Past Events

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Gay Tantra for Meth Recovery

by Brent Horning

Friday, June 15, 2018

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CE LECTURE!
1 CE available for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, and psychologists

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Resourcing from a wide range of body/mind/spirit techniques from the East, and his history teaching Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and Gay tantra workshops, Brent’s friendly and humorous approach combines ancient wisdom with an understanding of the urgency and hopelessness facing many gay meth users in recovery.

Learning Objectives:

    • Summarize the potential uses of tantra for gay men in recovery
    • Describe or show how meth affects reward pathways, dopamine, and the nervous system
    • Give examples of interventions including eye-gazing with predetermined or spontaneous volunteer, clothed non-sexual partner positions to build intimacy, and energy circulation.

Brent Horning has been exploring and practicing the healing arts since he moved to Los Angeles from Michigan in 2001. He gained extensive somatic awareness through his 13 years as a certified massage therapist. He holds a certification as a Kundalini Yoga and Meditation instructor since 2007, specializing in gong sound therapy and the yogic teachings of sacred sexuality. He earned his certification as a drug and alcohol addiction at UCLA Extension and after completing his supervised internship and state exam, he registered with CCAPP (California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals) He is currently working towards his Masters degree in Psychology.

This lecture takes place at Center for Healthy Sex

RSVP to morgan@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.

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Free Event!

Learn about employment opportunities, our apprenticeship program, upcoming trainings and other special events!

Saturday, June 9th – 9:00 – 10:30 AM

Hosted by Alex Katehakis, Clinical Director and Douglas Evans, Executive Director

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We’re opening our doors to the public, granting an inside look at our wellness treatment facility and showcasing what a future at Center For Healthy Sex could look like for you. Whether you’re a sexual health professional looking to gain some insight about our clinical approach and practices, or if you’re just curious about what it is we really do here, you are welcome to join us for a 90 minute information session led by our Clinical Director, Dr. Alexandra Katehakis as well as our Executive Director, Douglas Evans. In this session, we’ll be discussing employment opportunities, our apprenticeship program, training, special events, and more!

This event will take place at Center for Healthy Sex, 10700 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025.

To RSVP please e-mail morgan@centerforhealthysex.com.


The Sex Expert webinar series
June 8, 2018, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Pamela Madsen and Dan Powers, CSB on Why Consent is Complicated

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What if part of your fantasy and arousal comes from a place of submission and play? Or, what if you consented at first and then something just does not feel right? And, how to have these important conversations around sex and consent, and still keep the spark of spontaneity and fun?

A pioneer in fertility and sex advocacy, Pamela Madsen is the founder of Back to the Body: Sensuous Retreats for Women. Before taking on female sexuality full-time, Pamela was the first Executive Director of The American Fertility Association. She is a fearless advocate for women’s health and integrated sexuality who leverages her raw honesty and well-informed wit to help strip the stigma from female desire and body image.

At the age of 40, Dan Powers was introduced to the Western version of the tantric arts through Charles Muir and the Source School of Tantra Yoga. That introduction began his quest for knowledge about all things related to a more intimate expression of sex and sexuality. Being an engineer, Dan sought to learn other grounded approaches to sexuality and gain an understanding of the inner working from the perspective of how bodies function. After years of study, the result of his quest is a comprehensive knowledge about sex, sexuality and relating from a wide variety of disciplines and traditions including Quodoushka, Sky Dancing Tantra, Human Awareness Institute (HAI), Lafayette Morehouse, Body Electric, One Taste, and many more. He shares his knowledge with his clients and the wider community through his company Beyond the Bedroom asking them to explore what is possible so they can decide what works best for them and their relationships. 


Mirror of IntimacyMirror of Intimacy webinar series
June 4, 2018, 12 noon (PST)

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

Our Mirror of Intimacy webinars take place on Anymeeting. To register for this webinar, simply click here. On the day of the webinar, you can join the meeting starting at 11:45am PT by clicking this link: https://www.anymeeting.com/664-579-162.

To join the webinar by phone, dial: 863-208-0120 and enter access code: 885 7402#

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


chs 36"x80" banner 02Alex Katehakis on Neurobiology: Secure Attachment and the Healing Power of Dyadic Relational Psychotherapy

May 19, 2018, at LACPA, Encino, CA

9:00am – 1:00pm, 4.0 CE Credits

CHS Clinical Director Alex Katehakis will join the Los Angeles County Psychological Association for a special Continuing Education lecture.


Effects of Gender Transition on Sexuality: How does feminizing/masculinizing hormone therapy and genital surgery affect one’s sexual response?

by Dr. Natalia Zhikhareva, PhD

Friday, May 18, 2018

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CE LECTURE!
1 CE available for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, and psychologists

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With insurance companies expanding to cover transgender related services, more individuals today are able to obtain hormone therapy, and, most importantly, genital surgery. These procedures cause many changes that affect how trans-people experience their sexuality. Some experience changes in their libido, increased interest in specific types of sexual practices, changes in physical sexual response and even changes in the types of people to whom they are attracted. In this introductory level session, we will explore the effects of gender transition on one’s sexuality and offers solutions on how to work with transgender individuals.

Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the gender transition process
    • Summarize and identify effects of gender transition on one’s sexuality
    • Give examples of interventions and tools in addressing sexuality with transgender population

Dr Natalia Zhikhareva (Dr Z) is a clinical psychologist specializing in transgender care and has worked with transgender individuals for over a decade. Her passion working in the transgender community fostered an interest in clinical research leading to the publication of “Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Projective Drawings of Pre-Operative Male-to-Female Transgendered Individuals’ Perception of Their Genitalia.”  Dr Z’s most recent work includes writing and contributing to Male-to-Female and Female-to-Male transgender courses, offered by the online training program Loveology University. She has been featured as a speaker on current transgender issues at Empowered Trans Woman Summit, founded the Hormone Readiness Group for trans-youth living in Portland, Oregon, and is the facilitator of the Transition & Beyond Group in LA.

This lecture takes place at Center for Healthy Sex

RSVP to morgan@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.

The Sex Expert webinar series
May 11, 2018, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Alex Katehakis on Sexual Reflections: A Workbook for Designing and Celebrating Your Sexual Health Plan

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With the advent of the Katehakis Integrative Sex Therapy (KIST) Model, “sexual recovery” no longer means simply abstaining from sexually harmful behaviors. Sexual Reflections: A Workbook for Designing and Celebrating Your Sexual Health Plan is a cutting-edge workbook designed to help therapists guide the recovering person toward achieving optimal sexuality, through a collaborative therapeutic process. The workbook offers specific actions that support, first, abstinence from destructive sexual behaviors and, ultimately, engagement in healthy sexual behaviors that the client and therapist choose together that leads the client toward preferred sexual experiences.

