Dr. Daniel N. Watter received his doctoral degree from New York University in 1985 and has also earned a post-graduate certificate in Medical Humanities (with a concentration in medical ethics) from Drew University. He is licensed as both a psychologist and a marital and family therapist. In addition, he is Board Certified in Sex Therapy by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), and the American Board of Sexology (ACS), of which is also holds Fellowship status. Dr. Watter is an AASECT certified sex therapy supervisor and has been elected to Fellowship Status in the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) and the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA).
A frequent lecturer at professional meetings throughout North America, Dr. Watter is the author of more than 30 professional articles and book chapters on topics such as sexual function and dysfunction, and ethics in healthcare practice. He is the author of the recently released book, “The Existential Importance of the Penis: A Guide to Understanding Male Sexuality (Routledge)”.
Approach to Supervision:
Dr. Watter works from an existential psychotherapy lens. His supervision sessions consist primarily of case presentations with an emphasis on case conceptualization, effective treatment strategies, and the development and therapeutic use of the psychotherapy relationship. Dr. Watter is of the belief that many sexual problems stem from the triggering of early childhood and family-of-origin trauma, and he takes a developmental approach to understanding sexual and relational dynamics.