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Sallie M. Foley

LEO Lecturer II

Sallie Foley, LMSW, is an AASECT certified sex therapist, sex educator, and sex therapy supervisor. She is the former director of the Center for Sexual Health at University of Michigan Health Systems and has a private practice in psychotherapy and consultation in Ann Arbor. She is the director of the Sexual Health Certificate Program (SHCP), which provides comprehensive education and training to professionals interested in the field of sexual health. Her clinical work and teaching address issues of psychological development, treatment of sexual dysfunction, and therapies for bereavement and traumatic loss. Her research has focused on sexual health and chronic illness.

Her publications include two books--Sex Matters for Women: A Complete Guide to Taking Care of your Sexual Self (Guilford Press, 2012)--winner of the 2013 SSTAR Best Consumer Sexual Health Book award--and Sex and Love for Grownups: A No-Nonsense Guide to a Life of Passion (Sterling Press, 2005; in paperback as Modern Love, 2006). She has written numerous articles and chapters and writes and speaks frequently on the subject of human sexuality. She is a former columnist for AARP: The Magazine.

Continuing Education Programs

Director of the Sexual Health Certificate Program, University of Michigan School of Social Work

Former Director, University of Michigan Center for Sexual Health

Education

Year Degree   School
1978 MSW Social Work University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1972 BA Philosophy and Religion Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Websites

