ipsateam has written 16 posts for IPSA

DC Area/East Coast Therapist Training Event! Feb. 23 & 24, 2018

The International Professional Surrogates’ Association (IPSA) presents: 2018 East Coast Therapist Training February 23-24th Washington DC, located at The Viva Center in DuPont Circle   IPSA (the International Professional Surrogates’ Association) will be hosting a one-day, intensive workshop designed to introduce therapists to working with surrogate partners. A surrogate partner is a professional who, together […]


Jungle of the Heart by Lynda Smith Hoggan

From Lynda Smith Hoggan’s Jungle of the Heart, in which a surrogate partner reflects on one of her cases: …   I sit next to you as your therapist explains our course: you’ll meet with both of us each day, though separately; you and I will each tell him of what occurred, and then he’ll help plot the […]

Shai Rotem — Ethics Complaints

An Open Letter To Shai Rotem from IPSA Shai Rotem, You have been accused of unethical conduct by multiple clients and therapists. Four separate complaints have been filed against you and corroborated by all the therapists and clients involved. The allegations in those complaints are serious and compelling, and it is additionally concerning that you […]

new male sexuality

Male Sexuality Revisited

Male Sexuality Revisited   The New Male Sexuality is a wonderful, useful book about the male experience of sexuality. In the first section, author Bernie Zilbergeld (1939-2002) identified common myths and misinformation about male sexuality that produce negative effects on male sexual comfort and confident. In a later section several chapters devoted to treating the most common areas […]

Watch The Sessions on DVD

Enjoy watching the trailer for the charming movie, The Sessions, about a disabled man who learned about sex, love and authenticity working with a surrogate partner in 1986. Trailer for The Sessions Available from Netflix


Surrogate Partners: Intimate Profiles

Inform yourself, your students, and your clients, Surrogate Partner Therapy — what it is and what it is not. For a limited time only, IPSA will send you an educational documentary about Surrogate Partner Therapy for the cost of the envelop and postage. Featuring footage of surrogates and clients activities that form the core of […]

Main Questions

Online Course for Therapists

Zur Institute to offer an Online Course   To Refer Or Not to Refer  – Surrogate Partner Therapy The Renewed Interest and Rekindled Debate Regarding Surrogate Partner Therapy     Table Of Contents  The Renewed Interest & Rekindled Debate What is Surrogate Partner Therapy? Main Questions and Considerations Main Questions Important Considerations Legal Considerations Ethics […]


Male surrogate’s passion for intimacy – SFGate

Male surrogate’s passion for intimacy – SFGate. “many female clients have trust issues because of bad experiences they’ve had in the past. Trauma or abuse. So it’s really important to create an environment of safety and acceptance.” Read more:

This is the body God crafted for you

  THE SESSIONS: Made in the Image of God | Dr. Mitchell Tepper | YourTango.

What Are Sexual Surrogate Partners? | Kinsey Confidential

What Are Sexual Surrogate Partners? | Kinsey Confidential.

Sex surrogate, sex therapist, or swindler?

Sex Therapists are all talk. Surrogate Partners are talk and touch.

Actor John Hawkes as poet Mark O'brien

Notes for reviewers and moderators of The Sessions

Although Mark O’Brien’s courageous life, touching poems and essays provide the voice and sweet heart of this film, “The Sessions” is NOT a documentary. Many aspects of the film do not accurately represent surrogate partner therapy, then or now.


Sex Surrogacy Gets Hollywood Treatment With ‘The Sessions’

Sex Surrogacy Gets Hollywood Treatment With ‘The Sessions’ by Lizzie Crocker of Newsweek/

In the Circle of Surrogates

IPSA Conference for Surrogate Partners Only September 29-30, 2012 — Southern California Write to IPSA for application to attend.

From the International Encyclopedia of Sexuality