Sexual Health in Psychiatric & Medical Practice

October 8-9, 2020, Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park Street, Freeport, ME

THURSDAY, October 8, 2020

5:00 p.m.     Reception
6:00 p.m.     Dinner
6:45 p.m.     Program

Maintaining a Healthy & Happy Sexual Relationship in Long-Term Monogamy 
Aline Zoldbrod, Ph.D.

FRIDAY, October 9, 2020
8:30-4:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m.  Welcome & Introductions

8:30 a.m.  Medical Approaches to  Sexual DysfunctionGraham VerLee, MD

9:30 a.m. Baseline Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, Evaluation & Treatment: The Missing Link Susan Ramsey, PT, MA 

10:30 a.m.  Break with Exhibitors

11:00 a.m. Sex after Trauma: Working with Survivors and their Partners Aline Zolbard, Ph.D.

12:00 p.m.  Lunch

1:00 p.m. 

Granny’s Got Her Groove On: Sex and Aging on the Road Less Traveled - Marilyn R. Gugliucci, MA, Ph.D.

2:00 p.m.  Exploration of Sexuality & Gender in a Virtual World  - Erin L. Belfort, MD, DFAACAP

3:00 p.m.  Break

3:15 p.m.  Exploring Sexuality on Social Media, and the Internet  - Amy M. Mayhew, MD, MPH

4:15 p.m.  Program Concludes


Overnight Accommodations

To make your reservation please call the HGI at 207-865-1433 or


Dianna Poulin, Executive Director, MAPP
Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians, PO Box 190, 30 Association Drive, Manchester, ME 04351
207-622-7743 or
Designation Statement 

Continuing Education Credits will be applied for through the Maine Medical Education Trust

The Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians invites you to join us Thursday, October 8, 2020 5:00 p.m. and all day on Friday, October 9, 2020 from 8:00 - 4:30 p.m.    This is your opportunity to network with psychiatrists, family physicians, APNs, therapists and other health professionals throughout the State of Maine. 

Distinguished Presenters

Aline Zoldbrod, Ph.D.

Impassioned a nd innovative, Aline Zoldbrod Ph.D. writes books which she hopes will change people’s lives. Zoldbrod, a licensed psychologist, is certified as a sex therapist and Diplomate in Sex Therapy by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists and the American Board of Sexology. She is on the staff of Winchester Hospital and is an Associate of the Lahey Clinic Center for Sexual Function (Peabody, Massachusetts) She has been in practice in the Boston area for more than 30 years.
Zoldbrod comments that she writes books she feels “driven” to write. Men, Women and Infertility: Intervention and Treatment Strategies (Lexington Books, 1993) was written after Zoldbrod had trouble conceiving. She was frustrated by much of the professional literature on infertility, which simply described patients’ problematical thoughts and feelings without giving therapists the tools to actually change the sorrow, guilt, anger, depression, envy, rage, and anxiety. Certain that there must be a better way to heal the angst, she set about creating targeted interventions. She succeeded, and reviewers have called Men, Women and Infertility “invaluable,” insightful,” “groundbreaking,” “innovative” and “extremely important.”

Sex Smart: How Your Childhood Shaped Your Sexual Life and What to Do About It was written in a similar way. Dr. Zoldbrod is a big believer in “bibliotherapy”--using books to help patients understand themselves. Typically, patients cannot take in all the ideas which she offers in psychotherapy sessions, and they integrate new information better when it is presented repeatedly--particularly in books, which may be read and underlined. But Zoldbrod could not find an existing book which could help her patients understand the root causes of their sexual problems.

Graham VerLee, MD

Graham VerLee, MD joined Maine Medical Partners Urology in 2011, and has specialized in the treatment of benign men’s health conditions including BPH, erectile dysfunction, urethral stricture disease, and male factor infertility. 

He completed his medical training at the University of Vermont, his surgical internship at the University of Massachusetts, and his urology residency at the University of Illinois.  He has served several years as Scientific Program Chair and then co-chair for the Maine Urological Association’s Annual Winter Meeting. 

 Susan Ramsey, PT, MA 

Susan Ramsey, PT, MA is the Pelvic Floor Rehab Team Leader. When people experience difficulty in their sexual, bladder or bowel function it is not uncommon for the quality of their lives to decrease or unravel. Susan’s passion as a pelvic floor rehab physical therapist is to bring education, support and guidance to women and men dealing with health issues related to their pelvic floor and core. No single approach is the right one for every individual, and therefore Susan has been trained in many different healing techniques including manual therapy, biofeedback and Pilates Rehab. She has spent the last twenty years of her career both deepening her knowledge in, and giving presentations on the benefits of pelvic floor rehab with patients who have sexual, bladder or bowel issues. Susan’s educational background includes a B.S. from Ithaca College in Physical Therapy and an M.A. from the University of Santa Monica in Applied Psychology.   She was an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy for over 10 years at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia  and Harcum College in Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania. She also is a writer and mixed media artist. Susan lives in Buxton Maine with her husband and two daughters.

Marilyn R. Gugliucci, MA, Ph.D.

Dr. Marilyn R. Gugliucci is a Professor and the Director for Geriatrics Education and Research, as well as   the Director of U-ExCEL (UNE~Exercise and Conditioning for Easier Living) Fitness/Wellness Program for older adults within the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine Division of Geriatrics. Her "Learning by Living" research projects, UNECOM signature programs, advances medical and health professions students' learning through the application of ethnographic/ autobiographic immersion research methods.  Learning by Living: Nursing Home Immersion involves "admitting" medical students into nursing homes to live the life of an elder resident for 10-14 days complete with a diagnosis and standard procedures of care.  The Learning by Living: 48 Hour Hospice Home research immerses students into an 18 bed in-patient hospice home to work with an interprofessional team in providing patient care, family support, and post mortem care.  She also conducts research on older adult function, falls, and proprioception.

 Erin Belfort, MD

Dr. Belfort grew up in Maine and was excited to return to Maine Medical Center after medical school at the University of Vermont, residency in general psychiatry at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship training at Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She is currently the fellowship training director for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Her academic interests include the risks and benefits of social media use for adolescents and she is actively involved with the media committee at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). Other clinical interests include working with gender expansive youth and their familie s and Family Therapy teaching and training.

Amy Mayhew, MD, MPH

Amy Mayhew, MD, MPH, has joined the Department of Psychiatry at Maine Medical Center, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Mayhew will assume physician leadership for the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Division’s outpatient clinic at 66 Bramhall Street.

Dr. Mayhew completed her Master’s Degree in Public Health from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal. She earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester NY. She completed a residency in Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston TX, then a fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry from Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, MA. She is Board certified in both Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Mayhew comes to MMC from Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts where she was Medical Director of the Psychiatry Access Program. She has participated in funded research, currently on a SAMHSA-supported project for integrated models of pediatric psychiatry. She is also a dedicated educator, teaching and supervising students and residents via a teaching appointment at Harvard Medical School. Here at MMC, Dr. Mayhew will teach and supervise TUSM medical students as well as residents and fellows in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry.

Special Thanks!

This program would not be possible without the generous support from Maine's Department of Health and Human Services through a grant to MAPP's Consultation Project. 

To learn more about the Consultation Project, CLICK HERE.