AASECT’s Statement on the Mass Shootings and Murders in Atlanta

AASECT condemns the tragic shooting in Atlanta, GA, on March 16th, understanding this act of violence to be at the intersection of issues of sexualization, race, gender, socioeconomic status, and clinical practice. We offer sympathies and condolences to the families, friends, and communities of Soon Chung Park Hyun Jung Grant Yong Ae Yue Suncha Kim Delaina Ashley Yaun Gonzalez Paul Andre Michels Xiaojie Tan Daoyou Feng Elcias Hernandez-Ortiz

Distance Learning Update

It is my pleasure to announce that in an effort to make CE learning options more accessible, the AASECT board of directors has approved the following update to our requirements for mode of instruction: Synchronous online and in-person education will be considered equivalent to each other.

Streamlining the Process to Start Supervision

Supervisors and Supervisees no longer need to apply to AASECT for approval to start supervision. No more waiting for approval! Supervisee and Supervisor can begin to accrue supervision hours toward AASECT Certification once they have gathered required documents and signed and dated their contract.

Important Changes to SAR Requirements Approved

Greetings, everyone! A core aspect of the AASECT certification process and AASECT-approved continuing education offerings is the Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR). In a rapidly changing field, it is critical to update and evolve our standards of practice regularly.

Financial support for your AASECT Membership

AASECT recognizes the extreme personal and financial toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on its membership. The AASECT Board of Directors, Finance Committee, and the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee have been working together to establish some limited financial assistance for membership dues.

AASECT Certification Update

Dear Members and Certified Professional Members of AASECT,  It excites me to thank and praise AASECT’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee as they propel our organization forward and challenge us to be better professionals and people. Because of their efforts, a new Section V. #C will become effective for all certifications as of midnight on 31 December 2020.

Latest Announcements

There are no higher priorities for the AASECT community than the safety and health of our members, supporters, and staff. In response to the news in recent weeks regarding COVID-19, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide an update regarding membership renewal, AASECT certification renewal, AASECT approved in-person CE events and the AASECT Annual Conference.

AASECT President Susan Stiritz

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to thank you for the opportunity to have served as President of AASECT over the past two years. They have been years of challenge and change, progress and promise. While as a nation we are in the midst of a devastating pandemic and of painful manifestations of white supremacy, we also seem to be at a point of positive paradigm change in our nation’s history. AASECT seems to be at similar inflection points.