SASH Awards | Winners that are Making a Difference

Previous Award Winners of the Annual SASH Awards

SASH Merit Award

The annual award is given to a member of SASH who has made exceptional contributions to the organization. The SASH Merit award was first given in 2001 at the SASH Conference in San Diego.

Previous Award Winners: Linda Hudson – 2001 | Joyce Dohanian – 2002 | Elizabeth Griffin – 2003 | Bill Herring – 2004 | Helen Friedman – 2005 | David Bissette – 2006 | Lloyd Hoffspiegel – 2007 | Deb Corley – 2008 | Marlys Oestreich – 2009 | Peggy Woodard – 2010 | Scott Neill – 2010 | Marcia Mosher – 2010 | Margaret Jarvis – 2011 | Joe Amico – 2013 | Marcus Earle – 2015 | John Giugliano-2016 | Allen Flinchum-2017 | Todd Love-2018 | Pat Fahey (posthumously) -2019 | Stephen Southern – 2020

The Carnes Award

First given in 1995 to Dr. Patrick Carnes in acknowledgement of his research and publishing contributions to the field of sex addiction, as well as, his efforts in founding SASH (formerly known as NCSAC). This Award, named in his honor, is now given annually to recognize an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of problematic sexual behavior.

Previous Award Winners: Rip Corley – 1996 | Charlotte Kasl – 1997 | Jennifer Schneider – 1998 | Deborah Corley – 1999 | Ralph Earle – 2000 | Mark Schwartz – 2001 | Richard Irons – 2002 | Eli Coleman – 2003 | David Delmonico – 2004 | John Sealy – 2005 | Martha Turner – 2006 | Mark Laaser – 2007 | Rob Weiss – 2008 | Jes Montgomery – 2009 | Marty Kafka – 2010 | Ken Adams – 2011 | Alex Katehakis – 2012 | Douglas Braun-Harvey – 2013 | Wendy Maltz – 2014 | Elizabeth Griffin – 2015 |Stefanie Carnes-2016 | Richard Krueger-2017 | Dr. Barbara Steffens-2018 | Bill Herring-2019 | Dr. Michael Seto-2020

SASH Research Award

This annual award is given to an individual who has made an exceptional research contribution to the field of sexual health and problematic sexual behavior. The first award was given in 2004 posthumously to Dr. Alvin (Al) Cooper.

Previous Award Winners: Dr. Alvin (Al) Cooper – 2004 | Michael Reece – 2005 | Jennifer Schneider – 2007 | David Delmonico – 2009 | Rory Reid – 2012 | Paula Banca-2016 | Marc Potenza-2017 | Dr. Mark Griffiths-2018 | Dr. Kristen Mark-2019 | Joshua Grubbs

SASH Media Award

This annual award is given to an individual(s) or organization that has helped promote the understanding of sexual health or problematic sexual behavior through a book, video, software development or other technological advancements.

Previous Award Winners: Michael Ryan | Drew Pinsky | John Giugliano – 2004 | Tony Ignahni – 2004 | Sue Silverman – 2008 | Bill Swiggart – 2011 | Gary Wilson (Your Brain on Porn) – 2015 | Paula Hall (TEDx Talk) – 2016 | Alexander Rhodes (Creator of NoFap) – 2017 | Dr. Jennifer Schneider(Reflections on the History of the Sex Addiction Field, A Festschrift)-2018 | Staci Sprout (Naked in Public)-2019 | Emily Nagoski (Come as You Are) -2020