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Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Registration and Information
Registration and Information: Grand Ballroom Foyer
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Pre-conference Workshops (additional fees apply)
Thursday, June 14th, 2018
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Registration and Information
Registration and Information: Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Pre-conference Workshops (additional fees apply)
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch Break (on your own)
Explore the many dining options near the Sheraton Denver Downtown! To view an interactive map of options near the hotel, please click 'Hotel' in the navigation bar at the top of this page.
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Pre-conference Workshops (additional fees apply)
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM: Exhibits Open
Join us in the Grand Ballrom and network with exhibitors and sponsors!
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Students' and First Timers' Meet & Greet
Students and first-time conference attendees are invited to join us for a meet & greet to kick off the conference!
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Volunteer Check-in & Orientation
Conference volunteer orientation
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Meet & Greet for People Seeking AASECT Supervisors
Are you looking for a supervisor for AASECT Certification? Are you an AASECT Certified Supervisor looking to take on more supervisees? If so, come to our meet & mingle and get linked up! Led by Sally Valentine, PhD, FAACS, LCSW, CST, CSTS
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM: 2018 Annual Conference Kick-off & Engaging Diversity Opening Plenary (1.5 CE)
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Welcome Reception and Poster Session
Join us for poster presentations and the 2018 Welcome Reception sponsored by Adam & Eve!
Friday, June 15th, 2018
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Registration and Information
Registration and Information: Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Tantric Meditation
The morning Tantra meditation will include a guided Chakra meditation that will assist in clearing and opening the energy centers, followed by tantric practices of eye gazing, breath work and heart connection. Led by Sally Valentine, PhD, LCSW, CST, CSTS
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakfast (on your own)
Explore the many dining options near the Sheraton Denver Downtown! To view an interactive map of options near the hotel, please click 'Hotel' in the navigation bar at the top of this page.
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM: Exhibits Open
Join us in the Grand Ballrom and network with exhibitors and sponsors!
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM: Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings
Join us for the following SIG meetings: Alt Sex; Medical Sexology; Military & Sexuality; People of Color; Sexuality & Aging; Trans; Sexuality & Disability; and Tantra.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: General Plenary (1.5 CE)
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM: 1 Hour Concurrent Sessions (1 CE)
Session Moderator: June La Valleur, MD, FACOG, CSC
Session Moderator: Elise Sanchez, PsyD
Session Moderator: Elizabeth Harrison, LCSW, CST
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch Break (on your own)
Explore the many dining options near the Sheraton Denver Downtown! To view an interactive map of options near the hotel, please click 'Hotel' in the navigation bar at the top of this page.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: 1 Hour Concurrent Sessions (1 CE)
Session Moderator: Chris F. Fariello PhD, MA, LMFT, CST, CSE, CSTS
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Original Research Session (1 CE total/three 15 minute sessions with 10 minute Q&A)
Presenter(s)
Session Moderator: Jeshana Avent-Johnson, PsyD
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM: 1.5 Hour Concurrent Sessions (1.5 CE)
Session Moderator: Deb Azorsky, MA, LPC, CST
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Whipple Plenary (1.5 CE)
Session Moderator: Jayleen Galarza, PhD, LCSW, MEd, CST & Juan Camarena, PhD, LMFT, LPCC, CS
5:45 PM - 6:15 PM: AASECT Business Meeting
Join your colleagues for the AASECT Annual Business Meeting. Members will have an opportunity to review past, present and future policies and programs and ask questions to AASECT leadership, Open to all members.
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Brainstorming Session
Envisioning a DEI-centered AASECT - AASECT's vision for sexual health is to affirm the fundamental value of sexuality and advance the highest standards of professional practice for educators, counselors, and therapists. How can AASECT best achieve this vision for ALL people? Specifically, what must AASECT consider as the organization works toward a vision of inclusivity? What actions are necessary for the organization to demonstrate that it affirms the fundamental value of sexuality for ALL bodies, and that advancing the highest standards of professional practice includes an intentional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in sexual health practice? Join us for an open brainstorming session facilitated by members of AASECT's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee as we develop initial ideas that will serve as a foundation for a new vision with DEI-centered goals and objectives for AASECT.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Taste of Kink
The AASECT AltSex Special Interest Group and National Coalition for Sexual Freedom have teamed up to bring you a live sex demonstration of 7-8 kink practices. These will be demonstrated by members of the local kink communities and will show not only paraphernalia and technique, but the process of contracting and consent, the technical aspects of play, and aftercare. AASECT members will have some opportunity to sample if they wish, and Q&A will be provided at each station. 3 CE, Limit 120 participants. Registration fee: $125.00
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Bedpost Confessions
BedPost Confessions merges entertainment, ethics, and education while exploring sex and sexuality through the lenses of humor and vulnerability (without sparing any racy details). Four performers will tell stories & read audience members' anonymous confessions from the stage. Rarely are we given the chance to express our deepest secrets and desires in a safe and caring container. Although there are many outstanding private therapy and educational workshops that support sexual health, what is missing is a community-based, readily accessible resource focused on raising the bar of our sexual awareness and expression through story telling. This event aims to fill that gap! Everyone is welcomed to come as they are, moving forward as the dignified and creative sexual beings that we are! 3 CE, Registration fee: included in conference registration .
