Dr. Bob Birch received his Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1967 and subsequently had been a psychologist for over 35 years. After 10 years of experience in public mental health agencies, he went into private practice and began what became a 25 year specialty in marital and sex therapy. He characterizes his professional interests as centering around intimate and caring physical and emotional relationships. Dr. Birch has now retired from practice and spends his time gardening, skiing, fishing, and, oh yes, writing. He remains active on the internet, answering questions about sexuality, not only from his own web site, but from three other popular informational sites. He now identifies himself as a Sexologist and an Adult Sexuality Educator.
During his many years of clinical practice, Dr. Birch was a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Psychology, a Fellow of the American Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Clinical Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists. He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Sexology, and was certified as a Sex Therapist and as a Sex Educator by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. He was also certified as a Family Therapist by the National Academy of Family Therapists. He was an adjunct assistant professor at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and has taught courses as a guest instructor at The Ohio University - Zanesville Branch, Columbus State College, and Dayton University. His expertise in the field has been recognized by the American College of Sexology.
Dr. Birch has presented well over 375 public lectures and workshops and has written and published scores of articles. He has been interviewed multiple times on television, has been a regular guest on a late night call-in radio program, and has been quoted extensively in books and articles, including articles in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Teen, and the Men's Journal. A chapter on Female Sexuality, coauthored by Dr. Linda Bernhard and Dr. Birch, appears in 20 Common Problems in Women's Health Care (McGraw-Hill, 2000).
Three of the books authored by Dr. Birch have been selected by the Venus Book Club (a division of Doubleday) as alternative selections.
Articles by Dr. Birch appear on a number of Internet web sites. He has dedicated his clinical skills, his public speaking, and his writing to the enhancement of sensuality and sexuality, believing in the importance of a solid physical and emotional bond in the maintenance of long term relationships.
Dr. Birch has published A Sex Therapist's Manual, a collection of reproducible clinical material which is of interest to sex therapists, marriage & family therapists, psychologists, counselors and social workers. However, his interest also include areas of sexual humor and bawdy limericks. A number of his original limericks have been published in the RIBALD RIMES pages of Penthouse magazine. He hosts a web site featuring a tutorial on writing limericks, and offering a large selection of his original verse.
Beyond issues of sexuality, erotica and humor, Dr. Birch is interested in the processes of death and dying, the work of Hospice, and the process of grieving. He has presented workshops on men and grief. and a number of his serious poems have been published on web sites and in magazines dealing with loss and recovery.
Have a question? E-mail Dr. Birch for a prompt response.
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Listen and watch Dr. Birch address the Columbus MS Society on issues of sexuality, MS, and longterm relationships. This DVD, originally recorded on video tape in 1990, offers a sound approach to addressing a nonmedical audience on topics of sexual function and dysfunction, the value of communication, and stratagies for coping with MS, aging and other disabilities.
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