Patti Britton, Clinical Sexology and Sex Coach PHD, MPH, ACSE, ABS, ACS, FAACS, MSC
WASC Founding Member, SEX COACH U Co-Founder Dr. Patti Britton is a nationally board-certified Clinical Sexologist and world renown pioneering Sex Coach. She’s the author of hundreds of articles, book chapters and four major books in sexology; a popular speaker to the masses, a seasoned professional trainer to her peers, a cyber-diva on sex (as the original sexpert for iVillage.com and Your Tango), founder of her own websites at http://drpattibritton.com & http://SexCoachU.com, Dr. Patti hosts 40+ DVDs about sexuality. Her media record speaks for itself—appearances on over 200 television shows, such as “Montel”, “Hard Copy”, UPN, History Channel, “Sexcetera”, CNBC, CBS and ABC News; and as the featured guest on over 200 interviews for live talk and news radio. She’s a darling of the print media, with over 200 quotes in pop magazines, including frequent requests for her wisdom in Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Glamour, Men’s Fitness, WebMD, AOL Health, and more. Plus she’s been that sassy monthly columnist for Penthouse Forum. Dr. Patti and Dr. Robert Dunlap host a popular weekly radio show, archived at http://TheBoomDoctors.com with a focus on all aspects of boomer life. Dr. Patti is in the very top leadership in the field of sexology: Dr. Britton possesses a Ph.D. and Masters in Public Health, both in Human Sexuality. Dr. Patti is a Master Certified Sex Coach. She has stellar credentials including Past-President of the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT); Clinical Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Sexologists; Diplomate, American Board of Sexology; AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator; Lifetime Member and Advisory Council of the American College of Sexologists; Member of the Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality; Academic Dean/Associate Professor of Sexology at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality; and Adjunct Faculty at The Chicago School (TCS) of Professional Psychology in Southern California. In her capacity as professor she has also chaired approximately 30 doctoral dissertations and serves as the expert chair/reader for many more at TCS, Saybrook and Pacifica Graduate Institutes. She has a private practice in Los Angeles and leads couples’ workshops and seminars. Dr. Patti is the Co-Founder of SexCoachU, the world’s premier credentialing and training institute on sex coaching. Each year Dr. Patti conducts 10+ professional trainings, speaks at major consumer events, participates in 30+ national magazine/news interviews, speaks on over 10 major Internet radio shows, and appears on-camera for television, documentaries, webcasts and instructional DVD programs for couples’ sensual enhancement. Dr. Patti believes that women and men have a divine birth right to experience their sexual power, eroticism and ultimate pleasure.
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Jennifer Bair is internationally known as a “Goddess-Bikerini”, intuitive marketer, founder of Vermont’s 1st woman-owned ad agency, and popular author of Open Road: A Goddess-Biker Guidebook, Ritual-Making for Prosperity, Lust/Love, & Menopause. Jennifer is a thought-provoking speaker, writer & the creator of her signature system, “The Business of Abundance”, dedicated to showing you how to bring your uniquely aligned Service/Product/Idea to the marketplace using creative visualization, intention & strategic marketing solutions, married with her quantum transformative path of “Dreaming Into Action”. Jennifer has garnered international exposure & endorsements from India’s Bikerini Association, BBI Media, as a BMI recording artist/vocalist, appeared on the BIO Channel TV, & has received praise from celebrities Katey Sagal (“Sons of Anarchy” TV show) & Amarosa. Most recently Jennifer appeared on “The Boom Doctors” radio show where she challenged listeners to embrace their fearlessness & “look for what they want to see”, attracting their true abundance. Jennifer travels between the gritty road and the fem-powered spirit realm. She is a Storyteller-Provocateur-Seer-Teacher-Rocker-Chick-Musician. Jennifer says,“Find your bold and soulful life!”
Dr. Shannon Chavez is a psychotherapist, specializing in the assessment and treatment of sex and love addictions. She holds a certification in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders and clinical sexology. Dr. Chavez received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles and has written a dissertation on applying attachment-oriented psychodynamic therapy to love addiction treatment. She has written a manual for clinicians on the background, assessment and treatment of the love addictions: relationship, romance, and sex. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Chavez began her training in community mental health providing individual, couples and group therapy. She has worked as a counselor for the US Veterans Advance Women’s Program treating issues including military sexual trauma, PTSD, health issues, and chronic mental illness. She has also worked in a residential drug and alcohol facility specializing in the holistic treatment of dual diagnosis and the treatment-resistant addict. She is a member of the Society for the Advancement for Sexual Health (SASH), the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), and the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA). Dr. Chavez practices a variety of modalities including psychodynamic, attachment-oriented psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral, sex therapy, sex coaching and psychosynthesis. She also provides education and workshops, therapy groups, and lectures related to women’s sexual health and clinical sexology.
