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.
Wade Robinson received his doctoral degree from the University of South Dakota in May of 2020. Wade first collaborated with the Institute of Sex, Intimacy, and Occupational Therapy as part of his doctoral capstone project, which focused on incorporating knowledge of sexuality into clinical practice. During graduate school, he served as the student liaison for the South Dakota Occupational Therapy Association and was awarded the position of a South Dakota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program trainee. His interest in promoting sexual wellness began long before OT school, and he has experience working with different non-profit organizations that served to provide free HIV-testing and related services to at-risk populations, establish scholarships for LGBTQ advocates, and mentor first-year LGBTQ college students. His background in research and inclination towards evidence-based practice have made him a valuable asset to the team.