The Certified Sex Therapist Program has an extensive curriculum that offers a collection of courses, lectures and supervision that prepare you for a successful practice in the filed of sex therapy and sex education. Each course includes a combination of narrated video presentations, assignment instructional videos, training videos, instructional audios, eBooks and final assessments, to help review what you have learned. Students will also obtain a dual Certification in Kink Aware Therapy as all our courses address LGBTQ+ and sexual outsider relationships.
The objective of this program is to provide students with the sexual knowledge, education and pleasure enhancement skills they need to be masterful lovers, therapists, and sex educators. Graduates may create workshops, lectures and seminars utilizing the slides from the courses, as long as they give credit to Loveology University and IACCCE. Other sexpert opportunities include writing blogs and books, hosting podcasts and becoming a media sexpert or even inventing sexual products. With this expansive, comprehensive knowledge on sexuality, Certified Sex Therapists (Master Sexperts) will be expand their sexual horizons and be able to help others eroticize their intimate lives, for more sexual satisfaction.
|Course Number||Course Name||Course Description||Contact Hours|
|SEX 300||Anthropology of Sexuality and the Family Model||This course is an introduction to human sexuality from a biocultural perspective with emphases on sexual diversity and pluralism and psychosexual evolution. It traces the evolution of human sociosexual behavior, including human sexual physiology, pre-productive strategies; contemporary courtship, mating and marital patterns; gender differences in the brain and behavior; and sexual and social emotions.||5|
|SEX 301||Anthropology of Sexuality: The role of culture and society in sexual values and behaviors||This course explores human sexuality from the perspective of different cultures throughout the world. Among other topics, the course will address the psychobiocultural dimensions and implications of attraction, fidelity sex techniques, gender, incest, homosexuality and transsexuality and sexually transmitted diseases.||10|
|SEX302||Critical Analysis and Practice of Research in Clinical Sexology||This course explores clinical research (including research basics, statistical methods, data collection, and study design) in clinical sexology to ensure that participants can conduct clinical trials in an effective manner.||10|
|SEX 303||Fundamentals of Kink||This course provides an overview of the fundamentals found in various types of alternative sexual and relationship expression that occur in the “kink community.” The five elements of the kink umbrella are outlined including BDSM and power exchange relationships, queer gender orientation, Ethical Non-monogamy, queer sexual orientation, and fetish and kinksters.||10|
|SEX 304||Letters, Protocol, and Assessments in Clinical Sexology||This course provides the mental health clinician with a comprehensive introductory overview of the letters, protocols, and assessments used in clinical sexology. It is designed to provide practicing clinicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to assess and treat the sexual concerns and complaints of individual and couples.||10|
|SEX 305||Sexual and Reproductive Anatomy, Physiology, and Wellness||This course provides an introduction to various biological aspects of human sexuality, including sexual genetics and sex determination, sexual anatomy, physiology and development, processes of fertilization, pregnancy, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, menstruation, menopause, and aging. This Course also covers developmental sexuality.||10|
|SEX 306||The Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment of Gender Related Issues||This course examines how to assess, diagnosis, and treat gender related issues such as gender dysphoria. Evidence based and popular treatments and assessments will be discussed during this course as well as a look at the families, communities, and broader societies’ responses to gender identity issues.||10|
|SEX 307||The Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment of Survivors of Sexual Trauma||This course provides instruction on assessing, diagnosing, and treating survivors of sexual trauma. It will assist the student in understanding the potential intervention options used to assist with post-trauma situations encountered in a clinical sexology. This course covers Victimology.||20|
|SEX 308||The Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Sexual Dysfunctions and Disorders In Medicine||This course examines the process and techniques of differential diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sexual dysfunctions and disorders from the perspective of major models of clinical sexology. The emphasis of the course is on gaining the practical skills necessary to diagnose and treat sexual problems in medicine and pharmacology.||10|
|SEX 309||The Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Sexual Dysfunctions and Disorders In Counseling and Psychology||This course examines the process and techniques of differential diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sexual dysfunctions and disorders from the perspective of major models of clinical sexology. The emphasis of the course is on gaining the practical skills necessary to diagnose and treat sexual problems in sex therapy.||20|
|SEX 310||The Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Hepatitis, and HIV/ AIDS||This course provides information on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of STDs, Hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS. The latest information on new diagnostics tests currently on the market and in development will be discussed. Screening test recommendations for MSM, PrEP, EPT, case discussions, and recent changes to the CDC STD Treatment Recommendations will be addressed.||10|
|SEX 311||The Legal, Ethical, and Forensic issues in Sex Therapy, Research, and Education||This course examines the major legal, ethical, and forensic issues surrounding sex therapy, research, and education. The discussion includes the early sex research and education and how it has evolved into today’s fields of sex therapy and sex education.||10|
|SEX 312||Group Treatment in Sex Therapy||This course examines sex therapy in a group setting. This course covers both sexual trauma groups and sexual offender treatment.||10|
|SEX 313||Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Offenders||This course covers the assessment and treatment of Sexual Offenders||10|
|SEX 314||Sex Toys and Dungeon Equipment||This Course Covers the science and use of sex toys and dungeon equipment.||10|
|SEX 998||Practicum||This course is designed to enable the student to begin applying sex therapy theory, core competencies and best practices to their own cases in therapy settings. Students will begin analyzing their own clinical work through supervision and peer consultation and will grow in their ability to articulate and apply systemic principles in their own clinical work.||40|
|SEX 399||Supervision||This course provides the student with the supervision they need to develop their skills and interventions as a sex therapist. Supervision will be provided by the faculty of Loveology University and IACCCE.||20|
Total Contact Hours
Course and Program Evaluation
Students must pass each course’s series of quizzes plus the final fifty (50) question exam and Oral Boards at the end of the program to receive a certificate and officially obtain the title of Board Certified Sex Therapist.
