SSTAR 2016: 41st Annual Meeting

41st Annual Meeting
SSTAR 2016
Challenging Ideology and Changing Perspectives

April 14-17, 2016
The Gwen, A Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel
Chicago, IL

Take advantage of this remarkable opportunity to hear from top notch speakers and network with professionals in your field at the SSTAR 2016 Annual Meeting!! The SSTAR Annual Meeting, April 14-17, 2016, offers members and non-members the opportunity to share ideas and learn from one another. Registration is now open!


This year there will be a full day sex therapy fundamentals course offered on Thursday, April 14th. This course will be an excellent introduction to clinicians new to the practice of sex therapy, while allowing seasoned practitioners to refresh their knowledge and skills.  There are also four other preconference workshops on some of the hottest topics in sex therapy, giving by master clinicians in the field.  Individuals may register for up to two of these exciting and informative workshops. 

The Annual Meeting on Friday April 15th and Saturday, April 16th, “Challenging Ideology and Changing Perspectives”, will challenge the attendees to examine some of the most cherished beliefs and ideas about sexuality. There will be opportunities to hear about alternate sexual lifestyles, to examine the concept of sexual addiction and deviance, to explore the meaning of desire and to look at love and sex among older generations.

Sunday, April 17th, offers you an Ethics Course that will address the ethical issues inherent in using the internet and other technologies in the delivery of psychotherapy in general, and sex therapy in particular.

There are plenty of informal opportunities to spend with colleagues also. The Friday night social excursion is to Chicago’s famed Second City Comedy Club with a dinner prior to the show.


We encourage you to register now! The full meeting brochure is attached to this email. To register on line please CLICK HERE. Or print and mail in the registration form attached to the brochure. For more information, visit the SSTAR website,


In the meantime, reserve your hotel room at the Gwen, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel!

You can book online now at

Or you can make reservations by calling the Reservations Department at (888) 627-7039 or call The Gwen Hotel directly at 312-645-1500.

A block of rooms with a special group rate has been reserved for SSTAR meeting attendees at the Single Room rate of $199. Please inform reservations that you are a SSTAR meeting attendee to receive this special rate. The room block will be released on Friday, March 11, 2016, so please make your reservation early. After that day, room reservations are subject to availability and prices may go up.

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