Contemporary Issues in Sex and Couple’s Therapy

TammyTeaching7A comprehensive study program for sex therapists and professionals
Sex therapists are already forging their own road to some degree, now they have accessible practical and theoretical coursework to help on the road to AASECT Sex Therapist Certification* and Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT).

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.

  • Sessions held 8 times a year, SAR offered once a year. In 2018:
    • March 15-17 – SAR, Harm Reduction for Addictions and Treating OCSB
    • April 11-13 – Integrative Sex and Couples Therapy
    • May 30 – June 2 – Science of Sex: Neurology, Mindfulness and Sensate Focus
    • Sept 26-29 – Fears and Secrets: Aging, LGBTQIA Advocacy, Designer Relationships
    • Nov 7-10 – Second Adolescence: Affairs, Sex and Intentional Divorce
  • Core group of sex therapy instructors who are top experts in their fields
  • All sections of your Core Knowledge Areas for AASECT* Sex Therapist certification presented
  • Earn 28 CEs in 4 days each session
  • Exclusive special events – luncheons, lectures, field trips
  • SAR


Solid theory and practical application are presented side by side in salon-style classrooms. A comprehensive training program for sex therapy 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 integrated Sex Therapist certification 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

The requirements for becoming an AASECT certified Sex Therapist can be found on the AASECT website. Tammy works to ensure that ISTI stays up to date in offering coursework you will enjoy and use for certification or re-certification as Sex Therapists.

*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 appears on the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute calendar at least once per year to help you confidently meet your requirement through AASECT. Tammy has presented the SAR at conferences and independently for many years. This training is not personal psychotherapy or an academic experience nor is the emphasis on cognitive information. For more information about the SAR experience, please check out the most recent SAR event description or the AASECT website.

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: Workbook for Sexuality and Relationship Counseling (by session) by Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. with additional reading material and resources. A suggested reading list will be sent upon registration. 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.

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Certification Consultation

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

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