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“Alex” Caroline Robboy
To Have Good Sex, Inc.
233 S. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Work Number: (215) 922-LOVE
Cell Number: (215) 570-8614
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Masters of Social Work - Clinical Family Track, Dept of Social Work,
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
C.A.S. Certificate in Advanced Studies - Human Sexuality, Dept of
Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
BA - Bachelor of Arts - Major in English; minor in Gender Studies,
Council for Relationships (Formerly known as Penn Council For
Relationships), Dept of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania,
Relationships Scholarship, (Fall/97-Spring/99)
PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
The Center For Growth Inc, Philadelphia, PA (Jun/05 – Present)
CEO – The Center for Growth is a company of three people. In addition to
overseeing the management of the company, I provide individual, couple,
family therapy and support groups. My specialty is sex therapy, marriage
counseling and pregnancy related issues.
How To Have Good Sex Inc, Philadelphia, PA (Sept/97-Present)
CEO - HTHGS
is primarily a web based organization dedicated to teaching human
sexuality education. Currently there are four sexperts who field sex
related questions. Responsible for 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.
Life Counseling, Philadelphia PA (Feb/02-May/05)
– Provided individual, couple and family therapy. Specialization is in
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 &
– 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)
– provided individual, couple and family therapy. Specialization is in
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
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
Volunteer Facilitator of a Support Group for Survivors of Rape -
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
SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS
Swarthmore College, Sexual Health Counselors, Philadelphia, PA (To
present in 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 &
The Center For Growth, Inc., Philadelphia PA (Aug/05 – Present)
workshops on sex and pregnancy.
To Have Good Sex, Inc., Philadelphia PA (Jan/99 – present)
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).
Surviving Motherhood on TLC, Philadelphia, PA (Aug/06)
* Parenting strategies
11pm News with Stephanie Stahl on CBS 3, Philadelphia, PA (May/06)
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
lecturer: Sexual Function & Dysfunction.
It’s a New Day with Rip Daniels on www.wjzd.com and on the radio 94.5
Mississippi (Feb 14, 05)
radio interview: Swinging, is it healthy?
New Hampshire Nursing Association Fall Conference, Concord, NH (Oct
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)
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.
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)
workshop for NYU medical students on sexually transmitted infections.
Philadelphia Family Pride, Philadelphia, PA (Nov/00)
training geared for gay and lesbian parents on how to talk to their
children about sexuality.
Robboy, Alex (2002). Lost in translation? The hazards of
applying social constructionism to quantitative research on sexual
The Journal of Homosexuality. v42, #3, p89–102.
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists
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,
Member of the Student Council, (Sept/93-May/94)
Prostitution Alternatives, Portland, OR (Jun/92-Jun/93)
the Board of Directors
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & LICENSURES
Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Clinical Member (02-Present)
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists
of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists – Certified Sex Therapist
American Board Certified Sexologist
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
National Association of Social Workers
Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology