Supervision and consultation
Developing new skills and hoaning your clinical practice
Supervision for sex therapy certification:
Certification as a sex therapist through AASECT requires an intense course of study requiring a minimum of 160 hours of training in basic human sexuality, sexuality throughout the lifespan, sexual dysfunction, mental health, substance use and abuse, relationship dynamics, and gender identity and expression. In addition to course work, a certification candidate must also complete a minimum of 50 hours of sex therapy specific supervision, to occur over a period of no less than 18 months and have accrued a minimum of 300 hours of sex therapy specific clinical experience. As an AASECT certified sex therapist and certified supervisor of sex therapy, as well as a clinical member of The Society for Sex Therapy and Research, I can assist you in reaching your goal of becoming a sex therapist.
Consultation, while similar in many ways to supervision, is a different process. Consultation is more of a discussion between professionals, in which one clinician seeks a non-binding opinion or series of suggestions about their clinical work from a professional with expertise in specific areas of practice. Consultation is often sought when a clinician is considering the pros and cons of a clinical intervention, not experienced in an area of treatment, or in need of a differing perspective about how to proceed in their work. Furthermore, supervision is often an ongoing relationship, consultation may be periodic, ongoing, or a one-time discussion.