Dr. Lonnie Barbach

Specialist in Human Sexuality
Dr. Lonnie Barbach
Dr. Barbach

Author of numerous books on human sexuality, Lonnie Barbach, Ph.D., is one of the foremost authorities on sexuality in the United States. Her books, including the bestseller Pleasures, have sold over 4 million copies in the United States alone. Dr. Barbach is on the clinical faculty of the UCSF School of Medicine and currently uses a wide variety of therapeutic methods, including hypnosis, to help people move beyond barriers to better sex.

Dr. Barbach has treated thousands of people who have had trouble with premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and many other sexual issues. She has the ability to not only help people with various issues, but enables them to learn to maximize their sexual experiences. In addition, Dr. Barbach has appeared on numerous national television programs and her advice columns have run in McCalls, New Woman and Playgirl magazines.

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Education and Professional Details

  • B.S., Psychology, Simmons College, Boston, MA
  • M.A., Clinical-Social Psychology, Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA
  • Ph.D., Clinical-Social Psychology, Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA
  • Psychologist, Licensed by the California Board of Medical Examiners
  • Marriage, Family, Child Counselor, Licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors & Therapists
  • Barbach, L. (1983, rev. 2001). For Each Other: Sharing Sexual Intimacy. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press. Translated into: British, German and Spanish.
  • Barbach, L. (1976, rev. 2000). For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press. Translated into: German, Dutch, French, Japanese,Spanish, Hebrew and Italian.
  • Barbach, L. (1993, rev. 2000). The Pause: Positive Approaches to Menopause. Miami: Dutton Press. Translated into: British and German.
  • Barbach, L. (1999). Seductions: Tales of Erotic Persuasion. Miami: Dutton. Translated into: German and Dutch.
  • Barbach, L. (1997). 50 Ways to Please Your Lover: While You Please Yourself/Turn Ons: Pleasing Your Lover While You Please Yourself. Miami: Dutton. Translated into: British and Italian.
  • Barbach, L. (1997). Loving Together: Sexual Enrichment Program. New York: Brunner/Mazel, Inc.
  • Barbach, L., ed. (1994). The Erotic Edge: Erotica for Couples. Edited by Miami: Dutton. British, German, Dutch editions and on audio tape.
  • Barbach, L. and Geisinger, D. (1991). Going the Distance: Finding and Keeping Lifelong Love. Doubleday. Translated into: German, Dutch and Portuguese.
  • Barbach, L., ed. (1986). Erotic Interludes: Tales Told by Women. Doubleday. German, Italian, French, British, Norwegian, Spanish, Dutch editions and on audiotape.
  • Barbach, L., ed. (1986). Pleasures: Women Write Erotica. Doubleday. Translated into: British, German, French, Norwegian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch and Japanese.
  • Barbach, L. and Levine, L. (1983). The Intimate Male: Candid Discussions About Women, Sex and Relationships. Anchor Press/Doubleday. Translated into: German.
  • Barbach, L. and Levine, L. (1980). Shared Intimacies: Women's Sexual Experiences. Doubleday/Anchor. Translated into: German, Swedish, British, Dutch and Spanish editions.
  • Barbach, L. (1980). Women Discover Orgasm: A Therapists' Guide to a New Treatment Approach. New York: Free Press.
  • Barbach, L. (1998). "Loss of Sexual Desire." Menopause Management, Jan/Feb.
  • Barbach, L. (1996). "Sexuality Through Menopause and Beyond." Menopause Management, Nov/Dec.
  • Barbach, L. and Flaherty, M. (1996). "Group Treatment of Situationally Orgasmic Women." Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Spring.
  • Barbach, L. (1979). "Ethical Issues in Group Treatment of Sexual Dysfunctions." Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, Winter.
  • Barbach, L. and Ayres, T. (1976). "Group Process for Women with Orgasmic Difficulties." The Personnel and Guidance Journal, March.
  • Barbach, L. (1974). "Group Treatment of Preorgasmic Women." Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Winter.
  • Wallace, D. and Barbach, L. (1979). "Preorgasmic Group Treatment." Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Winter.
  • Rubenstein, H., Barbach, L., Millikan. (1970). "Homographic Entries in the Internal Lexicon." Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, January.
  • 1992 Award for Significant Contributions to the Field of Psychology through the Media, Santa Clara County Psychological Association
  • 1992 Selected for "Gifted Woman Project" by Howard Schatz, Pacific Photographic Press
  • 1992 National Council on Family Relations, Media Awards Competition - First Place for Falling in Love Again Videotape
  • 1978 Third Annual Regional Award, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists

