Speaking and Workshops

Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh regularly offers keynote lectures, plenary sessions, and training programs in the U.S. and across the globe. She has designed and delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops across 38 countries, including more than 200 workshops for the general public.

Her audience range from individuals and couples to healthcare and mental health providers, including MDs, psychologists, therapists, counselors, researchers, and educators. She also works regularly with executives, board members, policy makers, and UN officials.

Below is a list of organizations that Dr. Sara has worked with in the capacity of a plenary speaker or as an invited workshop facilitator:

Apple Health Center, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Nursing, College of Sex and Relationship Therapists, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Stanford University, World Population Foundation, World Association for Sexual Health, European Federation of Sexology, University of Tlaxcala, Tehran Medical School, SUNY Medical School, Wagner College, Asian Federation for Sexology, Porterbrook Clinic, Institute of Education, University of London, Cornell University, Oxford University, Cambridge University, Palo Alto University, Pfizer Inc, Johnson & Johnson, Boehringer Ingelheim, CETAD in Turkey, Feminine Weapon and Columbia University, San Francisco Psychological Association, American Psychological Association and California Psychological Association.

Popular Speeches and Workshops

Depending on the needs of your group, all the topics below are available in the form of keynote and plenary speeches as well as workshops and trainings.

Over the past few years, Dr. Sara has developed a unique model to analyze contextual matters that can increase the chances of success in any setting or profession.

Psychologists, counselors, and therapists can benefit from this talk by learning how to incorporate the Wheel of Context in understanding their patients’ or clients’ problems and offer more effective advice or therapies.

Executive and business professionals can also use the Wheel of Context to broaden their understanding of market dynamics, historical events, culture, and other factors to better plan for commercialization and marketing of their products and services.

The primary focus of this keynote is to address how organizations can engage and retain a culturally diverse workforce and how they can ensure the adoption of a hyper-inclusive culture.

This topic is based on a decade-long retrospective global study of couples from around the globe. Audiences will learn how love can be turned on its head and how the Emergent Love Model could be an antidote to love confusion.

Issues of cultural literacy, competency, and humility are among the most sought-after areas in my work. I bring a unique cross-cultural perspective, weaving the intricacies of Western vs. Eastern cultures with the importance of family values, education, socioeconomic status, religion, spirituality, personal values, and core beliefs in shaping one’s sense of culture.

This talk provides an overview of genital practices around the world. It focuses on cultural norms as well as popular trends and cosmetic surgeries. Vulva-vaginal practices range from labiaplasty to genital cutting while penile practices range from scrotal stretching to genital ribs and penis enlargement surgeries. Material for this talk has been gathered over the past three years through published and gray literature, including interviews with regional representatives of the UN agencies, gynecologists, national representatives of family planning associations, the World Population Foundation country officers, and individuals.


2021 Events

Join us for World Sexual Health Day in collaboration with Stanford University. Learn more.

2020 Events

Join me for 4 consultation sessions where we take a holistic approach to working with couples and sexuality across religions and various cultural groups. 
We will be utilizing the Holistic Assessment and Therapies model (H.A.T.) as our framework. Our meetings will be partly didactic and partly case consultations.
The dates are: October 9, October 23, November6 and November 20th between 9-11 am pacific time. If you can’t make to one, I’ll record the didactic part of the session for you. 
The fee is $150 for each meeting (2 hours).  
Please contact me  if you are interested. (Places are limited to 8 participants).


Who will benefit from H.A.T. consultation? 

    1. Psychologists
    2. Marriage and Family Therapists
    3. Clinical Social Workers
    4. Professional Clinical Counselors
    5. Educational Psychologists
    6. Mental Health Counselors
    7. Sexuality Educators
    8. Sexuality and Relationship Coaches
    9. Physical Therapists,  Psychiatrists, Nurses, Gynecologists 

Contact me for more information. 

Diversity and Inclusion: from Bedroom to Boardroom

2019 Events

Finding Eros: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Love, Lust and Commitment

Turning Love on its Head: An Antidote to Love Confusion

Workshop: Intercultural Fluency, from Cultural Literacy to Inter-cultural Proficiency

Wheel of Context for Sexuality Education

Iranian Women in Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities

Working with Clients in Crisis

Holistic Assessment and Therapies Model Training for Medical Staff

2018 Events

Invited speaker: Sexuality Education, putting current affairs into perspective

Co-host and keynote speech on Emergent Love Model

Medical Staff training on Holistic Assessment & Therapies model

Keynote speech on Genital Practices around the World

Invited workshop on Wheel of Context for Sexuality Education

Holistic Assessment & Therapies for relationship and psychosexual therapy

The intersectionality of ethics, laws and queer identity

Sexual Attitude Reassessment

Emergent and Submerged Models of Love

Finalist in the category of Social Impact

Cultural proficiency for clinicians (with a focus on world religions)

Contact Dr. Sara for a Speaking Engagement