Upcoming Events, Lectures and Trainings

The following events are open to the public. Clients, professionals, and curious minds are all welcome to attend and participate.
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SA Training Program Fall 2017Sex Addiction Treatment Training Program

Saturdays, Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, and Dec. 2

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Over the course of six classes you will gain a comprehensive overview of the following clinical topics:

  • Definition and etiology of sex addiction
  • Neuropsychobiological processes and attachment styles related to sex addiction
  • Assessment and diagnosis of sex addiction and co-occurring disorders
  • Strategies for implementing effective treatment plans and protocols for sex addiction
  • Common errors to avoid when treating sex addiction
  • Disclosure preparation for the recovering sex addict and partner
  • Effective strategies for couples in recovery
  • Strategic reinstatement of healthy sexuality into the life of recovering sex addict and partner

Six Class Course:

$725 for Licensed Professionals (18 CEUs for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs)

$575 for Non-Licensed Interns

Click here for more information, or call 310-843-9902 to register.


Restoration of Trust in Recovering Couples: A New Model from Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw

by Ginger Bercaw, PsyD, CSAT, CST and Bill Bercaw, PsyD, CSAT, CST

Friday, October 20, 2017

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1 CEU available

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Anyone who works with couples in sexual recovery knows that trust is the single most critical variable that influences couples’ healing. In this presentation, Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw, developers of Sexual Reintegration Therapy and authors of The Couple’s Guide to Intimacy, introduce their new model of trust restoration. In addition to offering a new framework for conceptualizing how recovering couples experience trust, specific clinical examples will be presented.

Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw are Clinical Psychologists specializing in relationships and sexual issues. They are the only married, doctoral-level, Clinical Psychologist relationship experts holding certifications in both Sex Therapy (CST) and Sexual Addiction (CSAT). The Bercaws are the Founding Directors of the California Center for Healing, Inc., a psychological practice in Pasadena, CA, that specializes in treating sexual dissatisfaction/dysfunction, marital dissatisfaction, codependence, emotional trauma resolution, sexual addiction, and spouses & partners of sex addicts. The Bercaws have recently published two books: From the Living Room to the Bedroom: Six Steps to Lasting Intimacy and Sexual Abundance (May, 2011) is their much anticipated resource for today’s busy couples seeking to rekindle passion and connection in a realistic, practical and sustainable manner. The Couple’s Guide to Intimacy: How Sexual Reintegration Therapy Can Help Your Relationship Heal (October, 2010) presents the highly effective new treatment modality they developed, Sexual Reintegration Therapy. These resources have been endorsed as groundbreaking by many leaders and best-selling authors in the field.

This lecture takes
place at Center for Healthy Sex

RSVP to charlie@centerforhealthysex.com


Mirror of Intimacy

Mirror of Intimacy webinar series
November 6, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S on the theme of Sexual Politics from our award-winning daily meditation book “Mirror of Intimacy”

Our Mirror of Intimacy webinars now take place on Facebook Live! To view the webinar, simply like our page on Facebook and log on to Facebook at 12pm PT on October 2, and you’ll see an announcement that the live event is starting. If you have any questions, please e-mail charlie@centerforhealthysex.com.


francesca

The Sex Expert webinar series
November 10, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Francesca Gentille, on Bridging Sexual Differences Between Partners

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We often fall in love with our perceived similarities. In the early days of relationship, to anyone who will listen we often say, “We have so much in common.” Eventually each couple will be challenged by their differences. One of the main areas of difference can be how we envision intimacy, foreplay, and sexual pleasure. Join award winning author, and certified Clinical Sexologist Francesca Gentille to explore and expand how to harmonize these perceived differences and disconnections. 

