Congratulations to Logan Levkoff (New York, N.Y), on becoming a AASECT-certified sexuality educator, and on publishing his first book: Third Base Ain't What it Used to Be: What your Kids are Learning about Sex Today - and How to Teach Them to be Sexually Healthy Adults. The book is being published by NAL/Penguin and will be in the stores this month.
Robert Dunlap (Beverly Hills, Calif.), Donald Dyson (Chester, Pa.), Sarah Kennedy (Exeter, N.H.), Justin Sitron (Chester, Pa.), Betsy Lindstrom (State College, Pa.), and Yvonne Fulbright (California, Md.) have become AASECT-certified sexuality educators. Twinet Parmer (Mt. Pleasant, Mich.), Lori Sequeria (Somerset, N.J.), Tamar Springer (Los Angeles, Calif.), Gail Forgrieve Schroeder (Oakland, N.J.), Norma Caruso (Richmond, Va.) and Erika Pluhar (Alpharetta, Ga.) have become AASECT-certified sex therapists.
Michael Metz (St. Paul, Minn.) and Barry McCarthy (Washington, D.C.) were the recipients of the SSTAR Consumer Book Award for their book: Coping with Erectile Dysfunction: How to Regain Confidence and Enjoy Great Sex.
The two-year post-graduate Sex Therapy Training Program at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, under the leadership of David Ribner (Jerusalem, Israel) was just approved by the AASECT Board of Directors for Special Program Accreditation Status (formerly known as "low doc"). Upon applying for certification as AASECT sex therapists, graduates of the program will need to show only their transcript (which will serve as evidence of completion of all SAR, didactic and clinical training and supervision requirements), letters of reference, agreement to abide by AASECT's ethics requirements, licensure in Israel, AASECT membership and application fee.
The AASECT Board of Directors approved Dug Lee (Seattle, Wash.) and Richard Sprott (Berkeley, Calif.) as members of the Contemporary Sexuality editorial team.
The AASECT Board of Directors approved Daniel Watter (Parsippany, N.J.) as chair of the new Diplomate Certification Committee, and Sandra Leiblum (Piscataway, N.J.) and Daniel Goldberg (Princeton, N.J.) as members of that committee.
The Board further approved Pamela Boyle (Holtsvile, N.Y.) and Lizzy Ehrmann (Marina, Calif.) as members of the Membership Steering Committee. Boyle is the representative of the Sexuality and Disability Special Interest Group, and Ehrmann is the chair of the Student Membership Committee.
The Board also approved the Mid Atlantic Region Membership Committee, chaired by Gretchen Fincke (Brookfield, Wis.). The committee now consists of the following volunteers: Jane Woody (Omaha, Neb.) representing Nebraska, Denise Stapley (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) representing Iowa, Ann Mayes (Greeneville, Tenn.) representing Tennessee, Theodore Coburn (Villa Ridge, Mo.) representing Missouri, Andrea Adams-Miller (Findlay, Ohio) representing Ohio, Jennifer Smitha Jaggers (Vilonia, Ark.) representing Arkansas, Margaret Goger (Wichita, Kan.) representing Kansas, Patti Hard (Lexington, Ky.) representing Kentucky, Terry Couwenhoven (Port Washington, Wis.) representing Wisconsin, Sallie Foley (Ann Arbor, Mich.) representing Michigan, Barbara Levinson (Houston, Texas) and Ruth Sherman (Houston, Texas) representing Texas, Necole Muhammad (Chicago, Ill.) representing Illinois, Kelly McBride (Bloomington, Ind.) representing Indiana, Dannette Mcintosh (Tulsa, Okla.) representing Oklahoma, lore dickey (Grand Forks, N.D.) representing North and South Dakota, John Lancaster (Killen, Ala.) representing Alabama, Noel Larson (St. Paul, Minn.) representing Minnesota, and Laura Mentch (Bozeman, Mont.) representing Montana.
The Western Region Membership Committee, chaired by Stephen Braveman (Monterey, Calif.), was approved as well, and consists of: Chris Reynolds (Anchorage, Alaska) representing Alaska, Neil Cannon (Denver, Colo.) representing Colorado, and Lori Buckley (Pasadena, Calif.), Stephanie Buehler (Irvine, Calif.), Starla Maderis (Sacramento, Calif. …