Upcoming Events, Lectures and Trainings

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Integrating Care with Physical Therapists for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients

by Heather Jeffcoat, DPT

Friday, August 23, 2019

8:00am – 9:15am

FREE CE LECTURE!
1 CE available

We will be discussing how physical therapists and sex therapists can integrate their care by reviewing how physical therapy can be introduced pre-operatively and post-operatively to support clients. We will review the unique physical considerations in working with this population and how a multidisciplinary team can better care for this unique and underserved population.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how mental health professionals and physical therapists can collaborate to maximize the benefits of treatment for transgender and gender nonconforming clients.
  • Discuss a multidisciplinary technique that can optimize the biopsychosocial well-being of this population.
  • Explain how mental health professionals can discuss the recommendation to incorporate physical therapy treatment with transgender and gender nonconforming clients.
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Heather Jeffcoat, DPT is the author of Sex Without Pain: A Self-Treatment Guide To The Sex Life You Deserve and a recognized expert in the field of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. She has most notably been a featured guest on Sex With Emily on Sirius XM and podcast, ABC Radio, Loveline with Mike and Dr. Drew, Livestrong, Mom.me, and numerous other magazines, websites and television appearances.

Heather received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University and is also a Certified Pilates Instructor and Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist. She has 3 Los Angeles Offices (Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks and La Can~ada).

This Introductory Level lecture takes place at Center for Healthy Sex.

To register for this event, please e-mail dwagner@centerforhealthysex.com.

Show Event Disclaimer
This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 1 CE credit. This CE credit may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information, please contact info@aasect.org. Center for Healthy Sex, Continuing Education provider #107699. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Center for Healthy Sex is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Healthy Sex maintains responsibility for this program and its content. There is no known commercial support for this program. To request accommodations for special needs, to report grievances, or for any other questions, please contact us at 310-843-9902 or via email: info@centerforhealthysex.com. Certificates of attendance will be emailed upon completion of the course.

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The Sex Expert webinar series
September 9, 2019, 12 noon (PT)

Interactive webinar with Dudley Danoff, MD, FACS on All You Wanted To Know About Male Sexual Health But Were Afraid To Ask

For too long, the barriers of shame, judgement, and embarrassment have kept men silent when it comes to asking questions about their bodies. Meanwhile, most men, at some point in their lives, are afflicted by one of any number of common sexual conditions, such as: erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, reduced sex drive, impotence, or performance anxiety.

The good news is that most of these conditions and their effects on sexual function can be treated — often without sexual enhancement pills or invasive surgery. Discovering the source of the trouble is the first step in figuring out how to fix it. Drawing upon fascinating case histories and his many years of experience as a urologic surgeon, board-certified urologist Dr. Danoff will speak candidly to men – straight and gay, single and partnered – of all ages using straightforward, easy-to-understand terms about the essentials of male anatomy, arousal, and overall sexual health. He will also dispel common myths and provide safe, practical advice for banishing stress from the bedroom and making sex fun again.

Whether you or your male partner are looking to improve their genital health, last longer, or overcome issues like erectile dysfunction and impotence, this lecture can help you determine the fundamental causes of male problems using methods that fit their lifestyle and health profile.

Read More About Dudley
Dr. Dudley Danoff was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Princeton University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude, where he was also a member of the Scientific Honorary Society – Sigma XI. He received his medical training at Yale University School of Medicine, graduating with the highest honors and becoming a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honorary Society. He completed his internship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, then returned to the Yale-New Haven Medical Center for additional training in general surgery. He completed his urologic training and fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Following this, Dr. Danoff served in the United States Air Force with the rank of Major.

Following his military service, Dr. Danoff arrived in Los Angeles, joined the clinical faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine, and served in that capacity for more than 25 years. At the same time, Dr. Danoff established the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Tower Urology Medical Group at the newly built Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Today, Tower Urology is the most prestigious group of urologic surgeons and consists of 11 partners, covering the full range of urologic disciplines.

Dr. Danoff’s extensive surgical experience and expertise, particularly in the treatment of prostate, kidney and bladder cancers, has achieved world-wide recognition. He is widely published, the author of two best-selling books, has lectured around the world, and is a respected community philanthropist.

