Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians

Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians

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The Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships (JBSR) is devoted to addressing the epistemological, ontological, and social construction of sexual expression and relationships of persons within the African diaspora. 
To learn more, visit the journal's editorial website or the JBSR subscription page.

ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
  • Discounts on conferences
  • Exclusive offers throughout the year
  • A one year subscription to the association's official journal, the Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships

THE MISSION OF THE ABSC

The Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians promotes the sexual health of individuals, couples, families, and communities by advocating for culturally sensitive research, informed clinical practice, and culturally sensitive educational curricula. The organization seeks to foster ongoing dialogue in an effort to reduce and or prevent adverse sexual health outcomes. As a welcoming and affirming organization, we advocate for sexual, racial, and gender equality.

VISION
The Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians will change or enhance the way you think about intersectionality. In addition, we strive to offer research, clinical, and educational opportunities that revolve around sexuality and race. We seek to empower our community by engaging, informing, dialoguing, learning and collaborating about sexual health issues.

PROJECTED ORGANIZATIONAL OUTCOMES

  • Build and sustain Black professional community involvement in the field of human sexuality and mental health.
  • Engage in ongoing formal and informal dialogue about social and sexual health issues that affect persons of African descent and those who serve this unique population.
  • Develop and support prevention, educational, and clinical response systems that reduce the prevalence of sexual health disparities.
  • Create regional, national, and international linkages for members.
  • Serve as a resource for research, educational, and clinical mental health initiatives.
To learn more, visit the ABSC's website.

Society Benefits

  • Discounts on conferences
  • Exclusive offers throughout the year
  • A one year subscription to the association's official journal, the Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships

Announcements

The 2019 Spring Roundtable/Panel Series, "Black Americana IV: Exploring the Condition of Possibility" is scheduled for April 26-30 At the Emerald Beach Resort in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information visit the ABSC website.

The third annual International Lecture Series conference is scheduled for October 23-17, 2019 in Havana, Cuba. For more information, download a flyer on the "Resources" tab or visit the ABSC website.

Society Officers

Affiliated Journals

The Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships is devoted to addressing the epistemological, ontological, and social construction of sexual expression and relationships of persons within the African diaspora. The journal seeks to take into account the transhistorical substrates that subsume behavioral, affective, and cognitive functioning of persons of African descent as well as those who educate or clinically serve this important population. Quantitative, qualitative, and conceptual, articles, book reviews, and letters to the editor address various cultural substrates (e.g., age, race, gender, sexual orientation/identities, ability, spirituality, etc.) that intersect or weave themselves in/out of sexual expression, romantic relationships, and/or friendships. Interdisciplinary in nature, the journal includes perspectives from a variety of fields including psychology, sociology, education, psychiatry, human development, social work, social policy, and anthropology.

Membership in the ABSC includes a subscription to the journal.