Dr. Gina Ogden
Over thirty years as a family therapist, sex therapist, teacher, speaker, researcher, poet, editor, and author have prepared Dr. Gina Ogden, Ph.D., to become America's premier 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. 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.
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.