Kathryn is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy and an AASECT certified sexuality counselor.  She developed the Institute for Sex, Intimacy & Occupational Therapy to fill the gap in sexuality related education and guidance for occupational therapy professionals.

Kathryn is a clinician, educator, researcher, and consultant.  She is committed to her social responsibility and has shared her expertise through multiple media engagements and academic publications.  

She is joined by a team of occupational therapy professionals and students, friends, and fellow sex and intimacy enthusiasts who share her passion and contribute through beta testing, data analysis, scholarly discussion, collaboration, constructive feedback, consultation, and encouragement. 


Youtube and Podcast interviews:


OT After Dark (2020, January 10). Flirting with the Therapeutic Relationship Episode 17 [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark

OT After Dark (2019, April 7). The Sex and Intimacy OTs walk into a bar... Episode 5 [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark

Jacobs, K. (2019 September 24). Sex and Intimacy in Occupational Therapy with Kathryn Ellis [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://lifestylebydesign.libsyn.com/episode-30-sex-and-intimacy-inoccupational-therapy-with-kathryn-ellis.

Barnes, N. & Kersey, J. (2018, October 21). Promoting Participation After Sexual Trauma [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://glasshalffullot.com/podcast/ 

 Kathryn's Book:

Ellis, K., & Dennison, C. (2014). Sex and intimacy for wounded veterans: A guide to embracing change. Los Angeles, California: The Sager Group.

Kathryn’s Publications:

Ellis, K. M., Nordstrom, M. J., Bach, K. E., Gover-Chamlou, A. N., Messinger, S., Isaacson, B., & Pasquina, P. F. (2021). Sexuality and Intimacy Rehabilitation for the Military Population: Case Series. Sexuality and Disability, 39(2), 231–243. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11195-021-09680-5

Ellis, K. & Sakellariou, D. (2021): "Occupational therapy's engagement with empowering sexuality: Current state and future recommendations." In Editors R. Shuttleworthand L. Mona, Routledge Handbook of Disability and Sexuality. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Ellis, K. (2020): "Sexuality and People with Disabilities. In K. Matuska, .(Ed.5). Ways of living: Intervention Strategies to Enable Participation (5th Ed). Bethesda: AOTA Press.

Ellis, K (2019). "'We're old enough to be your parents!" How to make everyone comfortable talking about sex". OT Practice: 24(7), 28-29.

 Tickoo, S., & Ellis, K. (2019). "Indian narrative of sexuality: An occupational therapy perspective". The Occupational Therapy HUB, retrieved from https://www.theothub.com/post/indian-narrative-ofsexuality-an-occupational-therapy-perspective.

Najera, E., Landoll, R., Davenport Pollock, L., Berman, M., Ellis, K., Knies, K., Seidler, D., Bartone, P., & Bowles, S. (2017). Stress and resiliency in married military couples. In S.V. Bowles & P.T. Bartone (Ed.1), Handbook of Military Psychology (pp. 157-175). Springer.

Ellis, K. (2016). A brief overview of the effects of war injuries on sexual health. In C.E. Ritchie (Ed. 1), Intimacy Post Injury: Combat Trauma and Sexual Health (pp. 1-5). Oxford University Press

Ellis, K., & Dennison, C. (2016). Strategies, modifications, and adaptations for intimate relationships and sexual activity. In C.E. Ritchie (Ed. 1), Intimacy Post Injury: Combat Trauma and Sexual Health (pp. 59-85). Oxford University Press


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