Cliff: Clinical Psychologist, MA Theo, Ph.D. Joyce: Clin. Nurse Spec. M. Nursing

Dr Clifford and Joyce Penner

  • Dr. Clifford and Joyce Penner are sexual therapists, educators and authors of eleven books, their most recent are ENJOY: The Gift of Sexual Pleasure for Women and Married Guy’s Guide to Great Sex. They work together as a team:
    • counselling individuals and couples,
    • leading sexual enhancement seminars for couples,
    • teaching sex-education for pre-teens and their parents,
    • speaking with men’s and women’s groups,
    • lecturing at universities, and
    • training fellow professionals throughout the world. In addition to Canada, Mexico and the U.S., they have taught in Jamaica, Kenya, the Philippines, Singapore, Bali, Jakarta, Australia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France.
  • Joyce – a clinical nurse specialist, has a B.S. in nursing from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in psychosomatic nursing and nursing education from U.C.L.A.
  • Cliff – a clinical psychologist, received a B.A. from Bethel College, St. Paul, MN; earned a M.A. in theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, and has his Ph.D. from Fuller’s Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA.The Penners are best known for their pioneer work in encouraging people of all faiths to connect their sexuality with their belief system ─ helping them embrace sex as good and of God, opening the topic of sexuality within churches of many denominations.In addition to their therapy practice — Penners, Loewen & Symingtons, the Penners have resources (books & DVDs) and seminars for healthy sexuality, listed on their website Their group of therapists work together in Pasadena, California.

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