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 Education for Therapists and Helping Professionals

by Jamye Waxman MA, M.Ed., 

Friday, January 19, 2018

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1 CEU available

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This lecture is designed to help therapists and helping professionals explore the way they deal with the intricacies of sexual and gender identity, as well as alternative relationship practices and how to talk with clients about sex.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand various sexual identities and learn “the gender unicorn”
  • Introduce concepts of Cass Model of Identity Formation
  • Learn about alternatives to monogamy as relationship paradigms

Jamye Waxman, MA, M.Ed, is a Clinical Associate who specializes in working with individuals and couples on issues that pertain to sex therapy, sexual dysfunction, gender, and romantic relationships. Jamye has in-depth training in human sexuality education. She graduated with her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and with her M.Ed. in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University in Pennsylvania. She is currently finishing up her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University. Jamye is a published author of books on sexuality and relationships. In addition, she has completed the San Francisco Sex Information Training, the Urban Tantra Teacher’s Training and is a current member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

This lecture takes
place at Center for Healthy Sex

RSVP to charlie@centerforhealthysex.com


Mirror of Intimacy

Mirror of Intimacy webinar series
February 5, 2018, 12 noon (PST)

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

Our Mirror of Intimacy webinars now take place on Facebook Live! To view the webinar, simply like our page on Facebook and log on to Facebook at 12pm PT on February 5, and you’ll see an announcement that the live event is starting. If you have any questions, please e-mail charlie@centerforhealthysex.com.


Carol Sheets

The Sex Expert webinar series
February 9, 2018, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Carol Juergensen Sheets LCSW, CSAT, CCPS, PCC on Post Traumatic Growth after Sexual Betrayal: How to Help the Addict and the Partner in this Relational Crisis

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Sexual addiction causes devastation to a couple, but as they learn the skills to heal they can grow stronger and closer. Initially the couple’s trauma results in emotional instability, trauma and disconnection. Once the couple has sought intensive counselling with specialists in sexual addiction and partner trauma to repair this relationship by working through boundary ruptures and creating safety and stabilization, the couple is ready to work on developing trust and establishing emotional, physical and sexual intimacy. The final stage of this repair is called post traumatic growth.  In this webinar you will learn some new ways to identify the post traumatic growth that has occurred because of the arduous work that the couple has done in developing emotional and sexual intimacy.  There are always profound changes that have been accomplished because of this work, so find out how to view your relationship differently to continue to build your own inherent strength as well as to recognize your spouse’s growth and changes.

Carol Juergensen Sheets, LCSW, CSAT, CCPS, PCC has been treating individuals and couples for over 37 years. She is a certified sexual addictions therapist and partner trauma specialist. She trains clinicians and coaches for APSATS and believes that partner sensitive treatment enhances sexual addiction treatment. Her style assists couples in healing the shame and pain of sexual addiction and she uses post traumatic growth to emphasize a client’s strengths. Carol hosts an internet radio show www.blogtalkradio.com/sexhelpwithcarolthecoach and has over 300 shows interviewing experts in the field of sexual addiction and partner trauma. 

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Art and Sexuality: Implementing Art Therapy Techniques to Help Clients Address Sexuality and Relationships

by Pamela Hayes, MFT, ATR-BC

Friday, February 16, 2018

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1 CEU available

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Discover how to engage clients in all manner of art making (including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, and body painting) to express themselves without shame or judgment, and uncover their hidden feelings, fears, and fantasies. Participate in the art therapy process and walk away knowing how to create a sex-positive environment in your therapeutic space and help change the sex-negative culture of our society. Gain concrete art interventions to encourage better sexual communication.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the benefits of art therapy and how creativity changes our brain
  • Examine several case studies that demonstrate how to use art to explore sexuality and sexual identity in a safe and non-shaming way
  • Learn therapy techniques that help reduce stress, understand sexuality, and increase communication and our quality of life

Pamela M. Hayes, MFT, ATR-BC, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist  Pamela is a national lecturer with a private practice based in Encino, CA. Her specialties include: alcohol and drug addictions, foster care and adoption issues, parenting skills, gender identity, relationships, depression and anxiety as grief. She is also a court certified Sexual Abuse Evaluator and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). She taught Art Therapy courses at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), The Chicago School and  Philips University, and she lectures throughout the United States. Ms. Hayes is also a painter, a mother, a runner, and a black-belt in Mixed Martial Arts.

This lecture takes
place at Center for Healthy Sex

RSVP to charlie@centerforhealthysex.com


Sex Therapy Training Program

Saturdays, Feb. 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24

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Over the course of six classes you will gain a comprehensive overview of the following clinical topics:

  • Week 1: Introduction to Sex Therapy
  • Week 2: Sexual Dysfunction and Treatment
  • Week 3: Sexual Dysfunction and Treatment, cont’d
  • Week 4: Medical Issues affecting Sexuality; Sexuality in Committed Relationships, & Parenthood
  • Week 5: Sexuality & Aging & Coping with Trauma
  • Week 6: Alternative Sexual Practices

Six Class Course:

$725 for Licensed Professionals (18 CEUs for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs)

$575 for Non-Licensed Interns

Click here for more information, or call 310-843-9902 to register.


Mirror of Intimacy

Mirror of Intimacy webinar series
March 5, 2018, 12 noon (PST)

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

Our Mirror of Intimacy webinars now take place on Facebook Live! To view the webinar, simply like our page on Facebook and log on to Facebook at 12pm PT on February 5, and you’ll see an announcement that the live event is starting. If you have any questions, please e-mail charlie@centerforhealthysex.com.


Join Alexandra Katehakis this April at Esalen!

Women’s Intimacy, Desire and Eroticism: The Triumvirate of Sexual Pleasure

April 6 – 8, 2018

Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

CHS Clinical Director Alexandra Katehakis hosts a Weekend Workshop in Beautiful Big Sur!

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Do you know the difference between intimacy, desire, and eroticism? Do you find yourself churning through lovers because your sexual desire drops off over time? This in-depth workshop for women will assist in revealing the answers to these questions, which reside in past sexual experiences and in sexual fantasies. When we deconstruct shameful family of origin and cultural messages about what “good girls” do and don’t do sexually, we can honestly admit our most ardent sexual desires to ourselves.

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