Past Events

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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.

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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


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.

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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.

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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

For more information Click Here


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

Click here to visit the Official Website


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

For more information, click here


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:

Click for more information on their Official Website.


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

Click Here to download the brochure,
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.

Click to visit the Official Website


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

Click Here to download the brochure
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.

For more information Click Here


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

For more information Click Here


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

For more information Click Here

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

For more information Click Here

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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