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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Sex Addiction Treatment Training Program

Saturdays, Oct. 6, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 17, and Dec. 8

BBS and APA Credit Available: 18 CE’s

Level: Introductory

Learning Objectives:

    • Define the concept of sex addiction
    • Describe the etiology of sex addiction
    • Identify the neuropsychobiological processes and attachment styles related to sex addiction
    • Discuss assessment and diagnosis of sex addiction and co-occurring disorders
    • Illustrate strategies for implementing effective treatment plans and protocols for sex addiction
    • Identify common errors to avoid when treating sex addiction
    • Explain disclosure preparation for the recovering sex addict and partner
    • Review effective strategies for couples in recovery
    • Describe strategies to help partners and sex addicts reinstate healthy sexuality

Six Class Course:

$725 for Licensed Professionals (18 CEs for MFTs, LCSWs, PhDs, PsyDs, LPCCs and LEPs)

$575 for Unlicensed Professionals

PROVIDER #: 107699
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. Course meets the qualifications for 18 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Certificates will be awarded via email upon completion of the course. Deposits are not refundable. If you need to cancel, payments can be applied to future trainings. 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

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chs 36"x80" banner 02“Let’s Talk About Sex: Issues of Desire and Dysfunction in Clinical Practice” with Alexandra Katehakis, Ph.D., LMFT and Santa Barbara CAMFT

October 17, 2018

11:30am – 1:30pm

The topic of sex can be a “dirty little secret” in couple therapy especially when therapists don’t bring it up. This presentation will focus on how when and how to broach the topic of sex to assist couples in reducing shame about the conversation and in having more explicit discussions about their sexual concerns and desires. Issues such as how to approach low sexual desire or sexual dysfunction, whether sexual fantasies have a place in relationships, and how to get couples talking about what they like sexually are examples of the kind of discussion that will take place.

Participants will understand the definition of sexuality according to the World Association of Sexual Health and consider that couple sexuality is informed by the broader culture and the culture of their youth. Finally, we’ll examine how personal values assist in the construction of a positive sexuality.

Learning Objectives

  • Increase therapist comfort (hard to measure comfort) in talking about sex and sexuality in the therapeutic setting by recognizing how to elicit the presenting sexual problem , as evidenced by knowledge of 2 appropriate clinical interventions
  • Describe three components of sexual health including the ability to talk about sex and sexuality; identify cultural concerns; understand consent; discuss masturbation and fantasy.
  • Assist clients in identifying? 2-3 individual and shared values as it applies to partner-relational sex.

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Saturday November 3, 2018 in Santa Barbara

Now, more than ever, our field must support methodological approaches that foster the repair of disconnection. We aim through this conference to highlight both the science and practice of how embodied self-awareness promotes this capacity for connection in both our clients and ourselves. We seek to highlight relational approaches to body psychotherapy that galvanize the restorative properties of our innate vitality.

Speakers will include but not be limited to topics such as embodied approaches to relational trauma, vitality, the use of movement in psychotherapeutic praxis, working with infants in clinical settings, sexual health and vitality, interpersonal neurobiology and more. The conference will feature speakers from wide intersections of our field from Reichian analysis, bioenergetics, Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, Focusing, and more!

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Women’s Love Addiction Weekend Workshop
at Center for Healthy Sex

November 9-11, 2018

Women's Weekend Workshop

This experiential workshop will give you the tools you need to break free of problematic relational patterns and start developing your core sense of authentic emotional intimacy.

For more information about this workshop, click here.

To register, please call our intake line at (310) 843-9902.

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