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Oct
19
to Oct 20

Sexceptional Weekend: Somatic Sex Therapeutic w/ Dr. Chris Donaghue & More!

  • 5481 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90029 United States (map)
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Sexceptional Lecture on REBEL LOVE - New Rules for love and dating plus THE BRAND NEW, FIRST EVER SOMATIC SEX THERAPEUTIC TRAINING IN THE WORLD!

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He's back by popular demand with a GROUNDBREAKING training! Loveline co-host alongside Amber Rose, TV personality and Certified Sex Therapist, Dr. Chris Donaghue will deliver a BRAND NEW PROGRAM for the Golden Coast! Dr. Donaghue will be joined by Jamila Dawson LMFT, Kayna Cassard, LMFT, and Moushumi Ghose LMFT.  

Sexceptional Lecture is titled: REBEL LOVE. Tickets start at $45!

REBEL LOVE - Sexceptional Lecture w/ Dr. Chris Donaghue!! (open to all friends, partners and general public!! 2pm-5pm) Includes Sex Nerd Trivia!

Multiple options available including California CEs & full AASECT Certification training for all educational hours

Join us on October 19th & 20th (up to 15 CEs) to learn about Embodied and Mindful body-centered practices and theory, to help clients learn to be in their bodies, as well as ways to enhance pleasure, tolerate more intimacy, heal simple sexual trauma, and reduce body and sex shame. The average person does not access or engage their full sexuality or sexual body and doesn’t know what fully integrated body or sexuality feels like. Most sex therapies keep us trapped in our heads and never help get us fully into our body or sexuality. Great sex and full intimacy is about letting go, surrendering to our whole body, and staying out of our heads.

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The below video explains the part of the weekend that is on somatic sexuality!

Uploaded by The Sexual Health Alliance on 2018-10-11.
   Dr. Chris Donaghue    is a Doctor of Clinical Sexology and Human Sexuality, Doctoral trained in Clinical Psychology, Licensed Clinical Therapist, and a Certified Sex Therapist and specializes in individual and couples/marriage therapy.

Dr. Chris Donaghue is a Doctor of Clinical Sexology and Human Sexuality, Doctoral trained in Clinical Psychology, Licensed Clinical Therapist, and a Certified Sex Therapist and specializes in individual and couples/marriage therapy.

The skills and theory of this training are somatic based, and focused on bodily events that shape the psyche and sexuality (sexual-relational exercises and touch work) for clients to do at home.  The work includes both Somatic sex therapy and mindfulness. 

We will focus on bottom-up processing (embodiment) and less on talking. The problem with standard “mindfulness” is it’s disembodied, and it keeps you in your head, because it's not a true body based practice.  Disembodied people doing mindfulness stay disembodied. Thus far mindfulness applied to sex doesn’t address or undue (sexual or body) shame or simple trauma either. 

 

This training is a trauma informed, intersectional, gender neutral, body and sex positive practice. 

SOMATIC WORK CAN HELP PEOPLE GAIN:

1. A better understanding of the sexual body, 2. Improved sexual and body communication skills, 3. Use of sex as a tool to connect, 4. Learning about your authentic sexual self, 5. Sexual and body confidence, 6. Removal of sexual anxieties, 7. Increased sexual pleasure, 8. Increased tolerance for intimacy.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1.     Describe the theory and purpose behind somatic sex therapy and bottom-up processing

2.     Assess the ways that disembodiment reduces sexual pleasure, maintains low levels of partner intimacy, and doesn’t allow sexual healing. 

3.     Discuss how touch and breath impact the nervous system and are a whole body tool for healing and reducing anxiety 

4.     Apply the tools and practices that break problematic sexual patterns, help clients get into their bodies, heal genital shame, engage authentic arousal patterns, and utilize their entire body sexually. 

5.     Explain mindful solo sex and partnered sex, embodied sexuality, and mindful porn use. 

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We have THREE NEW SPEAKERS joining this comprehensive somatic sex therapy training! Moushumi Ghose LMFT, Jamila Dawson LMFT, and Kayna Cassard LMFT will now be presenting on October 19th and 20th!

