Dr. Shannon Chavez – Upcoming Events

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Speaking Engagements

Sex Education Programs


Contact Dr. Chavez for dates and other information. (323) 920-WISE

23rd Congress for the World Association for Sexual Health
May 28 – May 31 all-day

Dr. Chavez and her colleague Estefania Simich will be presenting at the 23rd Congress for WAS in Prague, Czech Republic. They will be presenting on Sexual Health Treatment for Muslim Women. The WAS Congress is May 28-31, 2017.

Since 1978, WAS has been the pre-eminent global organization concerned with sexual health and rights. Our membership represents thousands of experienced as well as trainee sexologists from a variety of disciplines. With biennial congresses held in different regions of the world, WAS has facilitated sexual health through education, health promotion and networking for over three decades. In the recent years, WAS constituency has also become involved in advocating changes in public policy to recognize sexual health and rights as key ingredients in overall health and social justice. Financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments has sustained this work around the world.

WAS works to promote sexual health for all. Sexual health is a goal not only for the clinicians. It is the common goal of many disciplines. Sexuality education is meant to foster human development and facilitate sexually healthy lives for people at all stages of the life cycle. Interventions in clinical sexology have the goal of promoting, maintaining and restoring sexual health. Sex research is involved in the creation of evidence-based knowledge that supports others to attain and maintain sexual health.

49th Annual AASECT Conference
Jun 15 – Jun 18 all-day

The 49th AASECT Annual Conference, June 15 – 18, 2017

The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) will host its 49th Annual Conference June 15 – 18, 2017 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. It is AASECT’s 50th Anniversary. This year’s theme is  Honoring Our Past, Celebrating the Present and Envisioning Our Future, seeks to reflect on and honor the roots of the organization’s family tree, while also nurturing the collective and continued development.

Dr. Shannon Chavez will be presenting this year with her colleague Liz Dubé. The topic is on how sex therapists can address their personal sexual concerns and how it impacts our work. The presentation will be Saturday, June 17th at 4:15pm. Hope to see you there!

AASECT is devoted to the promotion of sexual health by the development and advancement of the fields of sexual therapy, counseling and education. AASECT’s mission is the advancement of the highest standards of professional practice for educators, counselors and therapists. The AASECT Annual Conference averages 600+ conference attendees from around the world in disciplines such as sexuality education, counseling, therapy, social work, psychology, sociology, nursing, medicine and more. The conference attracts physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, allied health professionals, clergy members, lawyers, sociologists, marriage and family counselors and therapists, family planning specialists and researchers, as well as students in various relevant professional disciplines – all sharing an interest in promoting understanding of human sexuality and healthy sexual behavior. The latest clinical techniques, research applications and educational approaches in the field of sexual science are featured each year.