http://www.salliefoley.com
Year Description
2014 Foley, S. M. (2014, April).). Learning From our Failures. Invited Symposium. Society for Sex Therapy and Research Annual (SSTAR) Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
2014 Foley, S. M. (2014, April).Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Sexual Problems. Invited Workshop. Society for Sex Therapy and Research Annual (SSTAR) Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
2014 Foley, S. M. (2014, March). The Resilience of Female Sexuality: Sexual Viability as Women Age. Invited Institute for Human Adjustment Lecture Series 2014 Life Transitions: Optimizing Adjustment, Ann Arbor, MI.
2014 Foley, S. M. (2014, January). Updates in Sex Therapy. Invited presentation, Hal Korn Lectures at the University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services, Ann Arbor, MI.
2013 Foley, S. M. (2013, December). New Views and News You can Use: An Update on Brief Treatment Strategies for Sexual Problems. Invited plenary speaker at the Michigan Association of Family Practice Physicians 2013 Primary Health Care of Women Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.
2012 Foley, S. M. (2012, September). Updates in Sex Therapy Treatment. Invited presentation at the American Urogynecologic Society, Chicago, IL.
2012 Foley, S. M. (2012, September). Updates in sex therapy treatment. Invited Presentation at the American Urogynecologic Society, Chicago, IL.
2012 Foley, S. M. (2012, June). Addressing the sexual health concerns of patients with urogynecological concerns. Invited presentation at the American Urology Association, Primary Care Conference, Chicago, IL.
2006 Foley, S. M. (2006, March). Update on sex and couple therapy: Improving social work practice. Presented at the Department of Social Work, University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor, MI.
2006 Foley, S. M. (2006, April). Dating and relationships following childhood. Presented at the Cancer Survivor Symposium, Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Michigan Health Systems.
2004 Foley, S. M. (2004, October). Prostate cancer and sexual functioning. Presented at the Karmanos Cancer Center, Southfield, MI.
2004 Foley, S. M. (2004). When a person is dying they are living: Clinical interventions to enhance couple's intimacy and sexual functioning. Presented at the Michigan Hospice Social Workers Association, Detroit, MI.
2004 Foley, S. M. (2004, January). An update on the use of mindfulness techniques and brief interventions in working with patients with Nephrology Disease. Presented at the National Kidney Foundation, Ann Arbor, MI.
2003 Foley, S. M. (2003, February). Depression on college campuses. Presented at the Conference on Depression, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
2003 Foley, S. M. (2003, April). Sex matters for women: An overview of women's concerns about sexual problems and treatment options available. Presented at the Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI.
2003 Foley, S. M. (2003, October). Sex, terminal illness, and the bereaved. Presented at Arbor Hospice, Ann Arbor, MI.
2002 Foley, S. M. (2002, October). Sex matters for women: An update for women and those who love them. Presented at the Center for Education of Women, UM Work/Life Resource Center, and UM Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, Ann Arbor, MI.
2002 Foley, S. M. (2002, April). Bereavement and developmental issues. Daylong staff training presented at the Space for Changing Families, Southfield, MI.
2002 Foley, S. M. (2002, October). Couples, intimacy, and sexuality concerns. Staff training presented at the Department of Social Work, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI.
2001 Foley, S. M. (2001, January). The treatment of sexual dysfunctions: An integrated model. Presented at the Psychiatry Grand Rounds, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI.
2001 Foley, S. M. (2001, September). Sex matters for women: Contemporary concerns and social work interventions in medical and mental health treatment settings. Presented at the 80th Anniversary conference, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
2000 Foley, S. M. (2000, April). Parental grief reactions. Presented at the Michigan Annual Infant Mental Health Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.
2000 Foley, S. M. (2000, November). Women and sexuality: Overview of current sex therapy interventions. Presented at the Michigan Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, Annual Meeting.
1999 Foley, S. M. (1999, May). Heroes among us: Social work, justice, and the vulnerable. Commencement address to the Graduate School of Social Work presented at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
1999 Foley, S. M. (1999, November). Challenges in sex therapy-live demonstration: Precipitous termination: When sex therapy stops before it's ended. All-day pre-conference workshop presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, St. Louis, MO.
1998 Foley, S. M. (1998, September). Loss and grief: An update on theory and treatment. Lecture presented at the Graduate School of Social Work Building Dedication Conference.
1998 Foley, S. M. (1998, May). Women who bleed: Issues of health, sex and living. Presented at the Annual Michigan Hemophilia Foundation Conference, Dearborn, MI.
1997 Foley, S. M. (1997, June). Sex therapy for women with vulvar pain: Addressing the psychological and physical problems. Presented at the World Congress of Sexology, Valencia, Spain.
1997 Foley, S. M. (1997, November). Sex therapy for women with vulvar pain: Addressing the psychological and physical problems. Presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of Quad-S and AASECT, Arlington, VA.
1997 Foley, S. M. (1997, November). Challenges in sex therapy-live demonstration: Overcrowding in the therapist's chair: A sex therapy approach in couple's treatment when one partner assumes the role of co-therapist. All-day pre-conference workshop presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, Arlington, VA.
1996 Foley, S. M. (1996, November). Women and sex: Life issues. Presented at the Critical Issues in Health Care Conference, Graduate School of Social Work and University of Michigan Medical Center.
1996 Foley, S. M. (1996, June). It's not in your head: Treatment of patients with vulvar pain. Presented at the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, Baltimore, MD.
1996 Foley, S. M. (1996, October). Women and sex: Life issues. Presented at the Critical Issues in Health Care Conference, Graduate School of Social Work and University of Michigan Medial Center.
1995 Foley, S. M. (1995, March). Treatment of the multi-problem family system. Presented at the Annual Conference, Michigan Hospice Social Work Association.