Rick Clemons, nationally known as The Coming Out Coach, is the radio show host of “The Coming Out Lounge”, a Certified Professional Coach, magnetizing speaker, thought provoking blogger, and the creator of the his signature coaching system, “Coming Out Without Coming Unglued”. Rick most recently appeared on The Ricki Lake Show as the “Coming Out Expert”. Rick specializes in a gender-neutral “coming out” process that addresses and resolves the issues an individual faces as they step through the closet doors and into their powerful truth. After hiding in his own closet for 38 years, Rick faced his fears, stepped into his truth, and began living as a gay man without regrets or shame. Now, he’s on a mission to help individuals, as well as their “inner circle” – spouses who’s spouses come out, children of LGBT parents, and families of LGBT individuals – “come out” by embracing the transition and thriving on the “other side of the closet door!”
Linda De Villers
Linda De Villers, PhD is an internationally recognized authority on sexual relationships with an emphasis on the role of exercise and diet in improving sexual function. Her expertise has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Glamour, Cosmo, Redbook, Men’s Health and Shape. She been a columnist for Playboy and Health, has authored two books, Simple Sexy FoodTM and Love Skills and has appeared on national and local television programs. Her sex-positive approach is exemplified in her private practice and popular human sexuality courses at major universities and colleges. A lifelong foodie and avid tennis player, she makes her home in Southern California.
Katherine Anne Forsythe
Katherine Anne Forsythe, MSW (“Kat”) has a passionate belief that vitality and juicy sexuality as a woman are our birthright. Kat is an expert on intimacy and relationships for Baby Boomers (and beyond!). In her book, Sexperienced: Guide for the Seasoned Woman Seeking New Possibilities, she shares remarkable stories from seasoned women at her Sex on the Porch series – and delicious new possibilities for exploring zesty intimacy and relationships in the second half of life. Visit www.getasecondwind.com for events, blog, newsletter and more. Kat holds an MSW from the University of Cincinnati, emphasis on human sexuality and aging. Post graduate studies include The National Sexuality Resource Center at San Francisco State University. She is a founding board member of the Consortium on Sex and Aging at Widener University, a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
Melissa Fritchle is the author of The Conscious Sexual Self Workbook. She has a vibrant private practice in Santa Cruz, California as a licensed marriage and family therapist and sex therapist and where she sees individuals, couples and other relationship configurations. Her focus is holistic, always honoring the integration of the mind, body and spirit, and sex positive, inviting people to define their own sexual boundaries, needs, and desires. She is adjunct faculty for two bay area graduate programs for counseling psychology. A passionate sex educator and workshop leader, in 2011 she was awarded the Sexual Intelligence award for her ground-breaking work providing sex positive training for counselors and caregivers in Uganda. In 2014 she was invited to travel back to Africa to consult with the Catholic clergy there on creating better approaches to sexual issues within the clergy. She is a regular contributor for Psyched in San Francisco as well as other online media, such as Huffington Post and PBS : This Emotional Life. For more information, visit Melissa’s website at: www.mf-therapy.com or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
Jennifer Gunsaullus, PhD, is a sociologist, sexuality speaker, and relationship & intimacy coach, who challenges people to sexually think outside the box. She uses a mindfulness-based approach in her work and is a powerful speaker on topics including healthy relationships, love, mindfulness, erotic play, female sexuality, and happiness. Dr. Jenn is an intimacy expert on San Diego Living, Wake Up San Diego, and San Diego Fox 5 News. She sits on the Board of Directors for the sexual assault prevention nonprofit Jeans 4 Justice, and is an active member of the Women Give San Diego donor’s circle. She has over 190 free videos on YouTube in her In the Den with Dr. Jenn video series, and co-authored an eBook, called “Am I Normal? A Woman’s Guide to Female Sexuality.” She has also been an adjunct professor for Human Sexuality, Women & Health, Sociology of Gender, and Social Psychology.