Saturday, June 16th, 2018
7:00 AM - 4:00 AM: Registration and Information
Registration and Information: Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Tantric Meditation
The morning Tantra meditation will be an active, dynamic meditation inspired by Osho. Join us as we free our busy minds with shaking, dancing and dropping into a deep sense of calm, release and relaxation. Led by Sally Valentine, PhD, LCSW, CST, CSTS
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakfast (on your own)
Explore the many dining options near the Sheraton Denver Downtown! To view an interactive map of options near the hotel, please click 'Hotel' in the navigation bar at the top of this page.
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM: Exhibits Open
Join us in the Grand Ballrom and network with exhibitors and sponsors!
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Providing Training and AASECT Continuing Education (CE) Credits
This session will walk participants through the application process for becoming an AASECT CE Provider. It will cover the different range of categories that people can apply for, as well as single events. It will help participants understand the differences in the categories, as well as understand which level of providership is right for their work. The session will give participants an opportunity to ask general questions, as well as questions that are specific to their organization or practice. The session will allow participants to start work on their application during the session with the hands-on support of the session presenters. Special attention will be given to the known areas of the applications that are more challenging for new CE Provider applicants, as well as the rules that potential CE Providers need to be aware of and follow. Led by Prem Pahwa, LCSW, CST.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: AASECT Certification Meeting
Join members of the AASECT Certification Steering Committee as they discuss AASECT Certification requirements. Application procedures, supervision and time for general questions and answers will set the agenda. Led by Sally Valentine, PhD, LCSW, CST, CSTS; Sally Valentine, PhD, LCSW, CST, CSTS; Gretchen Fincke, LCSW, CST, CSTS; Francie Stone, PsyD, CST, CSTS; Eli Green, CSE
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM: Schiller Plenary (1.5 CE)
Presenter(s)
Session Moderator: Jayleen Galarza, PhD, LCSW, MEd, CST & Juan Camarena, PhD, LMFT, LPCC, CS
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: 1 Hour Concurrent Sessions (1 CE)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Original Research Session (1 CE total/three 15 minute sessions with 10 minute Q&A)
Session Moderator: Elise Sanchez, PsyD
Session Moderator: Elise Sanchez, PsyD
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM: Awards Luncheon Plenary (1 CE)
Presenter(s)
Session Moderator: Jayleen Galarza, PhD, LCSW, MEd, CST & Juan Camarena, PhD, LMFT, LPCC, CS
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM: 1.5 Hour Concurrent Sessions (1.5 CE)
Session Moderator: Lauren Casalino, MA, LPC
Session Moderator: Suzanne E. Rapley, PhD, DST, CSTS
Session Moderator: Francie L. Stone, PsyD, CST, CSTS
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM: 1.5 Hour Concurrent Sessions (1.5 CE)
Session Moderator: Deb Azorsky, MA, LPC, CST
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Recruiting New Members for the Certified Sexuality Educators (CSE) Specialty: Are We Looking in the Right Places?
Join the conversation as we examine current practices of targeting populations that may be interested in becoming a certified sexuality educator. Discussions around what is an "educator" along with the types of populations we should be exploring will be discussed. Additionally, examining the certification process along with becoming a CSES will be explored. Led by: Betsy Cairo, PhD, CSE, CSES
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Mentoring Meet & Greet
Are you interested in getting involved with AASECT's Mentoring Program? We are in need of new Mentors! Join us for a meet & greet, learn more about the program & get connected with a mentor or mentee!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Regional Meetings
Connect with AASECT members in your region!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Dinner (on your own)
Explore the many dining options near the Sheraton Denver Downtown! To view an interactive map of options near the hotel, please click 'Hotel' in the navigation bar at the top of this page.
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM: A Kink in the Cure
Imagine a live performance piece similar to The Vagina Monologues, but about people with experiences in BDSM (kink). The material was created through the composite testimonial of over 100 people and then assembled into the presented format. The piece includes both an outline of the uncomfortable truth of sexual abuse and violence that exists in our culture; and ways in which kink has been both a barrier and benefit to folks in addressing the resulting shame and trauma of those experiences. This is an ethnographic, multi-media, creative-nonfiction performance centered in the world of Kink and BDSM. These are the stories of people who have a history of sexual abuse or trauma and how BDSM has impacted their healing process. Following the performance, there will be a talkback with the audience on BDSM, Kink and Poly topics. 2 CE, Registration fee: included in conference registration.
Sunday, June 17th, 2018
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Registration and Information
Registration and Information: Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakfast (on your own)
Explore the many dining options near the Sheraton Denver Downtown! To view an interactive map of options near the hotel, please click 'Hotel' in the navigation bar at the top of this page.
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM: 1.5 Hour Concurrent Sessions (1.5 CE)
Presenter(s)
Session Moderator: Jennifer Lucas-Brown LPC, CST
Session Moderator: Jennifer Glick, MA, MSC, LMFT, CST
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM: 1 Hour Concurrent Sessions (1 CE)
Presenter(s)
Session Moderator: Lauren Casalino, MA, LPC
Session Moderator: June La Valleur, MD, FACOG, CSC
Session Moderator: Charlie Huntington
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM: Original Research Session (1 CE total/three 15 minute sessions with 10 minute Q&A)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: 1 Hour Concurrent Sessions (1 CE)
Session Moderator: Janelle Washburne, LCSW, LMFT, CST
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM: Closing and Looking Ahead to 2019
A look ahead to the 2019 Annual Conference.