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A Return to Desire

Gina Ogden PhD, LMFT has had a distinguished career as a sex therapist, family therapist, researcher, teacher, and author. She conducts retreats and trainings internationally, lectures widely, leads teleseminars attended by professionals all over the world, and has appeared on the media from talk radio to the Oprah Winfrey Show. She has written seven books on women’s sexual health, pleasure, and the meanings of sexual relationship. Her most recent books are: The Return of Desire, Women Who Love Sex, and The Heart and Soul of Sex. She is currently writing a book for therapists and other health providers: Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy—An Integrative Model for Individuals, Couples, and Groups.

The ISIS Connection
Gina Ogden’s groundbreaking survey, “Integrating Sexuality and Spirituality” (ISIS), is the first nationwide survey to investigate the multidimensional nature of sexual experience. From the survey findings, she has generated the innovative ISIS model for exploring the connections among body, mind, heart, and spirit. She is founder of the ISIS Network, an international collaboration of practitioners whose mission is to expand the practice of therapy and sex therapy beyond beyond limiting notions of function and dysfunction to include a wide range of experience.

When she is not on the road teaching, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She supervises and trains sex therapists, physicians, nurses, social workers, family therapists, and other health providers in the ISIS model, to broaden their understanding of sexual experience.