Join us for this special Sex Expert Webinar with our own Clinical Director, Dr. Alex Katehakis, PhD, LMFT

Click here to register!


Mirror of IntimacyMirror of Intimacy webinar series
May 7, 2018, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S on the theme of Confidence 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 April 2, and you’ll see an announcement that the live event is starting. If you have any questions, please e-mail charlie@centerforhealthysex.com.


chs 36"x80" banner 02Alex Katehakis at the IITAP Symposium: Advances in Neuroscience Genetics Addiction
May 4, 2018, Phoenix, AZ at the Hyatt Regency

CHS Clinical Director Alex Katehakis will be presenting her new Katehakis Integrative Sex Therapy (KIST) model at IITAP’s 13th Symposium in Phoenix!

For more information or to register online, click here!


Surrogate Partner Therapy — A Pathway to Clinical Success

by Raymond and Tamar Reilly, DHS, ACS

Friday, April 20, 2018

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1 CEU available

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This lecture will introduce and educate professional therapists and sexual health counselors in the practices and methodologies of Surrogate Partner Therapy. Incorporating case studies, we explore the actual process whereby a client progresses through the therapy with an emphasis on clearly defining each individual role within the triadic model.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain a therapist’s commitment, boundaries, and responsibilities to client and surrogate partner therapist.
  • Demonstrate how to vet the client, and demonstrate protocol for referral.
  • Summarize what to expect from a surrogate partner therapist.

Raymond and Tamar Reilly, DHS, ACS, are the only IPSA trained couple practicing Surrogate Partner Therapy. With over 30 years of training & education in the field of human sexuality, Doctors Tamar and Raymond specialize in treating clients of all genders, age 18 and up, who have concerns about intimacy, self-acceptance, sexuality, and relationships of any kind. Their work includes a hands-on, holistic approach to addressing anxiety, body-image issues, and other common difficulties that hinder sensual intimacy. Tamar and Raymond’s true passion is educating the community on the methodologies of SPT and broadening the scope of this therapy to include a more couples-oriented approach to overcoming sexual discomforts within all types of relationships.

This lecture takes place at Center for Healthy Sex

RSVP to charlie@centerforhealthysex.com


The Sex Expert webinar series
April 13, 2018, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Diego Wallraff on Conscious Sexuality

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What if we could rewrite the way we received our sexual education? What do you wish you’d known as an adult, as a teenager, or even as a child in order to have had a more positive experience as a modern sexual adult? As experts champion the idea of starting positive sex education earlier in childhood, what do the rest of us do about our own sex education? Join us for an informative, dynamic discussion about how adults can take charge of their own sex lives through conscious sexuality.

As a Colombian/German hybrid, Diego Wallraff moves fluidly between the Performing Arts and the Healing Arts. When not on stage or on a TV/film-set he dedicates his time to helping fellow humans overcome various kinds of challenges – especially in the field of sexual healing. His work guides people into the field of personal growth and healthy relationships and supports healing from injuries and sexual trauma. He applies his skills as a master bodyworker and sex & relationship coach – he holds certifications in various modalities: Sexological Bodywork, Somatic Sex Education, Shiatsu, Yoga, Breathwork, Tantra, Intimacy coaching and Sound Healing. Diego is absolutely passionate about the need for positive sex education and sees this as a pathway to be able to claim ones birthright: to be a fully realized sexual being.

Click here to register!


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.

Click here for further details and registration!


Mirror of Intimacy

Mirror of Intimacy webinar series
April 2, 2018, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S on the theme of Mirror 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 April 2, and you’ll see an announcement that the live event is starting. If you have any questions, please e-mail charlie@centerforhealthysex.com.


BTS Site Graphic (1)Behind the Scenes at Center for Healthy Sex

Free Event!

Learn about employment opportunities, our apprenticeship program, upcoming trainings and other special events!

Saturday, March 31st – 9:00 – 10:30 AM

Hosted by Alex Katehakis, Clinical Director and Douglas Evans, Executive Director

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We’re opening our doors to the public, granting an inside look at our wellness treatment facility and showcasing what a future at Center For Healthy Sex could look like for you. Whether you’re a sexual health professional looking to gain some insight about our clinical approach and practices, or if you’re just curious about what it is we really do here, you are welcome to join us for a 90 minute information session led by our Clinical Director, Dr. Alexandra Katehakis as well as our Executive Director, Douglas Evans. In this session, we’ll be discussing employment opportunities, our apprenticeship program, training, special events, and more!

This event will take place at Center for Healthy Sex, 10700 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025.

To RSVP please e-mail charlie@centerforhealthysex.com.


The Relationship between Sexual Dysfunction Disorders and Sexual Abuse Trauma

by Alexandria Morgan, LMFT

Friday, March 16, 2018

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1 CEU available

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Often when we experience a trauma we cope with it by burying it so deeply that it ceases to exist in our conscious minds. When clients have a history of sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse they frequently come in with symptoms that are remnants of their abuse. Our job is to highlight the connection between their symptoms and their trauma, in order to reveal the meaning behind their behavior and help lead them to healing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess for history of childhood sexual abuse & sexual assault.
  • Understand the relationship between sexual abuse trauma and sexual dysfunction.
  • Understand the relationship between sexual abuse trauma and sex addiction.

Alexandria Morgan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the founder of Her Healing. Her Healing is located in Los Angeles and provides mental health services and education to women, children, and families. Alexandria specializes in trauma work and helping others achieve emotional, mental, and physical healing. Alexandria provides workshops and presentations on trauma, coping skills, compassion fatigue, relationships and other mental health related topics. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and is a certified Sexual Assault Victims Counselor. Her passion is to talk about the impact trauma has on individuals and their communities in order to enhance trauma informed care, promote mental health treatment, and provide healing.

This lecture takes
place at Center for Healthy Sex

RSVP to charlie@centerforhealthysex.com


Carol Sheets

The Sex Expert webinar series
March 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. 

Click here 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 March 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 CHS Clinical Director Dr. Alex Katehakis and Dr. Jon Caldwell for this free event in Santa Barbara! 3.0 CE Credits available!

Click here to RSVP! Attendees requesting credit must RSVP!

For more information, contact Cheryl Cambay at ccambay@themeadows.com or call (310)502-4344.


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.


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


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

Interactive webinar with Vanessa Carlisle, PhD on Understanding Sex Work and Human Trafficking

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While the fight to end human trafficking may seem like an obvious goal, many people who work in the erotic industries have been harmed by so-called “rescue” campaigns. Globally, a movement to decriminalize the sex industry has taken hold, while in the United States sex workers still struggle for basic human rights. Join the conversation about how we got here, where we need to go, and gain critical tools for understanding the differences between sex work and human trafficking.

