Alex Caroline Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW, Founder
Founder & Director
Work Phone: (267) 324-9564
Cell Phone: (215) 570-8614
Post-Masters Certificate – Imago Relationship Therapy (2012)
University of Pennsylvania,
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)
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)
PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
The Center For Growth Inc, Philadelphia, PA (Jun/05 – Present)
Founder & Director The Center for Growth is a small organization of 12 mental health therapists and psychiatrists. 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.
LifeCounseling, 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, 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 –
*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).
*Dating again after a divorce (twice a year).
Good Morning Philadelphia, Fox 29 (March /2016)
* Premarital Questions to ask
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 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (Oct/09)
* Co-presented with Dr. Peter Gearhart a one hour lecture Female Sexuality for OB/GYN resident physicians.
Book Review.â€ Review of â€œHeâ€™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 & Me, hosted by PNC Bank, Philadelphia, PA (May/08)
* Managing your stress: how can you juggle your life with balance?Â 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
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.
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 social constructionism to quantitative research on sexual orientation development.Â 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
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.
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
Member of the Board of Directors
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & LICENSURES
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy AAMFT, Clinical Member (02-Present) Sex Therapy Supervisor (2014 – Present)
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists AASECT Sex Member (96-Present)
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists Certified Sex Therapist CST(03-Present)
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor (2014-Present)
American Board Certified Sexologist ABS (04-Present)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW(97-Present)
National Association of Social Workers NASW (94-Present)
Imago Therapist (Imago), Clinical Therapist (2012-Present)