Professional Education in Sexology Committee (2021-2025)

The “Professional Education in Sexology” Sub-Committee focuses on issues related to professional education in sexology. It was established in September 2018 by the WAS Advisory Council with the support of the Sexuality Education Committee.

The Professional Education in Sexology Sub-Committee is tasked with providing advice and support of educators in professional sexology education in the following areas:

  • Basic sexology;
  • Sexological counselling/sex therapy/clinical psycho-sexology; and
  • Medical sexology/sexual medicine.


The Professional Education in Sexology Sub-Committee will be responsible for:

  • Monitoring of WAS educational activities;
  • Provision of technical advice and assistance to educators of professional sexology; and
  • Develop and monitor International Standards of Practice in Professional Education of Sexology.


Chair: Elsa Almas (Norway)

Vice-Chair: Leiszle Lapping-Carr (United States)


Osmar Matsui

Meet The Committee

Elsa Almas

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Leiszle Lapping-Carr

Dr. Lapping-Carr received her PhD from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2018. She completed postdoctoral training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, where she is currently on faculty and serves as the Director of the Sexual and Relationship Health Program. Dr. Lapping-Carr's clinical and research interests focus on sexual and relationship health during the perinatal period, particularly for sexual and gender minorities.

Osmar Matsui

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Past Members 2017-2021

Co-Chairs: Elsa Almås (Norway) and Christopher Fox (Australia)

Osmo Kontula (Finland)
Cristina Tania Fridman (Argentina)
Alain Giami (France)
Patricia Pascoal (Portugal)
Patti Britton (United States)