Supervision and consultation
Supervision for sex therapy certification
Certification as a sex therapist through AASECT requires an intense course of study requiring a minimum of 90 hours of training in basic human sexuality, 60 hours in sex therapy specific intervention, and an experiential values clarification worship referred to as a Sexual Attitude Reassessment. In addition to course work, a candidate must also complete a minimum of 50 hours of sex therapy supervision, to occur over a period of no less than 18 months, and have accrued a minimum of 300 hours of sex therapy 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.