American College of Sexologists International

The American College of Sexologists as an International is a professional association that was incorporated in the State of California on June 9th, 1978 for the purpose of providing professional standards for the training and certification of Sex Educators and Sexologists. In addition, ACS seeks to address the development of the discipline of sexology worldwide. Defining the scope of sexology to include a broad range of sexuality professionals, including clinical sexologists, sex educators, sex researchers, sexological bodyworkers and appraisers of erotology material.

American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists

The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary professional organization. In addition to sexuality educators, sex counselors, and sex therapists, AASECT members include 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 relevant professional disciplines.  These individuals share an interest in promoting understanding of human sexuality and healthy sexual behavior. Dr. Ava is an AASECT Certified Sex Counselor.

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

Dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about sexuality, the SSSS was founded in 1957 to encourage the rigorous systematic study of sexuality. More than 1,000 individuals hold membership in this non-profit professional membership organization.  The strength of the Society is the range of disciplines represented by its members, conference participants, and journal authors.  Membership includes anthropologists, biologists, educators, historians, nurses, physicians, psychologists, sociologists, theologians, therapists, and many other disciplines.

With a strong commitment to “the next generation” through the support of a vigorous student membership program, a broad range of committee activity provides numerous opportunities for the involvement of members in the work of the Society.  The Society’s award program recognizes professional excellence, public service and service to The Society.  Dr. Ava is a current SSSS member.

Screen Actors Guild – The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA)

SAG-AFTRA represents more than 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcasters journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.

International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs

With over 80,000 international members, IWWHS is one of the largest membership organizations worldwide. Members can increase their exposure and establish solid long-lasting partnerships.  By joining, thousands of networking partners are able to cultivate business relationships as their strategy for success.  Their slogan is, “It’s not what you know…It’s who you know.”   Dr. Ava became a member of International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs in 1996.


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