Certified Sex Offender Therapist



The Certified Sex Offender Therapist (CSOT) Program will certify licensed therapists to work with adult and juvenile sexual offenders in a variety of settings. This extensive training and supervision will prepare these professionals to work with individuals with deviant sexual behaviors and to mitigate the risk to society.
Therapists will be proficient in the required areas pertaining to adult and juvenile sexual offenders
1. Sexual Deviancy
2. Developmental Sexuality
3. Defense Mechanisms
4. DSM 5 Diagnosis
5. Victimology
6. Group Therapy
7. Biomedical Approach to Sexual Dysfunctions
8. Legal, Ethical, and Forensic Issues
9. Evaluations, Risk Assessments, and Safety Planning
10. Comorbidity, Substance Abuse, and Compulsivity Management
The safety of the community and reduced recidivism is of the utmost importance in treatment, The CSOT certification will ensure that therapists who complete the program are competent and well-trained professionals that are able to evaluate and treat the needs and risks of each offender.
This program will also teach therapists to effectively navigate the criminal justice system as it relates to Sexual Offenders. The criminal justice system can be a confusing place for therapists. This program will educate participants in areas such as working with attorneys and probation officers, giving expert testimony, and writing recommendations for the court. 

April Young, LMHC, CST
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Classes are one Friday per month : 9am-5pm EST  $2,900.00 for entire program or payable in monthly installments - classes cycle around so you can join at anytime!!!


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 Therapy Certification Training (TCT) has added a Certified Sex Offender Therapist (CSOT) training to the program’s other Certifications. The CSOT Program provides 60 hours of lecture, reading, and other assignments to provide a comprehensive education for certification to evaluate and treat court-ordered juvenile and adult sex offenders. Classes are presented in person or by live ZOOM webinar. This opens the opportunity for world-wide participation in the training for the CSOT Program.

The CSOT training is also part of the International Institute of Clinical Sexology (IICS) doctoral program. As you work towards your certification you will also earn a certification in Sex Therapy and your Ph.D.

The CSOT Program meets the 60 hours of comprehensive training required by the State of Florida. Students will need to check the requirements of their home states and TCT will attempt to incorporate additional coursework into the program if necessary.

* Certifications do not qualify for NBCC credits. 

Therapists will be proficient in the required areas pertaining to adult and juvenile sexual offenders.


Course Title

Live webinars

SOT 701

Reproductive anatomy and sexual physiology

Theories of child and adolescent development


SOT 702

Developmental Sexuality

Patterns and variations

Development of sexual arousal

Gender and Sexuality

Identity and sexual diversity

SOT 703

Development of Sexual arousal Patterns

Typical and deviant fantasy patterns

Power and control

Physiological and other methods of measurement

SOT 704

Etiology of Sexual Deviance

Sexual dysfunctions, disorders, and deviancy

Sexual abuse patterns

The Cycle of Abuse

Thinking Errors

Relevant and current DSM Diagnosis

SOT 705

Interactions between sexuality and the dynamics of interpersonal and family relationships

Incest and Pedophilia

Safety Planning

SOT 706

Evaluation of Juvenile and Adult Sexual Offenders

Sexual Dysfunctions, Disorders, and Deviance

Co-morbidity/dual diagnosis

Dangerousness -Risk

Treatment Recommendations

Report Writing

SOT 707

Juvenile Treatment

Biomedical Treatment

Interpersonal Competence

Group Therapy

Individual Therapy

Compulsivity Management

Arousal Control

Anger Regulation

Relapse Prevention

Confidentiality, Progress Notes, and Reports to the court (Probation)

SOT 708

Adult Sex Offender Treatment

Biomedical Treatment

Group Therapy

Individual Therapy

Compulsivity Management

Arousal Control

Anger Regulation

Relapse Prevention

Interpersonal Competence

Marriage and Parenthood

Confidentiality, Progress Notes, and Reports to the court (Probation)

SOT 709

Treatment of Special Populations


Dual Diagnosis


Developmentally Disabled

Victim Empathy and Victimology

 SOT 710

Risk Assessment- Research and Instruments

Legal, Ethical, and Forensic Issues

Working with Parole and Probations

Law Enforcement and Attorney Consultation

Court Testimony

Community Safety


50 hours of supervision

Scheduled with student


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