Vanessa Carlisle is a queer femme author, activist, speaker, radio host and performer. She is a sex workers’ rights advocate with SWOP-LA, and has been working in the sex industries for eighteen years. She earned her PhD in Creative Writing, Literature and Gender Studies from the University of Southern California. She co-teaches the Sensuality Wellness Workshop and other workshops focused on trauma recovery, sexual health, sexual communication, and self care for social justice warriors.

Click here to register!


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.


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


BTS Site Graphic (1)Behind the Scenes at Center for Healthy Sex

Free Event!

Learn about employment opportunities, our apprenticeship program, upcoming trainings and other special events!

Saturday, January 13 – 9:00 – 10:30 AM

Hosted by Alex Katehakis, Clinical Director and Douglas Evans, Executive Director

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We’re opening our doors to the public, granting an inside look at our wellness treatment facility and showcasing what a future at Center For Healthy Sex could look like for you. Whether you’re a sexual health professional looking to gain some insight about our clinical approach and practices, or if you’re just curious about what it is we really do here, you are welcome to join us for a 90 minute information session led by our Clinical Director, Dr. Alexandra Katehakis as well as our Executive Director, Douglas Evans. In this session, we’ll be discussing employment opportunities, our apprenticeship program, training, special events, and more!

This event will take place at Center for Healthy Sex, 10700 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025.

To RSVP please e-mail charlie@centerforhealthysex.com.


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

Interactive webinar with Dr. Crystal Hollenbeck, LMHC, CST, CSAT, on 20 Reasons Couples Stop Having Sex

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Sex is essential to our overall wellbeing and happiness as a couple and as an individual partner.  Most couples will experience times when they are engaging in sexual activity less often than they desire.  However, the relationship as well as the overall happiness and wellbeing of the individual partners will suffer when they are not engaging sexually for long periods of time. This discussion will help couples identify why they stopped having sex and what to do in order to reconnect.

Dr. Crystal Hollenbeck is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with offices in Orlando and Tampa, Florida.  She holds a CACREP accredited doctorate degree in Counselor Education & Supervision and is a state qualified supervisor.  She is a relationship expert, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist.  Dr. Hollenbeck specializes in helping individuals and couples address all sexually related issues including sexual intimacy, trauma, dysfunction, and addiction.  She offers Three-Day Intensives as well as in-office and tele-health sessions with a caring, nonjudgmental, and solution-focused approach to healing and healthy sexuality. 

Click here to register!


Sex Education for Parents, Teachers and Counselors

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 10am-12pm

Presented by The Ness Counseling Center, Westside Children’s Center, and Center for Healthy Sex

This event will take place at:
The Ness Counseling Center
8512 Whitworth Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310)360-8512

CHS Clinical Associate Jamye Waxman, MA, M.Ed., will present on how to talk to kids about sex in age-appropriate ways.

RSVP to Stacie Plascencia at StacieP@westsidechildrens.org.


Mirror of Intimacy

Mirror of Intimacy webinar series
January 8, 2018, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S on the theme of Awkwardness 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 January 8, and you’ll see an announcement that the live event is starting. If you have any questions, please e-mail charlie@centerforhealthysex.com.


Marty Simpson

The Sex Expert webinar series
December 8, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Marty Simpson, LMFT, CSAT, CDWF, on After the Awakening: Learning To Help Your Partner Heal From Your Betrayal

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Now that you’re sober why is your partner still so angry? You’re moving forward and they’re stuck in the past. Will it always be like this? Will you ever catch a break? If you don’t understand the neurobiology of trauma then your best intentions may be making things worse. But you actually have all you need to help your partner heal. Join partner specialist, Marty Simpson, LMFT, CSAT as she introduces effective tools you can use right away for long-term healing and relationship growth.

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.

Click here to register!


Mirror of Intimacy

 

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

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S on the theme of Vulnerability 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 October 2, and you’ll see an announcement that the live event is starting. If you have any questions, please e-mail charlie@centerforhealthysex.com.


Join Alex Katehakis at UC Irvine on December 2nd as she participates in their Anatomy of Intimacy Speakers Series.

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Love addiction is an intimacy disorder manifested in an adult as preoccupation with an idealized, fantasy relationship that, ultimately, acts as a barrier between the person and the object of his/her desire. It is deeply rooted in a constant need for attention, validation, nurturing, and connection. When challenged to surrender unhealthy attachments to sex and fantasy, love addicts struggle with tolerating the pain of the past that begins to emerge into conscious awareness. Love addicts typically choose love avoidants, who are often sex addicts.

When the sex and love addicted couple comes into treatment, therapy can feel daunting due to the morass of secrets and lies between the pair, and the complex, unconscious dynamics pervasive in the relationship. A psychobiological approach to treating “love addiction” utilizes the principles of Interpersonal Neurobiology and affect regulation in service of healing the client’s early attachment and regulatory wounds.

Through powerful clinical videotape, case presentation, and role-play, Dr. Katehakis will demonstrate how to apply regulation theory when working with love addicts, also using 12-Step programs and focus on the somatic. Case presentations will illustrate how love addiction, much like sex addiction, is a dissociative disorder and how the acuity of symptoms experienced by love addicts keeps them in relationships with people who are unavailable and they can’t bear to leave. Dr. Katehakis shares her work with wisdom and courage. You’ll appreciate her depth of her knowledge and ability to synthesize complex concepts into a coherent model with practical application.

For more information, including location and registration, click here!

Dan Lacovara, MFTIs It Sex Addiction or Just Bad Behavior?

by Dan Lacovara, MFT

Saturday, November 18, 2017

9:30am – 1:30pm, CSU Northridge

14651 Oxnard Street, Van Nuys, CA 91411

4 CEUs available – $70

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The concept of sex addiction is a controversial topic among both the general public and some who work in the addiction field. While the terminology and diagnostic criteria may not fit the traditional model of addiction, it cannot be ignored that there are individuals whose sexual behaviors at some point become unmanageable, have wreaked havoc on their lives and the lives of others. But just as alcohol is merely a means to an end for the alcoholic, sex addiction has little to do with sex. Rather, it can be thought of as a syndrome that presents as an ongoing re-enactment of deeply entrenched and unconscious adaptive patterns typically borne of early relational trauma or later childhood trauma and neglect. Dysfunctional as the behaviors are, it can become a desperate search for identity and belonging. To understand the etiology of sex addiction, one must examine it from a relational, affective and neurobiological perspective. Only then can it be diagnosed and treated in an effective manner. The instinct to have sex is a basic human drive, however. How can an individual express healthy sexuality when sex is the very thing that is so destructive? Is “recovery” possible?

