American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists

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American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
HeadquartersChicago, Illinois
  • United States
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 (/ˈsɛkt/ AY-sekt[1]) was founded by Patricia Schiller in 1967.[2] 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.[3] AASECT is the largest organization that certifies sexual health practitioners.[4] AASECT offers certification of sexual health practitioners in four categories: sexuality educator, sex counselor, sex therapist (CST) and supervisor (CST-S).[5]

Notable people[edit]


Book Award[edit]

Professional Standard of Excellence Award[edit]

The winners of the award are:


  1. ^ "AASECT 50th Anniversary on Vimeo". Vimeo. February 7, 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2023.
  2. ^ Associated Press (May 19, 1976). Guide to sex therapists issued. The Phoenix
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ Mayo Clinic
  5. ^ "AASECT Certification". Archived from the original on 2012-01-02. Retrieved 2012-01-03.

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