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The AASECT Annual Awards spotlights the leaders in the field of sexuality who are raising the bar for educators, counselors and therapists everywhere. 2023 Nominations are Now Open -- Learn More >>
Professional Standard of Excellence Award for service to the field of sexuality by a professional.
This award is presented to a member or non-member of AASECT who has worked extensively to represent or advance the field of human sexuality through activities including, but not limited to, clinical programs or other original clinical contributions; the development and implementation of sexuality education curriculum; scientific research; and art, print, radio, television or internet media contributions. The recipient of this Award will be an individual who is recognized by his/her peers as a competent and accomplished colleague, an expert in his/her field, and an exemplary bearer of the standards of professional and personal ethics as well as the standard of excellence in achievement.
Distinguished Service to AASECT Award for service to the organization
This award is presented to an AASECT member in good standing who is certified in at least one area and has worked to promote the mission of AASECT, advocating for sexual health through the development and advancement of sexuality education, counseling or therapy. This individual will have served the organization through activities including, but not limited to, recruitment of new members; presentation of a paper or workshop at AASECT meetings; serving on the Board of Directors, a committee or task force; developing publications for or about the organization; assistance in the development of AASECT policy; and representation of AASECT in the public sector.
Humanitarian Award for service to the field of sexuality by a private citizen
This award is presented to an individual or group who has contributed to the field of human sexuality through some private endeavor, charitable event(s), public awareness campaign, sex-positive educational offering, or political platform and who has received national and/or international recognition for the contribution.
Sexuality Educator Award
This award is presented to a current AASECT certified sexuality educator. This award recognizes individuals who have made long standing contributions, outstanding achievements, or otherwise had a major impact in one or more areas of sexuality education. These areas of impact may include, but are not limited to, teaching in the community, teaching in higher education, raising public awareness of sexual issues, or public advocacy / lobbying policy-makers.
AASECT Audiovisual Award
This award is for the producer(s) of a film, video, or DVD that makes a significant contribution to AASECT’s vision of sexual health and to the clinical and educational standards of the field. The nominated audiovisual can be developed for a professional audience or for a general audience.
AASECT Book Awards
These awards are presented to the author(s) of books that makes a significant contribution to AASECTs vision of sexual health and to the clinical and educational standards of the field.
AASECT Podcast Award
This award is for the creators of a Podcast that makes a significant contribution to AASECTs vision of sexual wellbeing, education, and which elevates the standards of the field.
AASECT Award for Integrative Approaches to Sex Therapy
This award is for creative applications of an integrative and interactive approach to sexual issues in clinical work with individuals, couples, groups, and/or supervisees of all ages, genders and other diversities. This award may be considered for any practical or theoretical body of work, including (but not limited to) trainings, retreats, online courses, videos or a published paper or book. Nominees should be AASECT Certified sex therapists or sexuality counselors who have demonstrated a clinical consciousness that is multidimensional: inclusive of some combination of physical, emotional, cognitive and/or spiritual dimensions of sexual experience, along with relational and/or social contexts.
AASECT Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This award is presented to a current AASECT Certified educator, counselor, or therapist. This award recognizes individuals who have made contributions, outstanding achievements, or otherwise had a major impact in one or more areas of the US sexuality field in service to equity. These areas of impact may include, but are not limited to, teaching in the community, teaching in higher education, raising public awareness of sexuality issues, or public advocacy / lobbying policy-makers.