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What clinicians are saying about National 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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National Sex Therapy Institute (formerly 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.

NSTI 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.

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 NSTI-Approved Supervisor over the course of at least 12 months. (TSTI Internships may be available.)

SAR-SEXUAL ATTITUDE REASSESSMENT (March 13-14, 2021 – Virtual)

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. (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 January 4th, 2021 at 7:00 PM CST. 

Tune in to Dr. Viviana’s Instagram live (@doctorviviana) for an opportunity to learn more about the program.

Program Calendar

 

2021 PROGRAM DATES

 


NOTE: All classes will be virtual, with some being asynchronous (pre-recorded lectures accessed on your own time) and others being live video lectures. Some classes may swap dates to accommodate guest speakers. Please contact our Program Director for finalized dates. Email: tstiprogramassistant@gmail.com


 

February 1, 2021 – (asynchronous) History of Sexology | Anatomy

February 27-28, 2021 – Theories | Atypical Sexual Behavior

March 1, 2021 – (asynchronous) STDs & STIs

March 13-14, 2021 – VIRTUAL SEXUAL ATTITUDE REASSESSMENT WORKSHOP. 12 CEUs awarded.

March 27-28, 2021 Orientation/Gender | Problematic Hypersexuality

April 1, 2021 – (asynchronous) – Low-Desire | Sexual Dysfunctions

April 23-24, 2021 –  Sexual Assault and Abuse | Medical Factors

May 1, 2021 – (asynchronous) Collaboration, Consultation, and Referral | Interpersonal Dynamics and Love

May 29-30, 2021 – Partnering and Family Dynamics / Poly | Final Presentations

**Each live video lecture class meets from 10am-6pm CST. Participants receive 8 CEUs per class day. All days are required. 

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: $150

Tuition: $5000 / Due Class 1

Students must remain current on tuition payments or risk being asked to leave the program.

**Enrollment Deposit goes toward tuition amount. Payment plans are available upon request. 

FOR SEXUAL ATTITUDE REASSESSMENT (SAR) PARTICIPANTS:

Full payment: due upon registration $425

Open to TSTI students and other mental health professionals 12 CEUs offered.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Application Deadline: January 25, 2021

Enrollment Agreement and Deposit Due: January 25, 2021

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.