Dr. David Schnarch
David Schnarch is a licensed clinical psychologist and author of numerous books and articles on intimacy, sexuality, and relationships. His clinical abilities attract clients and students from across the globe. David chaired the Professional Education Committee and served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) for eight years. He is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (Diplomat status), the first recipient of the AASECT "Professional Standard of Excellence" Award, and a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). David currently serves on the editorial board of AAMFT's Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy. For seventeen years he was an Associate Professor in the Depts. of Psychiatry and Urology at Louisiana State University Medical School.
In 1991, David wrote the landmark book, Constructing The Sexual Crucible: An Integration of Sexual and Marital Therapy (W. W. Norton & Co.), now used in clinical training programs across the country and read by therapists around the world. The Crucible Approach® is widely regarded as the most sophisticated integration of sexuality, intimacy, spirituality, personal development, and marital therapy developed to date. His second book, Passionate Marriage: Sex, Love, and Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships (W. W. Norton & Co., March 1997, Owl Books, 1998), is a perennial best seller, offering the general public his revolutionary approach in a pragmatic and easy-to-understand form. His third book, Resurrecting Sex: Resolving Sexual Problems and Rejuvenating Your Relationship (HarperCollins, August, 2002), offers hope to millions of normal couples and singles who have sexual problems. His newest book, Intimacy and Desire: Awaken the Passion in your Relationship, Beaufort, 2009 details his unique approach to helping couples resolve sexual desire issues through the Crucible Neurobiological Therapy.™
Dr. Ruth Morehouse
Ruth Morehouse is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified sex therapist (awarded Diplomat status in recognition of her extensive professional experience). She brings a wealth of clinical expertise to her position as Co-Director of the Marriage and Family Health Center (MFHC) and has been conducting therapy and providing supervision and consultation to other therapists for over 30 years.
At the Marriage and Family Health Center, Dr. Morehouse conducts Crucible® Intensive Therapy sessions with couples from around the world. She is a seasoned therapist with expertise in a wide range of areas including sexual difficulties, recovery from affairs, depression and anxiety, step-parenting issues, overcoming psychological trauma and dealing with the impact of acute and chronic illness. Ruth co-leads the Passionate Marriage® Couples Retreats and Couples Enrichment Weekends. She created the Crucible Women's Retreats in 1995, and she’s been conducting them ever since.
Dr. Ruth is much sought after as a speaker and has presented at international professional meetings. She enjoys conducting workshops and training on a variety of topics, including male and female sexual problems, enhancing sexual potential, and sex and aging. She has years of experience conducting training workshops around the world, including Singapore, Denmark, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Slovenia and the Netherlands. Ruth also conducts ongoing case consultation groups, to help therapists across the country refine their clinical skills with complex cases.
Dr. Morehouse is a member of the American Psychological Association and is Vice President for Practice (2010-2012) of the Society of Family Psychology (Division 43) of the APA. She also belongs to the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Family Therapy Academy, the International Family Therapy Academy, and the American Association of Sex Educators, Councilors, and Therapists.
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