Professional Experience

  • Psychologist, Private Practice, San Francisco, CA
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology, University of California Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, San Francisco, CA
  • Co-President, Association for Humanistic Psychology
  • Associate Professor, Graduate Program, Antioch College West, San Francisco, CA
  • Co-Director of Clinical Training, University of California Medical Center, Sex Advisory and Counseling Unit
  • Monthly question in McCall's
  • Monthly column in New Woman
  • Monthly column in Playgirl
  • DEATH BY DESIGN for Behavioral Health Services of Santa Clara County Drug Abuse; AWARDS: Honorable Mention: National Educational Video and Film Festival; Award of Excellence: San Francisco Advertising Club
  • INNOCENT ADDICTS for Behavioral Health Services and Los Angeles County Health Dept.; AWARDS: Silver Apple: National Educational Film and Video Festival; Chris Bronze Plaque: Greater Columbus Film Council
  • TREATING THE CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT WOMAN AND HER CHILD for Behavioral Health Services and Los Angeles County Health Dept.; AWARDS: First in its category, John Muir Medical Festival
  • ANONYMOUS HERO for Emergency Medical Dispatchers Prearrival Instructions, FocalPoint Productions; AWARDS: Gold Plaque: Intercom (Industrial Division of the Chicago International Film Festival; Advanced to Blue Ribbon Panel. Award pending: Association of Visual Communicators CINDY Award
  • 1997 North American Menopause Society. "Loss of Sexual Desire," Boston, MA
  • 1994 U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress. "The Healing Arena, New Perspectives on Couple's Therapy," "Menopause, Psychotherapy and Hormones," and "Ask the Expert: Menopause." Washington, DC
  • 1994 California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists. "Menopause: Hormones, Emotions and Sexuality," and "Going the Distance: The Healing Arena & The Mastery of Monogamy." San Diego, CA
  • 1993 Commonwealth Club, "Going the Distance: Finding and Keeping Lifelong Love," San Francisco, CA
  • 1990 U.S. Psychiatric Congress, "Female Sexual Disorders," San Diego, CA
  • 1990 Florida Sex Therapy Association, "Female Sexuality and Female Sexual Problems," Miami, FL
  • 1989 The American Academy of Psychotherapists, "Treating Female Sexual Problems," Los Angeles, CA
  • 1988 ORTHO, "Couple's Communication Difficulties Around AIDS Issues," San Francisco, CA
  • 1987 92nd Street Y, "Female Sexuality," New York, NY
  • 1986 Keynote Speaker, The First International Congress on Sexual Development and Functioning Across the Lifespan, "Sharing Sexual Intimacy," Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1985 Conference of Alternative Therapies, "Group Treatment of Sexual Problems," Hamburg, West Germany
  • 1984 Keynote Speaker, California State College, Human Sexuality Conference, Bakersfield, CA
  • 1983 World Association For Sexology, 6th World Congress of Sexology, "The Reality of Sexual Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction," Washington, DC
  • 1983 The 2nd International Congress on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, "The Causes and Treatment of Low Sexual Desire," Phoenix, AZ
  • 1983 Keynote Speaker, University of South Carolina Open Door Health Enrichment Program, Columbia, SC
  • 1983 The 5th Annual University of Guelph Conference on Sexuality, "Sexual Role Scripting and Communication: What Do Women Have to Say?" "Strategies for Treating Female Sexual Problems," "Overcoming Client Resistance to Sexual Counseling," Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • 1981 World Association for Sexology, 5th World Congress of Sexology, "Toward a Non-Sexist Sexology: Priorities for the 1980s" Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1980 Keynote Speaker, California Personnel and Guidance Association, Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA
  • 1980 International Congress of Medical Sexology, Co-chair "Female Sexual Dysfunctions and Their Therapy," Mexico City

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