1995 Foley, S. M. (1995, October). Complicated mourning and traumatized loss. Presented at the Critical Issues in Health Care Conference, Graduate School of Social Work and University of Michigan Medical Center.
1994 Foley, S. M. (1994, December). Evolution, vision, and the social work profession. Commencement address presented to the Graduate School of Social Work.
1993 Foley, S. M. (1993, March). Psychological impact of breast cancer. Presented at the 3rd Annual Current Issues in Oncology Care Conference, Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI.
1992 Foley, S. M. (1992, March). HIV and establishing intimate relationships: A workshop for men with hemophilia.
1992 Foley, S. M. (1992, April). Evaluation and treatment of inhibited sexual desire. Presented at the Michigan Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists conference.
1992 Foley, S. M. (1992, May). Sexual functioning and cancer: Impact and treatment issues. Keynote address presented at the University of Michigan Cancer Institute Peer Counseling Program, Annual Meeting.
1992 Foley, S. M. (1992, June). Changes in sexual functioning for the chronically ill and bereaved: Some treatment strategies. Presented at the Michigan Association of Hospice Social Workers.
1992 Foley, S. M. (1992, September). Cancer and sexuality: Treating the whole person. Presented at the Oncology Nursing Society, Western Michigan Division, Daylong Seminar.
1991 Foley, S. M. (1991, May). Sexual functioning and intimacy concerns: Cardiology patients and their partners. Presented at the Blodgett Memorial Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI.
1991 Foley, S. M. (1991, August). Social work commencement address. Presented at the University of Michigan School of Social Work Graduate Ceremony, Ann Arbor.
1991 Foley, S. M. (1991, September). Human sexuality: Removing the mystique for caregivers. All day conference presented at the Toledo Hospital, Toledo, OH.
1991 Foley, S. M. (1991, September). Impact of HIV on sexuality and intimacy: A couple's (all-day) workshop. Presented at Michigan State University and the Michigan Hemophilia Foundation, Gaylord, MI.
1991 Foley, S. M. (1991, October). Loss as a part of life. Presented at the University of Michigan Turner Geriatric clinic In-Service, Ann Arbor, MI.
1991 Foley, S. M. (1991, October). Sexuality and reproductive health concerns of people with cancer and their partners. Presented at the American Cancer Society's Great Lakes Cancer Nursing Conference, Novi, MI.
1990 Foley, S. M. (1990, March). Intimacy and sexuality concerns of people with cancer and their partners. Presented at the Oncology Nursing Society, Ann Arbor, MI.
1990 Foley, S. M. (1990, June). Intimacy and sexuality across the life span. Presented at the University of Michigan School of Social Work Spring/Summer Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI.
1990 Foley, S. M. (1990, September). Treatment of male sexual dysfunction: A sex therapy overview. Presented at the University of Michigan Medical Center department of Surgery, Section of Urology Grand Rounds, Ann Arbor, MI.
1990 Foley, S. M. (1990, October). Sexuality, intimacy and hemophilia: A couple's workshop. Presented at the University of Michigan Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine, Hemophilia Clinic, Ann Arbor, MI.
1990 Foley, S. M. (1990, November). Treating sexual dysfunction in a medical social work practice. Presented at the University of Michigan Medical Department of Social Work, Ann Arbor, MI.
1990-present Foley, S. M. (1990-present). Treating sexual difficulties: A psychological overview. Presented at the University of Michigan Medical School Department of Psychiatry Core Curriculum, Ann Arbor, MI.
1989 Foley, S. M. (1989, March). Management of sexual dysfunction. Presented at the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians 12th Annual Spring Refresher and Board Exam Review Lecture, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI.
1989 Foley, S. M. (1989, February). Incest survivors: Treatment issues and case supervision. Four lectures for McAuley Mental Health Clinic Staff presented at St. Joseph's Hospital, Ypsilanti, MI.
1989 Foley, S. M. (1989, June). Update on sex therapy. Presented at the University of Michigan Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ann Arbor, MI.
1989 Foley, S. M. (1989, October). Sexuality and intimacy concerns for the person with heart transplant and the partner. Presented at the University of Toronto, National Association of Heart Transplant Social Workers, Toronto, Ontario.
1988 Foley, S. M. (1988, February). Treating the incest survivor: Group and individual issues. Presented at the Staff Inservice, Clear House Drug Treatment Program, Ann Arbor, MI.
1988 Foley, S. M. (1988, March). Inhibited sexual desire in dual-earner couples. Presented at the Grand Rounds, University of Michigan Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ann Arbor, MI.
1988 Foley, S. M. (1988, June). Patients and their partners: Sexuality, intimacy and quality of life concerns. Presented at the Major Donors, Vital Signs Series Lecture, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI.
1987 Foley, S. M. (1987, July). Unresolved loss issues and effect on sexual functioning: Case studies. Presented at the McAuley Mental Health Clinic, Ypsilanti, MI.
1987 Foley, S. M. (1987, July). Treating unresolved grief in marital therapy. Presented at the McAuley Mental Health Clinic, Ypsilanti, MI.
1986 Foley, S. M. (1986, June). Sexual disorders: Assessment and treatment. Presented at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI.
1986 Foley, S. M. (1986, June). Treatment of the incest survivor: A group model. Presented at the McAuley Mental Health Center, Ypsilanti, MI.
1985 Foley, S. M. (1985, August). Social work commencement address. Presented at the Graduate Ceremony, University of Michigan School of Social Work, Ann Arbor, MI.
1985 Foley, S. M. (1985, September). Treating sexual dysfunction. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and The Michigan Alcohol and Addiction Association, Bellaire, MI.
1985 Foley, S. M. (1985, September). Effects on sexuality and intimacy of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Presented at the American Cancer Society and Oncology Nursing Society of Muskegon, Muskegon, MI.
1985 Foley, S. M. (1985, September). Women's sexual adjustment after pelvic surgeries. Presented at the Annual Obstetrics and Gynecology Travel Club, Ann Arbor, MI.
1985 Foley, S. M. (1985, October). Going to the edge: Staffing for adoption and infant hospice-Dual responsibilities. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Children's Home Society, St. Louis, MO.
1985 Foley, S. M. (1985, November). Female sexual functioning and sexual adjustment after hysterectomy. Presented at the Grand Rounds, University of Michigan Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ann Arbor, MI.

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