Daniel Lacovara, MFT, is the Clinical Outreach Specialist at CHS. Daniel’s role is to provide sex therapy and sex addiction training and education to graduate schools and clinical training sites. Before joining CHS, Dan worked at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, where he worked with clients with substance abuse and mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and grief and loss. In addition, he designed the curriculum for and co-facilitated the Center’s first Sexual Compulsives Group for men. He has participated in Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA) trainings on psychodynamic and relational work in group therapy and with the California Association of Mental Health (CAMFT) on depression and its impact on intimate relationships. He has also received training in attachment theory and Bowenian approaches to individual and couples treatment at the Bowen Institute in San Diego.

 

For Registration Information contact Heidi Kwok: heidikwok2000@yahoo.com

 


Dan Lacovara, MFTGay Men, the Shame Paradigm, and Sex

by Dan Lacovara, MFT

Friday, November 17, 2017

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1 CEU available

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Sex addiction treatment professionals generally agree toxic shame plays a crucial role in driving an addict’s behavior, and that by helping him or her work through it, healthy relationships are within reach. What do we as therapists do when faced with the possibility that an intergenerational transmission of shame might be embedded in the collective psyche of an entire community – in this case the community of gay men? Despite broader societal acceptance and advances in LGBTQ rights, sex between men remains in many ways a taboo in our society. There still exists a narrative that gay sex is a “dirty secret.”  With the evolution of online hook-up Apps, the prevalence of pornography and the increase in the use of recreational drugs for sexual purposes, many gay men are unwittingly playing into that very narrative. Non-relational, non-intimate sexual behaviors can be seen as the norm. In addition, internalized homophobia can often lead to gay men sexually shaming one another. For the gay male sex addict, the conflation of the two has a devastating impact, making it nearly impossible for them to separate healthy from unhealthy sex.  Understanding this unique shame paradigm is essential to compassionate and effective treatment.

Daniel Lacovara, MFT, is the Clinical Outreach Specialist at CHS. Daniel’s role is to provide sex therapy and sex addiction training and education to graduate schools and clinical training sites. Before joining CHS, Dan worked at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, where he worked with clients with substance abuse and mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and grief and loss. In addition, he designed the curriculum for and co-facilitated the Center’s first Sexual Compulsives Group for men. He has participated in Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA) trainings on psychodynamic and relational work in group therapy and with the California Association of Mental Health (CAMFT) on depression and its impact on intimate relationships. He has also received training in attachment theory and Bowenian approaches to individual and couples treatment at the Bowen Institute in San Diego.

This lecture takes
place at Center for Healthy Sex

RSVP to charlie@centerforhealthysex.com


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The Sex Expert webinar series
November 10, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Francesca Gentille, on Bridging Sexual Differences Between Partners

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We often fall in love with our perceived similarities. In the early days of relationship, to anyone who will listen we often say, “We have so much in common.” Eventually each couple will be challenged by their differences. One of the main areas of difference can be how we envision intimacy, foreplay, and sexual pleasure. Join award winning author, and certified Clinical Sexologist Francesca Gentille to explore and expand how to harmonize these perceived differences and disconnections. 

Francesca Gentillé is an internationally recognized presenter & expert on Passionate Monogamy, Conscious Non-Monogamy, Sacred Eros, Sacred Kink, and the use of Therapeutic Tantra & Therapeutic Kink in healing from abuse. She is an initiated shaman in 4 traditions, clinical sexologist, ordained minister, empowered aging specialist, and relationship counselor. Some venues she has presented at include  Loving More Conference, the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, Sexy Spirits in New York, La Tienda Rosa in Florence, and she will be presenting at the 2018 Rome BDSM Conference. The host of Sex: Tantra & Kama Sutra,  the co-author of “The Marriage of Sex & Spirit,”  the co-director of “The Somatic Sensual Healing Institute”, and the director The Sacred Courtesan School of Feminine Mystique and Power.  She offers private counseling in person by phone, and Skype, as well as workshops, and teleseminars around the world. www.FrancescaGentille.com

Click here to register!


Mirror of Intimacy

Mirror of Intimacy webinar series
November 6, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S on the theme of Sexual Politics 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 October 2, and you’ll see an announcement that the live event is starting. If you have any questions, please e-mail charlie@centerforhealthysex.com.


SA Training Program Fall 2017Sex Addiction Treatment Training Program

Saturdays, Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, and Dec. 2

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

  • Definition and etiology of sex addiction
  • Neuropsychobiological processes and attachment styles related to sex addiction
  • Assessment and diagnosis of sex addiction and co-occurring disorders
  • Strategies for implementing effective treatment plans and protocols for sex addiction
  • Common errors to avoid when treating sex addiction
  • Disclosure preparation for the recovering sex addict and partner
  • Effective strategies for couples in recovery
  • Strategic reinstatement of healthy sexuality into the life of recovering sex addict and partner

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.


Restoration of Trust in Recovering Couples: A New Model from Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw

by Ginger Bercaw, PsyD, CSAT, CST and Bill Bercaw, PsyD, CSAT, CST

Friday, October 20, 2017

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1 CEU available

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Anyone who works with couples in sexual recovery knows that trust is the single most critical variable that influences couples’ healing. In this presentation, Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw, developers of Sexual Reintegration Therapy and authors of The Couple’s Guide to Intimacy, introduce their new model of trust restoration. In addition to offering a new framework for conceptualizing how recovering couples experience trust, specific clinical examples will be presented.

Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw are Clinical Psychologists specializing in relationships and sexual issues. They are the only married, doctoral-level, Clinical Psychologist relationship experts holding certifications in both Sex Therapy (CST) and Sexual Addiction (CSAT). The Bercaws are the Founding Directors of the California Center for Healing, Inc., a psychological practice in Pasadena, CA, that specializes in treating sexual dissatisfaction/dysfunction, marital dissatisfaction, codependence, emotional trauma resolution, sexual addiction, and spouses & partners of sex addicts. The Bercaws have recently published two books: From the Living Room to the Bedroom: Six Steps to Lasting Intimacy and Sexual Abundance (May, 2011) is their much anticipated resource for today’s busy couples seeking to rekindle passion and connection in a realistic, practical and sustainable manner. The Couple’s Guide to Intimacy: How Sexual Reintegration Therapy Can Help Your Relationship Heal (October, 2010) presents the highly effective new treatment modality they developed, Sexual Reintegration Therapy. These resources have been endorsed as groundbreaking by many leaders and best-selling authors in the field.

This lecture takes
place at Center for Healthy Sex

RSVP to charlie@centerforhealthysex.com


BTS Site Graphic (1)Behind the Scenes at Center for Healthy Sex

Free Event!

Learn about employment opportunities, our apprenticeship program, upcoming trainings and other special events!

Friday, October 13 – 1:15pm – 2:30pm

Hosted by Alex Katehakis, Clinical Director and Douglas Evans, Executive Director

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We’re opening our doors to the public, granting an inside look at our wellness treatment facility and showcasing what a future at Center For Healthy Sex could look like for you. Whether you’re a sexual health professional looking to gain some insight about our clinical approach and practices, or if you’re just curious about what it is we really do here, you are welcome to join us for a 90 minute information session led by our Clinical Director, Dr. Alexandra Katehakis as well as our Executive Director, Douglas Evans. In this session, we’ll be discussing employment opportunities, our apprenticeship program, training, special events, and more!

