Keynote: Sara Nasserzadeh

Sara NasserzadehSara Nasserzadeh, PhD, is a Social Psychologist, COSRT-accredited psychosexual therapist, and AASECT-certified Sexuality Counselor and Training Provider. In addition to maintaining local private practices in London, New York, and Palo Alto, she has been globally active in the field as a professional trainer, plenary speaker, research and clinical supervisor, media commentator, and thought leader. Dr. Sara also advises Fortune 500 companies, UN-affiliated institutions, and governmental organizations.

Dr. Sara has worked intimately with the press and media to educate the public on most sensitive topics such as human sexuality. She created, produced, and hosted a BBC World Service Radio and Online program called The Whispers that was aired for three consecutive seasons and won the BBC World Service’s Innovation of the Year Award “for putting delicate matters in a sensitive manner.” Her current BBC Persian TV segments on sexual health and relationship issues reach over 6 million viewers across the globe.

Dr. Sara co-authored the Orgasm Answer Guide, which received AASECT’s Book Award Honorable Mention in 2011. Her other awards include the World Association for Sexual Health runner up award for “Excellence and Innovation” in sexuality education (Sydney, 2007) and Pfizer’s “Innovation Award” for her efforts in setting up a global Customer Insights Council for the company (New York, 2010). Her newest book, Sexuality Education Wheel of Context, was released in February 2017.

Dr. Sara’s leadership roles at professional organizations include:

  • Chair of the North American Organizing Committee for the World Sexual Health Day
  • Elected member of the Advisory Board and Chair of the Middle East Sexual Health Committee at the World Association of Sexual Health (WAS)
  • Member of WAS’ standardizing working groups for sexuality education as well as psychotherapy, which devise the standards of practice for these professions
  • Elected Board member of the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and Chair of the Communication Steering Committee
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