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REGISTRATION IS OPEN

2023 Annual Meeting – Sex Science for Social Change – click over to the meetings page for all the details on scholarships, speakers, hotel and sponsorship opportunities.

May 4-7, 2023 – Tampa, Florida and virtually

LATE-BREAKING CALL FOR POSTER ABSTRACTS

Abstracts are now being accepted for consideration for poster presentations at the 48th Annual Meeting. Abstracts chosen will be given in poster format. Abstracts may include empirical research, clinical observation, or theoretical formulations.   Click here for submission requirements.

The submission deadline is January 31, 2023.

CALL FOR 2024 HEALTH PROFESSIONAL BOOK AWARD

Submissions are being accepted until April 1, 2023. Click here for the details.

Our mission: To foster clinical sexuality practice and research

In order to fulfill our mission, we subscribe to the following values:

  1. To encourage the highest standards for research and practice.
  2. Respect and dignity for the individual and his/her/their views.
  3. The right to open, thoughtful, and civil discussion among the membership.
  4. The refusal to censor opinions/presentations that may generate controversy.
  5. To welcome a diverse membership with regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, and sexual preference.
  6. To expect that members will follow the codes of ethical conduct specific to their discipline.

Benefits of Membership:
Exchanging knowledge with the smartest minds in sex therapy and research

The Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) is an international society founded in 1975. SSTAR is a community of professionals who have clinical and/or research interests in human sexual concerns. Its goals are to facilitate communication among clinicians who , sexual identity, and reproductive life. SSTAR strives to provide a forum for exchange of ideas between those interested in research in human sexuality and those whose primary activities are patient care through annual meetings, fall clinical conferences, membership newsletters, and an e-mail list-serv for members.

SSTAR membership is multidisciplinary. Members must be actively involved in treatment or research of sexual disorders/sexuality and possess superior clinical competence and high ethical standards. Our membership includes professionals in varying disciplines including Psychology, Medicine (including Psychiatry, Ob/Gyn, Urology, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine), Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Nursing, Sexology and the sciences. This permits an interaction between people of diverse disciplines allowing each to contribute his or her unique perspective.

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Save the Date

48th Annual Meeting – In person & Virtually

May 4-7, 2023

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Award Winners

2023 Masters and Johnson Award

Cynthia Graham, PhD

2023 Consumer Book Award

Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN: Women Cancer Sex; Routledge, 2020.

 

2023 Sandra R. Leiblum Student Research Award

Todd L. Jennings, PhDc: Making Evidence – Based Practice for Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder LGBQ+ Affirmative: Recommendations for Therapists and Researchers

2022 Mentorship Award

Natalie O. Rosen, PhD

2022 Health Professional Book Award

Stefani Goerlich, LMSW-Clinical, LISW, CST: The Leather Couch – Clinical Practice with Kinky Clients; Routledge, 2020

 

2023 Consumer Book Award

Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN: Women Cancer Sex; Routledge, 2020.