Stephen Braveman: M.A., L.M.F.T., D.S.T.
Stephen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, AASECT Certified Diplomate of Sex Therapy, Gender Specialist and Tantra Facilitator. He is the author of “Innovative Methods of Treating Patients with Sexual Trauma” a chapter in the book "Innovations in Clinical Practice: Focus on Sexual Health, 2007" and co-author of the brand new book "CPR for Your Sex Life: How to Breathe Life Into a Dead, Dying or Dull Sex Life”, 2007. Stephen has a full time Private Practice in Monterey, California, specializing in treating people who have been sexual abused, working with transsexuals, bringing Tantra into the clinical hour and providing supervision to trainees and interns. Stephen is on the Board of directors for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists and is a Past-Presidnet for his local chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Stephen is a regular workshop presenter for both public and private conferences and events. He has received national honors by NOMSV, the National Organization On Male Sexual Victimization, for co-chairing the first national retreat for male sexual abuse survivors in 1998 and his innovative methods of working with sexual abuse survivors. Stephen has made many media appearances on TV and on radio, is well published in journals, such as Treating abuse today, magazines, such as the national Men’s Health publication, and websites, such as IFriends Health and Well Being for which he answers readers’ questions. He is an outspoken advocate for gender, sexuality and non-abuse rights. He is a consultant for the National coming Out Project, part of the Human Rights Campaign. His background is very rich, having worked as a professional sex educator , teaching sex therapy at the graduate level and sex-education at the undergraduate level, running homeless shelters, serving chronic mentally ill, run-away children, emotionally disturbed children, doing HIV research and supervising interns in a variety of professional settings. In addition to his new book coming out, Stephen has recently released the first ever television public service announcement having to do with services for males sexual abused as children and is starting to film a full-length documentary on the same subject.