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  • Melissa Donahue, LCSW, CST will present, “How to be a Sex Positive Therapist: This is Not Your Gym Teacher’s Presentation” at the 2-17 National Association of Social Workers Annual Meeting, Atlantic City. Says Donahue, “We are all sexual beings. Sexuality filters into many aspects of our lives.  When completing patient assessments, understanding their views of sexuality, the source of those views and how they experience their sexual self can assist a therapist in understanding the patient on a deeper level.”
  • All three of the NJ Center for Sexual Wellness partners are writing a chapter that will appear in the upcoming book, “The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision.” The chapter will address the rationale for and process of referrals among physicians, sex therapists, and sexuality educators.
  • Drs. Davis and Hersh are co-teaching a Sexual Functions and Dysfunctions course in Spring 2017 for Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Sexual Health and Wellness.
  • Dr. Davis was named one of “7 Sex Educators Who are Totally Rocking It” by Refinery29.c0m.  Read the story.
  • Melissa Donahue was interviewed by International Business Times on the subject of the expected debut of the prescription drug Addyi and the stories of women who struggle with low sexual desire. Read the story.
  • Dr. Davis was interviewed by California Assisted Living Association’s magazine on the subject of sexual rights in long-term care settings. Read the story starting on page 14 of the magazine.
  • Dr. Davis published “Look Within: A Woman’s Journal.”  Already very well received, the journal helps women explore what makes them unique and empowered sexual women.
  • NJCSW sponsored Groove in the Grove at Vasa Park, Budd Lake NJ.  The event was a fun day filled with performances by independent songwriters and performers.
  • Dr. Davis spoke about sexuality and aging from 4-6 p.m. June 4 at Doylestown Presbyterian Church, in Doylestown, PA.  Free and open to widows and widowers.
  • Dr. Davis presented a private program for moms and teen daughters on June 11. If you’re interested in booking a program for your friends, call 908-722-1632.
  • Dr. Davis was appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of the American Journal of Sexuality Education, which is a peer-reviewed publication of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists.
  • Ms Donahue was interviewed on the All Women’s Radio Network on an internet radio show titled “Treatment S.O.S.”  She discussed the sexual issues facing individuals and couples dealing with cancer, especially issues related to the effects of treatment.
  • Dr. Davis spoke on “The Seasons of Women’s Sexual Lives” at the February meeting of Holistic Moms Network of Somerset County.
  • Dr. Hersh and Dr. Davis presented a webinar titled, “Sexuality in Adulthood: Older Adults” for the American Medical Student Association’s Sexual Health Scholar Program in November.
  • Dr. Davis presented a webinar titled, “Sex and Aging: Changing for the Better,” for myseniorportal.com.
  • Dr. Davis presented “Sexuality, Body Image & Cancer” for the Current Issues in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Symposium sponsored by the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Atlantic Health System in September.
  • Dr. Hersh and Dr. Davis presented “How to Lead a Cancer and Intimacy Workshop in 12 Easy Steps”  at  the conference titled, “Sexuality & Aging: What Every Professional Needs to Know” at Widener University in September. Dr. Davis presented “Tingle, Grip, Gasp: Toys, Lubricants and Enhancements” at the same conference.
  •  Dr. Davis delivered a program titled, “Relationships & Sex: What’s Your Game Plan?” for student athletes of Dominican College, Orangeburg, NY in February. Melanie is an NCAA–approved Health & Safety Grant Speaker.
  • Dr. Davis is a consultant and small group facilitator for the Sexual Health Scholars Program sponsored by the American Medical Student Association. The program is running from October 2009 to March 2010.
  • Dr. Hersh and Dr. Davis presented a lecture titled, “The Pink Elephant in the Corner: Sexuality after Cancer Diagnosis,” at the Women’s Sexuality and Health: Reclaiming Sexuality after Cancer Conference at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ.
  • Dr. Davis co–facilitated a class titled, “Sexual Histories, Health & Dysfunction,” for the OB/GYN Residency Program at Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, NJ.
  • Dr. Davis co–presented a workshop titled, “Bodies, Behaviors & Boundaries: How to Talk about Sex,” for the Young Christians Living in the Hook–Up Culture: Communicating, Negotiating and Enjoying Conference sponsored by the Christian Association of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Dr. Davis co-presented “Sexuality & Your Cancer Experience” for Gilda’s Club of Northern New Jersey in Hackensack, NJ.