Integrative Training in Sex and Couples Therapy

TammyTeaching7A comprehensive study program for sex therapists and professionals
The Integrative Sex Therapy Institute offers courses in sex therapy and couples counseling. Earn your CSCT (Certified Sex and Couples Therapist) certification at the same time you are earning your AASECT Certified Sex Therapist designation.

Sex therapists and couples therapists are already forging their own road to some degree, now they have accessible, practical, and theoretical coursework to assist them in integrating couples therapy with sex therapy.

The Integrative Sex Therapy Institute (ISTI) offers sessions specially designed by Dr. Tammy Nelson to meet the changing needs of sex and couple’s therapists.  Discover your own best self as a sex therapist under the guidance of some of the most respected names in the sex therapy industry.


Solid theory and practical application are presented side by side in salon-style classrooms. A comprehensive training program integrates sex therapy training and the most up-to-date training for couples therapy. Integrated training is recommended by AASECT when you pursue your Sex Therapist Certification.

Coursework for the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute is designed by Dr. Tammy Nelson in conjunction with a selection of experts recognized in the field of human sexuality both nationally and worldwide. Created with the Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT) in mind, ISTI courses reflect modern issues and adaptive techniques that can be used right away in your couples and sex therapy practice.

The Integrative Sex Therapy Institute builds a community of resources, connections and training to support you along the way to certification as a sex therapist.

AASECT Sex Therapist Certification Requirements / CEs

Tammy ensures that ISTI stays up to date in offering coursework you will enjoy and confidently use for certification or re-certification as Sex Therapists through AASECT. Detailed information on AASECT CEs with ISTI and Dr. Tammy Nelson can be found here.

*Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information, please contact

This program meets the educational requirements for CE’s for AASECT certification.  AASECT CEs are accepted and approved by NASW and APA in most states.* (Check the APA approved provider listing for up to date information.) Contact your local certifying organization for detailed information.

SAR – Sexual Attitude Reassessment

This required 10 hr course is a structured group experience consisting of a process oriented exploration of the applicant’s own feelings, attitudes, values, and beliefs regarding human sexuality and sexual behavior.  The SAR program by ISTI (details here) appears on the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute calendar at least once per year to help you confidently meet your requirement through AASECT.

classroom3Integrative Sex Therapy Institute Specialties:

  • New speakers each session
  • New thinkers and sex scholars
  • Create your own coursework by attending individual days
  • ACEP energy trainings
  • Imago trainings
  • Specializations in EFT, CE, EMDR
  • Distance learning available to delve deep, review an area of interest or explore new topics

Tuition Includes: eWorkbook for Sexuality and Relationship Counseling (by session) by Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. with additional reading material, resources and suggested reading list. Also included, coffee, drinks and light refreshments in the mornings.

**Faculty and topics may change as classes and schedules shift. Please contact to get the most up to date schedule for an upcoming event.

Certification Consultation
Certification Consultation

One-on-one supervision with Tammy, sex therapy expert and trainer.

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Research Methods and Theory for Couples and Sex Therapy

Essential course for AASECT certification on research methods and theory in the field of human sexuality.

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Sex Therapist Certification Bundle – 3 Audio Courses
Sex Therapist Certification Bundle – 3 Audio Courses

The following three recorded teleclasses on topics related to sex therapist certification are being offered together at a 50% discount! Purchase all three classes together and save $223 on the total purchase price. Price includes recordings, handouts, and AASECT CEs. Sex & … Read More

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