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.

See schedule 2022 below 


Course Title

Dates Via live webinar

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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All Board approvals of CE Credit Hours are for CEs ONLY, not certifications. Only the Therapist Certification Association Board may certify graduates of our certification programs: 

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