The Meadows Senior Fellow, Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S, is the co-recipient of the 2015 Book of the Year Award from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) for the book, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence. Co-written by Tom Bliss, Center for Healthy Sex Project Manager, Katehakis will accept their award at the 47th Annual AASECT Conference in Minneapolis from June 3-7.
“I am grateful and honored to receive this prestigious award from the AASECT. It is with much enthusiasm that I continue my work in this compelling field through such roles as Senior Fellow of The Meadows and Founder of the Center for Healthy Sex. My latest body of work, Mirror of Intimacy, is designed to reflect on what it means to explore and understand one’s sexuality through healthy, accessible meditations for everyone seeking greater intimacy in relationships, but especially those on a spiritual path,” says Katehakis. The AASECT Book of the Year Award is presented to the author of a book that makes a significant contribution to AASECT’s vision of sexual health and the clinical and educational standards of the field.
Among other achievements, Katehakis is Founder and Clinical Director of the Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles, Author, and a Certified Sex Therapist/Supervisor and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist/Supervisor. She is an expert in the treatment of sexual addiction and other sexual disorders – and has incorporated interpersonal neurobiology into her Psychological Approach to Sex Addiction Treatment (PASAT). Katehakis is also the 2012 recipient of the Carnes Award, a distinguished acknowledgement for her significant contributions to the field of sex addiction.
Founded in 1967, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is devoted to the promotion of sexual health by the development and advancement of the fields of sexual therapy, counseling, and education. AASECT's mission is the advancement of the highest standards of professional practice for educators, counselors and therapists.