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 Intimacy webinar series August 3, 2020, 12 noon (PACIFIC TIME)

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S on the theme “RELATIONSHIP” 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 PACIFIC TIME.

To join the webinar by phone, dial: (669) 900-6833 and enter Meeting ID: 864 1780 9460

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


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

Presented by: Dr. Blake Barber

Friday, August 28th, 2020
1:30pm – 2:30pm

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.

Registration will open up soon for this event.
For more information please e-mail meliza@centerforhealthysex.com.

Mirror of Intimacy

Mirror of Intimacy webinar series September 14, 2020, 12 noon (PACIFIC TIME)

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.


Mirror of Intimacy webinar series October 5, 2020, 12 noon (PACIFIC TIME)

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.


Sex After Cancer: How Mental & Medical Health Care Providers Can Provide Support & Improve Assessment

Presented by Catalina Lawsin, Ph.D.

Friday, October 9, 2020
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PACIFIC TIME

Read More About Catalina Lawsin, Ph.D.

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 for individuals living throughout California, New York and Illinois to address psychosexual and relationship concerns within the context of complex traumas, including chronic illness, addiction, divorce and recurrent abuse.

More info coming soon…


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