Ian Kerner is a licensed psychotherapist, nationally recognized sexuality counselor and best-selling author.

Why you should listen

Ian Kerner specializes in sex therapy, couples therapy and working with individuals on a range of relational issues that often lead to distress. He is the New York Times best-selling author of She Comes First and So Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex, and he contributes regularly on the topic of sexuality for CNN Health.

In addition to being a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), Kerner is certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists and is a member of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA). He is coleader of the Sex Therapy Program at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, one of New York's oldest and most respected psychoanalytic institutes. He lives with his wife and two sons in New York City, where he maintains a private practice dedicated to honoring the centrality of sexuality in his patients' lives.

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Well, well, well! Notes from Session 3 of TEDMonterey

August 2, 2021

The central topic of Session 3 is, surely, on many of our minds: health. From the technology powering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to new Alzheimer’s treatment possibilities, these amazing speakers give a glimpse at exciting new frontiers of medicine. Plus, an artist drawing live onstage! The event: TEDMonterey: Session 3, hosted by TED’s Chris Anderson […]

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