Public Relations, Media & Advocacy (PRMA) Committee Update

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.

Public Relations, Media and Advocacy Committee Update!

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.

Become a Provider of AASECT CE Credits!

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.  

Listserv Moderation Committee

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 Committee Update

“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.   

Certification Committee Update

The Certification Steering Committee (CeSC) provides oversight to all the certification committees - Supervision, Educator, Counselor, and Therapist.   We have excellent leads in all areas:  Supervision - Richard Siegel, PhD, LMHC, CST, CSTS Educator - Luca Maurer, MS, CSE, CSC, CFLE Counselor - Michael Krychman, MD, CSC Therapist - Brian D. Zamboni, PhD, MA, CST, CSE, CSTS  

Welcome AASECT's New Professional Education Steering Committee Chair - Prem Pahwa, LCSW, CST

Welcome AASECT's new Professional Education Steering Committee Chair - Prem Pahwa, LCSW, CST.   I am excited to be joining the Board of Directors of AASECT and to be the new Chair of the Professional Education Steering Committee. It is a privilege to serve the organization and my fellow members. I would like to share with you all a little bit about who I am and what I hope to accomplish while in this role.