Hiking with Summer Institute Chair, Doug Braun-Harvey

Hiking with Summer Institute Chair, Doug Braun-Harvey


The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT) has a long-held tradition of conducting a very special event each summer called The Summer Institute.  In my mind, there are three things that make the event an extraordinarily special learning event for clinicians.

1.  The interesting nature of the topic which changes each year.  2.  The fact that space is limited to only 50 participants.  3.  The faculty is generally an “all-star” team that was carefully chosen, and this year is no exception.  This is a faculty I am very honored to be associated with.

This year’s event will be hosted by the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.  For obvious reasons the event sells out each year.  Registration will re-open on July 18, 2016 for a few student clinicians so this is a great opportunity to learn from some of the best.

Revisiting ‘Sexual Addiction’: Transformative Ways of Addressing Out of Control Sexual Behavior is designed to help educators and clinicians define out of control sexual behavior using current empirical evidence and evaluate treatment models and tools consistent with this evidence.



Doug Braun-Harvey, MFT, CGP, CST 
Co-director of the 2016 Summer Institute, co-author of Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction

Neil Cannon, PhD, LMFT, CST, CSTS 
Published author, professional speaker, supervisor, mentor and nationally recognized expert on sex, intimacy and relationships

Ruth Cohn, LMFT, CST 
Author of Coming Home to Passion: Restoring Loving Sexuality After Childhood Trauma

Eli Coleman, PhD, CST, CSTS
Director of The University of Minnesota Program in Human Sexuality and Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Joe Kort, PhD, MSW, MA, CST, CSTS
Psychotherapist, coach and author of Is My Husband, Gay, Straight or Bi: A Guide for Women Concerned About Their Men

David Ley, PhD
Clinical psychologist and author of The Myth of Sex Addiction

Nicole  Prause, PhD
Research Faculty, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Rory Reid, PhD, LCSW
Scholar and practitioner specializing in hypersexual behavior, pornography problems, gambling disorders, adult ADHD, depression, anxiety and marital distress, one of the authors revising the DSM IV

Dalychia Saah and Rafaella Smith-Fiallo
Community educators and Afro-sexology founders. Will be on a panel on relationship between sex positivity and  personal and political freedom

Susan Stiritz, MBA, MSW, PhD, CSE, CSES
Co-director of the 2016 Summer Institute, Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Sexual Health and Education Specialization at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Michael A. Vigorito, LMFT, LCPC, CGP
Co-author of Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction



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