This event will take place at Center for Healthy Sex, 10700 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025.

To RSVP please 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. 

Click here to register!


Mirror of Intimacy

Mirror of Intimacy webinar series
October 9, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S on the theme of Seduction 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 October 2, and you’ll see an announcement that the live event is starting. If you have any questions, please e-mail charlie@centerforhealthysex.com.


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2-Day Sex Therapy Training Course at SASH!
October 3-4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

Led by CHS Clinical Director Alexandra Katehakis, this intermediate, 15-hour sex therapy training program is designed for professionals interested in gaining a deeper understanding of sex therapy and ways to incorporate it into their practice. Additionally, participants receive 15% off their SASH registration fees!

For more information or to register online, click here!


Marty SimpsonTreating Betrayed Partners: A Trauma-based Approach

by Marty Simpson, MFT, CSAT, CDWF

Friday, September 22, 2017

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1 CEU available

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Why are betrayed partners and partners of sex addicts so often misunderstood? Why is this population underserved? What does neuroscience show us recently that can help those who suffer from the PTSD left by betrayal? Join us for this CE lecture and learn about the delicate art of working with betrayed partners.

Participants will be able to identify the various stages of healing from betrayal trauma, learn of the skills essential for treating this population, manage the crises of discovery or disclosure, and confidently provide resources for safety, support and education.

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
September 11, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S on the theme of Equilibrium 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 September 4, and you’ll see an announcement that the live event is starting. If you have any questions, please e-mail charlie@centerforhealthysex.com.


CHS-GiselleThe Sex Expert webinar series
September 8, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Giselle Jones, LCSW, MSW, CSAT-C, CMF, on  Everyday Mindful Intimacy

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Whether single or in relationship, we can constantly develop our intimacy skills. Our bodies are constantly speaking to us. Join Giselle to explore some accessible ways to invite your body to speak, and how to listen to it and that of your partners.

Giselle Jones is a Clinical Associate at Center for Healthy Sex treating women, men and couples with sexual, relational and functional issues. Giselle is a graduate of the annual Sex Addiction Treatment Training course at Center for Healthy Sex. Following a career in entertainment and creative education, she worked as a staff therapist at Didi Hirsch Mental Health services specializing in behavioral issues, depression, anxiety and trauma recovery. Giselle achieved her Master’s degree in Social Welfare at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and was the recipient of both the Jannette Alexander Award for clinical excellence from the CA Society of Clinical Social Work and UCLA’s Shapiro Merit Award. Throughout her final year at UCLA, Giselle practiced psychotherapy interning at the Kaiser Permanente Department of Outpatient Psychiatry, implementing cross-model training to serve a diverse caseload of children and families, adolescents, couples, adults, seniors and LGBTQI individuals. She has facilitated groups, including those focused on treating depression, anxiety and couples. Giselle is passionate about integrating body-mind wellness, and is both a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator (CMF) from UCLA’s Semel’s Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior and a 200-hour level certified Hatha Yoga Instructor with practice in leading asana and breath meditation.

Click here to register!


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


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 men vs. 4% of 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 women who have sex with men say they are troubled by their lack of orgasms. 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.

Click here to register!


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”

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 August 7, and you’ll see an announcement that the live event is starting. If you have any questions, please e-mail charlie@centerforhealthysex.com.


Alex_high_resolution_headshot_2016The Face of Female Love Addiction

by Alex Katehakis, PhD, LMFT

Friday, July 21st, 2017

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1 CEU available

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The face of female love addiction is mirrored in her relational compulsions which relegate her to a life of fantasy. Her seemingly interactive style is labile, with a come-here/go-away emotional charge that is echoed in chaotic relationships. The love addict’s “drug” of choice is less about sex than about a particular romantic experience. This CEU lecture will take an integrated approach to treating love addiction, drawing on the latest therapeutic interventions and science-based research about intimacy, desire, love, sexual health, and happiness.

This lecture takes place at Center for Healthy Sex

RSVP to 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.

Click here to register!


CHS ball large squareBehind the Scenes at Center for Healthy Sex

Free Event!

Learn about employment opportunities, our apprenticeship program, upcoming trainings and other special events!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

9:00am – 10:30am

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We’re opening our doors to the public, granting an inside look at our wellness treatment facility and showcasing what a future at Center For Healthy Sex could look like for you. Whether you’re a sexual health professional looking to gain some insight about our clinical approach and practices, or if you’re just curious about what it is we really do here, you are welcome to join us for a 90 minute information session led by our Clinical Director, Dr. Alexandra Katehakis as well as our Executive Director, Douglas Evans. In this session, we’ll be discussing employment opportunities, our apprenticeship program, training, special events, and more!

This event took place at Center for Healthy Sex, 10700 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025.

To RSVP please e-mail charlie@centerforhealthysex.com.


Vanessa_Carlisle_HeadshotSex Work 101: Understanding the Stigma

by Vanessa Carlisle

Friday, May 19th, 2017

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1 CEU available

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Professionals in mental health, medicine, social work, and other client service positions often have contact with sex workers or clients of sex workers. Without an adequate understanding of how criminalization and stigma affect people working in the sex industries, professional helpers can do more harm than good. This workshop is designed to bridge the gap and open a dialogue that allows professionals to asses their own beliefs about sex work and proceed with more nuanced, applicable information about the sex industries, anti-trafficking campaigns, the global push for sex workers’ rights, and ways to work against stigma to provide better care to their clients.

Vanessa Carlisle is a queer femme author, activist, speaker, radio host and performer. She is a sex workers’ rights advocate with SWOP-LA, and has been working in the sex industries for eighteen years. She earned her PhD in Creative Writing, Literature and Gender Studies from the University of Southern California. She co-teaches the Sensuality Wellness Workshop and other workshops focused on trauma recovery, sexual health, sexual communication, and self care for social justice warriors.

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


CEU-Dan-GriffinThe Man Rules & Sex: It Ain’t About Just Gettin’ Laid

by Dan Griffin

Friday, May 19th, 2017

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1 CEU available

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This workshop explores the complex and sometimes toxic overlap between male socialization, sexuality, and intimacy. Men’s voracious and uncontrollable sexual appetites are legendary. Stories about men’s inability to commit, their philandering, sexist ideas, and homophobic behavior abound. Porn seems to be many men’s best friend. But what happens when you look a little more closely and attempt to understand some of the driving forces behind the behavior? A totally different picture emerges and with that a mandate for a new way of providing services.

