New Member Spotlight: International Region - Sara Kriel, MA
New AASECT Member, Sara Kriel, MA, answers a few questions for the New Member Spotlight: International Region:
1. What keeps you busiest these days?
Busy with concluding my studies of this specific subject. I founded a non for profit organization for helping disabled people in fullfilling their wishes in sexual life. I should mention that I decided to become involved in this project after many years of leading the psychiatrist rehabilitation program in the Tel Aviv region within the Ministry of Health. I am currently receiving a prize for cultural sensitivity and innovation.
2. Why was it important for you to become an AASECT member?
In Israel there are not many therapists in this field, so it is important for me to gain from an organization as experienced as yours.
3. What are your main areas of interest within the field?
To help to the special disabled in need which I work with to overcome their difficulties.
4. What has been the most exciting project you've worked on, and why?
To make them conscience about the availability of therapy and help that they can find.
5. What has been the most challenging project you've worked on, and why? What helped you get through it?
A revolution in the ultra-orthodox society and it's relation to psychiatric rehabilitation and changing their philosophy of being in need to being users of what's available in cooperation with local leadership and the families.
6. Where do you see your career five years, or even 10 years, from now?
Being manager of a clinic for sexual treatment in the ultra-orthodox community.
7. Is there anything else you would like to share with colleagues?
Complete studies including all therapeutic angles and get the best instruction to deal with the problems they face.