Earn YourACCREDITED SEXUAL HEALTH PROVIDER CERTIFICATE(TM)
Powerful Evidence-Based and Effective Interventionsfor Treating Sexual Issues!
40 Hours to Competence!
AMEDCO Approved for 40 CME
Launching August 2022!
AMEDCO Approved for 40 CME
Launching August 2022!
A unique blended program that includes 25 hours of online, self-paced learning PLUS a 15-hour live weekend training via Zoom October 8-9, 2022.
Enrollment includes access to an exclusive Sexual Health Provider Toolbox valued at $189!
Your learning experience is curated by
Dr. Heather Quaile, DNP, WHNP-BC. CSC, IF is a nurse practitioner, AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor, and CEO and Founder of The SHOW Center.
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Meet The Co-Founders
Dr. Stephanie Buehler
Dr. Heather Quaile
Dr. Quaile is also trained and certified as an AASECT sex counselor and sexual assault nurse examiner providing sexual health education, trauma-informed care, and information to patients of all ages. Dr. Quaile has been working in all aspects of women’s healthcare for over 21 years caring for women of all ages across the health-illness continuum. Her expertise includes peri/menopausal concerns, pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, low libido in women, interstitial cystitis, effects of cancer and cancer treatments on sexuality, pregnancy/postpartum sexuality, female sexual health, trauma-informed care, and human trafficking. She is well known for her practice implementation, legislative advocacy, service, and teaching.
She earned her undergraduate degrees in Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland and second Bachelors in Nursing from the University of Central Oklahoma, Master of Science in Nursing with Honors, with a specialty in Women’s Health from Vanderbilt University and Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chatham University.
Dr. Quaile recognized the lack of sexual health awareness not just in her community but in its providers as well and founded, developed, and implemented The Sexual Health Optimization and Wellness (SHOW) Center. She is passionate about health and wellness and provides a range of services, addressing the biopsychosocial aspects of health, wellness, optimization, and sexuality. Her combined training as a women’s health nurse practitioner and a sex counselor enables her to help patients with every aspect of their concerns as well as using a trauma-informed care framework.
She is passionate about changing the systems and beliefs that have stigmatized women’s health and female sexuality through a non-judgmental empathic approach grounded in evidence-based research.
She also is the medical lead for her “passion project” that involved creating and implementing a medical program in a first of its kind human trafficking residential facility/center for emergency stabilization for teenage male, female, and transgender youth (12-17 years old) in Georgia. The Receiving Hope Center is operated through the nonprofit Wellspring Living.
Dr. Quaile is the co-founder for the Sexual Health Medical Certificate Program with The Buehler Institute and maintains an adjunct faculty position at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She has been a member of The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) since 2008. She gained designation as a Fellow of ISSWSH and is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
She has been awarded the AANP 2021 Excellence in State Practice for Georgia, 2020 Vanderbilt University Clinician of the year, 2021 liveSAFE Woman of the Year award and was appointed to the GA Governor’s Human Trafficking Task Force. She is Treasurer of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health. She also serves as a planning committee co-chair for the annual NPWH/ISSWSH Sexual Health and Vulvoscopy Course for Nurse Practitioners.
She is widely published in the field of women’s health and regularly lectures to local and national audiences and is also heavily involved in legislation and lobbying at the Georgia Capitol on issues affecting advanced nursing practice, human trafficking, and sexual assault.
Meet The Speakers
Dr. Joshua Gonzalez
Dr. Jessica Reale
She is the founder of Southern Pelvic Health in Atlanta, Georgia, a specialty clinic focused on helping all people optimize their pelvic health. Dr. Reale received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Kinesiology from Gordon College in Wenham, MA and her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Duke University in Durham, NC.
She is passionate about professional education and has taught continuing education courses to thousands of physical therapists and other health care professionals nationwide.
She loves pelvic health and empowering people to overcome their pelvic floor difficulties. This led her to partner with Dr. Sara Reardon to create Pelvic Floor University, building a library of accessible online classes on all pelvic health, prenatal and postpartum topics.Additionally, she is the co-founder of PelviCon, a pelvic health rehabilitation professional conference.
