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Course Description

Engage in specialized training and gain the advanced skills necessary to assess and treat the sexual concerns of individuals and couples. This five-day intensive course includes theoretical models and content materials for sex therapy with a range of clients. The focus of the course is to increase your awareness of diverse sexuality and sexual difficulties, and how issues of sexuality arise and are addressed in clinical settings.

This course is primarily designed for people in the clinical field, with course material and assignments that focus on working with clients; however, applications are also welcome from those who have a foundational understanding, education and training in sexuality (e.g., educators) and/or have some form of clinical training (e.g., nurses, social workers, etc.).

Please note that the course does not certify you to be a Sex Therapist and/or practice sex therapy. For more information about how to become a certified sex therapist, contact an accrediting association such as the Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy & Counselling in Ontario (BESTCO), or the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).

*This course requires a substantial amount of pre-course reading and submission of a pre-course assignment.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create a framework for addressing clinical issues involving sexual, relational and physiological components
  • Appreciate the complexities of working with a variety of clients and articulate a rationale for the choices in their assessment and/or intervention
  • Identify the contextual variables that effect human sexuality
  • Recognize “self-as-therapist”, your social location (class, gender, culture, sexual orientation, etc.), and how it impacts your clinical work

Course Topics

  • Development and Assessment of Sexual Problems and Difficulties
  • Interventions and Treatments within Individual and/or Relational Contexts
  • Sexuality Diversity and Variations
  • Identifying Sexuality Difficulties/Problems/Disturbances/Dysfunctions
  • Relational Dynamics
  • Infidelity/Affairs
  • Pornography and Sexually Explicit Material
  • Problematizing Sexualized Behaviours (compulsions, addictions)
  • Illnesses and Disabilities
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Pleasure
  • Masturbation
  • Sexual Enhancement
  • Life Course Perspectives
  • Sexuality within Sociopolitical Cultural Contexts

Additional Requirements

You will be required to submit a CV/resume upon registration and will be informed of your acceptance within 2 weeks from your registration date.

This course is offered via remote delivery utilizing live video conferencing combined with the University's online learning management system.  You are required to be present and engaged via live video-conferencing for the full 5 days of the course.

All class times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Proficiency in English - written and verbal required.  This course will be sinotelivered in English and assignment submissions will need to be submitted in English.


Assessment Item Weight
Attendance and Participation 50%
Assessment #1 - Pre-Course Self-of-the-Therapist Pre-Assessment and Reflection 25%
Assessment #2 - Post Course Self-of-the-Therapist Post-Assessment and Reflection 25%
Total 100%

Please note that the course assessment is subject to change.

Professional Accreditation

The outcomes have been intentionally designed to meet professional accreditation core competencies set by the following organizations:

Historically, this program has met the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).  AASECT approval should be received by the beginning of January and all registrants will be updated via email.

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Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.


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Section Title
Intensive Sex Therapy Training Program
Remote Instruction
Thursday, Friday
10:00AM to 6:00PM
May 06, 2021 to May 07, 2021
Remote Instruction
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00AM to 6:00PM
May 26, 2021 to May 28, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virtual
Delivery Options
Remote Instruction  
Course Fee(s)
Intensive Sex Therapy - Regular $1,800.00 Click here to get more information
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

This course will be delivered remotely.  You will be required to participate live via video-conferencing from 10:00am - 6:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) daily.

There is an application and acceptance process for admission to this course. While the course is primarily designed for people in the clinical field, applications are welcome from a wide range of professions, including those who have foundational understanding and training in sexuality (e.g., educators) and/or other clinical training (e.g., nurses, social workers, etc. ).  When applying, you will be required to pay the full tuition fee and submit a resume/CV. If you are not accepted into the program, a full refund will be processed on your credit card.

This course uses Zoom for live video conferencing, combined with the CourseLink Learning Management System.

This course involves:

  • A pre-course orientation - Wednesday April 14, 2021 - 12:00 - 1:00pm EST
  • Pre-course reflection assignment and readings
  • Post course reflection assignment.

Basic Technical Requirements:


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Section Materials
  • Textbook (Confirmed) (Mandatory) Handbook of LGBT Affirmative Couple and Family Therapy by Bigner, J.J., & Wetchler, J.L. © 2012 Taylor and Francis Group ISBN -13: 978-0415883597
  • Textbook (Confirmed) (Mandatory) Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy by Binik, Y.M., & Hall, K.S.K © 2020 Guilford Press 6th edition ISBN -13: 978-1462513673
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