A note from AASECT Executive Director Kellie Braband: The COVID-19 pandemic has immediate and long-lasting implications for how people work and participate in associations. Our top priority is to protect the health and safety of our members and staff. The AASECT Board of Directors, staff and committees are working together to make rapid, highly-informed decisions about meetings and programs, and taking immediate actions to ensure that member services continue seamlessly.
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.
The health and safety of our professional community is of the utmost importance to AASECT. In response to an increase in the reported cases of COVID-19, the AASECT Board of Directors is meeting on Friday, March 13th to discuss how best to support our AASECT Approved CE Providers and their attendees as well as assess any risk to the upcoming AASECT Annual Conference taking place in Palm Springs, CA in June.
Yesterday, in Denver, we had one of, if not the largest local section event ever held for AASECT. We had 200 people come to see Dr. Emily Nagoski. It was an intersection of more than 100 AASECT members, plus local members from the EFT community, plus students and faculty from Denver Family Institute, a long-time CE Provider. (Janelle Washburne, Scott Church and I are all AASECT CST's who all teach at Denver Family Institute).
Call for Nominations The future direction of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is in your hands! AASECT's Nominating Committee has issued a Call for Nominations for candidates to fill three Board of Directors' seats and two vacancies on the Nominating Committee.
Hello colleagues: July and August have been months of regrouping at AASECT. After June’s marathon Board meeting and mega-activity Conference, reflecting about where we are, who we are, and where we need to go as an organization has become the focus of board attention. Tasks put on hold to meet demands of governance and conference organizing in June now press for attention, and September annual planning is here. The themes that are preoccupying leadership this year are strategic planning and revision of governance documents and ways of doing things.
The 2019 AASECT Institute kicks-off in New Orleans on Friday, November 1 at 6:00 pm. This event has sold-out, in large part due to an esteemed lineup of speakers we have in store. Meet the body whisperers:
The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT) invites abstract proposals for presentation at the Annual Conference in Palm Springs, CA, on June 4 – 7, 2020. Do you have an innovative idea that would make an engaging conference or pre-conference workshop offering? Along with proposals for workshops, panel presentations, original research sessions and poster presentations, we are also soliciting proposals for potential pre-conference workshops of four hours or eight hours in length and for a SAR that is 12 hours in length.
We are pleased to announce the following AASECT Members have obtained their certifications as sexuality counselors, counselor supervisors, educators, educator supervisors, therapists, or therapist supervisors. Congratulations! New Certified Sexuality Counselors Debra Wickman, MD Habib Sadeghi Melanie Davis, MEd, PhD, CSE, CSES Heather Edwards, MPT Renee J Flores, MD Tammy J Senn, MSN, WHNP, CNM, RN-C
"How do we center creation and desire as integral to liberation? That is a question we’re going to have to keep asking ourselves . . . this world begs . . .[us to] move out of scarcity, move out of fear, move out of crisis, . . [that we be] powerful, fully living beings.” Adrienne Marée Brown. Pleasure Activism Dear colleagues,