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Reel Life: Film and Discussion on Compulsive Sexual Behavior

  • 16 West 1034 S Brentwood Blvd (map)

Elements Behavioral Health and Gateway Wellness Associates present, as part of the monthly Elements of Wellness Workshop Series:

Reel life

An Elements of Wellness Film Viewing and Discussion Event

Movie, snacks, and discussion about compulsive sexual behavior

Join us for networking, good company, a great film, yummy snacks, and an enlightening conversation.

This event is geared towards mental health professionals, addiction specialists, and other helping professionals.  There are no CEUs associated with this event.


Thanks for Sharing is a romantic comedy/drama that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sexual compulsivity.


Stuart Blumberg


Stuart BlumbergMatt Winston


Mark RuffaloTim RobbinsGwyneth PaltrowAlicia Moore (Pink)

Following the movie, Dr. Helen Friedman will lead a discussion of the film and compulsive sexual behavior

$20 ($15 early bird prior to Decemeber 20), includes movie, snacks, and discussion

Registration and Networking Mingle begin at 2:30pm, Movie begins promptly at 3pm

Discussion Leader: 

Dr. Helen Friedman

Dr. Helen Friedman is a clinical psychologist in private practice in St. Louis since 1981. Specialties include sexual compulsivity, sexual trauma, dissociative disorders, posttraumatic stress, gender identity issues (working with transgender individuals and their families), and relationship issues. She has presented on these topics at national and international scientific conferences and has made numerous appearances on television, radio, and in print (New York TimesWashington PostJerusalem PostSunday Times of LondonLos Angeles TimesBoston GlobeUSA TodayNew York PostPsychology TodayFORTUNE, CosmopolitanNew WomanMademoiselleRedbookYMCosmoGIRL!Wall Street Journal OnlineHuffington, etc.). For 7 1/2 years, she hosted "PsychTalk" on KDHX Radio, for which she received the Community Partnership Award from BJC Behavioral Health Services “for providing thoughtful mental health education.” She served 4 years on the advisory board of CosmoGIRL!, a national teen magazine. Dr. Friedman is the president and media chair of the St. Louis Psychological Association; an associate clinical professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine, St. Louis University School of Medicine; and serves as an advisor to the board of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH, formerly the National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity). She was the 2005 SASH Merit Award recipient and is featured in the book, The Successful Therapist (Wiley, 2005).


16 West -- Enjoy amazing views 16th floor of the University Tower building across from the St. Louis Galleria