President’s Letter – March 2018


As Spring begins, I am more and more looking forward to our 50th annual AASECT conference. Co-chairs Jayleen Galarza and Juan Camarena have put together a stellar program. Following the footsteps of recent co-chairs, they and their conference committee have looked for engaging thought leaders and have also valued diversity and inclusion throughout the plenary and workshops. I’ve checked the program multiple times already to start making my own selections about the workshops I most wish to attend.

Save the Date for the 2018 Summer Institute!


Save the Date for the AASECT 2018 Summer Institute Decentering the Norm: Social Justice Transformations in Sex Therapy, Counseling and Education WHEN: July 26-29, 2018  (from 8am Thursday through 1pm Sunday) WHERE: the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis HOTEL: Clayton Plaza

PRMA Committee Update


From sex robots to desire discrepancy to public masturbation, AASECT continues to receive national media inquiries on a weekly basis via our press & media hub. While there is still work ahead to establish AASECT as the go-to authority on matters related to sexuality, we are increasingly part of the national conversation. As the Director of PRMA, the feedback I receive from media professionals about AASECT contributors is extremely positive: our members are known for providing timely, scientifically-accurate, context relevant information to the Media.

Certification Committee Update


The Committee has been working in several areas to improve the certification process and to address issues as they come up. The changes listed below is a result of our last November certification meeting and was sent out to the membership in early 2018. In addition, we have also instituted telehealth guidelines for those who are currently working toward their certification and counting their face to face sex therapy hours, effective March 1, 2018. Tele Health Sex Therapy

Greetings from the Conference Planning Committee!


As we get closer to June, we are excited to highlight some of the evening events being offered during the conference.   These activities combine learning, entertainment, participation, and they connect us with folks from the local Denver community. Taste of Kink II--Registration fee: $125

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