New York, NY

Our New York 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 New York 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.

Judith C. White, LCSW, CGP,  CST

Judith C. White, LCSW, CGP,  CST

Judith C. White, LCSW, CGP, CST, is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in private practice who works with individuals, couples, families and groups in New York, New York. Over the years, Ms. White has developed a clinical practice that integrates knowledge of psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy with an understanding of issues of ethnicity culture, and sexuality.

As a certified sexuality therapist and continuing education provider with the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), she conducts workshops for mental health professionals who wish to integrate issues of sexuality into their clinical practice.

A licensed clinical social worker who graduated from Columbia University and who earned her certification in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis from Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, Ms. White brings three decades of experience to her clinical practice. Currently, she is a Training Analyst and faculty member at the Harlem Family Institute as well as a faculty member and supervisor of the Group Therapy Training Program of the Institute of the Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society.

As an author and public speaker, Ms. White has made numerous presentations and has published articles on the impact of race/ethnicity with both black, white and women of color as well as men. 


Daniel Watter, Ed.D.

Daniel Watter, Ed.D.

Dr. Daniel N. Watter is a founding partner of the Morris Psychological Group, P.A. located in Parsippany, New Jersey.  His primary areas of practice focus on the treatment of individuals and couples experiencing sexual and/or relationship problems.

Dr. Watter received his doctoral degree from New York University in 1985, and has also earned a post-graduate certificate in Medical Humanities  (with a concentration in healthcare ethics) from Drew University.  He is licensed by the State of New Jersey as both a psychologist and a marital and family therapist.  In addition, he is Board Certified in Sex Therapy by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), and the American Board of Sexology (ACS), of which is also holds Fellowship status.  Dr. Watter is an AASECT certified sex therapy supervisor, and has been elected to Fellowship Status in the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH).

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Watter has held several faculty appointments.  He has served as an adjunct professor of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson, Drew, and Seton Hall Universities, a clinical instructor of OB/GYN and Women’s Health at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, and a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Watter is also a member of the medical staff of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, and served on the Medical Center’s Ethics Committee.

Dr. Watter is a member of several professional organizations, and has been elected to leadership positions in many.  He has recently completed two terms on the New Jersey Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee where he spent two years as the Committee’s chairperson.  He has also served two terms as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), where he previously served as Membership Officer.  Dr. Watter is also the former chair of the Diplomate Certification Committee for the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).  Currently, he is serving as the President of SSTAR.  In 2009, Dr. Watter was appointed by New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine to the State Board of Psychological Examiners.

A frequent lecturer at professional meetings throughout the United States, Dr. Watter is also the author of several professional articles and book chapters on topics such as sexual function and dysfunction, and ethics in healthcare practice.  He the co-author of the textbook, Health Counseling: A Microskills Approach, which was published by Jones and Bartlett, and is currently writing a textbook for Springer Publishing on using patient narratives to inform sex therapy practice.


Eli Mayer, Psy.D.

Eli Mayer, Psy.D.

Eliezer Robert Mayer, Psy.D. is a Clinical Psychologist with a long standing interest in Human Sexuality, especially as it relates to non-normative populations. He is known to have a warm engaging style, and frequently employ good-natured humor as part of my work.

Dr. Mayer completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1987 at Yeshiva University, writing his thesis on Gay Male Sexual Partnership Styles. During training, he studied Sex Therapy at SUNY Downstate with Dr. Marian Dunn and Dr. Steve Friedman. Opening an independent practice in NYC's Greenwich Village in 1987, at the height of the AIDS Epidemic, he quickly established expertise working with sexuality among highly stigmatized populations who were confronting death, alienation and grieving. As one of the first gay male psychologists to practice openly in New York City, he believe developed a very keen appreciation of the destructive forces of feeling marginalized, and found he worked well with people of many different cultures and backgrounds.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Mayer has taught undergraduates for many years at Baruch College, CUNY (his alma mater). His teaching experience also includes supervising the clinical work of doctoral candidates at Yeshiva, Pace and Rutgers Universities.


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.


Kathryn Hall, Ph.D.

Kathryn Hall, Ph.D.

Kathryn Hall, Ph.D. received her Ph.D from McGill University in Montreal Canada. She has an active private practice in Princeton NJ specializing in the treatment of sexual and relationship problems. She is the Co-Director of the HallWatter Institute which provides continuing education for mental health professionals. Dr. Hall is the Co-Editor of two sex therapy texts; Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy, 5th Edition and The Cultural Context of Sexual Pleasure and Problems: Psychotherapy with Diverse Populations.

In addition to numerous scholarly articles, Dr. Hall authored the popular book Reclaiming Your Sexual Self: How You Can Bring Desire Back Into Your Life. Dr. Hall is the Book Review Editor for the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. She sits on the Special Classification Review Board appointed by the Governor to oversee the treatment of convicted sex offenders in the state of New Jersey. Dr. Hall is the President-Elect of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research.


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.


Sari Eckler Cooper, LCSW

Sari Eckler Cooper, LCSW

Sari Eckler Cooper, LCSW, is an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist, Supervisor and a licensed therapist who has been in private practice for more than 20 years in New York City. She did her post-graduate work at The Ackerman Institute and the Human Sexuality Program at RWJ Medical Center. She writes about sexuality on her website blog Sex Esteem® at www.saricooper.com, as well as on Psychology Today and is a regular contributor to CBS This Morning on the topic of relationships. She produces and hosts the Youtube channel and show Sex Esteem®. Sari also writes about divorce, sexuality and parenting on Huffington Post.

She frequently presents talks, seminars and workshops for professionals at conferences on many topics including: Sexual Avoidance, Compulsivity, Affairs, Discrepant Desire, ADHD and Sexuality in long-term relationships. She also presents to the general public on how to explore new sexual avenues in long-term relationships and how to talk to children about sex, as well as how a healthy sex life improves ones work life. She was a featured speaker in “Project Respect”, an educational program of the Sex Crimes Unit at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office on the topic of compulsivity.

You can sign up for her newsletter on her website home page.


Dr. Anne Katz, RN, Ph.D.

Dr. Anne Katz, RN, Ph.D.

Dr. Anne Katz, RN, Ph.D. is the certified sexuality counselor at CancerCare Manitoba and Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Manitoba Prostate Centre. In these roles she counsels men and women with a history of cancer who are experiencing sexual and relationship challenges. She also supports couples through recurrence and treatment decisions at that point. She runs a sexual rehabilitation program for women after radiation therapy.

She has been an invited speaker at multiple international conferences and meetings in North American, Europe and beyond where she has educated health care providers and cancer survivors about cancer, sexuality, and survivorship, and has written among the best books available on cancer for men, women and young adults.



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