Expired Introduction to Sex Therapy

The Ackerman Institute’s Introduction to Sex Therapy is a 10-week introductory course designed to provide foundational knowledge of sex therapy training. This course is also included in the Ackerman Institute’s Sex Therapy Training Curriculum.

Schedule & Hours

10 Wednesdays 5:00 – 8:15 pm (ET)
September 28 – December 14, 2022
Classes will not meet on 10/05 and 11/23.

30 AASECT hours

Course Description

This 30-hour online course provides the fundamentals of AASECT certification and professional code of conduct. You will learn the Ackerman Relational Approach, a comprehensive, systemic framework for viewing sex and sexuality within the broader contexts of the intimate relationship, family, society, culture, power and privilege, and the self-of-the-therapist.

Introduction to Sex Therapy will also expand your understanding of sexual anatomy and physiology; sexual response cycles; sexual disorders; sexual assessment and treatment; sexual narratives; diversity in sexual expression; and the history of sexology.

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

At Ackerman we view sex therapy as an integral part of the therapeutic experience and strive to provide clinicians with the highest quality sex therapy training. We welcome psychotherapists, counselors, couple and family therapists, social workers, psychologists, and other allied professionals to enhance your knowledge and clinical practice in sex therapy.

Course Policy

Introduction to Sex Therapy is the first 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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  • September 28, 2022 5:00 pm - December 7, 2022 8:15 pm

Location:   Online Event


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