Certified Transgender Affirmative Sex Counselor

IBOSP Transgender Affirmative Sex Counselor are professionals in areas including medicine, healthcare, mental health, education, coaching, and consulting who work with clients to address issues related to relationships and sex. IBOSP Certified Transgender Affirmative Sex Counselors have specific, comprehensive training in transgender and gender-diverse populations within the scope of human sexuality.

Who seeks Transgender Affirmative Sex Counselor Certification?

Professionals in areas including medicine, healthcare, mental health, education, coaching, and consulting who focus primarily on the sexual health and well-being of individuals and couples, inclusive of transgender clients.  Transgender Affirmative Sex Counselor certification applicants apply theory and methods to the treatment and prevention of psychosocial and physical dysfunction, disability, or impairment.  Services consist of sexual assessment,, psychological treatment, physiological considerations, and modalities specific to transgender and gender-diverse populations.

Why Apply for the Transgender Affirmative Sex counselor Certification?

Certification as a Transgender Affirmative Sex Counselor provides assurance to the public that you have obtained advance training in the field and have the endorsement of an international certifying body, and allows you to feel comfortable working with emerging methodologies specific to transgender clients. Certification also helps you stand out to potential employers and maximize earning potential.  

What are the basic eligibility requirements?

  • A current IBOSP membership in good standing
  • A minimum of a college degree 
  • Documentation of thirty-five (35) hours of training in transgender frameworks including foundations, principles of affirmative care, role of counselor, gender embodiment and advocacy. 
  • Have two satisfactory colleague references completed by mental health or medical professional.
  • Adherence to the IBOSP Code of Ethics.