Alex Caroline Robboy CAS MSW LCSW

"Alex" Caroline Robboy

RESUME / C.V.

ALEX CAROLINE ROBBOY CAS, MSW, LCSW
Independence Place
233 S. 6th Street
Suite C-33
Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

Alex Robboy ‘s Work Number: (267) 324-9564
Alex Robboy ‘s Cell Number: (215) 570-8614
alex@howtohavegoodsex.com

 

Alex Caroline Robboy ‘s Educational Experiences 

Post-Masters Certificate – Imago Therapy (2012)

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
M.S.W. Masters of Social Work – Clinical Family Track, Dept of Social Work,
(May/95)
Post-Masters Certificate – Home School Visitor/School Social Worker in PA,
NJ & MA, Dept of Social Work (May/95)
Post-Masters Certificate – Marriage Counseling & Sex Therapy, Dept of
Psychiatry, (July/1999)
C.A.S. Certificate in Advanced Studies – Human Sexuality, Dept of Education,
(Dec,02)

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
BA – Bachelor of Arts – Major in English; minor in Gender Studies, (Jun/93)

Alex Caroline Robboy ‘s SCHOLARSHIPS
Council for Relationships (Formerly known as Penn Council For Relationships), Dept of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Council for Relationships Scholarship, (Fall/97-Spring/99)
Alex Caroline Robboy ‘s PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

The Center For Growth Inc, Philadelphia, PA (Jun/05 – Present)
Founder & Director– The Center for Growth is a small organization of mental health therapists. In addition to overseeing the management of the company, I provide individual, couples, and family therapy and run groups. My specialty is addiction, anxiety, depression, men’s issues chronic pain, blended families, & sexuality, relationship issues.

How To Have Good Sex Inc, Philadelphia, PA (Sept/97-Present)
Founder & Director –
 HTHGS is primarily a web based organization dedicated to teaching human sexuality education.  Responsible for answering sex based questions, developing the curriculum from which to teach the human sexuality teleconference and chat courses.  Design and produce the monthly sex tips. Currently the monthly sex tips are distributed to 32,000+ people and the web site receives 8000+ unique hits a day. Additionally, we do bachelorette parties.

Life Counseling, Philadelphia PA (Feb/02-May/05) 
Therapist – Provided individual, couple and family therapy.  Focus was on anxiety, depression, men’s issues, compulsive behaviors, sexual health and pain management. Supervisor for two MSW interns.

Best Nest Inc, Philadelphia, PA (Jul/00–Feb/02)
Home Finder Social Worker & Lead Internet Specialist –
 Best Nest is an adoption and foster care agency for medically fragile children. Responsibilities included designing and maintaining the website, recruitment, providing training to adoptive and foster parents (pre-service and on an ongoing basis), comprehensive home study of prospective adoptive and foster parents, assisting in child placement decisions and providing sexuality education to both the staff and clients at the agency.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (Jan/99-May/99 & Jan/00-May/00)
Teaching Assistant
 – to the course ‘Basic Concepts in Human Sexuality’.  Responsible for designing and implementing lesson plans, grading and running my own section of the course.

Penn Council For Relationships, Philadelphia, PA (Sept/96-Jul/99)
Therapist – provided individual, couple and family therapy. Specialization is in sex therapy.

Protocall Services/Metro Crisis Line, Portland, OR (Oct/95-Jul/96)
Clinical Specialist 2 – trained, supervised and acted as a resource to Metro Crisis Line volunteers.  Conducted telephone intakes / assessments, crisis response, and dispatched the local law and/or medical personnel as necessary, triaged services for companies nationwide.  Protocall provided direct services to over 50 million people, including persons with a chronic mental illness, substance abuse problem and those with current homicidal and suicidal ideations.

CARES NW (Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services) Program, Portland, OR (May/95-Oct/95)
Child Abuse Intake Specialist
 – evaluated and determined eligibility of incoming callers wishing to schedule a CARES appointment and/or provided the client(s) with appropriate referrals to community services.

