Hello from your conference co-chairs! We are excited to share with you the conference theme for 2018, Bridging the Divide: Shedding Light on the Taboos and Pleasures of Sexuality. While it hasn’t been too long since the last conference, we’ve been hard at work reviewing evaluations and implementing your feedback into the Denver programming.
We are just home from the 2017 AASECT Summer Institute and we are happy to report back that it was a huge success! We started off on Day 1 with a (non-AASECT, yet well-known) national speaker, Robert Taibbi who covered the fundamentals of supervision. We followed with our process group, led by Gretchen Fincke and Sally Valentine. Moving into Friday we began with Peggy Kleinplatz, talking of Transformational Supervision, who blazed in to change the whole tone and tenor...we were on a fast roll from there that carried us through Sunday!
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.
Congratulations to our new Certified Members! New Certified Members – May 2017 Kimberly M. Glenn, MA, LPC – Sex Therapist Meagan C. Megginson, MA, LMFT, LPC – Sex Therapist Caroline Smith, LCSW-R – Sex Therapist Treslyn Y. Tolbert, MSW, LISW-CP – Sex Therapist Sharna L. Striar, RN, PhD, PMHCNS-BC – Sex Therapist Supervisor (spec.) Karyll Scott Honeycutt, MSW – Sexuality Educator Melanie Modjoros, MD, NCMP – Sexuality Counselor (spec.)
Congratulations to our new Certified members! Newly Certified Member – June 2017 Shanna Talli Fishel – Sexuality Educator Dulcinea Pitagora – Sex Therapist Christy Haas, LPC – Sex Therapist Jennifer Glick, MA, MSc, LMFT – Sex Therapist Daniel C. Maloney, LCSW – Sex Therapist
Congratulations to our new Certified members! Newly Certified Members July 2017: Jamie Zane Brazall, MEd, LMFT – Sex Therapist Joan E. Fink-Arney, MS, LMHP, LPC, NCC – Sex Therapist Pamela Finnerty, PhD Kimberly Fuller, PhD, LISW-S, MSW, MEd – Sex Therapist Alexandra T. Milspaw, PhD, MEd, LPC – Sex Therapist Karen Raby, LMFT – Sex Therapist Tori Clear Thompson, LCSW – Sex Therapist Yoav Lavee, PhD – Sex Therapist (spec.) Naomi S. Rawitz, MSW – Sexuality Educator
We are excited to introduce you to our 50+ exhibitors and sponsors for AASECT's 50th Anniversary! Visit the conference website or mobile app to connect with them and learn about their products and services. Also, be sure to stop by the exhibit hall in Las Vegas and meet them in person! Thank you for your support of AASECT!