When not treating patients, Dr. Reale enjoys an active life with her husband Andrew, and her daughters, Emma (5) and Mary (2).
Her passion is treating, counseling, and educating patients and providers alike about men's and women's sexual health conditions ranging from vulvodynia and interstitial cystitis to erectile dysfunction and Peyronie's disease.
Tara has been a practicing compounding pharmacist for 10 years at Innovation Compounding in the field of sexual medicine, developing and designing pharmaceutical drug combinations for various sexual health conditions. She collaborates with providers nationwide who practice sexual medicine.
She is working toward her sex educator certification through AASECT, which she hopes to complete by 2021. She also co-developed an advocacy panel called "justASK!" which hosts different sexual health experts on a monthly basis to encourage patients to ask any questions surrounding sexual health. She is a supporter of the LGBTQ community and also an advocate of mental health and the fight against sexual trauma and trafficking.
Tara is currently researching and gathering evidence for drug treatment protocols in the field of transgender medicine. As a pharmacist, Tara feels like she brings another element of care to the healthcare team, in terms of drug decisions, strengths, and dosing. In her spare time, she love to cheer on the Atlanta Braves, kayak the Etowah River, and build forts with her kids.
Dr. Pebble Kranz
Dr. Kranz, after an
enjoyable 10 year career in professional theater, graduated from the
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and completed her family
medicine training with University of Rochester/Highland Hospital Family
Medicine Residency Program.
She served as chief resident and continued as a member of the residency program’s core faculty with a focus on the psychosocial/behavioral health curriculum. Mentored by sex therapist Gina Ogden PhD, she decided to pursue training in sexual medicine through the European Society of Sexual Medicine and became a Fellow of the European Committee on Sexual Medicine (FECSM) in 2018.
Because one training program is never enough, she also has trained with the International Society for the Study of Womens Sexual Health, the American Association of Sexuality Counselors Educators and Therapists, and the World Professional Association on Transgender Health where she is pursuing certification in gender affirming medical care.
Since 2021, she has been honored to serve on the board of the Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer. Dr. Kranz founded the Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness (Rochester, NY) with her husband Dan Rosen LCSW-R, CST, CSTS in 2017 which provides multidisciplinary care for sexual and relationship concerns in people of all genders as well as serving as a training site for therapists pursuing certification in sex therapy and sex counseling.
The University of Rochester is her academic home, with appointments in both the department of family medicine and the department of obstetrics and gynecology, and she runs a sexual medicine clinic in the University's department of gynecologic oncology. In addition to clinical work in sexual medicine, she teaches residents and medical students about sexual issues in healthcare.
Dr. Maureen Ryan
Maureen Ryan, DNP, NP-C, a nurse practitioner who
specializes in sexual health. She holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice and is
dual licensed as an Adult Health and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Maureen
received training as a sex therapist from the Florida Sex Institute in West
Palm Beach, Florida, is an ASSECT Certified Sexuality Counselor and a National
Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She is a member of the American
Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the New York State Nurse Practitioner Association.
She is the founder of the Mind-Body Connection for Adult
Health. Since its inception in 2011, she has been supporting individuals and
couples to move beyond perceived barriers to intimacy and live more meaningful
and satisfying lives.
Dr. Ryan facilitates a Cancer Survivorship Sexual Health Program, offering a series of bimonthly small group sessions that focus on different aspects of intimacy, self-image, and sexual health.
Dr. Rachel Rubin
Dr. Rachel Rubin is a board-certified urologist and sexual
medicine specialist. She is an assistant clinical professor of Urology at
Georgetown University and works in a private practice in the Washington DC
region. She is one of only a handful of physicians fellowship trained in male
and female sexual medicine.
Dr. Rubin is a clinician, researcher, and vocal educator in the field of sexual medicine. She completed her medical and undergraduate training at Tufts University, her urology training at Georgetown University, and her fellowship training under Dr. Irwin Goldstein in San Diego. In addition to being education chair for the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), she also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal Sexual Medicine Reviews.
Please note: A certificate and certification are different. At the end of this program you will receive a certificate of completion. There is an option to complete AASECT educational requirements after completion of the ASHP Certificate if you so desire.