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CFR Alumni and Staff Present at National AASECT Conference

June 27, 2019 | AASECT, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, held its annual conference in Philadelphia earlier this month. The theme of this year’s conference was “Let the Body Rejoice!”

AASECT 2019 Conference in Philadelphia Let the Body Rejoice


Several Council for Relationships staff therapists and alumni presented at the conference, including:

Staff member

Rita DeMaria, PhD, CST
Harnessing the Chemistry of Love, Sex, and Romance: Creating and Maintaining Passion in Emotionally Committed Relationships


Sex Therapy Program Graduates

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST
Improving Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction When One Romantic Partner Has ADHD

Heather Davidson, LPC, CST
Healing the Body and the Mind During the “#MeToo” Movement: Effective Treatment of Female Sexual Pain

Sarah Halpern, JD, LMFT, CST
S.ex A.nd R.eligion – Navigating personal responses to clients’ faith beliefs in sex therapy


Sex Therapy Program Student

Erin Diehl, LPC

Radical Touch: Utilizing the Body as a Conduit for Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Intimacy Issues


Director of the Post Graduate Certificate Program in Sex Therapy, Dr. Nancy Gambescia, commented, “Although many therapists submit their topics to AASECT each year, few are chosen to present. Congrats to those who represented CFR, you make us proud!”


Learn more about our Post Graduate Certificate Program in Sex Therapy.