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Mirror of Intimacy

Mirror of Intimacy webinar series
**NEW DATE** July 10th, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

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

To RSVP and to receive updates on this webinar, please click here. For more information, you can e-mail charlie@centerforhealthysex.com.


Jennifer Weeks

The Sex Expert webinar series
July 14th, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Jennifer Weeks, Ph.D., LPC, CAADC, CSAT-S, on  What is the Effect of Cybersex on Adolescents?

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We are inundated daily with news relating to pornography or sexting and teens. The media portrays the issue in epidemic proportions. How do we separate fact from fiction? Studying the scientific data on the topic, we can start to see the substance through the hype. This presentation will focus on the known effects of internet pornography and sexting on adolescents. How does cybersex effect sexual development? Why do teens sext? What is the relationship between sexting, online pornography use and other high risk behaviors? This presentation will also discuss helping parents talk to children about internet sexuality as well as teaching teens resilience.

Dr. Jennifer Weeks is the founder and director of Sexual Addiction Treatment Services, an out-patient program for out of control sexual behavior.  SATS has two locations and 7 clinicians provide individual, couples and group therapy.  Dr. Weeks has over 12 years experience treating addiction, trauma and addiction, sexual addiction and sexual offenders.  She is a CSAT-S, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a clinical member of ATSA.  In addition to her traditional clinical work, Dr. Weeks provides pre-trial psychosexual evaluations specializing in cybersex offending.  Dr. Weeks is a recognized expert witness in the areas of cybersex offending, sexual offenders and sexual addiction.  She is a recognized expert in 6 Pennsylvania County Courts and with the Federal Government.

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July CEU Lecture

by TBD

Friday, July 21st, 2017

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1 CEU available

More info coming soon!

This lecture takes place at Center for Healthy Sex

RSVP to charlie@centerforhealthysex.com


Mirror of Intimacy

Mirror of Intimacy webinar series
August 7, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

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

To RSVP and to receive updates on this webinar, please click here. For more information, you can e-mail charlie@centerforhealthysex.com.


Laurie MintzThe Sex Expert webinar series
August 11th, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Dr. Laurie Mintz, Ph.D., on  Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters — And How To Get It

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Orgasm inequality is rampant among young adults. As one striking example, in research conducted by Dr. Laurie Mintz with college students, 51% of cis-gendered men vs. 4% of cis-gendered women say they usually orgasm during first-time hookup sex. While research shows that this disparity successively closes in additional hookups with the same person, friends-with-benefits relationships, and committed relationships, the orgasm gap never completely closes in any context.  Related, up to one-half of young adult cis-gendered women who have sex with cis-gendered men say they are troubled by their lack of orgasms. Cis-gendered women who have sex with one another do not have this issue. Clearly, then, the orgasm gap is a cultural problem. There is not something wrong with those struggling to orgasm as they so often painfully assume; instead, something is wrong with our culture.

In this webinar, Dr. Mintz exposes the cultural roots of the problem. She also details the individual attitudes and skills required to turn this knowledge into action, including the sound psychological interventions of mindfulness training, guided masturbation, and communication skills training.  Dr. Mintz also deconstructs our current cultural script for sexual encounters, which over-values penetration and the male orgasm, and replaces it with four new inclusive scripts that equally value both partners’ orgasms. Finally, Dr. Mintz concludes with a call to action to spread the word about orgasm equality.

Dr. Laurie Mintz is an author, therapist, professor and speaker whose life’s work has been committed to helping people live fuller, richer lives through the art and science of psychology. As a tenured Professor at the University of Florida, she teaches the Psychology of Human Sexuality to hundreds of undergraduate students each year. She also teaches and mentors graduate students, helping them find their own niche as psychologists. Dr. Mintz has published over 50 research articles in academic journals and six chapters in academic books. She has received numerous professional and teaching awards, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Mintz is the author of two popular and highly acclaimed books—both written with the aim of empowering women sexually: Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters and How to Get it (HarperOne, 2017) and A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex: Reclaim Your Desire and Reignite Your Relationship (Adams Media, 2009). With this same goal of providing scientifically-accurate, sex-positive information to enhance female pleasure, Dr. Mintz also writes a popular Psychology Today blog. She also gives presentations and workshops to professionals and lay audiences and is often quoted in national and international mediaFor over 25 years, Dr. Mintz has also maintained a small private practice. One of her greatest honors is to help clients reach their goals and to live fuller, more authentic lives.

