Happy 2018 from the Outreach Committee! I hope that this year has been a dynamic one for you thus far. To AASECT’s ongoing members, great to have you with us! For our new AASECT members – welcome!
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.
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
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
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.
The Board approved a Position Statement on the topic of Sex/Porn Addiction and we are currently formulating our strategy to continue to release this statement to the media. Additionally, we launched a dedicated press listserv which currently includes nearly 100 AASECT members and makes them available for press inquiries from approximately 500 members of the Media.
AASECT is committed to providing training and educational programs that enhance our members’ skills and knowledge. These educational programs provide both the opportunity for professional development and for earning AASECT Approved CE credits. AASECT CE credits may be applied toward earning or maintaining AASECT Certification.
As a part of the restructuring of the functions of the Communications Steering Committee, the Board of Directors approved a specific Listserv Moderation Committee. This committee will have the shared responsibility of moderating the listserv so that one person no longer has to single-handedly moderate our very active list.
“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” -John C. Crosby The mentoring program committee, which falls under AASECT’s Outreach Committee efforts, has been reviewing results from the annual survey, and we are encouraged by your feedback. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts with us! It is clear there is a demand for mentorship opportunities within AASECT.