The Sexual Tipping Point Award is presented at select professional society meetings: In recognition of an excellent abstract and presentation most consistent with the MAP Education & Research Foundation’s Biomedical-Psychosocial & Cultural Approach to the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders.



Jennifer Bossio, Ph.D, received Certificate and a $500 award from the MAP Education & Research Foundation for her presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) in Philadelphia PA. 

Dr Bossio worked as a psychologist for the BC Centre of Vulvar Health and also collaborates with the UBC Sexual Health Lab and the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program. She recently launched her private practice in Kingston with details available at

Dr. Bossio’s presentation on “Mindfulness-Based Group Therapy Manual to Improve Couples’ Intimacy After Prostate Cancer Treatment,”  was judged the winner by an Award committee consisting of SSTAR members which included Lisa Anllo, Ph.D, Elizabeth Grill Psy.D. and Michael A. Perelman PhD. 

The award and accompanying certificate was presented with other SSTAR awards by Michael Perelman on behalf of the MAP Education & Research Foundation (see photo below).

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