Upcoming Events, Lectures and Trainings

The following events are open to the public. Clients, professionals, and curious minds are all welcome to attend and participate.
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The Sex Expert webinar series
June 18, 2021, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with author Mary Andres, PsyD on Countertransference and Working with Polyamorous Relationships

Relationship therapy often triggers stronger countertransference than individual sessions. When partners are negotiating different boundaries than we might set in our own relationships, we need to both be at ease with our own parameters, and receptive and supportive of our clients’ process of deciding for themselves. This conversation will focus on our awareness of our own attachment styles and shaping influences that impact how we conceptualize and work with poly clients.

Read More About Mary
Mary Andres, PsyD is Co-Director of the University of Southern California’s Marriage and Family Therapy program and a licensed psychologist with a practice in Venice, CA. Her caseload is about 50% couples most of the time. Her background has included working with addictions, sexuality concerns, and multiple dimensions of identity. She has a chapter in the upcoming Routledge International Handbook on Social Work and Sexualities entitled What the Heart Wants: Polyamory, Compersion and Monogamish Arrangements.

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

To join the webinar by phone, dial: (669) 900-6833 and enter Meeting ID:
892 8010 3775

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


Mirror of Intimacy webinar series July 19th, 2021, 12 noon (PACIFIC TIME)

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S, on the theme of LAUGHTER from her award-winning daily meditation book “Mirror of Intimacy”.
Our Mirror of Intimacy webinars take place on Zoom. To register for this webinar simply click here. On the day of the webinar, you can join the meeting starting at 11:45 am PT.

To join the webinar by phone dial: (669) 900-6833 and enter Meeting ID: 810 7846 8419
If you have any questions, please e-mail meliza@centerforhealthysex.com.


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The Sex Expert webinar series July 16th, 2021, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with author Darrin Ford, LMFT, CSAT-S on Mindfulness and the Treatment of Addictive Disorders
The “Mindfulness and the Treatment of Addictive Disorders” webinar discusses the efficacy of applying mindfulness-based therapy with clients seeking treatment for addiction and trauma recovery. Therapist Darrin Ford, founder of “The Mindfulness Academy for Addiction and Trauma Training”, presents information and research that supports greater outcomes for long term recovery when mindfulness-based tools are part of the treatment plan. Mr. Ford draws on research in the areas of neuroplasticity, meditation, improving distress tolerance, and how to increase intimacy with self and others.
Read More About Darrin

Darrin Ford, LMFT, CSAT-Sis a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor, a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist Supervisor, a Certified Mindfulness Based Addiction Truama Therapist Supervisor, a Gottman trained couples therapist, and is EMDR trained. As founder of Mindful Centers, he has integrated mindfulness into the treatment of those struggling with addiction and trauma. He has also worked mentoring therapists in the utilization of mindfulness and the development of their private practice.

In addition Darrin is a nationally recognized speaker and internationally published author. His books include,”Awakening from the Sexually Addicted Mind,” co-author to “Transforming the Addictive Mind,” and co-author to “The Recovery Coach Client Handbook”.

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

To join the webinar by phone, dial: (669) 900-6833 and enter Meeting ID: 848 0377 4393

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


Mirror of Intimacy webinar series August 16th, 2021, 12 noon (PACIFIC TIME)

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S, on the theme of RAGE from her award-winning daily meditation book “Mirror of Intimacy”.
Our Mirror of Intimacy webinars take place on Zoom. To register for this webinar simply click here. On the day of the webinar, you can join the meeting starting at 11:45 am PT.

To join the webinar by phone dial: (669) 900-6833 and enter Meeting ID: 822 1858 6934
If you have any questions, please e-mail meliza@centerforhealthysex.com.


The Sex Expert webinar series Friday, August 20, 2021 at 12 noon (PACIFIC TIME)

Interactive webinar with Surrogate Partner Jane Fleishman, PhD, MEd, MS on I’ll Have What They’re Having: The Science of Sexuality and Aging

Research informs us that older adults are having sex into their 60s and 70s, that they’re enjoying sex, and that sex is good for their health. So who are we to be in denial about older adult sexuality? In this fast-paced and exciting program, Dr. Fleishman describes the current research in the field of sexuality and aging and provides tips for clinicians working with older adults. Highlights include: (1) basic terminology about sexuality for older adults and (2) current research in the field of sexuality and aging.

Read More About Jane
Jane Fleishman, PhD, MEd, MS, is a writer, an award-winning educator, sexuality researcher, and AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator. She earned her M.Ed. and Ph.D. at Widener University Center for Human Sexuality Studies. Her curious nature led to her latest accomplishment, The Stonewall Generation: LGBTQ Elders on Sex, Activism, and Aging. She co-hosts a regular podcast on sex in the second half of life and recently completed a popular TEDx talk, Is It OK for Grandma to Have Sex? She is an out and proud older lesbian and mother of two really fabulous 20-somethings. You can reach her at www.janefleishman.com.

To register for this webinar, simply click here. On the day of the webinar, you can join the meeting starting at 11:45am PT.

To join the webinar by phone, dial: (669) 900-6833 and enter Meeting ID: 891 4764 3069

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


Mirror of Intimacy webinar series September 6, 2021, 12 noon (PACIFIC TIME)

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S, from her award-winning daily meditation book “Mirror of Intimacy”.

our Mirror of Intimacy webinars take place on Zoom. On the day of the webinar, you can join the meeting starting at 11:45 am PT.

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


LACPA’s 33rd Annual Convention, Saturday, October 23rd

With Guest Presenter, Alexandra Katehakis, PhD, CST-S, CSAT-S on Isolation and the Human Condition: The Power of Group Processes

MORE INFO COMING SOON!


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