Laura Berman

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Laura Berman, LCSW, PhD, is an American relationship therapist and a sex educator. She is the host of In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). She is also a regular guest on The Dr. Oz Show. She previously starred in Showtime's reality TV series, Sexual Healing.[1]

Berman is also an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology and psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. She is the author of the books It's Not Him: It's You and The Book of Love: Every Couple’s Guide to Emotional and Sexual Intimacy, and the New York Times best-selling books Real Sex for Real Women: Intimacy, Pleasure, & Sexual Wellbeing and For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life as well as Secrets of the Sexually Satisfied Woman: 10 Keys to Unlocking Ultimate Pleasure and The Passion Prescription.[2] She is a weekly columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and has appeared on Fox News and CNN and in The New York Times, USA Today, and every major woman’s magazine. She also has her own line of adult toys.

After obtaining a master's degree in clinical social work and a doctorate in health education specializing in human sexuality from New York University, she went on to complete a training fellowship in sexual therapy with the Department of Psychiatry, New York University Medical Center.

Berman is also a member of the American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the National Association of Social Workers, the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health, and the American Urologic Society.

She, as well as her sister, urologist Jennifer Berman, have been critiqued for their role involving women's sexual health: "The shift of the Bermans’ practices from academic centers to the explicitly for-profit commercial sector speaks volumes about the new ‘Viagra culture’." [3]

Laura and Jennifer Berman co-authored the book For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide for Reclaiming your Sex Life.[4] Both Berman sisters participated in The Women's Conference in 2004.

Berman is married and has three sons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sexual Healing on Showtime. Official Site of the New Showtime Original Reality Documentary Series, with renowned therapist Dr. Laura Berman". Sho.com. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  2. ^ "About the Books". Drlauraberman.com. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  3. ^ [1] The ‘Pinking’ of Viagra Culture: Drug Industry Efforts to Create and Repackage Sex Drugs for Women
  4. ^ Amazon.com