Upcoming Events, Lectures and Trainings

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Gender Diverse Individuals: One Size Does Not Fit All

by Dr. Natalia Zhikhareva, PhD.

Friday, July 26th, 2019

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CE LECTURE!
1 CE available

In the wake of the gender revolution, a shift of gender diversity has been on the rise. The classic narrative, “I am stuck in the wrong body,” rarely seems to apply. As clinicians, we are seeing more individuals identifying as other than ‘transgender’, no longer interested in full transition from one binary to another. As the cultural context of gender shifts, so does our clinical paradigm of what constitutes Gender Dysphoria.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify variations of gender diversity and list various forms of gender expression.
  • Explain diverse gender narratives and how to develop a proper diagnosis.
  • Give examples of 3 clinical treatment approaches on issues related to gender identity including issues related to dual-diagnosis.
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Dr. Natalia Zhikhareva, PhD., known as Dr. Z, is a clinical psychologist specializing in gender issues and transgender care and has worked with gender diverse individuals for over a decade. Her passion working in the transgender community fostered an interest in clinical research leading to the publication of “Pre-operative Trans women’s Perceptions of Their Genitalia.” Dr. Z’s most recent work includes speaking on Effects of Gender Transition on Sexuality” at the Los Angeles County Psychological Association and speaking about “Erectile Dysfunction Among Pre-Operative Transgender-Identified Women: Learning a New Sexual Roadmap” on the Hard Conversations Podcast. She has been featured as a speaker on current transgender issues at the Empowered Trans Woman Summit, developed the Comprehensive Overview of Transgender Experience course offered by the online training program Loveology University, and writes monthly on issues related to gender on the Transformed Blog.

This Introductory Level lecture takes place at Center for Healthy Sex.

To register for this event, please e-mail dwagner@centerforhealthysex.com.

Show Event Disclaimer
This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 1 CE credit. This CE credit may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information, please contact info@aasect.org. 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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The Sex Expert webinar series
August 16, 2019, 12 noon (PT)

Interactive webinar with Jennifer Gunsaullus, PhD presents From Sexual Madness to Sexual Mindfulness

We all want to be seen, acknowledged, and loved. Sexual intimacy is a powerful path to this kind of connection. But so many of the messages and the gender role socialization we receive growing up and in intimate experiences makes us afraid or unsure how to really express ourselves and connect deeply. This “sexual madness” means we create stories that can undermine our happiness and well-being. However, through applied mindfulness and self-compassion skills, we can learn how to start rewriting our sexual stories and therefore create a new path to follow moving forward.

Read More About Jenn
Jennifer Gunsaullus, PhD, is a sociologist and intimacy coach, and a national speaker on couples intimacy, sexual consent, women’s empowerment, gender communication, erotic play, and mindful sex. She has presented two TEDx Talks, is the co-host of the podcast Sex Talk with Clint & the Doc, and her first book, From Madness to Mindfulness: Reinventing Sex for Women, will be published in August 2019. Dr. Jenn has over 1.5 million hits on her In the Den with Dr. Jenn YouTube video series, and is an expert in the documentary on masturbation, called Sticky: A (Self) Love Story.

CHS Guest Webinars take place on Zoom. To register for this webinar, simply click here. On the day of the webinar, you can enter the meeting lobby starting at 11:45am PT.

To join the webinar by phone, dial: (929) 205-6099 and enter Meeting ID: 782 703 351

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


Integrating care with Physical Therapists for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients

by Heather Jeffcoat, DPT

Friday, August 23, 2019

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CE LECTURE!
1 CE available

We will be discussing how physical therapists and sex therapists can integrate their care by reviewing how physical therapy can be introduced pre-operatively and post-operatively to support clients. We will review the unique physical considerations in working with this population and how a multidisciplinary team can better care for this unique and underserved population.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how mental health professionals and physical therapists can collaborate to maximize the benefits of treatment for transgender and gender nonconforming clients.
  • Discuss a multidisciplinary technique that can optimize the biopsychosocial well-being of this population.
  • Explain how mental health professionals can discuss the recommendation to incorporate physical therapy treatment with transgender and gender nonconforming clients.
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Heather Jeffcoat, DPT is the author of Sex Without Pain: A Self-Treatment Guide To The Sex Life You Deserve and a recognized expert in the field of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. She has most notably been a featured guest on Sex With Emily on Sirius XM and podcast, ABC Radio, Loveline with Mike and Dr. Drew, Livestrong, Mom.me, and numerous other magazines, websites and television appearances.

Heather received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University and is also a Certified Pilates Instructor and Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist. She has 3 Los Angeles Offices (Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks and La Can~ada).

This Introductory Level lecture takes place at Center for Healthy Sex.

To register for this event, please e-mail dwagner@centerforhealthysex.com.

Show Event Disclaimer
This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 1 CE credit. This CE credit may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information, please contact info@aasect.org. 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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The Sex Expert webinar series
September 9, 2019, 12 noon (PT)

Interactive webinar with Dudley Danoff, MD, FACS on TBD

Read More About Dudley
Dr. Dudley Danoff was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Princeton University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude, where he was also a member of the Scientific Honorary Society – Sigma XI. He received his medical training. He received his medical training at Yale University School of Medicine, graduating with the highest honors and becoming a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honorary Society. He completed his internship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, then returned to the Yale-New Haven Medical Center for additional training in general surgery. He completed his urologic training and fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Following this, Dr. Danoff served in the United States Air Force with the rank of Major.

