Now Kandi wants to add yet another label to her growing list of accomplishments…. “Sexologist”!
Details + photos & video below…
What’s a sexologist you ask? Well according to WiseGeek, it’s not just a title, there’s actually real “work” involved:
A sexologist is someone concerned with the scholarly investigation of human sexuality, from normal sexual development to sexual pathologies such as sexual abuse. The field of sexology is highly interdisciplinary, incorporating knowledge from a number of academic pursuits, and sexologists can work in a range of settings. Some sexologists are primarily interested in conducting studies and clinical trials to understand more about human sexuality, for example, while others offer therapy to people with sexual dysfunction, drawing upon their sexology experience to help people.
For some sexologists, a large part of their work involves educating people about human sexuality and encouraging honest discussions about issues such as communication in relationships, healthy sexual development, and methods for preventing the spread of disease.
This “sexology” stuff is serious business! There’s even an “American Board of Sexology” that gives certification to applicants after they have completed several hours of training.
Those meeting these stringent requirements are awarded the designation of Board Certified Diplomates of the American Board of Sexology.
Among the first Diplomates to be Board Certified included sexology pioneers Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Dr. William Masters, Dr. William Granzig, Dr. John Money, Dr. Helen Singer Kaplan, Dr. Albert Ellis, Dr. Wardell Pomeroy and Dr. Erwin Haeberle.
When she completes her coursework, Kandi will be named amongst the greatest sexologists of all time! It’s probably about time for Dr. Ruth to hang it up anyway…
Congrats to Kandi on this huge undertaking!