Certification in any area will enhance your clinical practice and help you find your marketing niche.
STTI Certification serves the purpose of:
- Protecting the public.
- Assuring consumers that practitioners have met standards of practice.
- Meeting the requirements of professional boards and other certifying bodies.
- Advancing the profession.
- Enhancing a professional’s practice and developing a marketing niche.
- Demonstrating an individual’s commitment to their profession.
As a Certified Sex Therapist, you will offer
- an extra level of perceived trust. Sexual problems often carry a layer of shame beyond general mental health issues and potential clients want a therapist with whom they can share their secrets without fear of judgment.
- a specialized knowledge of a variety of issues related to sexuality. Certified Sex Therapists deal with concerns related to
- sexual abuse,
- gender identity,
- sexual dysfunction,
- alternative lifestyles,
- sexual compulsion and addiction,
- general relationship difficulties.
As a Certified Sex Therapist, you will receive
- higher fees
- recognition among your peers and clients of your expert status
- enthusiasm and satisfaction from working with a diverse clientele
- the ability to work in restricted fields, such as sex education or in sex offender treatment
Certification through STTI will allow you to
- market yourself on all STTI-affiliated websites
- network with other highly trained and experienced clinicians
- participate in continuing education classes and workshops at discounted rates
Why take the STTI program if I am not going to be certified as a sex therapist?
Some of the following individuals take the program:
- educators who want to include human sexuality in their programs
- business entrepreneurs who want to include sex education in their provision of goods and services
- coaches who want to help encompass sex coaching in their practices
- healthcare providers who want to enhance their knowledge of sexual behavior
Individuals from many fields take the STTI training in order to enhance the work they do.
Therapeutic sex-aid consultants
Some individuals simply want a better understanding of human sexuality and all that encompasses.
Continuing Education provided by Dr. Carol L. Clark.
Florida Department of Health, Medical Quality Assurance Provider #50-550/BAP585.
Florida Board of Nursing, expires 10/15
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, expires 3/15
Florida Board of Psychology, expires 5/14
Florida Certification Board #5094-A
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) #11-112B