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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 Books Bookshelfs


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

Audiovisual Conference


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.

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Committee Leader: Christina McGrath-Fair, PhD, LMHC

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.

The committee:

  • 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.

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