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Stanley Althof

Professor of Psychology & Sex Therapist

Distinguished Guest

Stanley E. Althof, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Center for Marital and Sexual Health of South Florida and Professor Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Althof is Past-President of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), Past-President of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) and the Tri-State Group Psychotherapy Society. He was a Board Member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine and a Committee Chairperson of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America.
Dr. Althof has been instrumental in the development of sex therapy as a sub-specialty area. He has been in practice for over 40 years and specializes in treating men, women and couples with sexual and relationship problems.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Althof is an internationally recognized researcher and scientist. His research focuses on the psychosocial aspects of sexual dysfunction and its impact on men, women, and couples. He is the author of over 160 peer-reviewed publications and has contributed numerous chapters to leading textbooks in psychiatry, urology, and sex therapy. He is a highly sought after lecturer and travels extensively both internationally and within the United States to present his research findings.
From 2014-2016 Dr. Althof was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Sexual Medicine. He is also the Associate Editor of two books- Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals and Male and Female Sexual Dysfunction.
Dr. Althof received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He completed an internship in clinical psychology at University Hospitals of Cleveland, which was followed by additional postgraduate work at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas.

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