Dan Griffin, M.A., is an internationally recognized author, thought leader, and expert on men’s relationships and masculinity. Griffin’s book, A Man’s Way through Relationships, is the first book written specifically to help men create healthy relationships while navigating the challenges of the “Man Rules™,” those ideas men internalize at very young ages about how to be real boys and men. In 2015, Dan was honored to be named a Senior Fellow at the world renowned leader for treating addiction and trauma, The Meadows. Griffin’s professional background includes over two decades in the mental health and addictions field. He is also the author of A Man’s Way through the Twelve Steps, the first trauma-informed book to take a holistic look at men’s sobriety. He co-authored Helping Men Recover, the first comprehensive gender-responsive and trauma-informed curriculum for addiction and mental health professionals. Griffin earned a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Kansas where his graduate work was the first qualitative study centered on the social construction of masculinity in the culture of Alcoholics Anonymous.

This lecture takes place at Center for Healthy Sex

RSVP to charlie@centerforhealthysex.com


Spectrums Model of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

by Cadyn Cathers, MA

Friday, February 17th, 2017

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CEU LECTURE!
1 CEU available

This lecture takes place at Center for Healthy Sex

RSVP to info@centerforhealthysex.com


2017 Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA) Convention

Plummer Park, Rooms 5 & 6
7377 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood CA 90046

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S will present the keynote address:

Affect Dysregulation:
How AD Informs Sex Addiction, Recovery Practices and Healthy Actions Essential to Sexual Sobriety.

Friday February 17th, 8:00 p.m.

For more information, click here


Sex and Scars —
Are They Connected?

by Ellen Heed, CSB, PhD (cand)

Friday, January 20th, 2016

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Alexandra Katehakis

2016 U.S. Journal Training Conference

U.S. Journal Training (USJT)
7th Annual Western Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S presented on:

Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation:
A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment

Monday October 24th, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
&
Sex, Lies and Trauma:
Straight Talk About Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity

Monday October 24th, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

For more information, click here


Bearing Witness: How to Support the Coming Out Process

by Dan Lacovara, MFT

Friday, October 21st, 2016

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


2016 LACPA Convention

Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) Convention
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel
6161 W. Centinela Ave.
Culver City 90230

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S presented on:

Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation
Saturday October 15th, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

For more information, click here


2016 SASH Conference

Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) Annual Conference
Downtown Radisson Hotel
111 E Cesar Chavez St,
Austin, TX 78701

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S presented on:

Erotic Countertransference:
Afternoon Delight or the Radical Search for Truth?

Friday September 23rd, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For more information, click here


Frontiers in Addiction 2016

Lecture series at the Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s Hoffman Health Conference Center
3315 Medical Center Drive
Torrance CA 9050

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S presented on:

Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation:
A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment

Tuesday September 20th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

For more information, click here


Recovery Treasure Map:
Discover the treasure map for recovery skills within every person

by Marty Simpson, MFT, CSAT

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Porn Addiction: Kryptonite to Intimacy – How to Help the Weakened Superman

by Greg Woodhill, MFT, CSAT

Friday, August 19th, 2016

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Teens and Porn Addiction

by Chris Mulligan, LCSW

Friday, July 15th, 2016

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


The Embodiment of Female Sexuality through Erotic Movement

by Claire Sterrett, MSW

Friday, June 17th, 2016

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Alexandra Katehakis

Esalen Institute Workshop

by Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S

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

This women’s workshop took place in June 2016 at
Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA!


Alexandra Katehakis

CAMFT’s 52nd Annual Conference
“The Future of Mental Health:
Tools for the Therapist’s Toolbox

Held at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport
5711 W Century Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Thursday, May 12th through Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Keynote Speaker Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S presented on:

Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation:
A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment, Part 1

Thursday May 12th

&

Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation:
A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment, Part 2

Thursday May 12th

Annual Membership Meeting
Alexandra Katehakis, co-author of “Mirror of Intimacy,” received the Clark Vincent Award honoring literary or research contribution to the profession of marriage and family therapy.
Saturday May 14th

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Wellness Sexuality Practice: A Method to Help Couples Repair and Re-Ignite Intimate Connection

by Linda Landon, PCC

Friday, May 20th, 2016

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Applying Family Constellation Work to the Treatment of Sex and Love Addiction

by Alison Mezey

Friday, April 15th, 2016

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Mindful Intimacy

by Giselle Jones, MSW
Supervised by Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S MFC#36902

Friday, March 18th, 2016

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Treating SLA with Psychodrama: The Power of Embodiment

by Alexis Maron, MA, RDT

Friday, February 19th, 2016

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Erectile Dysfunction Therapy: An Integrative Approach

by Natalie Finegood Goldberg, MFT, CST

Friday, January 15th, 2016

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Differential Diagnoses and Treatment of Sexual Issues in Physical Therapy

by Deena Goodman, PT, WCS, BCIA-PMDB

Friday, November 20th, 2015

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


6th Western Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders

Held at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Wednesday, October 28th – Friday, October 30th, 2015

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S, presented on:

Love and Play:
Therapeutic Action and the Integration of Self

Shame Dynamics in the Treatment of Sex Addiction

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CBT in Sex Therapy:
Not Just a Band-Aid

by Erica Marchand, PhD

Friday, September 18th, 2015

No video available

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Annual Sex Addiction Treatment Training Class

by Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S, and CHS Staff Therapists
This class ran for six Saturdays from 10am – 1pm at Center for Healthy Sex

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The Efficacy of Drama Therapy with Clients with Love and Sex Addictions:
Putting the Mind into Action

by Alexis Maron, MA, RDT

Friday, July 17th, 2015

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


I Can’t Believe You Said That!
Why Couples Fight and Why This Lecture Probably Won’t Help!

by Rick Hupp, MFT

Friday, June 19th, 2015

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


47th Annual AASECT Conference

Held at The Marriott City Center, Minneapolis
30 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 USA
Wednesday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 7th, 2015

The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) hosted their annual conference in Minneapolis for 2015.

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S, accepted the 2015 AASECT Book Award for Mirror of Intimacy at the awards luncheon on January 6th. Watch her acceptance speech:

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Surrogate Partner Therapy

by Shai Rotem, CEH, CSP

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Due to technical difficulties, a video recording is not available.

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


The Couples Conference

Held at The Marriott Hotel, Manhattan Beach
1400 Parkview Avenue
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
Friday, April 24th – Sunday, April 26th, 2014

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S, presented on:

The Long and Bumpy Road to Recovery:
Restoring Trust and Love in Shattered Relationships

9:45-11:45 AM, Saturday, April 25th

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or visit the Official Website


Is There a Personality Profile of a Sexual Offender?

by Annette Ermshar, Ph.D., MSCP, ABPP
Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Forensic Psychology

Friday, April 17th, 2015

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Understanding and Using your Client’s Sexual Fantasies in Therapy

by Piper Grant, Psy.D., MPH

Friday, March 20th, 2015

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Art Therapy for Sexual Abuse

by Pamela M. Hayes, MFT

Friday, February 20th, 2015

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


10th Annual International Treatment for Trauma & Addiction Professionals (IITAP) Symposium

Held at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix
7677 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Thursday, February 12th – Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S presented.

