AASECT Certified Educator Spotlight - Todd Malloy, MA, LMFT, CST, CSE

AASECT Certified Educator, Todd Malloy, MA, LMFT, CST, CSE, answers a few questions for the Certified Educator Spotlight:

1.Can you give me a quick rundown of what keeps you busiest these days?
Private practice, teaching, speaking engagements and managing my personal life keeps me very active. However, the truth is this is one of the happiest periods of my life. I am thoroughly immersed in the field of my choosing and allowing my vision to manifest.  

2.Why was it important to you to become AASECT Certified
As a professional in the Mental and sexual health arenas I desire to present myself as effectively equipped and qualified to provide the best care and service to my serving public. Being credentialed/AASECT Certified offers the level of professional credibility and excellence I seek to represent. 

3.How do you think being certified will benefited your work?
Having spent 30 years in corporate America having been credentialed in varying levels of engineering, project and program management I understand the benefits and opportunities credentialing offers. certification in this, my now, profession, provides a network and a foundation that will show my level of commitment to those I have dedicated my life to help. 

4.What are your main areas of interest within the field? What would you consider your special niche?
 My main area of interest in this field is intimacy and sexual trauma…My special niche continues to evolve as I mature in the field.

5.What has been the most exciting project you've worked on, and why?
The most exciting project has been evolving as a Sex Therapist and Sexuality Educator, followed by the opportunity to teach in the Univ. of Michigan’s Sexual Health Certificate Program.  By nature, I am a nerd and each of these opportunities challenge me to continually grow and to continue to develop professionally and academically.

6.What is the most challenging issue you face, and why? What helps you get through it?
The most challenging issue I face is that of balance.  Balancing my practice duties, teaching opportunities, speaking engagements, personal study and my personal life takes maneuvering. What helps me get through it is the enjoyment of where I am in life and my pursuits. In addition to regular prayer and meditation.

7. What do you wish you knew when you were starting out in this field that you know now?
Coming into the field I believe I was mentored effectively and prepared through supervision with the information and tools to usher me in the path of my pursuits. My only wish is that the field of sexuality will be more accepted universally and I am going to do my part to move it in that direction. 


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