World Sexual Health Day- 2015, NYC

This year’s World Sexual Health Day celebration in New York city was held on September 16th (one day after the beginning of the UN General Assembly).  WSHD 2015 Program.

The theme for this year’s event was “Sexual Justice for a Fairer Society”. The event started with a montage of sexual justice in the news for the past year which sat the tone for our upcoming performances and talks. Oceane Hooks-Camilleri shared her talent with us once again and captured everyones heart and minds with her powerful interpretation of Declaration of Sexual Rights by the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS).

WSHD_9_17_2015-43Our distinguished panel of speaker addressed issues ranging from the link between spiritually and sexuality, role of knowledge and access to services in creating a sexuality just society, youth perspective and religious, cultural and sociopolitical context of sexuality.

WSHD_9_17_2015-191An amazing group of individuals were present at the event. Some flew to NYC just for the day to show their support. Among whom, were our dedicated and brilliant August McLaughlin and powerful blogger Buster Ross (who also accepted the award of our writing contest winner Elle Lynn Stanger on her behalf).


WSHD_9_17_2015-158We had notepads and pens in kind donaton from Lelo, who once again showed their love and support, which were put to use immidietely by our engaged audiance.

WSHD_9_17_2015-116Thank you everyone for all the love, support and enthusiasm you bring to each year’s celebration. We thank Lelo and  United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for their sponsorship and look forward to adding to this list of supported and allies moving forward. If you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering opportunities for the 2016 event (in NYC or San Francisco) please contact us directly through the contact page.

We are voting for the theme for 2016. Please send in any ideas you might have through the contact page. The voting is expected to be concluded by the end of October.


AASECT Approved Post-Graduate Training for Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Dysfunctions. Sept 2014, NYC

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce the dates for the second cohort of the HAT training in New York City.

This program is approved by the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) for Continuing Education credits (CE) which could be used towards certification as a sex therapist by AASECT.

The HAT program is presented in three levels: Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced. It is based on the European model of assessment and care for sexual dysfunctions and designed for a wide range of therapists, counselors and licensed mental health professionals who would like to gain systematic knowledge and skills in working with sexual issues of individuals and couples.

I chose the name as a symbol of various ‘hats’ we wear as therapists to be able to address, assess and manage any sexuality and relationship issues our clients bring to the room.

This training includes principles from various disciplines such as: sexual-medicine, psychosexual therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, neuro-linguistic programming, neuroscience and systems theory. The training will cover: Initial assessment techniques, history taking, formulation and treatment plan, educational approaches and props for various cultural groups, female and male sexual dysfunctions, blocks in the process and how to overcome them and ethical dilemmas of the therapist and how far one should go. Participants of all levels are welcome.

Please contact me for further information and to arrange for a telephone conversation to see if this course would fit your professional needs via the contact form [gravityform id=”2″ name=”General Contact” title=”false”]

The next Foundation cohort will start on September 26th, 2014 in Midtown New York City (9.30-11.30 am. Ten Fridays, once a month through 2014-15)

Information about the previous cohort and the layout of the Foundation course could be viewed here.