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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Treating Trauma Webinar Series
Thursday, January 28th, 2021 5:00pm (PACIFIC TIME)

with Alex Katehakis, Ph.D., MFT on Trauma as the Cause and Effect of Sex Addiction: A Psychobiological Approach to Treatment”

Affect dysregulation through developmental and relational trauma neurobiologically favors addiction in general. Sex addicts suffer a shame-based personality that expresses itself in a shame-based sexuality. Over time, the sex addiction itself becomes another type of trauma. A psychobiological approach to sex addiction treatment is a top-down, bottom up-approach that recruits higher cortical functions for containment in the early stages of treatment while simultaneously using the dyadic, implicit processes between patient and therapist for long-term growth and change.

To RSVP please email jillian@traumaandbeyondcenter.com.

Read More About Alex
Ph.D., LMFT is Founder and Clinical Director of the Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles, faculty for the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals, the recipient of the 2018 IITAP Leadership, and 2012 Carnes Award. She is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist/Supervisor and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist/Supervisor. Dr. Katehakis’s most recent books include Sexual Reflections: A Workbook for Designing and Celebrating Your Sexual Health Plan (2018) and Sex Addiction As Affect Dysregulation: A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment (2016).


Mirror of Intimacy webinar series February 1st, 2021, 12 noon (PACIFIC TIME)

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S, from her award-winning daily meditation book “Mirror of Intimacy”.

Alex’s 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

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


The Sex Expert webinar series
Friday, February 12, 2021 at 12 noon (PACIFIC TIME)

Interactive webinar with author and screenwriter Ethlie Ann Vare on Is the Digital Space Creating a Generation of Sex and Love Addicts?

We know that internet porn is the crack cocaine of sex addiction and dating apps are the crack cocaine of love addiction. But more than that… are young people re-wiring their brain’s reward centers with the gamification of sex and love?
Read More About Ethlie

Ethlie Ann Vare has been writing about addiction and recovery for The Huffington Post, The Fix, Substance.com. She Savvy, Jezebel, and in her own popular blog Affection Deficit Disorder for a decade. Her 2011 book Love Addict: Sex, Romance and Other Dangerous Drugs was among the first to name this painful and often baffling behavior. But it was not her first book; in fact, it was her 11th.
Vare co-wrote two award-winning histories of women inventors: Patently Female and Mothers of Invention, along with the textbook Women Inventors and their Discoveries with Greg Ptacek. Her biography for young readers, Adventurous Spirit: The Story of Ellen Swallow Richards won the Public Library Association Award in 1992. She has been a visiting lecturer on the lives of remarkable women at colleges ranging from Loyola to West Point.
As a journalist, Vare won a Maggie Award for her work on ROCK Magazine. She has written for both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and is a former editor of Elle (Australia) and In Fashion magazines. Her music column ROCK ON was syndicated by United Features in 1,400 newspapers. As a broadcaster, she appeared regularly on the E! Channel and NBC.

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: 863 3369 5697

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


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Sex and Love Addiction Treatment Training

March 13-14, 2021

Tuition:
$550 (early bird)
$695 (After Feb 22nd)

To REGISTER call (310) 843-9902


BBS Credit Available: 15 CEs
Level: Introductory

Two-Day Course: March 13-14, 2021
Daily breaks (10am – 10:30am and 2:45pm – 3pm)

This introductory level, 15-hour sex and love addiction training program is designed for professionals interested in learning immediately effective strategies for treating sex and love addiction, partner betrayal trauma, and creating a roadmap for healthy sexual expression.

This course offers 15 CEs for the following licensures and certifications: LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, and Ph.Ds. Dr. Katehakis is a certified sex addiction therapist supervisor, certified sexologist, and certified sex therapist supervisor. She is the owner and clinical director of Center for Healthy Sex and has 20 years of experience in the field of sexual health.

(15 CEs for BBS)


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