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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Intimacy and Body Bias: How Weight Stigma Impacts Mating, Dating, and Relating

by Cori Rosenthal, MFT

Friday, April 24, 2020
1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE LECTURE FOR PROFESSIONALS!

Weight stigmatization and fat phobia are rampant in our culture, fueling depression, anxiety, eating disorders and compromising health in people of all sizes. This talk will explore how weight stigma impacts intimacy and relationships as well as how women and men are individually impacted. We will conclude with tools for combating internalized weight stigma.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define weight stigmatization and how it impacts mental and physical health.
  • Identify 3 ways that weight stigma impact intimate relationships and how they impact men and women differently
  • Describe 2 practices to support overcoming internalized weight stigma.
Read More About Cori Rosenthal, MFT

Cori Rosenthal,MFT is a Santa Monica based marriage and family therapist (#98720) and mindfulness educator in private practice in Santa Monica. She incorporates mindfulness, compassion practices and Brainspotting in her work with adolescents and adults. She specializes in working with intimacy and codependency, eating disorders, disordered eating, trauma, anxiety and depression. Cori earned a master’s degree in Psychology from Antioch University and is currently working toward becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist.

This Introductory Level lecture is taking place at Center for Healthy Sex.
To register for this event, please e-mail meliza@centerforhealthysex.com.

Show Event Disclaimer
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.
Center for Healthy Sex is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and LEP’s. Center for Healthy Sex maintains responsibility for the program and all its content. Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and LEP’s 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. Center for Healthy Sex provides free training to all mental health professionals in the interest of increasing knowledge about sexual health issues and there is no commercial support for our educational programs.
This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 1 CE credit. This CE credit may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@aasect.org.
Certificates will be awarded via email upon completion of the course.
All mental health professionals are welcome.
CE Provider #107699

Mirror of Intimacy

Mirror of Intimacy webinar series
May 4, 2020, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S on 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.


Free Online Lecture for Professionals

Presented by Catalina Lawsin, Ph.D.

Friday, May 22, 2020
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Read More About Catalina Lawsin, Ph.D.

Catalina Lawsin, Ph.D. is a Santa Monica based marriage and family therapist (#98720) and mindfulness educator in private practice in Santa Monica. She incorporates mindfulness, compassion practices and Brainspotting in her work with adolescents and adults. She specializes in working with intimacy and codependency, eating disorders, disordered eating, trauma, anxiety and depression. Cori earned a master’s degree in Psychology from Antioch University and is currently working toward becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist.

More details coming soon…


Join Alexandra Katehakis this June at Esalen!

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

10 CEs available – APA, BBS, and AASECT certified

June 5 – 7, 2020

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the Cultural Beliefs that create binds for women
  • Participants will be able to define sexual desire, understand how to express sexual desire to a partner, and have a better understanding of the anatomy of female sexual arousal
  • Describe the anatomy of female genital arousal and explain the difference between male and female sexual arousal models

Click here for further details and registration!

Show Event Disclaimer
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.
Center for Healthy Sex is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and LEP’s. Center for Healthy Sex maintains responsibility for the program and all its content. Course meets the qualifications for 10 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and LEP’s 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. Center for Healthy Sex provides free training to all mental health professionals in the interest of increasing knowledge about sexual health issues and there is no commercial support for our educational programs.
This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 10 CE credits. This CE credit may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@aasect.org.
Certificates will be awarded via email upon completion of the course.
All mental health professionals are welcome.

Mirror of Intimacy webinar series
June 1, 2020, 12 noon (PST)

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
July 10, 2020, 12 noon (PT)

Interactive webinar with David Wiss, MS, RDN on Early Life Adversity and Disordered Eating: How Does Trauma Impact Food and Body?

More info coming soon…


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