The American Association

of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT)

Founded in 1967, The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary professional organization with more than 2,000 members worldwide. AASECT members include physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, clergy members, lawyers, sociologists, marriage and family therapists, family planning specialists and researchers, as well as students in relevant professional disciplines. Our members share an interest in promoting an understanding of human sexuality and healthy sexual behavior.

Dr. Neil Cannon

  • Colorado Section Leader: 2007 to Present
  • Chair, Ethics Advisory Committee (EAC): Term July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016
  • Annual Conference Committee Member, 2017-2018
  • AASECT Certified Sex Therapist & Supervisor of Sex Therapy


In addition to many national and international events, we have an amazing series of local educational workshops that I organize and moderate.  Each workshop qualifies for 1 AASECT CE, and 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour of “Independent Learning” for DORA. The workshops are for members only and invited guests.  If you are mental health professional or educator interested in learning more, please let me know and I will be more than happy to help you.  If you have recently joined AASECT and are not yet on the local distribution list, please send me an e-mail.


In 2018, the schedule for local luncheon/workshops are February 5, April 9, August 6, October 1 and December 3rd.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES:  Each year, AASECT holds an international conference for professionals that is open to members and non-members alike.  For the first time in decades, the annual conference will be in Denver from June 14 to June 17, 2018.

For more information about education, supervision, or getting started as a sex therapist, please contact Dr. Neil Cannon.

Important links related to Awards, scholarships and volunteer opportunities:


The Sexuality : Diversity Matters Scholarship program provides pro-bono supervision for those pursuing AASECT certification as a sex therapist.  The award is for sex therapy supervision and was founded by Dr. Neil Cannon, Dr. Joe Kort, Dan Maloney and Eliza Boquin.  The purpose of the scholarship is to support People of Color and the communities they serve.

The winner of the scholarship receives 25 hours of individual supervision from Dr. Joe Kort and one other AASECT Certified Supervisor, who we carefully select to match up with your interests.  The winner also receives 25 hours of group supervision from me.   This is a “full ride” scholarship that meets AASECT’s requirements for the supervision portion of sex therapy certification requirements.

Please apply by no later than September 1st of each year for the following year.  To apply, please contact Dan Maloney, LCSW & AASECT Certified Sex Therapist.



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