I received my bachelor's degree in psychology from Empire State College (SUNY), a certificate in short term psychotherapy from the East Side Institute, a masters in education and a PhD from the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University. I am certified in sex education by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and a member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. I teach a variety of topics in health education at Borough of Manhattan Community College.
I have over 30 years' experience in sexuality education, and offer individuals and groups educational opportunities to learn about being sexually healthy, and about health generally. I was in the Education Department of Planned Parenthood Federation of America for 27 years, 10 of them as VP for Education. I also had a private psychotherapy practice for 8 years while I was working at PPFA. Since 2008 I have been teaching human sexuality and other health topics in higher education.
I have expertise in university instruction, professional development, and curriculum design. My strengths include teaching about human sexuality, the history of sexuality, controversy in sexuality education, personal health, popular culture, media and the Internet, male sexuality, and family communication.
I provide individual sessions for those who want to learn more about sexuality -- their own, and in general. Consultations are done in one hour sessions, are private and confidential, and abide by the code of ethics of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.
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Guest on “State of Mind” YouTube program produced by Borough of Manhattan Community College. Three-part series, “Let’s Talk About Sex.”
I am available for media requests on sexuality and relationships, as well as public speaking on a variety of issues related to sexuality; adolescent sexuality, sexuality and the media, male issues, the Internet and porn, and parent child communication.