Prerequisites & Materials
Students must have completed, at minimum, a Masters level mental health, counseling or family therapy program. However, it is essential that you have internet access and a dependable computer. We do not provide hard copy materials for students, but all multimedia course presentations are available as PDF downloads. The course can be accessed from any computer or mobile device, but we ask that you do not share our curriculum with anyone else other than a student in the same course or program. To participate in the program, you will need a computer or tablet with the latest version of your preferred browser, and a broadband internet connection.
Integrity and honesty are your obligation as a student of IACCCE and Loveology University®. When signing up for any course or program and accepting the terms and conditions in which you must abide by to continue studying. It is a violation to take part in any cheating, copyright infringement, plagiarism, stealing and any other unlawful or unethical act. The consequence may result in expulsion from IACCCE and Loveology University® or legal action.
Florida Law Requirements of Sex Therapy
64B4-7.004 Use of the Title “Sex Therapist.”
(1) Intent. Whereas the provision of clinical, counseling, and psychotherapy services may include sex therapy, it is the intent of the Board to assure that those clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors who hold themselves out to the public as sex therapists have completed a minimum level of training in the specific area of sex therapy and the general provision of clinical, counseling and psychotherapy services.
(2) Use of the Title Sex Therapist. Any licensed clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, or mental health counselor who holds himself out as a sex therapist shall have completed:
(a) A minimum of 120 hours of approved education which meets the continuing education requirements of Rule Chapter 64B4-6, F.A.C., from twelve (12) of the following areas with a minimum of 10 hours in each area taken:
1. Sexual and reproductive anatomy and physiology, SEX 305
2. Developmental sexuality SEX 305
3. Gender-identity issues, SEX 306
4. Socio-cultural factors in sexual values and behavior, SEX 300
5. Medical factors related to sexuality and sexual functioning, SEX 308
6. Interaction between sexuality and dynamics of interpersonal and family relationships, SEX 300
7. Sexual offender treatment, SEX 313
8. Diagnosis of sexual dysfunctions, disorders, and deviancy, SEX 309
9. Treatment of sexual dysfunctions, disorders, and deviancy, SEX 309
10. Legal, ethical, and forensic issues in sex therapy, SEX 311
11. Sexually transmitted diseases, SEX 310
12. Risk assessment with sex offenders, SEX 313
13. Psychopharmacological therapy with sexual dysfunctions, disorders and deviancy, SEX 308
14. Research on sexual dysfunctions, disorders and deviancy, SEX302
15. Sexual abuse treatment, SEX 307
16. Victimology/victim therapy, SEX 307
17. Group therapy in treatment of sexual dysfunctions, disorders, and deviancy; and, SEX 312
(b) As of January 1, 1997, in addition to the minimum hours in paragraph (2)(a), of this rule, the following shall apply:
1. A minimum of 40 client contact hours in the clinical practice of sex therapy during a minimum period of time of six months. SEX 998
2. A minimum of 20 hours of supervision, where each supervisory session is no more than one and one-half hours in length, by a qualified supervisor as set forth in Rule 64B4-7.004, F.A.C., during a minimum period of time of six months. SEX 399
3. For the purpose of this section, supervision is face-to-face contact between an intern or trainee and a supervisor during which the applicant apprises the supervisor of the diagnosis and treatment of each sex therapy client, client cases are discussed, the supervisor provides the applicant with oversight and guidance in diagnosing, treating and dealing with sex therapy clients, and the supervisor evaluates the applicant’s performance. Supervision must:
a. Focus on the raw data from the clinical sex therapy work, which is made directly available to the supervisor through such means as written clinical materials, direct observation and video and audio recordings:
b. Be a process which is distinguishable from personal psychotherapy, consulting or didactic instruction; and,
c. During the supervisory period, 50% of the required supervision may be group supervision. If group supervision is obtained, it must be combined with individual supervision. For the purpose of this section, individual supervision is defined as one supervisor supervising no more than two (2) supervisees and group supervision is defined as one supervisor supervising more than (2) but a maximum of six (6) supervisees in the group.
(3) Any licensed clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist or mental health counselor who was previously qualified to hold himself out as a sex therapist based on the education requirements existing between February 25, 1990 and December 31, 1996 may continue to use the title of sex therapist.
Rulemaking Authority 491.004(5), 491.0143 FS. Law Implemented 491.0143 FS. History–New 1-4-90, Formerly 21CC-7.004, 61F4-7.004, Amended 1-7-96, 11-13-96, Formerly 59P-7.004.
64B4-7.005 Qualified Supervisor of a Sex Therapist.
In order to be a “qualified” supervisor of licensees who are completing the requirements to hold themselves out as sex therapists, a person must:
(1) Be licensed as a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist or mental health counselor pursuant to Chapter 491, F.S., a psychologist licensed pursuant to Chapter 490, F.S., a physician licensed pursuant to Chapter 458 or 459, F.S., a person licensed in a comparable field in another state or a person in such field who was not required to hold a license and meets the equivalency requirements of Rule 64B4-11.007, 64B4-21.007, or 64B4-31.007, F.A.C.;
(2) Have completed the education requirements of paragraph 64B4-7.004(2)(a), F.A.C., or have met the requirements of subsection 64B4-7.004(3), F.A.C.; and,
(3) Have a minimum of one hundred (100) hours of clinical experience in the provision of sex therapy services