Moushumi will be leading a journey through experiential breath work.

Jamila will lead a discussion on The Erotics of Sex Therapy: Navigating Desire and countertransference

Kayna will present Body-Based Resiliency: Using somatic psychotherapy for chronic pelvic pain and other sexual functioning issues.

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**This seminar offers CE credits for many Psychologists APA, LCSW, MFT through R. Cassidy Seminars. You will be able to purchase your CE credits at the end of the seminar for $40 or right now HERE.**

This weekend program can be registered for separately OR as part of a full sex therapy certification training program for AASECT Credit. To register for the FULL program (which includes this weekend + 2 more + online program and more...) to gain all educational credits toward AASECT Certification, CLICK HERE.

FULL TRAINING SCHEDULE:

*BREAKS, SELF CARE TIME, AND EATING ARE ENCOURAGED AS NEEDED

Friday, Oct 19th, 9:30am - 5pm

- Introduction to Somatics and Sex Therapy

- Importance of Touch

- The Sex and Body Negativity Complex

- Pelvis, Breathing, Movement, Authenticity,

- Sex as Medicine- Sex Addiction and Dysfunctions

- Process Group and Clinical Discussion

Saturday, Oct 20th, 9am - 5pm

- Experiential Somatic Work

- The Nervous System

- Neurology- Sex, The BodyMind, and Touch

- The Practitioners Soma

- Mindful Masturbation

- Steps, Principles, Key Terms, Theory, and Treatment Goals

- Somatic Sex Therapy

- Process Group and Clinical Discussion

- REBEL LOVE - Sexceptional Lecture w/ Dr. Chris Donaghue!! (open to all friends, partners and general public!! 2pm-5pm) Includes Sex Nerd Trivia!

DR. DONAGHUE'S BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Chris Donaghue is a Doctor of Clinical Sexology and Human Sexuality, Doctoral trained in Clinical Psychology, Licensed Clinical Therapist, and a Certified Sex Therapist. Dr. Donaghue specializes in individual and couples sex and marital therapy, as well as sexual compulsivity, sexual anorexia, sexual dysfunctions, and non-traditional sexuality, identities, and relationships. Dr. Donaghue is a member of American Association of Sex Counselors, Educators, and Therapists (AASECT) and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS). Chris is one out of only four hundred individuals who completed the extra training to receive his CST Credentials. 

Dr. Donaghue is the co-host of the new "Loveline Podcast with Amber Rose," a featured expert and guest co-host on CBS' "The Doctors" TV show, featured expert on VH1's "The Amber Rose Show." He has been featured on The Today Show, VICE, CNN, HLN, OWN, Nightline, Dr. Drew and featured in Newsweek, New York Times, Daily Beast, Men's Health, Cosmo, and National Geographic. Dr. Chris Donaghue is the author of “Sex Outside the Lines: Authentic Sexuality in a Sexually Dysfunctional Culture,” that is currently used in the curriculum as UCLA, Princeton, and USC. Order the book on Amazon here. 

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for AASECT 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Launching 1st Los Angeles Sexceptional Lecture w/ Dr. Chris Donaghue + Dr. Hernando Chaves

  • UCLA's Kinsey Pavilion Room 1220B (map)
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Sexceptional Lecture

Outside The Lines: No Orgasm is Neutral: Liberating Sex from Problematic Culture, Psychology, and Normativity w/ Dr. Chris Donaghue!

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**Limited tickets available at the door**

ALLOW US TO INTRODUCE YOU TO A GAME CHANGER... DR. CHRIS DONAGHUE

Loveline co-host alongside Amber Rose, TV personality and Certified Sex Therapist Dr. Chris Donaghue will deliver our first Sexceptional Lecture for the Golden Coast!

Dr. Chris Donaghue is a Doctor of Clinical Sexology and Human Sexuality, Doctoral trained in Clinical Psychology, Licensed Clinical Therapist, and a Certified Sex Therapist and specializes in individual and couples/marriage therapy.

SCHEDULE for Feb. 24th, 2018

  • 1:00-1:30 Introductory Remarks and Sex Nerd Trivia (Included with your ticket! Win big!)

