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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The Sex Expert webinar series
September 18, 2020, 12 noon (PACIFIC TIME)

Interactive webinar with Sam Silverman, AMFT on Boundaries: What Are They and Why is Setting Them So Hard?

This presentation will help you develop your skills in the following areas: knowing what your boundaries are, understanding why to listen to them, learning your boundary strengths, identifying areas for improvement, and planning practical next steps.

Read More About Sam
Sam Silverman, AMFT is a non-binary Marriage and Family Therapy Associate, recovery coach, professional workshop facilitator, trainer, and consultant. They recently began working in private practice after 5 years working in eating disorder, addiction, and mental health treatment. In addition to therapy, Sam has led many professional workshops on a number of subjects including: trans advocacy, queer and trans relationships, identity exploration, LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion, improving communication, and recovery. Most recently, they led a virtual workshop called “Coping in a Pandemic” and co-led a virtual workshop called “Building a Better Relationship with Food and Your Body”. Approaching their work through an inclusive, intersectional lens is incredibly important to them, and they value feedback on how to continue to improve this work. They are passionate about mental health work and empowering others. You can find out more about them as well as additional free resources on mental health topics at www.samsilvermantherapy.com.   

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:
892 1890 4709

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


Mirror of Intimacy webinar series October 5, 2020, 12 noon (PACIFIC TIME)

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S, on the theme “Eros“, 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

The 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 PACIFIC TIME.

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


Sex After Cancer: How Mental & Medical Health Care Providers Can Provide Support & Improve Assessment

Presented by Catalina Lawsin, Ph.D.

Friday, October 9, 2020
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PACIFIC TIME

Read More About Catalina Lawsin, Ph.D.

Catalina Lawsin, Ph.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has worked the last 20 years as a clinician, researcher and professor specializing in psycho-oncology.  Over the last decade her research and clinical work has focused specifically on addressing sexual concerns after cancer.  She has lead multi-disciplinary teams in the US and Australia to develop psychosexual interventions for cancer survivors and their partners that have been tested within cancer centers and cancer support organizations. Dr Lawsin sees clients in her private practice in Beverly Hills as well as online for individuals living throughout California, New York and Illinois to address psychosexual and relationship concerns within the context of complex traumas, including chronic illness, addiction, divorce and recurrent abuse.

More info coming soon…


Alex Katehakis at the 32nd Annual LACPA Convention Presenting On:
Erotic Countertransference: The Radical Search for Truth

Saturday, October 17th, 2020
11am – 1pm PACIFIC TIME

This presentation will focus on how to manage and use erotic energy and what to do in the absence of erotic energy in the therapeutic setting. through case studies we will parse out the various parts of patients’ selves that are revealed in therapy and speculate on the disavowed selves they keep sequestered.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Define working definitions of erotic transference and countertransference
  • Describe blind spots where inviting transference and working with countertransference are concerned
  • Utilize guidelines for how to effectively use erotic processes in therapy

For more information and to register for this presentation simply click here!


Mirror of Intimacy webinar series November 2, 2020, 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.


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