Leiblum, Sandra R.

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Leiblum, Sandra R.

(Sandra Risa Leiblum)


Born in Brooklyn, NY. Ethnicity: "American." Education: Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1965; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.A., 1968, Ph.D., 1971; postdoctoral study at University of Colorado, 1971-72.


Home—Bridgewater, NJ. Office—Department of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ 08854; fax: 732-235-4244.


University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, professor of psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1988—. American Foundation for Urologic Disease, member of Sexual Function Health Council; National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, member.


International Academy of Sex Research, North American Menopause Society, North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Psychological Association, American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (certified sex therapist), American Psychosomatic Society, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Society of Behavioral Medicine, Society of Sex Therapy and Research (member of executive board, 1977-79; president, 1991-93), Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (fellow), New Jersey Psychological Association.


Women of Excellence Award, Middlesex County Commission on the Status of Women, 2000; Professional Standard of Excellence Award, American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, 2000; Masters & Johnson Award, Society of Sex Therapy and Research, 2001.


(Under name Sandra Risa Leiblum; editor, with J. Gottman) How to Do Psychotherapy and How to Evaluate It: A Manual for Beginners, Holt (New York, NY), 1976.

(Editor, with L. Pervin) Principles and Practices of Sex Therapy, Guilford Press (New York, NY), 1980, 3rd edition (with Raymond C. Rosen) published as Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy: An Update for the 1990s, 1989, 4th edition, 2007.

(Editor, with R.C. Rosen, and contributor) Sexual Desire Disorders, Guilford Press (New York, NY), 1988.

(Editor, with R.C. Rosen, and contributor) Erectile Disorders: Assessment and Treatment, Guilford Press (New York, NY), 1992.

(Editor, with R.C. Rosen) Case Studies in Sex Therapy, Guilford Press (New York, NY), 1996.

(Editor and contributor) Infertility: Psychological Issues and Counseling Strategies, Wiley (New York, NY), 1996.

(With Mark Stolar) Viagra and You: New Treatments for Potency and Sexual Health, Berkley Publishing (New York, NY), 1999.

(With Judith Sachs) Getting the Sex You Want: A Woman's Guide to Becoming Proud, Passionate, and Pleased in Bed, Crown (New York, NY), 2002.

Contributor to books, including The Stereotyping of Women: Its Effects on Mental Health, edited by V. Franks and E. Rothblum, Springer Publishing (New York, NY), 1983; Alcoholism and Sexual Dysfunction: Issues in Clinic Management, edited by D.K. Powell, Haworth Press (New York, NY), 1984; Behavioral Medicine for Women, edited by E. Blechman and K. Brownell, Pergamon Press (New York, NY), 1987; Women and Therapy, Haworth Press (New York, NY), 1988; and Psychiatric Care in the Nursing Home, edited by W.E. Reichman and P.R. Katz, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1996. Contributor of more than seventy articles to periodicals, including Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, New England Journal of Medicine, Sexual Relationship Therapy, International Journal of Impotence Research, Journal of Gender-Specific Medicine, Human Reproduction, Child Abuse and Neglect, American Journal of Hypertension,Archives of Sexual Behavior, and Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. Guest editor, In Session: Psychotherapy in Practice, 1996.


Sandra R. Leiblum once told CA: "My work is influenced by other clinicians and physicians who undertake education in the field of human sexuality and then participate in the treatment of sexual problems. My satisfaction comes from the feedback that I get from my writing, and also from my clinical interventions that provide me with my ultimate satisfaction."

When asked what inspires her to write on the subjects she has chosen, Leiblum replied: "What could be more interesting than sex!"