Previous Winners of the Annual SASH Awards
SASH Merit AwardThe 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.
The Carnes AwardFirst 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.
Bill Herring's 2017 article "A Framework for Categorizing Chronically Problematic Sexual Behavior", which describes the core of his practice philosophy, was chosen as "Article of the Year" by the journal Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity. His framework has given a valuable definition to PSB that allows for most of the current "models" and treats individuals as true individuals and not as recipients of cookie cutter treatment. This is truly valuable for the entire Sexual Health community. In Bill’s own words this innovative framework reflects his core belief that he serves his clients as a positive change agent and that spirit is evident is every client interaction. Bill served on the SASH Board and for three years served as Chair of the Annual Conference. He has also served on the editorial board of the journal Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity.
SASH Research AwardThis 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.
Dr. Kristen Mark is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky. She holds a Doctorate in health behavior and a Master of Public Health from Indiana University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Guelph in Ontario. The author of 32 refereed publications she does extensive research on sexual health and sexual pleasure. Her research focus includes sexual quality, solutions to sexual problems, women’s sexual health, sexual and relationship satisfaction, sexual desire, desire discrepancy, communication, maintaining satisfying sex in long-term relationships, and the effectiveness of integrating sexual pleasure into comprehensive sex education. Dr. Mark serves on the editorial board of the Archives of Sexual Behavior and The Journal of Sex Research.
SASH Media AwardThis 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.