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This Is Your Brain On Love

by Ethlie Ann Vare, Author
“Love Addict: Sex, Romance and Other Dangerous Drugs”

Friday, January 16th, 2015

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Helping Couples Heal:
Relational Triage for the Treatment of Betrayal Trauma

by Marnie Breecker, MFT

Friday, November 21st, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


2nd International Conference on Sex and Love Addiction

Held at the Westin Beach Resort and Spa Fort Lauderdale
321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Wednesday, November 12th – Friday, November 14th, 2014

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S, presented on:

Sex Addiction As Affect Dysregulation:
The Co-Regulatory Journey for Change and Growth — Parts 1 & 2

Friday, November 14th

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or visit the Official Website


Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health 2014 Conference

Held at the Portland Hilton and Executive Tower
921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
Thursday, October 23rd through Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S presented on:

Shifting Trends in the Treatment of Partners of Sex Addicts: A Panel Discussion on Current Models of Treatment
Friday October 24th, 11:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

&

Mirror of Intimacy and Unconditional Positive Regard: A Neuropsychobiological Understanding of Roger’s Six Conditions for Personality Change and the Practical Application to Sex Addiction Treatment
Saturday October 25th, 2:00 p.m. – 3: 15 p.m.

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Love, Sex, and Culture: Therapy with Interracial Couples

by Erica Marchand, PhD

Friday, October 17th, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Annual Sex Addiction Treatment Training Class

by Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S, and CHS Staff Therapists

Six Saturdays: 9/27/14, 10/04/14, 10/11/14, 10/18/14, 11/01/14, 11/08/14

10am – 1pm at Center for Healthy Sex


Tantra: An Ancillary Modality — In Treatment with Couples and Individuals Who Have Difficulty with Connecting, Feeling Open-Hearted, and Being Sexual

by Dawn Cartwright

Friday, September 19th, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Emerging Female Sexual Issues in Therapy: Causes, Assessment and Treatment of Pelvic Pain and Anorgasmia

by Kayna Cassard, MA

Friday, August 15th, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Experiential Therapy and the Trauma Egg

by Shereen Hariri, MFT

Friday, July 18th, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


How to Treat Pornography Addiction – Straight & Gay Perspectives

by Gregory Woodhill, MFT, CSAT & Dan Lacovara, MA

Friday, June 20th, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Sexual Surrogacy

by Marilyn Lawrence, PhD

Friday, May 16th, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex

FREE LECTURE!


Empathic Body Processing: Body-Mind and Experiential Therapies in the Treatment of Trauma and Addiction

by Eugenia Buerklin, MA

Friday, April 18th, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex

FREE LECTURE!


Gay Men and Sexual Addiction Webinar

by Dan Lacovara, MA

Monday, March 24th, 2014


Annual Interpersonal Neurobiology Conference: Affect Regulation and Healing of the Self

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S will be presenting:

Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: A Holistic Healing Model
(presentation on Friday, March 14th, 3pm – 4:15pm)

Friday, March 14th – Sunday, March 16th, 2014
UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom
308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, Ca 90095

For conference brochure Click Here


The Impact of New Media on Sex and  Relationships: How Facebook, Tumblr, Tweeting, Texting and Otherwise Not Engaging Loved Ones in a Face-Face Way Affect Intimacy

by Leanna Wolfe, PhD

Friday, March 21st, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex

FREE LECTURE!


Clinical Applications of Evolutionary Sexology: What We Do and Why It Matters

by Kimberly Resnick Anderson, LISW

Friday, February 21st, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex

FREE LECTURE!


Firing Rockets and Cooling Jets: How Relational Trauma Becomes Sexually Embodied

Lecture by Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD

by Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD

Friday, January 17th, 2014

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex

FREE LECTURE!


Doing Relationships Right: Balancing the Masculine and Feminine Energies

by Sharon Cohen, Ph.D

Friday, November 15th, 2013

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


PsyBC Affect Regulation Conference 2013

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S will be presenting:

Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment

CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY

November 2nd & 3rd, 2013*
*Same lecture will be presented on both days


Innovative Approaches to Addiction Treatment

WAAT 2nd Annual Conference, Los Angeles, Ca

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S will be the Keynote Speaker, presenting:
Female Sex and Love Addiction: The Private Struggle

8:45am – 10:15am
October 25th, 2013
The Olympic Collection
11301 Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca

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Oh My God!!!!:
The Intimate Relationship Between Sexuality & Spirituality

by Greta Hassel, MFT

Friday, October 18th, 2013

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health 2013 Conference

September 18th – 21st, 2013

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S will be presenting:

Shame Dynamics in the Treatment of Sex Addiction
Thursday September 19th, 1:15pm – 2:30pm

&

From Behaviorism to Biology: A historical look at where we’ve been and where we’re going
Friday September 20th, 8:30am – 10am

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Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel


Complex Secrets:
Dispelling the Shame of Sex AND Love Addiction

by Jessica Levith, MA
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, September 20th, 2013


Thank You For Sharing: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Sex Addiction Therapy Los Angeles

Join Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S, for a screening of the feature film Thanks For Sharing, followed by a panel discussion on Sexual Addiction

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

7pm

RealD Screening Room
100 N Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, Ca 90210


Penis Power: How to Get It, Keep it, and Use it for a Lifetime

by Dudley Danoff, MD, FACS
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, August 16th, 2013


Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico 2013 Conference – Addiction as an Attachment Disorder

Implications for the Treatment of Gambling Addiction

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S will be presenting:

The Intersection of Compulsive Sex and Gambling: A Psychobiological Approach to Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment

August 15th -16th, 2013

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Albuquerque, NM


Understanding BDSM and D/s Relationships:
A Workshop for Therapists, Human Sexuality Educators, and Health Practitioners

by Olga Perez-Stable Cox, LMFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, July 26th, 2013


Ultra Sex: When Fun Becomes Frenzy

by Dan Lacovara, MA and Natalie Finegood, LMFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, June 21st, 2013


4th Annual West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders

La Quinta Resort and Club
49-499 Eisenhower Drive
La Quinta, California 92253

Thursday, May 30th – Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S will be presenting:

Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: The Co-Regulatory Journey for Change and Growth

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Awakening Intimacy Within: How to Work With Sexually Avoidant Clients

by Natalie Finegood, LMFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, May 17th, 2013


Treatment and Support for Partners of Sex Addicts

by Cindy Shadel, LMFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, April 19th, 2013


