Janna Dickenson, PhD
Janna Dickenson, Ph.D. was the first Doug Braun-Harvey Postdoctoral Fellow in Compulsive Sexual Behavior at the Program in Human Sexuality, with research and clinical work focused on compulsive sexual behavior. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Utah, where she studied sexual fluidity and the neurobiology of sexual desire and arousal. Her doctoral research examined how mindful attention alters neural responses and subjective experiences of sexual desire. In her clinical work, Dr. Dickenson draws from biopsychosocial, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based perspectives to assess and treat a variety of sexual health and mental health concerns. Her clinical training has included experience in couple therapy, sexual trauma/abuse recovery, sexual functioning concerns, LGBT health, gender and sexual identity development, and managing compulsive and impulsive behaviors.