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Changes to Certification Requirements Going Forward

Effective January 1, 2015, the 20 CE credits needed for certification renewal must be AASECT Approved or AASECT-sponsored CE credits.

Also starting January 1, 2015, the minimum number of hours for Sex Therapist Supervision certification will be increased from 250 to 300 AASECT supervised hours. It will be required that the supervision process take place over a minimum of 12 - 18 months.

Supervision for Sexuality Counselor will take place over a minimum of 12 - 18 months.

Supervision for Sexuality Educators will take place over a minimum of 12 months.

New Certification Available: Sexuality Educator Consultant

AASECT is pleased to announce the introduction of a new Certification, Sexuality Educator Consultant. Since this is a new certification category, for a limited time of one (1) year, qualified AASECT Certified Sexuality Educators, with a minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in a supervisory role for educators, will be able to apply for the Sexuality Educator Consultant Certification under Temporary Grand-parenting Requirements.

New Certification Available: Sexuality Counselor Supervisor

AASECT is pleased to announce the introduction of a new Certification, Sexuality Counselor Supervisor. Since this is a new certification category, for a limited time of one (1) year, qualified AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselors, with a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in a supervisory role for counselors, will be able to apply for the Sexuality Counselor Supervisor Certification under Temporary Grandparenting Requirements.

Women’s Masturbation: "It's Nasty!"

Since I'm asked to speak at colleges about sex, I've become aware of the ways that today's young adults are different from those that came before.

This is the first generation whose view of the world has been shaped by videos that last for less than a minute. They consume massive amounts of information, but usually in short bursts that are between five and 250 words. They have seen porn on their laptops and phones since middle school, and they can't remember a time when couples didn't text or sext. The quality of the camera on their phones is more important than the sound. (Casual sex? No big deal. Some do, some don't.)

So I spent the past year trying to create a unique new talk that would capture the attention of today's college students who are used to texting and checking social media during lectures and presentations. With Wikipedia at their fingertips, I figured the last thing today's students would want to hear from me are the basics about sex.

And then it happened...

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