PROMOTION & MEMBERSHIP
Committee Leader: Tanisha James, LCSW, LCAS, CCS-I
The Promotion & Membership Committee is responsible for membership-related issues or special projects that require discussion, research, and recommendations for association membership business which includes building ACSSW membership, membership dues, social media and website content, and the promotion of ACSSW in the counseling field and larger mental health profession. The committee:
Promotes the benefits of ACSSW membership
Identifies issues important to members
Evaluates current and potential products and services
Works to enhance the value of ACSSW membership
Investigates equitable due structures
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Committee Leader: Angela Schubert, PhD, LPC, LMHC
The Education & Training Committee shall develop, implement, and report on educational programs for ACSSW which include webinars, seminars, basic, intermediate, and advanced sessions, or special projects. The committee:
Supports the ACSSW mission
Ensures educational programming sponsored by ACSSW adheres to the mission and vision of the association
Will develop clinical certifications for licensed counselors potentially to include Counseling Sexologist, Sexual Wellness Counselor, and Sexual Wellness Educator
Research & Scholarship
RESEARCH & SCHOLARSHIP
Committee Leader: Amber Pope, PhD
The Research & Scholarship Committee shall set overall policy, provide guidance, plan development, and encourage excellence of research and scholarship in sexuality as it relates to the counseling profession.
The Counselor Competencies Sub-Committee will develop a working list of minimal competencies in the area of human sexuality that professional counselors should be expected to demonstrate as part of their independent practice.
The Journal of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness: Research Practice, and Education (JCSSW; ISSN: 2577-1299) is dedicated to publishing high quality peer-reviewed research in the field of human sexuality and counseling. The journal will publish two issues a year starting in Spring 2019.
SOCIAL JUSTICE & ADVOCACY
Committee Co-Leaders: Debra Perez, PhD, LPCC, BCTP-II, SCPG, and Jeff Strozier, PhD, LCPC
The Social Justice & Advocacy Committee is responsible for providing organization leadership related to issues of social justice as it pertains to sexuality and sexual wellness. This committee is responsible for providing leadership in ACSSW related to advocating for issues of sexuality both within the counseling profession and the wider communities.
Shall monitor current and upcoming social justice issues related to concerns of discrimination based on sexuality.
Shall initiate action providing support for sexually minoritized groups who experience discrimination.