CHS Guest Webinars take place on Zoom. To register for this webinar, simply click here. On the day of the webinar, you can join the meeting starting at 11:45am PT.

To join the webinar by phone, dial: (669) 900-6833 and enter Meeting ID: 809 868 329

If you have any questions, please e-mail dwagner@centerforhealthysex.com.


Mirror of IntimacyMirror of Intimacy webinar series
September 16, 2019, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S on the theme of FORCE IN SEXUAL AND RELATIONAL DYNAMICS from our award-winning daily meditation book “Mirror of Intimacy”

Our Mirror of Intimacy webinars take place each month. You can view recordings of previous Mirror of Intimacy webinars by clicking the link below.
Watch Mirror of Intimacy Webinars

Our Mirror of Intimacy webinars take place on Zoom. To register for this webinar, simply click here. On the day of the webinar, you can join the meeting starting at 11:45am PT.

To join the webinar by phone, dial: (669) 900-6833 and enter Meeting ID: 316 939 348

If you have any questions, please e-mail dwagner@centerforhealthysex.com.


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Fall 2019 Sex Therapy Training
An Interactive Journey Through Sex Therapy

This program is for those interested in developing facility and confidence in sex therapy.
 
Dates: September 27 – 28, 2019
 
Instructor: Alex Katehakis
 
 
Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the basic concepts of sex therapy and common treatment models.
  • Describe the physiology of orgasm and the erectile network.
  • Explain the spectrums associated with gender identity, orientation, and sexual expression.
  • Identify assessment techniques to diagnose clients presenting with common sexual concerns.
  • Describe treatment directives for common sexual dysfunctions.
  • Discuss errors to avoid when practicing sex therapy.
  • Explain how to manage countertransference issues that may arise during sex therapy.
  • Underline the importance of ethnic and cultural diversity training for clinicians practicing sex therapy.
  • Identify how common medical problems impact sexual health.
  • Describe how frequently used medications can impact sexual health.
  • Explain how commitment and marriage affect sexuality.
  • Identify how pregnancy, labor, and parenthood affect sexuality.
  • Discuss how sexuality is affected by aging.
  • Explain sexual trauma repetition and corrective sexual experiences.
  • Describe paraphilia and paraphilic disorders.

 
Join us in Arlington, VA! All mental health professionals are welcome!

Tuition: $695 

(15 CEs for APA, BBS, and AASECT)
 

To register, please visit the IITAP website HERE
or call (480) 575-6853 if you have any questions.

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How AASECT certificates will be awarded: AASECT certificates will be provided via email by Center for Healthy Sex upon completion of the program and an evaluation form. All other CE Certificates will be issued by IITAP.

The International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals (IITAP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IITAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Course meets criteria for 15 hours of continuing education credit hours for psychologists.

IITAP is an Approved Continuing Education provider (ACEP) for the following agencies:

·National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors – NAADAC #92253.

·California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists – CAMFT #13543.

·New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0224.

·New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists.#MFT-0031.

·New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors.#MHC-0060.

·IITAP has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6251. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. IITAP is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 15 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@aasect.org.

To request accommodations for special needs, to report grievances, or for any other questions please contact IITAP at 480-575-6853 or by email at info@iitap.com.

CANCELLATION POLICY

For a full refund, a written cancellation notice must be received by IITAP no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled event. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the scheduled event will be refunded less a $300 cancellation fee. No refund will be given as of the first day of the scheduled event. Allow 6 – 8 weeks for refund.


Mirror of IntimacyMirror of Intimacy webinar series
October 14, 2019, 12 noon (PST)

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

Our Mirror of Intimacy webinars take place each month. You can view recordings of previous Mirror of Intimacy webinars by clicking the link below.
Watch Mirror of Intimacy Webinars

Our Mirror of Intimacy webinars take place on Zoom. To register for this webinar, simply click here. On the day of the webinar, you can join the meeting starting at 11:45am PT.

To join the webinar by phone, dial: (669) 900-6833 and enter Meeting ID: 161 720 975

If you have any questions, please e-mail dwagner@centerforhealthysex.com.


