AASECT Treasurer Update

Welcome Doug Braun-Harvey, LMFT, CGP, CST for a second term as AASECT's Treasurer!


Sexual health author, trainer and psychotherapist Douglas Braun-Harvey bridges sexual and mental health and facilitates organizational change. In 2013 Doug Braun-Harvey and Al Killen-Harvey co-founded The Harvey Institute, an international education, training, consulting and supervision service for Improving health care through integration of sexual health. He teaches and trains nationally and internationally linking sexual health principles within drug and alcohol treatment, group psychotherapy, HIV prevention and treatment, and child maltreatment.  


Since 1993 he has been developing and implementing a sexual health based treatment approach for men with out of control sexual behavior (OCSB). His new book “Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction” written with co-author Michael Vigorito was published in 2015. Previous publications include “Sexual Health in Recovery: Professional Counselor’s Manual” (2011) and “Sexual Health in Drug and Alcohol Treatment: Group Facilitator’s Manual” (2009).


Mr. Braun-Harvey is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Group Psychotherapist and Certified Sex Therapist. He currently serves as Treasurer of AASECT and is honored, as an alumni of the University of Minnesota, to join their Advisory Board for the Program in Human Sexuality in which he is a founding donor of the Doug Braun-Harvey Fellowship in Compulsive Sexual Behavior. He has been providing individual and group therapy in his San Diego private practice since 1987.


As AASECT Treasurer, I have two goals.  I want to develop a brief Board orientation for incoming Board members to understand the AASECT finances, budget, income and expenses.  Board members are the fiduciary guardians of AASECT.  It is important for Board members to be prepared to make decisions that integrate an understanding of the financial consequences of larger organizational decisions.   Secondly,  I want to fulfill the goal of AASECT having one years operating budget in reserve.  Our income and expenses are a delicate yearly balance.  With one unexpected financial hardship, the one year reserves are a safety net for stability.  It is a sound financial policy that the Board has endorsed. 


The finance committee is currently composed of the Treasurer, President, President-Elect, Executive Director and former Treasurer (Triste Brooks). Monthly meetings are held to discuss finances, expenses, decisions for long range financial planning, conferences, membership, CE’s and other AASECT income or expenses.  The finance committee prepares recommendations for the Board to consider and conduct a vote.  


Thank you, 

Doug Braun-Harvey, LMFT, CGP, CST, AASECT Treasurer

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