Dr. Susan Kaye
Dr. Susan Kaye: Co-founder Institute for Mind Body Therapy – Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Sexology and Sex Education, Institute for Advanced Studies of Human Sexuality. Dr. Kaye has over 25 years of experience in the field of Somatic Arts. Trained in several body work modalities, including Esalen massage, reflexology, acupressure, and Tantra. She has worked as a yoga teacher, surrogate partner, surrogate partner therapist and trainer. Facilitating trainings which bring verbal therapists, somatic arts practitioners and surrogate partners together teaching mind/body wellness collaboration. In our culture life is lived “neck up”. I believe that people need to also live from the “neck down” for healthy balance. My career path has been to help others remove years of sexual emotional pain, trauma, secrecy and ignorance, empowering them to reclaim their lost pleasure birthrights of celebrating our physical being, exquisite sensuality and blissful sexuality. Memberships: AASECT, IPSA, American College of Sexologists • Degree in Human Services – Villanova University • Esalen Massage Therapist • Certified Surrogate Partner – Masters & Johnson • Quantum Touch Level 1 • Tantra Teacher/Practitioner – Sedona Institute.
Lou Paget is a an AASECT* Certified Sex Educator, an international best selling author and entrepreneur of five books, translated into 28 languages, represented in over 60 countries with over 3 million copies sold. Paget is an in-demand international speaker, presenter and sought after multi-media expert with countless TV appearances, her work has also been the focus of shows like HBO’s ‘Real Sex’, C4’s ‘Sex Tips for Girls’ in the UK and WE’s ‘Making Love Happen with Lou Paget’. Her weekly radio show sextalkwithlou is on toginet.com. * American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists Sexual Health is a major focus of her professional mission, she is Vice-Chair of The Leadership Council of the only Endowed Chair for Human Sexuality in the world at the Program in Human Sexuality at University of Minnesota Medical School and she was one of 13 members of the National Advisory Council convened by the 16th US Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher. She guest lectures annually at UCLA for a graduate level course for MDs, MFTs and medical residents and does pro bono classes for the residents of Children of the Night facility, a home for children rescued from underage prostitution. Paget is always looking for new ways to expand and enhance people’s comfort with sexuality information and their own sexuality savvy factor. Be it science, toys or trends she is the expert generalist. How Sexually Savvy R U? on her home page and Lattes with Lou are examples of how Paget routinely creates material in new media to give better access to topical sexual health information. Her brand is known for delivering information about sexuality and relationship sans the sleaze factor while retaining all of the accuracy, fun and the “You’re kidding!!” factor. Techniques and Tips are her specialty, she delivers bite-sized chunks of information you can use right away, that work! Through her hard science filter Paget works to deliver information about sexuality that is more user friendly so complicated issues and concepts are more easily understood. She knows she has the best job.
Lanae St. John
Lanae St.John is a San Francisco Bay Area based Sexy Mamas Blogger, Board Certified Sexologist, and Sex Educator. Her work with clients normalizes conversations about sexuality between parents and children, while helping adults to discover a more sexually positive outlook. By teaching parents to nurture the budding sexuality of their children in ways that foster self-respect and acceptance for the totality of their personhood, she helps them raise children who become empowered, beautiful, strong, sexually healthy adults. Lanae also coaches couples and individuals on their sexual questions and concerns, helping them to optimize their sexual experiences and achieve healthy adult sexuality via a sex-positive approach to sexual education. Lanae received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 1991. She completed the Associate in Sex Education and Clinical Sexology before going on to receive her Masters in Human Sexuality in 2011 from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate studying Human Sexuality.
Author of Reclaiming Goddess Sexuality, Dr. Linda Savage is a licensed psychologist, MFT and an AASECT Certified Sex Educator who is recognized as a leading couples’ therapist. Dr. Savage is also a Certified Professional Sex Coach. She is also a dynamic speaker and seminar leader noted as an experienced leader in the field of transformational healing by The Light Connection. She writes for the Huffington Post and has numerous articles on the internet. Dr. Savage is passionate about helping couples experience their full potential, bringing wholeness to relationships and sexuality. Her book is an acclaimed source of empowering women to reclaim their unique sexuality and a masterful blend of ancient wisdom and current clinical knowledge. Her CD “Maiden, Mother, Wise Woman: Reclaiming Our Sexuality”, offers guided meditations as a companion to her book. She maintains a private practice and offers seminars throughout the country.