Francesca Gentillé is an internationally recognized presenter & expert on Passionate Monogamy, Conscious Non-Monogamy, Sacred Eros, Sacred Kink, and the use of Therapeutic Tantra & Therapeutic Kink in healing from abuse. She is an initiated shaman in 4 traditions, clinical sexologist, ordained minister, empowered aging specialist, and relationship counselor. Some venues she has presented at include  Loving More Conference, the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, Sexy Spirits in New York, La Tienda Rosa in Florence, and she will be presenting at the 2018 Rome BDSM Conference. The host of Sex: Tantra & Kama Sutra,  the co-author of “The Marriage of Sex & Spirit,”  the co-director of “The Somatic Sensual Healing Institute”, and the director The Sacred Courtesan School of Feminine Mystique and Power.  She offers private counseling in person by phone, and Skype, as well as workshops, and teleseminars around the world. www.FrancescaGentille.com

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Dan Lacovara, MFTGay Men, the Shame Paradigm, and Sex

by Dan Lacovara, MFT

Friday, November 17, 2017

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1 CEU available

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Sex addiction treatment professionals generally agree toxic shame plays a crucial role in driving an addict’s behavior, and that by helping him or her work through it, healthy relationships are within reach. What do we as therapists do when faced with the possibility that an intergenerational transmission of shame might be embedded in the collective psyche of an entire community – in this case the community of gay men? Despite broader societal acceptance and advances in LGBTQ rights, sex between men remains in many ways a taboo in our society. There still exists a narrative that gay sex is a “dirty secret.”  With the evolution of online hook-up Apps, the prevalence of pornography and the increase in the use of recreational drugs for sexual purposes, many gay men are unwittingly playing into that very narrative. Non-relational, non-intimate sexual behaviors can be seen as the norm. In addition, internalized homophobia can often lead to gay men sexually shaming one another. For the gay male sex addict, the conflation of the two has a devastating impact, making it nearly impossible for them to separate healthy from unhealthy sex.  Understanding this unique shame paradigm is essential to compassionate and effective treatment.

Daniel Lacovara, MFT, is the Clinical Outreach Specialist at CHS. Daniel’s role is to provide sex therapy and sex addiction training and education to graduate schools and clinical training sites. Before joining CHS, Dan worked at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, where he worked with clients with substance abuse and mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and grief and loss. In addition, he designed the curriculum for and co-facilitated the Center’s first Sexual Compulsives Group for men. He has participated in Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA) trainings on psychodynamic and relational work in group therapy and with the California Association of Mental Health (CAMFT) on depression and its impact on intimate relationships. He has also received training in attachment theory and Bowenian approaches to individual and couples treatment at the Bowen Institute in San Diego.

This lecture takes
place at Center for Healthy Sex

RSVP to charlie@centerforhealthysex.com


Mirror of Intimacy

Mirror of Intimacy webinar series
December 4, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S on the theme of Vulnerability from our award-winning daily meditation book “Mirror of Intimacy”

Our Mirror of Intimacy webinars now take place on Facebook Live! To view the webinar, simply like our page on Facebook and log on to Facebook at 12pm PT on October 2, and you’ll see an announcement that the live event is starting. If you have any questions, please e-mail charlie@centerforhealthysex.com.


Marty Simpson

The Sex Expert webinar series
December 8, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Marty Simpson, LMFT, CSAT, CDWF, on After the Awakening: Learning To Help Your Partner Heal From Your Betrayal

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Now that you’re sober why is your partner still so angry? You’re moving forward and they’re stuck in the past. Will it always be like this? Will you ever catch a break? If you don’t understand the neurobiology of trauma then your best intentions may be making things worse. But you actually have all you need to help your partner heal. Join partner specialist, Marty Simpson, LMFT, CSAT as she introduces effective tools you can use right away for long-term healing and relationship growth.

Martha “Marty” Simpson, LMFT, CSAT, CDWF has extensive experience in the field of sex addiction treatment. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and a Certified Daring Way® Facilitator in private practice. Trained in the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT-2), the Association for Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS), Principals of Group Psychotherapy training with The Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA), EMDR, and Pat Ogden’s Sensorimotor Processing, a somatic & attachment based trauma training, Marty has a specialty working with partners of Sex Addicts and Couples in Recovery.

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