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chs 36"x80" banner 02Sex Therapy Training Program: An Interactive Journey Toward Understanding Sexual Health

February 28-29, 2020
at Antioch University, Culver City, CA
Close to LAX & major freeways

Tuition:
$695

To REGISTER call (310) 843-9902


BBS and APA Credit Available: 15 CEs
Level: Introductory

Two-Day Course: February 28 – 29 (8:30am – 5:30pm)
Lunch included both days
Daily breaks (10am – 10:30am and 2:45pm – 3pm)

This introductory level, 15-hour sex therapy training program is designed for professionals interested in gaining a deeper understanding of sex therapy including etiology, assessment, diagnosis, treatment protocols, and strategies for healthy sex and sexuality. This course offers 15 CEs for the following licensures and certifications: LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, Ph.Ds, and AASECT. Dr. Katehakis is a certified sexologist and certified sex therapist. She is the owner and clinical director of Center for Healthy Sex and has 20 years of experience in the field of sexual health.

(15 CEs for APA, BBS, and AASECT)


You will gain a comprehensive overview of the following clinical topics:

  • Discuss the basic concepts of sex therapy and common treatment models
  • Identify questions clinicians should reflect on prior to practicing sex therapy that will increase awareness of clinical blind-spots and biases
  • Describe the physiology of orgasm and the erectile network for men and women
  • Identify diversities among gender identities, orientations, and sexual expressions
  • Explain assessment protocols for 3 common male and female dysfunctions
  • Describe treatment directives for 3 common male and female sexual dysfunctions
  • Discuss at least 3 errors to avoid when practicing sex therapy
  • Explain how to effectively manage countertransference issues in sex therapy
  • Explain at least 3 ways commitment and marriage affect sexuality
  • Identify 3 ways that pregnancy, labor, and parenthood affect sexuality
  • Discuss effective treatment interventions for sexual health problems caused by advanced aging and physical disabilities
  • Discuss key aspects of BDSM & KINK culture

The CHS Sex Therapy Training Course will be held at Antioch University. All mental health professionals are welcome!
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CAMFT Approval# 107699
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 15 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 15 CE credits. These CE credits 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.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:
Registration fees are non-refundable.

To request accommodations for special needs, or report grievances, please contact (310) 843-9902 or email info@centerforhealthysex.com.


Cultivating Self-Love Through Music Therapy

by Stacie Aamon Yeldell, MA, MTBC, AVPT

Friday, February 28th, 2020
1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CE LECTURE!

1 CE available – APA, BBS, and AASECT certified

Join Stacie, Music Psychotherapist and Sound Healing Vocalist, as she guides you in the recovery of your authentic voice. In this fun, engaging and interactive presentation, we will rebuild our relationship with the voice in a non-threatening way, foster self-compassion, self-appreciation and transform the “love” in self-love into a verb. Utilizing fun and easy chants, evidence-based music and vocal psychotherapy interventions, as well as sound healing techniques, participants will discover the healing power of the voice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how an infant’s vocal exchanges with their primary caregiver shapes their attachment style.
  • Illustrate how voice can be used as a clinical tool in music therapy treatment.
  • Examine false belief systems about our own voice that inhibits self expression.
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.

This Introductory Level lecture is taking place at Center for Healthy Sex.
To register for this event, please e-mail meliza@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.
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 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/course and its content.
All mental health professionals are welcome.
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.


Mirror of Intimacy

Mirror of Intimacy webinar series
March 2, 2020, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S on the theme of KARMA 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 PT.

To join the webinar by phone, dial: (669) 900-6833 and enter Meeting ID: 421 974 968

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


The Sex Expert webinar series
March 13, 2020, 12 noon (PT)

Interactive webinar with Dr. Catalina Lawsin on Sex After Cancer: How does the “New Normal” Change and How Can Your Sexual Well-Being Adapt

Sexual changes after cancer can impact 40-100% of cancer survivors, particularly amongst those diagnosed with “below the belt” cancers. Unfortunately, most cancer survivors are unaware and unprepared for these sexual changes and are left living with long-term side effects including decreased libido, painful sex, changes to orgasm, and decreased sexual and relationship satisfaction. Fortunately, there are psychological and medicinal strategies that can improve sexual well-being. Unfortunately, there’s a gap between those who need the support and those who actually receive it. This webinar aims to heighten awareness to sexual changes after cancer and offer concrete strategies cancer survivors and their partners can do to improve sexual well-being.

Read More About Catalina
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 in Chicago and New York to address psychosexual and relationship concerns within the context of complex traumas, including chronic illness, addiction, divorce and recurrent abuse.

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: 778 825 812

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


Treatment of the Sex Offender – Dispelling Myths, Stigma, and Shame

by Dr. Blake Barber

Friday, March 27, 2020
1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CE LECTURE!

1 CE available – APA, BBS, and AASECT certified

This lecture will provide mental health professionals with information and resources to be able to better identify and characterize individuals who have sexually offended or are at risk of sexually offending while dispelling the myths and stigma which may provide a barrier to treatment. Information will also cover sex offender-specific laws and policies, risk factors linked to recidivism, and effective treatment options.

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate the various individual sex offender typologies and criminal charges which fall under the general term of sex offender.
  • Explain the cultural and societal implications of stigma surrounding sexuality and how shame becomes a barrier to discussion and prevention efforts.
  • Gain an understanding of the current California laws involving registration and policies which cause restrictions and other barriers to reintegration.
  • Identify risk factors and protective factors related to likelihood of offending in the future.
  • Describe treatment approaches including group therapy, CBT, circles of support, and medication-management.
Read More About Dr. Blake Barber

Blake Barber, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and California Sex Offender Management Board certified treatment provider working at Orange Psychological Services, a sex-offender-specific treatment program, in Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. His practice involves strength-based and emotionally-focused psychodynamic treatment which integrates other empirically-validated treatment options such as cognitive behavioral therapy as individually necessary.

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
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.
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 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/course and its content.
All mental health professionals are welcome.
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.


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