Following his military service, Dr. Danoff arrived in Los Angeles, joined the clinical faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine, and served in that capacity for more than 25 years. At the same time, Dr. Danoff established the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Tower Urology Medical Group at the newly built Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Today Tower Urology is the most prestigious group of urologic surgeons and consists of 11 partners, covering the full range of urologic disciplines.

Dr. Danoff’s extensive surgical experience and expertise, particularly in the treatment of prostate, kidney and bladder cancers, has achieved world-wide recognition. He is widely published, the author of two best-selling books, has lectured around the world, and is a respected community philanthropist.

More info coming soon!

CHS Guest Webinars take place on Zoom.

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


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Fall 2019 Sex Therapy Training
An Interactive Journey Through Sex Therapy

This program is for those interested in developing facility and confidence in sex therapy.
 
Dates: September 27 – 28, 2019
 
Instructor: Alex Katehakis
 
 
Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the basic concepts of sex therapy and common treatment models.
  • Describe the physiology of orgasm and the erectile network.
  • Explain the spectrums associated with gender identity, orientation, and sexual expression.
  • Identify assessment techniques to diagnose clients presenting with common sexual concerns.
  • Describe treatment directives for common sexual dysfunctions.
  • Discuss errors to avoid when practicing sex therapy.
  • Explain how to manage countertransference issues that may arise during sex therapy.
  • Underline the importance of ethnic and cultural diversity training for clinicians practicing sex therapy.
  • Identify how common medical problems impact sexual health.
  • Describe how frequently used medications can impact sexual health.
  • Explain how commitment and marriage affect sexuality.
  • Identify how pregnancy, labor, and parenthood affect sexuality.
  • Discuss how sexuality is affected by aging.
  • Explain sexual trauma repetition and corrective sexual experiences.
  • Describe paraphilia and paraphilic disorders.

 
Join us in Arlington, VA! All mental health professionals are welcome!

Tuition: $695 

(15 CEs for APA, BBS, and AASECT)
 

To register, please visit the IITAP website HERE
or call (480) 575-6853 if you have any questions.

Show Event Disclaimer
How AASECT certificates will be awarded: AASECT certificates will be provided via email by Center for Healthy Sex upon completion of the program and an evaluation form. All other CE Certificates will be issued by IITAP.

The International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals (IITAP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IITAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Course meets criteria for 15 hours of continuing education credit hours for psychologists.

IITAP is an Approved Continuing Education provider (ACEP) for the following agencies:

·National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors – NAADAC #92253.

·California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists – CAMFT #13543.

·New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0224.

·New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists.#MFT-0031.

·New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors.#MHC-0060.

·IITAP has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6251. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. IITAP is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 15 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@aasect.org.

To request accommodations for special needs, to report grievances, or for any other questions please contact IITAP at 480-575-6853 or by email at info@iitap.com.

CANCELLATION POLICY

For a full refund, a written cancellation notice must be received by IITAP no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled event. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the scheduled event will be refunded less a $300 cancellation fee. No refund will be given as of the first day of the scheduled event. Allow 6 – 8 weeks for refund.


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The Sex Expert webinar series
October 18, 2019, 12 noon (PT)

Interactive webinar with Arie Winograd on TBD

Read More About Arie
Arie Winograd, MA, LMFT is the founder and director of the Los Angeles BDD & Body Image Clinic. Having dedicated his entire career to the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder, there are very few mental health providers who have as extensive experience working with the BDD population. In 1998 Mr. Winograd initiated the first body dysmorphic disorder studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. These seminal studies were only the beginning of his many years of working extensively with individuals with BDD. As the author of the book Face to Face with Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Psychotherapy and Clinical Insights, he regularly lectures nationally and internationally on the subject. Mr. Winograd’s formal psychotherapy background includes graduate studies completed at Pepperdine University as well as six years of clinical experience at the UCLA Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Intensive Treatment Program.

More info coming soon!

CHS Guest Webinars take place on Zoom.

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


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The Sex Expert webinar series
November 8, 2019, 12 noon (PT)

Interactive webinar with Linda and Charlie Bloom on Raise The Heat In Your Relationship

Intimacy is to the soul as food is to the body. We are nurtured at the core of our being in the experience of deep connection. When the longing for intimacy is satisfied, we experience wholeness & sufficiency. In conjunction with a sexual connection, the experience of intimacy can be inspiring, even transcendent.

Re-ignite passion in your life and in your relationship! Learn how to intentionally bring intimate experiences into your relationship.

Read More About Linda and Charlie
Linda, LCSW and Charlie Bloom, MSW, have been trained as psychotherapists and relationship counselors and have worked with individuals, couples, groups, and organizations since 1975. They have lectured and taught at universities and learning institutes throughout the USA, including the Esalen Institute, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, 1440 Multiversity, and many others. They have taught seminars in many countries throughout the world. They have co-authored four books, 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last, Secrets of Great Marriages: Real Truth From Real Couples About Lasting Love, Happily Ever After And 39 Other Myths About Love, and That Which Doesn’t Kill Us: How One Couple Became Stronger at the Broken Places. They have been married since 1972 and are the parents of two adult children and three grandsons. Linda and Charlie live in Santa Cruz, California. Their website is www.bloomwork.com.

CHS Guest Webinars take place on Zoom. To register for this webinar, simply click here. On the day of the webinar, you can enter the meeting lobby starting at 11:45am PT.

To join the webinar by phone, dial: (929) 205-6099 and enter Meeting ID: 416 050 915

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


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