Deborah Sundahl’s groundbreaking contributions to the field of female ejaculation includes a line of videos titled the Female Ejaculation Sex Education Series (Isis Media, Inc.), which Deborah produced and hosts. She lectures and gives workshops in North America and Europe, and has taught thousands of men and women how to integrate the G-spot and female ejaculation into their erotic lives. Deborah began her career in female sexuality 30 years ago as co-founder and co-publisher of the groundbreaking women’s erotica magazine On Our Backs (1984-1994), and as co-owner of Fatale Media (1985-1995), a women’s erotic video company, part of a political movement at that time of women from the 1980s speaking their erotic voice and creating who they are as erotic beings. Deborah Sundahl continues to be a spokesperson for female sexuality and an advocate for sex education. On the topic of female ejaculation, Deborah believes that female ejaculation is every women’s birthright and her mission in life is to help women and men understand exactly what the G-spot is, where it is located, how to have G-spot orgasms, what female ejaculation is and how to get this lovely feminine fountain flowing! She tirelessly spreads this good news around the western world on a regular basis via her lecture and workshops, book and vidoes. Deborah welcomes you to her course, and knows you will get profound information to help you help others to bring this joy into their erotic lives.
Elise Turen, Associate Director of the Los Angeles Gender Center-PhD, ACS As a Board Certified Clinical Sexologist, I have been a practitioner in the field of Human Sexuality for 28 years. I was called to this work early in my life, while as teenager I was exposed to experiences considered “outside the box” or gender non-normative. Their impact so profound, that I began to challenge the deeply held beliefs surrounding what it meant to be either a man or a woman in our culturally prescribed, heteronormative society. Thus early on, I recognized the complexities regarding an individual’s true proclivities when defining themselves meaningfully in their gendered and sexual self. My expertise is in working with individuals, couples, and families coping with issues of gender identity, DSD’s and their many related concerns, sexual abuse and trauma to the body, and addictive illnesses in hospital, institutional and educational settings. For the past 17 years at LAGC, it has been my heartfelt mission to create a safe space for my clients to explore the diversity of their gendered self, along with the developing insight of the inherent rights to their anatomy and sexual health and expression. I have conducted extensive research on the effects internalized transphobia has on a transexxed individual, specifically during their gender transition. Along with facilitating a bi-annual trans-inclusive retreat for the past 10 years, I have conducted numerous trainings through out the country for institutions raising their awareness regarding transgender people and their rights in society and the workplace. Public advocacy is as essential as my clinical practice, and I hold professional membership with the World Professional Association of Transgender health (WPATH), Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) and the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).
Sally Valentine, PhD, LCSW, has a doctorate in clinical sexology, is a licensed clinical social worker, AASECT sex therapy supervisor, and Tantric facilitator. She is certified in: sex therapy, hypnotherapy, EMDR and Imago relational therapy. She has a private psychotherapy and sex therapy practice in Boca Raton, FL. In addition to working with sexuality issues such as: sexual desire discrepancy, sexual pain, erectile dysfunctions, anorgasmia, sexual fears, sexual orientation and gender concerns, Sally also addresses intimacy issues, trauma, and personal growth. In her private practice, she utilizes a variety of therapies including Imago dialoguing for couples; hypnotherapy for weight loss, smoking cessation, stress reduction, and release of negative relationship patterns; and works with EMDR to resolve unprocessed or persistent stress that is related to traumatic events. She teaches individual and couples tantric practices/techniques to enhance their connection, tap into their own self-awareness and embrace their natural erotic energy. Valentine presents to professional organizations teaching how to incorporate Tantra/Sacred Sexuality as a healing modality in the psychotherapeutic setting. Additionally, she offers weekend Tantra/Sacred Sexuality workshops for Couples, locally and nationally.
Dr. Debra Wickman is an expert in sexual health and menopause wellness for women. She works with women of all ages and backgrounds to focus on intimate education, body image, and physiologic function. She is proficient in the evaluation and improvement of sexual health for women to help them achieve optimal wellness and satisfaction. Debra Wickman, MD, MS, FACOG, is a gynecologist certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed medical school and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. After several years of private practice in obstetrics and gynecology, she completed a postgraduate fellowship in Female Sexual Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Wickman is a NAMS-certified menopause practitioner. She is a member of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), and the American Society of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). She is completing certification through AASECT as a sexuality counselor. She is Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for LELO/Intimina. She conducts community workshops dealing with sexual health, as well as professional trainings for the medical community. Her work and perspective have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, and Everyday Health magazines, as well as websites such as SheKnows.com and Health2fit.com. Dr. Wickman’s model of diagnosis and treatment incorporates programs that uniquely educate, empower, and encourage personal growth, sexual discovery and healing for women. The programs look beyond a singular medical, pharmaceutical, or behavioral therapy, and instead integrate all approaches from a mind-body perspective. Central to her model is the ISIS approach, using her training as a gynecologist to link the physical aspect of healing with the mental, emotional and spiritual facets to treat the whole sexual being.