  • 1:30-2:30 pm Keynote with Dr. Hernando Chavez

  • 2:30-4:30 pm Sexceptional Lecture with Dr. Chris Donaghue 

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SEX NERD TRIVIA presented by

Sex Positive LA's Laurie Bennett Cook and Dana Davis

Keynote Speaker Dr. Hernando Chaves

The Pursuit of Happiness: Changing our Lens for Creating Bliss

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Dr. Hernando Chaves holds a B.A. in psychology from University of California Santa Barbara, a M.A. in marital and family therapy from University of San Diego, and a D.H.S. doctorate in human sexuality from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing with working with sexual minorities (kink, fetish, sex work, nonmonogamy), intimacy/relational difficulties, and sexual concerns/dysfunctions. Dr. Chaves is a psychology and sexuality professor at Orange Coast College and Pepperdine University, presented at various academic institutions including Alliant, Cal Lutheran, CSULB, NYU, USC, and USD. conferences/shows such as AVN/AEE, AASECT, Catalystcon, SSSS, and SHE, and a Western Region past president for the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. He has written and/or consulted for 14 instructional sex education projects, co-host for Penthouse's Sex Academy instructional series, and consultant for BaDoinkVR virtual reality sex therapy instructional video. Dr. Chaves has written for Sexpert.com, AskMen.com, a contributing author to the International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality, and been featured in publications such as Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Marie Claire, Bustle, Vice, Maxim, The Daily Star, Esquire, and Alternet. 

At the end of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  • List five research studies linked to increased happiness
  • Explain and describe cross cultural practices from other countries linked to increased happiness
  • Compile and apply stress reduction practices and self care techniques for increased happiness

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3.5 AASECT and APA approved CEU's (Continuing Education Units) provided in collaboration with the Advanced Mental Health Training Institute's Modern Sex Therapy Institute

*The Advanced Mental Health Training Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. The Advanced Mental Health Training Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.*

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SEXCEPTIONAL LECTURE LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the end of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  • Create a revised vision for sexual-relational health
  • List and critique how three current cultural and psychological structures affect views of sexual-relational health
  • Explain how the idea of "normal" can be oppressive and shaming
  • Challenge and critique current sexual diagnoses and disorders as flawed, pathologizing, and heteronormative

TOPICS

  • Psychological, Neuro, and Sexual differences aren’t disorders
  • Challenging Shaming Narratives around Non-Normative Sex and Relationships
  • Sex Addiction as Sex Phobia
  • Sexual Diagnoses as Body Shaming and Policing of Diversity
  • Deconstructing Intercourse Biased Sex  
  • Flaws of a Heteronormative Fantasy of Marriage
  • Tyranny of Monogamy 
  • Gender, Identity and Orientation as Traumas
  • Problems with Medical & Therapeutic Models

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Chris Donaghue is a Doctor of Clinical Sexology and Human Sexuality, Doctoral trained in Clinical Psychology, Licensed Clinical Therapist, and a Certified Sex Therapist.

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Dr. Donaghue specializes in individual and couples sex and marital therapy, as well as sexual compulsivity, sexual anorexia, sexual dysfunctions, and non-traditional sexuality, identities, and relationships.

Dr. Donaghue is a member of American Association of Sex Counselors, Educators, and Therapists (AASECT) and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS). Chris is one out of only four hundred individuals who completed the extra training to receive his CST Credentials.

Dr. Donaghue is the co-host of the new "Loveline Podcast with Amber Rose," a featured expert and guest co-host on CBS' "The Doctors" TV show, featured expert on VH1's "The Amber Rose Show." He has been featured on The Today Show, VICE, CNN, HLN, OWN, Nightline, Dr. Drew and featured in Newsweek, New York Times, Daily Beast, Men's Health, Cosmo, and National Geographic.

Dr. Chris Donaghue is the author of “Sex Outside the Lines: Authentic Sexuality in a Sexually Dysfunctional Culture,” that is currently used in the curriculum as UCLA, Princeton, and USC. Order the book on Amazon here.

 

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