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What clinicians are saying about Texas Sex Therapy Institute training:

“Becoming a Certified Sex Therapist has taken my career to the next level. Clients do their research. They know that when they come to see me, they will have a Sex Therapist who is competent and confident.”

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Texas Sex Therapy Institute is dedicated to providing accessible, quality Sex Therapy certification and training to mental health professionals and increasing competency, marketability and the ability to expand the scope of their practice.

We are dedicated to providing training based on real trends, case studies, and current sexual issues in society.

TSTI gives students practical skills in an experiential and interactive learning environment. Our courses are taught by contemporary instructors with fresh perspectives and current understandings of today’s sexual issues.

PREREQUISITES:

  • All applicants must hold or be in the process of obtaining at least a Master’s degree in a mental health-related field
  • All graduates of the program  must hold at least an intern-level license in a mental health-related field

Overview

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS PROVIDED FOR: Texas LPCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs.

Single-day CEU participation is now available!

Download TSTI- INFO SHEET 2019

FULL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

SEX THERAPY EDUCATION AND TRAINING

120 hours of Human Sexuality Education and Sex Therapy Training are required for certification. For Certification students, required books are included and provided. All others, suggested reading books can be purchased here.

SEX THERAPY SUPERVISION

50 hours of Sex Therapy supervision are required. Up to 25 hours may be Group Supervision. TSTI has approved supervisors available. (Offered for an additional fee.)

SEX THERAPY INTERNSHIP

250 hours of direct client contact with sex therapy cases- Must be completed while under the supervision of a TSTI-Approved Supervisor over the course of at least 12 months. (TSTI Internships may be available.)

SAR-SEXUAL ATTITUDE REASSESSMENT (April 6-7, 2019)

This 1.5-day class is meant to help challenge and reshape your current belief system regarding your own sexuality and the sexuality of your potential clients. This is a required class for Sex Therapy Certification. Learn more about our SAR Workshop. (Offered for an additional fee.) 12 CEUs are offered for this course.

Have questions? Want to know details about the Sex Therapy Certification Program? Want to chat with our team and others like you who are interested in getting into the Sex Therapy field? Speak to graduates of the program about what it is like to be a TSTI-Certified Sex Therapist.

The next Information Session will be held on: Friday, October 12, 2018 at 6:00pm-7:00pm at 1302 N. Shepherd Drive, 3rd Floor, Houston, TX 77008

Information Session RSVP- October 12, 2018

RSVP to the 2018 Information Session: Friday, October 12, 2018, 6:00pm-7:00pm, 1302 N. Shepherd Drive, 3rd Floor, Houston, TX 77008. Light refreshments provided.

School Calendar

2019 Program Dates:

(Certification Program Students-All days are Required)

April 6-7, 2019- Sexual Attitude Reassessment Workshop

February 22, 2019- (Virtual Class for Full Program Participants Only) History of Sexology

February 23, 2019- (Full Program Participants Only) C;ourse Orientation/Sexual and Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology

February 24, 2019- Theories and Methods of Sex-Related Therapy

March 23, 2019- Problematic Hypersexuality

April 27, 2019- Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities

May 18, 2019- Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships and Love

June 22, 2019- Marital Partnering and Family Dynamics

June 23, 2019- Sexually Transmitted Infections and Safer Sex Practices

July 27, 2019- Atypical Sexual Behavior

July 28, 2019- Substance Abuse and Sexuality

August 24, 2019- Sexual Assault and Abuse

September 21, 2019- Sexual Dysfunctions

September 22, 2019- Medical Factors that May Influence Sexuality

October 19, 2019- Dr. Viviana’s Guide to Treating Low Sexual Desire in Relationships

November 9, 2019- (Full Program Participants Only) Sex-Related Assessment and Diagnosis of Psychosexual Disorders

November 10, 2019- (Full Program Participants Only) Collaboration, Consultation, and Referral

Each class meets from 9am-5pm and participants receive 8 hours of Continuing Education per class day

Tuition & Fees

All payments may be made via Check (payable to Texas Sex Therapy Institute). Returned checks will incur a $25 fee. Unsettled accounts will result in withheld course credits/certificates of completion and be asked to leave the program.

FOR PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS:

Enrollment Deposit: $500
PLUS:
1 Payment: $6000 / Due Class 1
2 Payments: $3000 (plus installment fee of $25 / Due Class 1 and 6
Students must remain current on tuition payments or risk being asked to leave the program.
FOR SEXUAL ATTITUDE REASSESSMENT (SAR) PARTICIPANTS:
Full Payment:  due upon registration $425
Open to TSTI students and other mental health professionals
12 CEUs offered.
FOR SINGLE CLASS PARTICIPANTS:
Full Payment:  due upon registration $475
Open to Mental Health Professionals and Graduate-level students.
8 CEUs offered per class.

SAR Workshop Information

REGISTER HERE  for the  Sexual Attitude Re-Assessment (SAR) Workshop

This is a 1.5-day Workshop for a total of 12 credit hours:

Texas LPCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs will receive 12 CEU credits.

What is a Basic SAR?

The Sexual Attitude Reassessment workshop (SAR) is a process-oriented, structured group experience to promote participants’ awareness of their attitudes and values related to sexuality, and to assist them in understanding how these attitudes and values affect them professionally and personally. Since the primary purpose of a SAR is the examination of attitudes and values, it is not a traditional academic experience designed to disseminate cognitive information, nor is it psychotherapy directed toward the resolution of personal problems.

Many individuals educate or counsel in the area of human sexuality or wish to be trained in the discipline. It is crucial that people who deal with issues of human sexuality be aware of their own attitudes and understand how they may impact their work. Certification is an important part of practicing in the field of sexuality, and candidates most often satisfy this requirement by participation in a Sexual Attitude Reassessment Seminar (SAR).

Workshop Design

The Basic SAR is an intensive workshop experience that gives participants an opportunity to examine their own values, beliefs and attitudes on various issues in sexuality. Topics to be explored include, but are not limited to, developmental sexuality; sexual myths; masturbation; heterosexual, gay, lesbian and bisexual relationships; transgender; alternative relationships; BDSM; disability and aging.