This challenging and proven track to certification will develop your skills in order to work in an integrative way using both sex therapy and couples therapy to help clients — a mandatory step as a contemporary clinician in the complicated world of psychotherapy.
What are the requirements?
Select items below to view our available courses that fulfill requirements for certification.
ISTI Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT) Requirements
|Category 1||Sex Therapy||50|
|Category 2||Couples Therapy||30 *considered part of Sex Therapy requirement|
|Category 3||Integrative Therapy||15|
|Supervision||10 hours (w/ CST)
60 hours (w/o CST)
|Individually selected items determine cost of earning CSCT. No additional program fee required.|
Please contact us with specific questions or needs for Categories.
Where do I go from here?
- Download our tracking sheet to organize courses you have already taken
- Pick your best track for certification – *see below
- Pick your best method – In-Person, eLearn, or a combination
- Take a look at how you fulfill requirements through ISTI for both CST and CSCT
- Register for in-person courses
- Register for eLearn courses (search by Requirement Category using the side menu!)
The pathway to earn your Certified Sex Therapist (CST) through AASECT is outlined on the AASECT website or via Track 2 through ISTI. Please check the AASECT website for updated info.
For more information on classes ISTI offers that can help you reach certification, please search this website for any specific requirement, check on the requirements page, look up Track 2 – CST.
Tammy is a provider for AASECT CEs and through eLearn and In-Person courses you are able to complete your work toward the AASECT certification.
TRACK 1 – Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT) ► 105 Clock hours**: 50 Sex Therapy*** + 30 Couples Therapy + 15 Integrative Therapy + 10 SAR
TRACK 2 – AASECT Sex Therapist ► 160 Clock hours: 90 Sex Education + 60 Sex Therapy*** + 10 SAR
TRACK 3 – Combined AASECT Sex Therapist* and CSCT ► 205 Clock hours**: 160 Sex Therapist (including SAR) + 30 Couples Therapy + 15 Integrative Therapy
**A required 90 minute consult is performed at completion of all courses and is included in the program.
***Includes 16 hours of Couples Counseling Training. This requirement can be completed in the program or in an approved program for transfer.