SSTAR Health Professional Book Award | The goal of the award is to recognize the best recent book for health professionals that contributes to the understanding of human sexuality and/or sexual problems.
2022 Recipient: Stefani Goerlich, LMSW-Clinical, LISW, CST
The Leather Couch - Clinical Practice with Kinky Clients; Routledge, 2020.
SSTAR Consumer Book Award | The goal of the award is to recognize the best recent book for consumers (intended for the lay public or general reader and NOT for therapists, mental health specialists or other health care providers) that contributes to the understanding of human sexuality and/or sexual problems.
2021 Recipients: Peggy Kleinplatz, PhD and Dana Menard, PhD
Magnificent Sex: Lessons from Extraordinary Lovers; Routledge, 2020.
Criteria| Past Winners
Masters & Johnson Award | The Masters and Johnson Award recognizes extraordinary contributions to clinical sexuality and/or sexual research over the course of a lifetime and achievement of excellence in clinical and/or research areas of sexual disorders. Nominations should be sent to the attention of the SSTAR president at firstname.lastname@example.org through March 1, 2022.
2021 Recipient: E. Sandra Byers, PhD
Sandra R. Leiblum Student Research Award | The SSTAR Sandra R. Leiblum Student Research Award recognizes the scholarly work of students who are developing a career in the field of sexual disorders and sexual health and fosters the professional development of individuals beginning their careers in this area.
Now Open: 2022 Leiblum Student Research Award Call for Papers!
The committee is now accepting research abstracts/papers for consideration. Please click here to find the details for submission. Please note the deadline is September 3, 2021. The winner will be notified in October, 2021. The winner will receive their award at the SSTAR 2022 Annual Meeting, April 29-May 1, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois.
2021 Recipient: Stéphanie Gauvin, Empirical Evaluation of Rainbow Reflections: A Comic Book Anthology on Body Image for Queer Men
SSTAR Mentorship Award | The SSTAR Mentorship Award recognizes extraordinary contributions to the mentorship of SSTAR members.
2019 Recipient: Irving Binik, PhD
SSTAR Service Award | The SSTAR Service Award recognizes that some individuals have contributed greatly to the evolution and history of the organization, a fact that may not have been sufficiently appreciated at the time. Hence the notion of a Service Award which allows for enduring memory.
2016 Recipient: Marta Meana, PhD