International Conference on Sex and Love Addiction

Held at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Thursday, April 4th – Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S, presented:

Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: The Co-Regulatory Journey for Change and Growth

Friday, April 5th

and

Female Sex and Love Addiction: The Private Struggle

Saturday, April 6th

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Intimacy & Sexual Relations Beneath the Body Image Disturbance

Presented by Arie Winograd, LMFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, March 15th, 2013


Spicing up the Kitchen and the Bedroom with Simple Sexy Food and Sensual Love Skills Tips

by Linda DeVillers, PhD
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, February 22nd, 2013


Female Sexual Pain

by Kayna Cassard, MA, MFTI and Dr. Hernando Chaves, LMFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, January 25th, 2013


Sixth Anatomy of Intimacy Conference
Infidelity: Beyond Trauma to Transformation

Saturday and Sunday, November 10th & 11th, 2012
9 am – 5 pm (both days)
University of California, Irvine

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S will be presenting Sunday, Nov 11th

Beyond Betrayal: Surviving the Ravages of Sexual Addiction in a Monogamous, Committed Relationship

Sex addiction is often both a misunderstood and misdiagnosed problem. When viewed through the lens of affect dysregulation, sex addiction can be seen as a bona fide process addiction. It can include a variety of behaviors such as multiple affairs, numerous encounters with prostitutes, compulsive pornography usage, same sex encounters, and sometimes sexually offending behaviors such as voyeurism and exhibitionism. When a partner discovers a spouse’s infidelity has been active throughout the course of their relationship, their entire world is turned upside down leaving both parties traumatized. This talk will address the definition of sex addiction as defined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, clarifying what sex addiction is, what it isn’t, and how to assess for it. The ravages of sex addiction are different than a single incident affair and the partner often bears the brunt of the trauma exhibiting traumatic symptoms such as intrusive thoughts, hypervigilance, an inability to sleep, and so forth. Treatment for the addict and the partner, how it differs from psychotherapy, when and how a full disclosure is facilitated as well as what to tell the children, the repair process, and movement towards restoring a healthy sex life will be addressed.

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Sex Coaching for the Sexless Couple: Strategies that work

by Patti Britton, Ph.D., MPH
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, November 16th, 2012


ULTRA SEX: when fun becomes frenzy

Center for Healthy Sex and APLA presented a conversation on Sexual Compulsivity. This talk was geared towards gay and bi-sexual men.

Speaker: Dan Lacovara, MA

Tuesday, September 25th

This event took place at:

APLA
7530 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, Ca 90046

FREE EVENT!


Addressing Sexuality and Intimacy Issues in People Living with Differences: Disability, Illness, Chronic Pain, & Dwarfism

by Marylou Naccarato PhD Student, Clinical Sexologist, Sexuality Educator and Speaker

Do you have a client who lives with a disability? Is the disability visible or invisible? Is the disability congenital or acquired from an injury/illness? Does it really matter which? Do you have a question you’ve always wanted to ask (but are afraid to)… about sex and disability?

Refine your clinical skills in this comprehensive, informative and entertaining client focused lecture ranging from addressing sensitive issues to practical solutions:

  • Changing Perceptions – client and practitioner
  • Coping Mechanisms – congenital disability vs. disability acquired from an injury/illness
  • Assessment tools and common Sexual/Intimacy challenges
  • Caregiver, family, spouse/partner issues
  • Treatment modalities, techniques, alternative sex positions
  • What do Little People “look” like today?
  • Top products/devices for LP (Little People) and PWD (People with Disabilities)

Friday, September 28th

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Body Language and Sexual Desire: How Partners’ Nonverbal Cues Effect Responsiveness

by Stella Resnick, Ph.D

This talk reviewed relevant research on attachment, empathy, and emotional contagion. It also showed how breath and body awareness can enhance a couple’s emotional connection and sexual pleasure.

Friday, October 26th, 2012

This lecture took place at Center for Healthy Sex


Co-Addicted Relationships

by Dave McGuire, MFT, CSAT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, August 24th, 2012


Working with Gay Clients: How To Be a Better Gay-Affirmative Psychotherapist

by Hernando Chaves, MFT, DHS
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, July 27th, 2012


Sexual Dysfunction as a Defense Mechanism Against Intimacy

by Judy Rosenberg, PhD
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, June 29th, 2012


Teens & Porn

by Greg Woodhill, MA & Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, May 25th, 2012


Prostitution Exit Support Programming for Women Prostitutes

by Marty McCombs, PhD
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, April 27th, 2012


Women, Eating Disorders, and Vulnerability to Dangerous Liaisons

by Joanna Poppink, MFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, March 30th, 2012


Women with Sex & Love Addiction

by Caroline Frost, MFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, February 24th, 2012


Alternative Sexual Lifestyles: A Positive Approach

by Shereen Hariri, MFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, January 27th, 2012


Neurobiology of Sex Addiction

by Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, November 18th, 2011


Recovery for Partners

by Cindy Shadel, MA & Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, September 30th, 2011


The Effects of Chronic Illness on Sexuality

by Gretchen Kubacky, PsyD
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, August 26th, 2011


Introduction to Tantra

by Dawn Cartwright
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, July 29th, 2011


Sexuality and Emotional Intimacy in Early Recovery

by Caroline Frost, MFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, July 9th, 2011


Sexuality in Chinese Medicine

by Miles Reid, L.Ac., Diplomate in OM
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, June 24th, 2011


Sexual Reintegration Therapy

by Bill Bercaw, PsyD, CST, CSAT & Ginger Bercar, PsyD, CST, CSAT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, March 25th, 2011


Healing Sexuality Through Surrogate Partner Therapy

by Shai Rotem, CSPT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, Feb 25th, 2011


The Joy of Sexual Recovery

by Andrew Susskind, LCSW, BCD
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, January 28th, 2011


Love & Sex Addiction Treatment of African-American Women

by Elana Clark-Faler, LCSW, CSAT-S
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, December 3rd, 2010


Legal Consequences of Hypersexual Behavior

by Annette Ermshar, PhD, ABPP
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, October 29th, 2010


Assessing & Treating Love Addiction: Understanding the Distinction Between Sex & Love Addiction

by Aaron Alan, MFT, CSAT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, August 13th, 2010


Sex Addiction: Polarity of the Body and Mind — A Jungian Perspective

by Lance Tango, MA & Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, July 9th, 2010


Partners of Sex Addicts: The Interplay of Trauma & Family-of-Origin Issues

by Rebecca Ishida, MFT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, June 4th, 2010


Erotic Intelligence: Understanding Sexuality While In Recovery

by Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, April 30th, 2010


Decoding Masturbation & Fantasy: Helping Clients Make Meaning of Desire

by Jennifer Bishop, MFT, CSAT
@ Center for Healthy Sex
Friday, April 2nd, 2010

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