The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is excited to announce the 2016 Election results: Board of Directors President-elect Susan E. Stiritz, PhD, MSW, MBA, CSE, CSES Treasurer Douglas Braun-Harvey, LMFT, CGP, CST Communications Steering Committee Chair Eli R. Green, PhD, CSE Nominating Committee Eastern Regional Representative to the Nominating Committee Gina Ogden, PhD, LMFT, DST, CSTS
Welcome to the new online, interactive version of Contemporary Sexuality! As you may already know, AASECT decided to change the format of the Contemporary Sexuality newsletter after discovering that only a small percentage of our membership was reading the former version. The purpose of the new Contemporary Sexuality online newsletter is to connect members to dynamic, timely news, ideas and information that is relevant to AASECT and the sexuality community.
Welcome to our inaugural revised edition of Contemporary Sexuality! We made the change from the previous version once we began tracking the number of readers and realized that only a small portion of our members were reading it. Since there is no reason to publish something that our members are not using, we decided to try a more interactive newsletter with various types of content. We asked for your feedback and have tried to include what you asked for. Please feel free to give us more suggestions and feedback on what you would like to see in CS. We aim to please!!
As we come together June 8-12, 2016 in San Juan, Puerto Rico for AASECT's 48th Annual Conference, we will examine the theme "Putting the Pieces Together: Inclusivity in Practice" as a means to increase the richness of the diverse identities and experiences within our field and AASECT. We hope you will be a part of the conference that features sessions exploring the ways in which we can work, with an eye towards expanding our understanding of the importance and significance of practicing inclusivity and impact-awareness, in the field of sexuality.
AASECT Mentoring Program: Opportunities for Growth and Support: In my role as the Chair of AASECT’s Outreach Steering Committee, 2015 was a year for exploring ways to improve AASECT’s outreach both domestically and internationally. A significant part of those efforts were focused on revitalizing and enhancing AASECT’s mentoring program. The mentoring program is designed to help support members through various stages of their professional development.