American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists

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American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
HeadquartersChicago, Illinois
Patricia Schiller, JD, MA
Current President
Rosalyn Dischiavo, EdD, MA, CSE, CSES

The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is a professional organization for sexuality educators, sexuality counselors and sex therapists.

History and overview[edit]

AASECT was founded by Patricia Schiller in 1967.[1] AASECT publishes the peer-reviewed journals American Journal of Sexuality Education and the Journal of Sex Education and Therapy. They have also published a directory of sex therapists since 1976 and have initiated therapeutic options via phone and online.[2] AASECT is the largest organization that certifies sexual health practitioners.[3] AASECT offers certification of sexual health practitioners in four categories: sexuality educator, sex counselor, sex therapist (CST) and supervisor (CST-S).[4]

Notable people[edit]


Book Award[edit]

Professional Standard of Excellence Award[edit]

The winners of the award are:


  1. ^ Associated Press (May 19, 1976). Guide to sex therapists issued. The Phoenix
  2. ^ Feifer, Jason (June 15, 2004). Some Clients Too Ashamed or Uncomfortable for In-Person Therapy Are Getting Treatment for Sexual Problems Via Phone and Computer. The Washington Post
  3. ^ Mayo Clinic
  4. ^ "AASECT Certification". Archived from the original on 2012-01-02. Retrieved 2012-01-03.

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