between Sex & Love Addiction

by Aaron Alan, MFT, CSAT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, August 13th, 2010


Sex Addiction: Polarity of the Body and Mind — A Jungian Perspective

by Lance Tango, MA & Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, July 9th, 2010


Partners of Sex Addicts: The Interplay of Trauma & Family-of-Origin Issues

by Rebecca Ishida, MFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, June 4th, 2010


Erotic Intelligence: Understanding Sexuality While In Recovery

by Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, April 30th, 2010


Decoding Masturbation & Fantasy: Helping Clients Make Meaning of Desire

by Jennifer Bishop, MFT, CSAT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, April 2nd, 2010



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