Atlanta, GA

Our Atlanta institute offers up to 150 CE credit hours and 50 clinical case supervision hours.

Our classes are offered as a single workshop (8 hours), two-day classes (Fri-Sat, 16 hours), full weekend (Fri-Sun, 20 hours), or you can enroll in our full institute.

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Institute Directors Dr. Rachel Needle and Dr. Ricky Siegel are joined by leading experts for special lectures on sex therapy, sexual medicine, and sexuality education.

The last week of our Atlanta institute is streamed live via web conference.

Guest Faculty

Dr. Needle and Dr. Siegel will be joined by locally and nationally renowned experts who will bring the most current information on human sexuality research and treatment of sexual dysfunction to this series of programs.

Erika Pluhar, Ph.D., EDs

Erika Pluhar, Ph.D., EDs

Erika Pluhar, Ph.D., EDs, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. She is certified as a Sex Therapist and Supervisor by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. In addition to private practice in couple and sex therapy, she has researched and taught in the field of human sexuality for over 15 years and enjoys training and supervising other professionals. 


Bill Finger, Ph.D.

Bill Finger, Ph.D.

Bill Finger, Ph.D. is a psychologist and program coordinator at the Mountain Home VA Medical Center in Johnson City, TN, Professor at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University. He is the director of the sexuality component of Case Oriented Learning at the ETSU College of Medicine and teaches Sexuality/Intimacy and Chronic Illness/Disability at Widener University.

Dr. Finger received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Virginia and his masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is certified as a Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and has been awarded Diplomate status by that organization. Dr. Finger is a past president of the Board of Directors of AASECT.


Lawrence Siegel, MA

Lawrence Siegel, MA

Lawrence Siegel, MA is a Clinical Sexologist and sexuality education consultant. He is the founder and serves on the Board of Directors of Sage Institute for Family Development, a non-profit training and counseling center in Florida. Larry sits on the faculties of several colleges, universities and training institutions, and is nationally recognized as a leader in the fields of sexuality, sexual development, sexual pharmacology, and medical sexology.


Blaise Amendolace, Psy.D

Blaise Amendolace, Psy.D

Blaise Amendolace, Psy.D. received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Florida State University where he graduated with Honors in the Major. He earned his Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in clinical psychology from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida.

Dr. Blaise Amendolace is a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of adults of all ages with conditions such as: depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse survivors, grief, and many other relational problems. He is in the process of achieving certification in Therapeutic Assessment, which is the practice of integrating psychological testing with therapy practice on a deeper, more meaningful level. Blaise ensures that every person he works with is treated as an individual, and views therapy as a journey for both the individual and himself. He is a practitioner of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (a form of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy), Interpersonal Therapy, and Existential/Humanistic Therapy.


David Ley, Ph.D.

David Ley, Ph.D.

David Ley, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Mississippi and his master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of New Mexico. Dr. Ley is licensed in New Mexico and has provided clinical and consultative services in numerous other states.

Dr. Ley is an internationally recognized expert on issues related to sexuality, pornography and mental health. He has appeared on television with Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, Dr. Phil and others. His work has been discussed in publications ranging from the LA Times and the London Telegraph to Playboy and Hustler magazines. He has published extensively in both the academic and popular realms of scientific literature. His books, The Myth of Sex Addiction (2012) and Insatiable Wives (2009) blend a client-centered narrative with a rich understanding of psychology, biology and sociology. Dr. Ley is also executive director of New Mexico Solutions, a large behavioral health and substance abuse outpatient program and he consults across the U.S. on mental health and sexuality-related issues. As a result, Dr. Ley is able to bring a broad, practical approach to help mental health clinicians effectively address sexuality-related issues.



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