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Experts and Sex Therapists, Kathryn Hall & Talli Rosenbaum, will discuss a clinical perspective on working with diverse clients, with the goal of advancing the understanding of how sexual desire, pleasure and satisfaction are defined, interpreted and can be enhanced in a cultural context. Registration for this webinar is FREE.

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Moderators

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Daniela Wittmann, PhD, MSW     

Dr. Wittmann is Associate Professor in the University of Michigan’s Department of Urology. She is an AASECT certified sex therapist and sex therapy supervisor, and Chair of the Mental Health Committee of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. Dr. Wittmann has published widely on sexual issues in prostate and bladder cancer. Her research focus is on using mixed methods to develop and test interventions that support couples’ sexual recovery after cancer treatment. A most recently completed web-based intervention, supporting patients with prostate cancer and their partners in their recovery of sexual intimacy after treatment, is available on the website of the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center.  

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Sharon Bober, PhD             

Dr. Sharon Bober is a Senior Psychologist and Director of the Sexual Health Program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. She is also Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bober publishes extensively on the sexual and psychologist effects of cancer treatment as well as numerous papers focusing on the lack of doctor-patient communication about sexual health. Her research primarily focuses on developing brief interventions for treatment-related sexual dysfunction. Dr. Bober is currently the President-elect for the Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer.      

 

Speakers

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Kathryn Hall, PhD 

Dr. Kathryn Hall is the immediate Past President of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR). She is the co-editor of Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy, now out in its 6th edition, and of The Cultural Context of Sexual Pleasure and Problems: Psychotherapy with Diverse Clients. Her book Reclaiming Your Sexual Self: How You Can Bring Desire Back Into Your Life won the SSTAR Consumer Book Award in 2006. She has held clinical and adjunct faculty appointments and taught at a variety of institutions, most notably Rutgers Medical School, McGill University, and Rider University. Her clinical and research career has spanned 3 decades, and included work with incarcerated sex offenders as well as clinical directorship of a program focused on sexually abused children and their families She currently has an active private practice where she specializes in the treatment of a broad range of sexual issues. Her clinical and research interests are focused on cultural differences in the experience and treatment of sexual problems.

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Talli Rosenbaum, MSc

Ms. Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum is an individual and couple therapist. She is sex therapist, certified by The American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and the Israeli Society for Sex Therapy (ISST). She cohosts the Intimate Judaism podcast and is co-author of the book “I am For My Beloved: A Guide to Enhanced Intimacy for Married Couples.” She co-edited the Springer textbook entitled “The Overactive Pelvic Floor.” She has authored over 40 journal articles and several book chapters on sexual pain disorders, sexual health, unconsummated marriage, and sexuality and Judaism and is an associate editor of the Sexual Medicine Reviews. In addition to maintaining an active private practice, Ms. Rosenbaum is the academic advisor for Yahel: The Center for Jewish Intimacy.

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