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Membership

AASECT Membership connects you with a powerful alliance of people who are dedicated to the advancement of the highest standards of professional practice.

This organization supports the advancement in the fields of sexuality education, counseling, and sex therapy, distinguishing itself as the leading resource for information in the field of human sexuality.

Take part in a global forum committed to exchanging ideas, addressing unique issues, challenges, trends and regulations. As a member, your involvement will not only enrich your career but also help to shape the future of AASECT and the sexuality profession.

Please note, Membership with AASECT does not imply professional expertise or competence as a sexuality educator, counselor or therapist, but it will link you to a passionate community. It’s also the first step to certification.

Member Benefits

To take advantage of these member benefits and discounts please email info@aasect.org for more information.

 

AASECT Listserv: This group offers direct access to connect with and learn from passionate professionals in your field! 

Directory Listing: Create your profile to connect with fellow AASECT members.

Getting Involved: Vote in AASECT elections and serve on committees and task forces to shape the evolution of the fields of sexual therapy, counseling and education.

AASECT Annual Conference: Get VIP pricing for our biggest event of the year. 

Academic Journal Discounts: AASECT members are entitled to 20% discounts on print subscriptions to the Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships JBSR and 30% discounts on electronic subscriptions. Exclusive discounts are also available for the following journals from Routledge/Taylor & Francis:

  • Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
  • The American Journal of Sexuality Education
  • The International Journal of Sexual Health
  • The International Journal of Transgenderism

To take advantage of these member benefits and discounts please email info@aasect.org for more information.

Membership Types

Professional Members - $220 / annually

Our most popular type of membership, Professional Members and eligible to pursue AASECT certification in accordance with the procedures and criteria adopted by the Board of Directors. Professional Members in good standing are eligible to serve on most committees and other functional bodies, vote in elections, and vote on other matters brought to the Board.

Early Career Professional Members - $160 / annually

For recent graduates, our Early Career Professional Membership is for those who were full time students within the past 3 years in undergraduate or graduate training at a recognized and accredited institution. Early Career Professionals are eligible to pursue AASECT certification in accordance with the procedures and criteria adopted by the Board of Directors. Early Career Professionals are required to upgrade to Professional Membership upon submission of an AASECT Certification Application.

AASECT reserves the right to and will randomly audit individuals registering for Early Career Professional Member status to verify eligibility. Individuals not meeting the criteria for Early Career Professional Membership status will either need to change membership types as appropriate and pay the difference in fees or have their membership with AASECT ended.

Supporting Members - $220 / annually

This membership is for individuals who support AASECT’s mission but are not eligible to pursue AASECT certification. Supporting Members in good standing are eligible to serve on most committees and other functional bodies, and to vote within these structures.

Supporting Members are entitled to vote for the Vice President of Membership and for Regional Representatives to the Membership Services Steering Committee, but not on any other elected positions, or on ratifications of the Bylaws. Supporting Members shall not be eligible to hold positions as Officers, as Directors, or as Chairs of Committees, nor vote in general elections.

Student Members - $100 / annually

Currently enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate training at a recognized and accredited educational institution? This is the membership for you. Student Members in good standing are eligible to serve on most committees and other functional bodies, and to vote within these structures.

Student Members are entitled to vote for the Vice President of Membership and Regional Representatives to the Membership Services Committee. Student Members shall not be eligible to hold positions as Officers, as Directors, or as Chairs of Committees, nor vote in general elections. AASECT reserves the right to and will randomly audit individuals registering for Student Member status to verify eligibility. Individuals not meeting the criteria for student status will either need to change membership types as appropriate and pay the difference in fees or have their membership with AASECT ended.

Retired Members - $125 / annually

Members who have achieved Professional Membership status can elect to apply for reduced dues if they are over 60 and employed in the field half time or less.

Supporting documentation may be required and retired membership status requests must be approved by the Executive Director. Please email info@aasect.org with your request.

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Membership Agreement: Those who join AASECT agree to uphold AASECT's Bylaws and Vision of Sexual Health and commit to putting the welfare of the consumer first. Read more

Membership and Certification: While working toward AASECT certification and prior to beginning Supervision, AASECT membership must be maintained at all times. After certification, AASECT membership must always be maintained to continue certification.

Payment Information: Annual payment must be in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. affiliated bank. Dues for members outside North America may be adjusted in accordance with economy rankings by the World Bank. Please contact the AASECT office for information on reduced rates under these circumstances.