With male sexuality, power, privilege and non-consensual sex offenses continuing to make headlines, I'm pleased that AASECT has been able to provide some much needed insight to the Media, particularly when unequivocally clarifying that the abuses we've been seeing do NOT constitute sex addiction nor is sex addiction therapy a valid way of conceptualizing treatment for these offenders and their offenses.
The last year has been an exciting one for PR, Media and Advocacy (PRMA). One highlight was releasing our position statement regarding sex addiction and getting so much support within AASECT as well as from the media. We received considerable coverage from over 20 major publications, including USA TODAY, New York Magazine, SELF Magazine and Esquire Magazine.
As we move through 2017, the Outreach Steering Committee is setting its sights on the upcoming annual conference. In anticipation of this wonderful networking event, the various committees I oversee as the Chair of Outreach are hard at work with implementing some new changes and increasing visibility of current initiatives. Here is a snapshot of some of that work:
Sally Valentine, PhD, FAACS, LCSW, CST, CSTS - Vice President of Membership, gives us an in depth look at the Membership Services Steering Committee. 1. Since you have taken over as VP of Membership, can you tell us what the Membership Services Steering Committee has been up to?