Over thirty years as a family therapist, sex therapist, teacher, speaker, researcher, poet, editor, and author have prepared Gina Ogden to become America's premiere voice for women, sex, and spirit. She has listened to thousands of women express their feelings about sexual relationship and has trained hundreds of physicians, nurses, social workers, family therapists, and other health providers to include sexual issues in their intake assessments and treatment plans. Gina has keynoted scientific conferences, appeared on media shows from talk radio to Oprah! and she conducts workshops around the country -- which create a safe and powerful forum for women to open to the wisdom of their own bodies, minds, hearts, and spirits.
As an accomplished author, she has written seven books, which span family therapy, recovery from addictions, and women's sexual health. The most recent are: The Return of Desire: A Guide to Reclaiming Your Sexual Passion (2008), Women Who Love Sex, (2007) and The Heart and Soul of Sex, (2006). Her educational video, Women Who Love Sex: Creating New Images of Our Sexual Selves, is in libraries of universities and health clinics across the country. Her prodigious writing credits include numerous book chapters, journal articles, and articles for consumer magazines and websites, including Parade, Fitness, Ms., Ladies Home Journal, Beliefnet, and Tantra.com.
Gina Ogden is a 21st century pioneer who combines rigorous science with intuitive energy healing. Her groundbreaking national survey on integrating sexuality and spirituality (ISIS) is the first to study to broaden the understanding of sexual experience beyond limiting notions of function and dysfunction. During her ten years of ISIS research, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, and Harvard Divinity School's Center for the Study of World Religions.
A board-certified diplomate in sex therapy, Gina Ogden is also a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and numerous other professional organizations. She is a longtime consulting editor for Contemporary Sexuality, the journal of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. She served as a consultant to the U.S. Surgeon General's 2001 "Call to Action for Healthy Sexual Behavior" and as a consulting editor for the 1998 and 2005 editions of Our Bodies, Ourselves.
Her Ph.D. in sexology is from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, California, where she is now an associate professor. Her M.A. is in family therapy from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont and her B.A. is in English literature, from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She has received grants for her work on sexuality and spirituality from Harvard Divinity School's Institute for the Study of World Religions and from the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.
She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she's researching her next book: The Best is Yet To Come: Women Talk about Love, Sex, and Aging.
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Helen Fisher Ph.D
Research Prof. & Member of Human Evolutionary Studies Dept. of Anthropology, Rutgers University. Author of five books on the evolution of human sex and love, marriage and relationships in the brain.
Gina Ogden Ph.D
Sex Therapist, Speaker, Teacher, Researcher and poet for over 30 years, Gina Ogden has been called "the premiere voice for women, sex, and the spirit."
Carol Queen Ph.D
Dr. Carol Queen is an award winning sexuality educator, author, activist, cultural sexologist and Founding Director of "The Center for Sex and Culture."
Susan Kellogg-Spadt CRNP
Assistant Prof. of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Co-founder and director of Sexual Medicine of The Pelvic & Sexual Health Institute in Phiadelphia.
Michael Krychman MD
Michael is the Medical Director of Sexual Medicine and the Executive Director of the Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship Medicine in Newport Beach, California.