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The Sex Expert webinar series
October 18, 2019, 12 noon (PT)

Interactive webinar with Arie Winograd on TBD

Read More About Arie
Arie Winograd, MA, LMFT is the founder and director of the Los Angeles BDD & Body Image Clinic. Having dedicated his entire career to the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder, there are very few mental health providers who have as extensive experience working with the BDD population. In 1998 Mr. Winograd initiated the first body dysmorphic disorder studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. These seminal studies were only the beginning of his many years of working extensively with individuals with BDD. As the author of the book Face to Face with Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Psychotherapy and Clinical Insights, he regularly lectures nationally and internationally on the subject. Mr. Winograd’s formal psychotherapy background includes graduate studies completed at Pepperdine University as well as six years of clinical experience at the UCLA Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Intensive Treatment Program.

More info coming soon!

CHS Guest Webinars take place on Zoom.

If you have any questions, please e-mail dwagner@centerforhealthysex.com.


Emotional Sobriety as a Catalyst toward Sustainable Sexual Sobriety

by Andrew Susskind

Friday, October 25th, 2019

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CE LECTURE!
1 CE available

Emotional sobriety can only take shape after a period of sexual sobriety. This interactive presentation will take a closer look at the healing elements of emotional sobriety as well as specific everyday strategies. When an individual feels more regulated, resourceful and resilient, the likelihood of relapse diminishes. Therefore, practicing emotional sobriety reduces the vulnerability to relapse.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the term emotional sobriety and describe its usefulness in recovery from sex addiction.
  • List 3 strategies for a client to move towards achieving emotional sobriety.
  • Recall and distinguish the difference between sexual sobriety and emotional sobriety.
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Andrew Susskind is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing and Brainspotting Practitioner and Certified Group Psychotherapist based in West Los Angeles since 1992 specializing in trauma, addictions and codependency. He serves as faculty for the Principles of Group Psychotherapy Course and taught residents in the UCLA School of Medicine Doctoring program. Andrew has mentored associates in his private practice since 1997. His recent book, It’s Not About the Sex: Moving from Isolation to Intimacy after Sexual Addiction (Central Recovery Press, June 2019) joins his workbook, From Now On: Seven Keys to Purposeful Recovery which was released in 2014.

This Introductory Level lecture takes place at Center for Healthy Sex.

To register for this event, please e-mail dwagner@centerforhealthysex.com.

Show Event Disclaimer
Center for Healthy Sex, Continuing Education provider #107699. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Center for Healthy Sex is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Healthy Sex maintains responsibility for this program and its content. There is no known commercial support for this program. To request accommodations for special needs, to report grievances, or for any other questions, please contact us at 310-843-9902 or via email: info@centerforhealthysex.com. Certificates of attendance will be emailed upon completion of the course.

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The Sex Expert webinar series
November 8, 2019, 12 noon (PT)

Interactive webinar with Linda and Charlie Bloom on Raise The Heat In Your Relationship

Intimacy is to the soul as food is to the body. We are nurtured at the core of our being in the experience of deep connection. When the longing for intimacy is satisfied, we experience wholeness & sufficiency. In conjunction with a sexual connection, the experience of intimacy can be inspiring, even transcendent.

Re-ignite passion in your life and in your relationship! Learn how to intentionally bring intimate experiences into your relationship.

Read More About Linda and Charlie
Linda, LCSW and Charlie Bloom, MSW, have been trained as psychotherapists and relationship counselors and have worked with individuals, couples, groups, and organizations since 1975. They have lectured and taught at universities and learning institutes throughout the USA, including the Esalen Institute, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, 1440 Multiversity, and many others. They have taught seminars in many countries throughout the world. They have co-authored four books, 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last, Secrets of Great Marriages: Real Truth From Real Couples About Lasting Love, Happily Ever After And 39 Other Myths About Love, and That Which Doesn’t Kill Us: How One Couple Became Stronger at the Broken Places. They have been married since 1972 and are the parents of two adult children and three grandsons. Linda and Charlie live in Santa Cruz, California. Their website is www.bloomwork.com.

CHS Guest Webinars take place on Zoom. To register for this webinar, simply click here. On the day of the webinar, you can enter the meeting lobby starting at 11:45am PT.

To join the webinar by phone, dial: (929) 205-6099 and enter Meeting ID: 416 050 915

If you have any questions, please e-mail dwagner@centerforhealthysex.com.


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