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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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.


Arie Winograd

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

Interactive webinar with Arie Winograd, MA, LMFT on Face to Face with Body Dysmorphic Disorder

What really is body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)?
The mainstream media, flattered by an image of themselves, have coined the term “body dysmorphia”, referring to someone who is dissatisfied with their appearance. This, however, is a very inaccurate depiction of the profound and visceral torment that individuals with BDD experience. Body dysmorphic disorder is a severe psychiatric condition that can completely alter the trajectory of the sufferer’s life, interfering with all aspects of functioning, most significantly in the realm of interpersonal and intimate relationships. BDD is not vanity. It is not narcissism. In fact, body dysmorphic disorder is the antithesis of both of these. The purpose of this lecture is to allay the myths surrounding this psychiatric condition while providing psychosocial education that accurately describes this complex body image disturbance.

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.

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: 691 517 779

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.
Read More About Andrew

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.

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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.

Mirror of IntimacyMirror of Intimacy webinar series
November 4, 2019, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S on the theme of EXAMPLE 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: 429 090 072

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


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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.


Fall 2019 Sex and Love Addiction Training

Join Alex Katehakis to learn immediately effective strategies for treating sex and love addiction and partner betrayal trauma and a roadmap for healthy sexual expression.

November 16 – 17, 2019
at Antioch University Culver City, CA
Close to LAX & major freeways

 

Tuition:
$550
(Early Bird)
($650 after November 1)

To register call (310) 843-9902


BBS and APA Credit Available: 15 CEs
Level: Introductory

Learning Objectives:

  • Define sex and love addiction
  • Describe the etiology of sex and love addiction
  • Explain neuropsychobiological processes and attachment styles related to sex and love addiction
  • Identify strategies for assessment and diagnosis of sex and love addiction
  • Discuss how to implement effective treatment plans and protocols for sex and love addiction
  • Describe common errors to avoid when treating sex and love addiction
  • Explain disclosure preparation for the recovering person and partner
  • Identify effective strategies to treat couples in recovery
  • Discuss strategies for healthy sexual expression for the recovering person and their partner

Two-Day Course: November 16 – 17 (8am – 5pm)
Lunch included both days
Daily breaks (10am – 10:30am and 2:45pm – 3pm)

Tuition:
$550
(Early Bird)
($650 after November 1)

To register call (310) 843-9902

Show Event Disclaimer
CAMFT APPROVAL#: 107699
Center for Healthy Sex is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Center for Healthy Sex maintains responsibility for this program and course content. This course meets the qualifications for 15 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Attendance certificates will be issued via email upon completion of the course.
Deposits are nonrefundable. If you need to cancel, deposits and registration fees may be applied to a future training, at our discretion. To request accommodations for special needs or address grievances, please contact us at 310-843-9902. 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.
 
 


Bring Me a Higher Love: Return to Self Through the Healing Power of the Voice

by Stacie Aamon Yeldell

Friday, February 28th, 2020

1:15pm – 2:30pm

Event Info Coming Soon!

Read More About Stacie

Stacie Aamon Yeldell, MA, MTBC, AVPT is a Board Certified Music Psychotherapist and sound healing vocalist with 15 years of experience in addiction and mental health treatment. She has treated tens of thousands of individuals in dozens of institutions, hospitals and treatment centers.

Stacie’s transformative work at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles was featured on ABC News. She received a Masters degree in Music Therapy from New York University and a certification in Sound and Music Healing from the Open Center in New York City. She is also a Vocal Psychotherapist (AVPT), which emphasizes the use of the voice as a path to wellness and healing.

Stacie is a pioneer and thought leader in her field and recently introduced her
customized mindfulness modality, The Amontra Method, which incorporates live acoustic guitar, song and mantra, as well as guided visualizations.

Stacie is a staunch advocate for music and the creative arts as healing modalities. She is passionate and dedicated to radically empowering humanity through her workshops, trainings, retreats and private sessions.

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


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