INTERNSHIPS & VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
School Social Worker Intern – Collingswood Board of Education, (Sept/94-May/95)
Drug & Alcohol Counselor Intern
 – Eagleville Hospital, (May/95-Aug/95)
Emergency Shelter Social Worker Intern – Child Inc., (Sept/93-Jun/94)
Crisis Intervention Counselor – Portland Women’s Crisis Line (PWCL),  (Sept/92-Aug/95)
Volunteer Facilitator of a Support Group for Survivors of Rape – PWCL, (Jan/93-Apr/93)
Founded a Women’s Consciousness Raising Support Group – Lewis & Clark College, (Sept/92-Jun/93)
Revitalized the Group Student’s United for Sexual Awareness – Lewis & Clark College, (Jan/93-Jun/93)
Researcher on the abuse of prostitutes – Council For Prostitution Alternatives, (Jun/92-Aug/92)

PRESENTATIONS, MEDIA APPEARANCES & PUBLICATIONS 

The Center For Growth, Inc., Philadelphia PA (Aug/05 – Present)
*Monthly workshops on sex and pregnancy.

* Valentines Day 3 hour work shop on rekindling the passion.

How To Have Good Sex, Inc., Philadelphia PA (Jan/99 – present)
*Monthly 3 hour workshops on intimacy and communication issues.

*Bachelorette parties: How to be the best lover your partner ever had, and receive the pleasure you’ve only dreamed about (as requested).

RevBeverlyDale Philadelphia, PA (Nov/11) 
* Expert therapist on 3 person panel called Mediations on the Gift of Sexuality – specifically – The Gift of Sexual Pleasure

Lutheran Children and Family Service Philadelphia, PA (Jan/11) 
* Sex addiction in adolescents: signs & symptoms.

ABC Channel 6, Action News at 11pm with Action News Reporter Katherine Scott, Philadelphia, PA (April/10) 
* Internet pornography in the workplace.

Philadelphia Psychiatric Society, Philadelphia PA (April/10)
* The New Sexuality: Sexting to Hooking Up, one hour lecture for the Psychiatric Society Women’s Brunch.

Drexel University, hosted by Commuter Organization (DCOM),Philadelphia, PA (Feb/09-Feb/10)
* Valentines Day / Sex Therapy Workshop, 1.5 hour workshop. (Feb /09)
* Post-Valentines Day Workshop, 1 hour workshop (Feb/10).

Hospital of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA (Oct/09)
* Co-presented with Dr. Peter Gearhart a one hour lecture “Female Sexuality” for OB/GYN resident physicians.

Robboy, Alex. “Book Review.” Review of “He’s Just Not Up for It Anymore: Why Men Stop Having Sex and What You Can Do About It”, by Bob Berkowitz and Susan Yager-Berkowitz. Contemporary Sexuality, v42, #12 pg 8 December, 2008.

Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (Nov/08)
* Co-presented with Dr. Peter Gearhart a one hour lecture for OB/GYN residents on female sexuality.

The Ralston Center The Ralston Center, Philadelphia, PA (Nov/08)
* Sexual Health & Aging, a three hour workshop.

A Day for Mom & Mehosted by PNC Bank, Philadelphia, PA (May/08)
* Managing your stress: how can you juggle your life with balance?  what can we do to slow things down internally? her, we uncover the answers.

NBC 10, News at 11pm with reporter Kristen Welker, Philadelphia, PA (Feb/08)
* Where couples are turning when monogamy becomes monotony

Medical Breakthroughs, reported by Ivanhoe, Los Angeles, CA (Feb/08)
*Love, Lust & Loyalty: Cheating Hearts

Medical Breakthroughs, reported by Ivanhoe, Philadelphia, PA (Feb/08)
Love, Lust & Loyalty: Virtual Affairs: Real Life Mess? (Feb / 08)

Montel Williams New York City, NY (Jan/08)
* Asked by Montel Williams to help a couple “Bring Sexy Back Into Their Marriage”

Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith Philadelphia, PA (Jan/08)
* Co-presenting for with Tracy Wood, M.Ed., LMFT & Jennifer Foust, Ph.D., M.S., LPC  for three hours to a group of 100 women “S.A.Y. What? Sisterly Expressions and Intimate Conversations”

NBC10, News at 11pm with Investigator Harry Hairston, Philadelphia, PA (Sept/07)
* Interview about swinging

6pm News with Stephanie Stahl on CBS3, Philadelphia, PA (July/07)
*Health: Muscles vs. Brain For Women

Swarthmore College, Sexual Health Counselors, Philadelphia, PA ( Aug/06)
* Co-presenting with Tracy L. Wood M.Ed., LMFT for three hours to the Sexual Health Counselors student group on: Ways to answer students technical questions about the pleasurable aspects of sex, sexuality & intimacy.

