Stanley E. Althof, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Center for Marital and Sexual Health of South Florida and on the Consulting Staff of Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is also Professor Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He and his two former partners were the 2005 recipients of the prestigious Masters and Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award.
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 is currently a Board Member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine and was previously a Board Member of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America.
Dr. Althof has been in clinical practice for over 30 years. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Althof is actively involved in the development and validation of patient reported outcome measures, designing methodologies for research studies and serving as the principal investigator for clinical trials on investigational treatment options for male and female sexual problems.
Dr. Althof is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Sexual Medicine and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. He is also the Associate Editor of two books- Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals and Male and Female Sexual Dysfunction.
As a skilled clinician and scientist, Dr. Althof’s research focuses on the psychosocial aspects of sexual dysfunction and their impact on men, women, and couples. He has been instrumental in the development of sex therapy as a sub-specialty. Dr. Althof is the author of many original 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.
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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