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Michelle_Hirschman_bioTherapeutic Benefits of Coaches and Companions In Early Treatment of Sex and Love Addiction

by Michelle Hirschman, LCSW

Friday, August 18th, 2017

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1 CEU available

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In this presentation, you will learn about the therapeutic benefits that coaches and companions can have with your clients whom suffer from Sex and Love addiction.  The industry of coaches and companions is unregulated, which has created harm to some of the people in need of support as these individuals lack the proper training to provide adequate and useful services. However, there is a new emergence of companies hiring credentialed workers and/or providing supervision to their coach’s/companions by a licensed worker.

You’ll learn the usefulness of such support and the timing of when to refer one of these workers will be discussed, the differences between the various types of coach’s and companions, how to screen for an ethical coach and companion, the differentiation between therapist, coach, companion, and case manager as well as the benefits of having a collaborative team approach with clients in early recovery.

Michelle Hirschman, LCSW, is a clinical professional with a deep understanding of the complexities of various types of addictions and mental health issues. Her work has ranged from clinical work at treatment centers in California, to the town of Ho in Ghana, and Hanoi, Vietnam. Michelle created the concept of “My Sober Coach,” which was designed to bridge the gap between treatment and independent living, with the focus being on continued life skills development. Michelle’s company has been helping clients in the greater Los Angeles area and abroad for 14 years.

This lecture takes
place at Center for Healthy Sex

RSVP to charlie@centerforhealthysex.com


Mirror of Intimacy

Mirror of Intimacy webinar series
September 4, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

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

To RSVP and to receive updates on this webinar, please click here. For more information, you can e-mail charlie@centerforhealthysex.com.


Marty SimpsonPartner Topic TBA

by Marty Simpson, MFT, CSAT, CDWF

Friday, September 15th, 2017

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1 CEU available

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Martha “Marty” Simpson, LMFT, CSAT, CDWF has extensive experience in the field of sex addiction treatment. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and a Certified Daring Way® Facilitator in private practice. Trained in the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT-2), the Association for Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS), Principals of Group Psychotherapy training with The Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA), EMDR, and Pat Ogden’s Sensorimotor Processing, a somatic & attachment based trauma training, Marty has a specialty working with partners of Sex Addicts and Couples in Recovery.

This lecture takes
place at Center for Healthy Sex

RSVP to charlie@centerforhealthysex.com


Mirror of Intimacy

Mirror of Intimacy webinar series
October 2, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

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

To RSVP and to receive updates on this webinar, please click here. For more information, you can e-mail charlie@centerforhealthysex.com.


Debra Kaplan Low ResThe Sex Expert webinar series
October 13th, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Debra Kaplan, MA, MBA, LPC, CSAT-S, on  For Love and Money: Exploring Sex, Money and Power in Relationships

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Relationship conflicts involving sex and money may be an unavoidable occurrence but become particularly complex and potentially volatile when they involve sexual and financial betrayal. Tensions concerning sexual health and/or sexual addiction may take center stage in relationships, yet studies repeatedly indicate that disagreements about money are by far and away the greatest stressor on a relationship and the strongest predictor for divorce. After closing a successful chapter on Wall Street, Ms. Kaplan merged her fascination with narcissism, power and control with her studies in psychology. For over a decade, Ms. Kaplan has been a licensed psychotherapist author and speaker treating problems related to sex addiction, money, and relationships. Drawing upon her years on Wall Street where power and control are legendary, Debra lends her clinical expertise to successfully treat this potentially complex triumvirate of clinical issues.

Join Debra for this illuminating For Love and Money© webinar. Learn how to connect the dots of sex, money and power, identify your relational currency and create balance in your romantic relationship. 

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