Sallie Foley, LMSW has been on faculty at the University of Michigan Graduate School of Social Work since 1981. She is the director of the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate program (UMSHC), offered in partnership by the University of Michigan Health System center for sexual health and the University of Michigan School of Social Work Office of Continuing Professional Education. She is an AASECT certified sexuality educator, supervisor, and diplomate of sex therapy.

Sallie has written chapters and articles about the treatment of sexual difficulties and co-authored the highly regarded Sex Matters for Women: A Complete Guide to Taking Care of Your Sexual Self, second edition (Guilford, 2012). She also wrote Modern Love: A no-nonsense guide to a life of passion (Sterling, 2006), based on her column “Modern Love” in the nationally circulated AARP the magazine. Her research interests include effects of chronic illness on sexual health concerns, HIV/AIDS reduction strategies, and teaching health care providers about sexual health. Sallie is also on the editorial board of the American Journal of Sexuality Education and maintains a psychotherapy and consultation private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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