Peggy J. Kleinplatz, Ph.D. is Professor of Medicine, Clinical Professor of Psychology and Director of Sex and Couples Therapy Training at the University of Ottawa. She is a clinical psychologist, Certified in Sex Education and as a Diplomate in and Supervisor of Sex Therapy. Since 1983, she has been teaching Human Sexuality at the School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, where she received the Prix d’Excellence in 2000. She also has been teaching Sex Therapy at the affiliated Saint Paul University’s Department of Counselling and Spirituality since 1993. She has served as Chair of Ethics and of Certifications for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. She is Chair of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) Health Professional Book Award Committee. With Dr. Daniel N. Watter, she is the SSTAR Ethics columnist. Kleinplatz has edited four books. She edited Sadomasochism: Powerful Pleasures with Charles Moser, Ph.D., M.D. In her own work as well as with Dr. Moser, and as a member of the Working Group for a New View of Women's Sexual Problems, Kleinplatz has critiqued the pathologizing of sexual difficulties in the DSM and called for alternate ways of conceptualizing them. Most recently, her book New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives, (Routledge, 2nd Edition), was winner of the AASECT 2013 Book Award. She and Dr. Walter Bouman edited Sexuality and Ageing. She is in clinical practice and deals with sexual issues in individual, couple and group therapy and offers inter-disciplinary training to those in medicine, psychology and social work. She has published extensively on sexual problems and how to assess, diagnose and deal with them in clinical practice. Her research, writing, teaching and clinical work have been intended to challenge, expand and diversify the field of sex therapy. Her clinical work focuses on eroticism and transformation. Her current research focuses on optimal sexual experience, with a particular interest in sexual health in the elderly, disabled and marginalized populations. In 2015, Kleinplatz received the Professional Standard of Excellence Award from the American Association of Sexuality Editors, Counsellors and Therapists.