About Dr. Roth
As a curious teen I first became seriously interested in relationships and sexuality when I discovered Dr. Alex Comfort’s book The Joy of Sex. While studying sociocultural anthropology at Temple University I found an old library copy of Malinowski’s classic The Sexual Life of Savages, couldn't put it down, and my professional interest in sexuality was secured.
I received my post-graduate training in sex and relationship therapy at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/UMDNJ under Dr. Sandra Leiblum and completed a fellowship year in psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Institute, NYU School of Medicine / NYU Medical Center. I also completed a residency in clinical pastoral care at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA, where I began my to integrate sexuality and spirituality as a clinical specialty. I received my doctorate in theology/spirituality, from the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas in Rome in 1990.
I am a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists and the Arizona Psychoanalytic Society; convener of the Nautilus Pacific Chapter of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy; and an elected fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute. I was formerly a facilitator at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s annual Human Sexuality Week that trains medical students and other clinicians.
Besides my work in the areas of relationships and sexuality, and in clinical spiritual care, I have written and co-written a number of books on health, diet and fitness as well as military and public affairs (I'm a former Army officer). Presently, I'm working on a book about intimacy and a first novel.
It's no secret that I miss New York City life but I'm an avid hiker who loves the desert Southwest. In January 2012 I fulfilled a persistent dream of ascending Africa's highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, with a group of friends.