Surviving Motherhood on TLC, Philadelphia, PA (Aug/06)
* Parenting strategies

11pm News with Stephanie Stahl on CBS 3, Philadelphia, PA (May/06)
*
Health, Secrets of seduction

Your Morning on CN8, New Castle, DE (Sep/03-Aug/05)
* A live television interview: Tips for safer sex (Sept/03).
* A live television interview:  Discussed the importance of sex and how bachelorette workshops can help individuals (Jun/03).
* A live television interview: 12 ways to rev up your sex life (Jan/04).
* Taped television interviews: Sex and pregnancy, sex and menopause, and sex and STD’s (March 29, 04)
* A live television interview: (May/05)
* A live television interview: Spicing up your sex life (June/05)
* A live television interview: Getting sexy after sex (Jul/05)
* A live television interview: After the affair (Aug/05)

Love and Romance with Sue McGarvie Toronto, Canada (Jun / 05)
*Taped interview about sexuality

2005 AASECT Annual Conference – What’s New What Works: Pioneering Solutions For Today’s Sexual Issues, Portland OR (May / 05)
* Sex and Pregnancy, Presented with Dr. Gearhart

Temple University, Human Sexuality Education Course, Philadelphia PA (April, 05)
*Guest lecturer: Sexual Function & Dysfunction.

It’s a New Day with Rip Daniels on www.wjzd.com and on the radio 94.5Mississippi (Feb 14, 05)
*A live radio interview: Swinging, is it healthy?

New Hampshire Nursing Association Fall Conference, Concord, NH (Oct 6, 04).
*Cosmetic Surgeries, Enhancements, Diets, Herbal Concoctions, Vanity . . . Is it Healthy? Presented with Dr. Peter Gearhart
*Some of the questions & most of the answers that your patients won’t ask. Presented with Dr. Peter Gearhart
*Closing Plenary Session: Sex & Sexuality in Nursing Practice, How to use the knowledge in your practice. Presented with Dr. Peter Gearhart

Early Mornings with Trevar Chappell on ABC Local Radio, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia (Sept/04).
*A live radio interview: Pornography, is it healthy?

Anderson Copper 360° on CNN, Philadelphia, PA (Jun/04)
*A live television interview: Sex & swinging

Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (Feb/03)
1 hour grand rounds lecture for OB/GYN physicians, midwives and nurses on sexual function / dysfunction.

Robboy, Alex (2002). Lost in translation? The hazards of applying socialconstructionism to quantitative research on sexual orientation development. The Journal of Homosexuality. v42, #3, p89–102.

Best Nest, Philadelphia, PA (Dec/00-02)
Yearly in-service trainings for foster care social workers to learn how to talk to foster care families, biological parents and foster children about sexuality issues.

New York University Medical School, New York, New York (Jan/02)
1 hour workshop for NYU medical students on sexually transmitted infections.

Philadelphia Family Pride, Philadelphia, PA (Nov/00)
2 hour training geared for gay and lesbian parents on how to talk to their children about sexuality.

PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES

American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (Sept/98-Aug/00)
Member of the Online Committee, which is responsible for the maintenance and continued development of the AASECT web site.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (Sept/93-May/94)
Delegate to the Graduate and Professional School Assembly, (Sept/93-May/94)
Member of the Student Council, (Sept/93-May/94)

Council for Prostitution Alternatives, Portland, OR (Jun/92-Jun/93)
Member of the Board of Directors

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & LICENSURES
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy AAMFT, Clinical Member (02-Present)
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists AASECT Member (96-Present)
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists – Certified Sex Therapist  CST (03-Present)
American Board Certified Sexologist ABS (04-Present)
Imago Therapist (Imago), Clinical Member (2012-Present)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW (97-Present)
National Association of Social Workers NASW  (94-Present)