Expired Intimacy and Sexuality in Couples

The Ackerman Institute’s Intimacy and Sexuality in Couples course is a 30-hour online program designed to expand your understanding of intimacy issues in relationships. This 10-week course is also included in the Ackerman Institute’s Sex Therapy Certificate Program Curriculum.

Schedule & Hours

10 Wednesdays 5:00 – 8:15 pm (ET)
January 4 – March 8, 2023

30 AASECT hours

Course Description

The course will focus on issues of intimacy, while exploring a range of topics including: intimacy fears; commitment; secrets; resentments; affairs; communication; fantasies; and the impact of intimacy issues on sexuality in couples, including non-traditional relationships involved in non-monogamy and polyamory.

You will gain an understanding of contextual variables such as race; ethnicity; class; gender; sexual orientation; culture; religion/spirituality; power and privilege; age; ability; trauma; and the self-of-the-therapist. The framework of this course is the comprehensive, relationally based model of the Ackerman Relational Approach.

This course will be held online and includes live meetings with expert faculty, dynamic discussion, readings, and take-home assignments.

Course Policy

Intimacy and Sexuality in Couples is the second of three 30-hour courses included in Ackerman’s certificate program in sex therapy training. This course may be taken separately from the certificate program for AASECT credits and professional learning. To earn the Ackerman certificate, you must enroll in the full certificate program and complete these courses sequentially.

Courses taken without prior certificate program enrollment will not count toward future certification from Ackerman.

About Our AASECT Certification

This program meets the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists requirements and credits earned may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Please note, AASECT Certification is not automatic. In all cases, the Certification Committee determines whether or not AASECT certification is awarded. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@assect.org.


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  • January 4, 2023 5:00 pm - March 8, 2023 8:15 pm

Location:   Online Event


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