San Diego Section Update


The San Diego SIG offers two educational events a month for AASECT members and interested people within the community. Sex Therapy Education & Medicine (STEM) meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7:30-9:30pm at Alvarado Hospital, and Sexual Medicine Rounds are held the 1st Wednesday of the month from 12:30-1:30pm at Alvarado Hospital. Past monthly topics have varied between Post-finasteride Syndrome (PFS) and Sexual Dysfunction to Healing Sexual Trauma in Women.

Update from Alaska!


It is an active time in Alaska this spring. AASECT members Susan LaGrande PhD, Chris Reynolds PsyD, and Kelvin Pace MS, will be offering a workshop entitled Untangling the Controversies Surrounding Sexual Addiction at the Couples Center's annual meeting.  We are also coordinating with this group to provide brown bag lunch meetings on topics of interest in the area of fostering sex positive relationships in couples.

Colorado Section Update


Neil Cannon reports that the Colorado Holiday Party in December, held on December 5, 2016, was a great success. This party always features a "naughty cake" -- that is, an actual cake with a sexually suggestive "naughty" decoration or design with the icing on the top. He did not send me a picture of this year's cake, like he did last year, but I bet if you emailed him, he would send you a pic. Or maybe not...evidently, the cakes are so "naughty" that he may not be able to send such photos through email! :)

Western Region Update!


The San Diego SIG offers two educational events a month for AASECT members and interested people within the community.  Sex Therapy Education & Medicine (STEM) meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7:30-9:30pm at Alvarado Hospital, and Sexual Medicine Rounds are held the 1st Wednesday of the month from 12:30-1:30pm at Alvarado Hospital.  Past monthly topics have varied between Post-finasteride Syndrome (PFS) and Sexual Dysfunction to Healing Sexual Trauma in Women.

Eastern Region Update - Another Successful Meet and Greet in the Northeast!


We held another successful Meet and Greet on January 10, our first of the year in the Northeast. Featured guest this time was our very beloved Jassy Timberlake, who gave a really insightful presentation on the intersectionality of creating a trans* positive sex therapy practice in keeping with a social justice framework. We had a wonderful crowd, great discussion, 1 AASECT CE for each participant, and a hearty, locally-sourced lunch.

Southwest Sexual Health Alliance


We are pleased to introduce the Southwest Sexual Health Alliance based in Austin, Texas. Heather M McPherson LPC-S, LMFT and the Texas Section Leader for AASECT and Dylan Davies LMFTA launched the organization this past summer in efforts to provide provocative dialog and radical collaboration around sexual health issues. Our mission is to provide educational opportunities in sexual health to students, psychologists, physicians, social workers, educators,  therapists and sexual health professionals.

Northeast Region AASECT Meet & Greet Recap


On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, the Northeast Region held their first AASECT Meet & Greet in Northampton, MA with our beloved Gina Ogden as the featured speaker. In attendance, there were sexuality educators, counselors and therapists from New York, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

Designer Relationships: A Guide to Happy Monogamy, Positive Polyamory, and Optimisitic Opern Relationships Wins IPPY Gold Medal


Designer Relationships: A Guide to Happy Monogamy, Positive Polyamory, and Optimisitic Opern Relationships by Mark A. Michales and Patricia Johnson has just won an Independent Publishing (IPPY) gold medal in Sexuality/Relationships. The IPPYs were established in 1996 and are among the longest running and most competitive awards for independent published books in the U.S. and Canada, attracting over 6,000 entries last year. This is Mark and Patricia’s third book in a row to receive this honor.  

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