David Schnarch is a licensed clinical psychologist and author of numerous books and articles on intimacy, sexuality, and relationships. His clinical abilities attract clients and students from across the globe. David chaired the Professional Education Committee and served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) for eight years. He is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (Diplomate status), the first recipient of the AASECT "Professional Standard of Excellence" Award, and a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). David currently serves on the editorial board of AAMFT's Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy. For seventeen years he was an Associate Professor in the Depts. of Psychiatry and Urology at Louisiana State University Medical School.
In 1991, David wrote the landmark book, Constructing The Sexual Crucible: An Integration of Sexual and Marital Therapy (W. W. Norton & Co.), now used in clinical training programs across the country and read by therapists around the world. The Crucible Approach® is widely regarded as the most sophisticated integration of sexuality, intimacy, spirituality, personal development, and marital therapy developed to date. His second book, Passionate Marriage: Sex, Love, and Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships (W. W. Norton & Co., March 1997, Owl Books, 1998), is a perennial best seller, offering the general public his revolutionary approach in a pragmatic and easy-to-understand form. His third book, Resurrecting Sex: Resolving Sexual Problems and Rejuvenating Your Relationship (HarperCollins, August, 2002), offers hope to millions of normal couples and singles who have sexual problems.