What is AASECT?
The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary professional organization. In addition to sexuality educators, sexuality counselors and sex therapists, AASECT members include physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, allied health professionals, clergy members, lawyers, sociologists, marriage and family counselors and therapists, family planning specialists and researchers, as well as students in various relevant professional disciplines. These individuals share an interest in promoting understanding of human sexuality and healthy sexual behavior (AASECT 2016).
Founded in 1967, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is devoted to the promotion of sexual health by the development and advancement of the fields of sexual therapy, counseling, and education. AASECT's mission is the advancement of the highest standards of professional practice for educators, counselors and therapists (AASECT 2016).
What qualifies a person to be an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist?
An AASECT Certified Sex Therapist must be a licensed clinician who has 90 education hours in core sexuality concepts including: Ethics, Reproductive anatomy and physiology, gender and sexual orientation studies, intimacy skills and socio-cultural issues in sexuality. Also the person must have completed 60 hours of coursework specific to sex therapy with 300 supervised clinical hours providing therapy. In addition to the coursework and supervision the person must participate in multiple Sexuality Attitude Reassessments (SAR) to facilitate deeper empathy and understanding.
All information obtained from the AASECT website
For more information: www.aasect.org