Sex Counselor Certification
IBOSP Certified Sex Counselors 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. Counselors provide permission, limited information, and specific suggestions to resolve questions, concerns, and issues related to sexuality, sexual functioning, relationships, gender, and sexual orientation.
Who seeks Sex Counselor Certification?
Professionals in areas including medicine, healthcare, mental health, education, coaching, and consulting who work with clients to address issues related to relationships and sex. Certified Sex Counselors typically take a time limited and directive approach that embraces a sex positive view of presenting concerns.
Why Apply for the Sex Counselor Certification?
Certification as a Sex Counselor provides assurance to the public that you have obtained advanced training in, are knowledgeable about, and positive in your approach to sex, sexuality, and sexual health.
What are the basic eligibility requirements?
- A current IBOSP membership in good standing
- A minimum of a college degree
- A minimum of 750 hours in not under one year of professional sexuality counseling experience.
- A minimum of 30 hours of supervision, by a certified supervisor, in the practice of sex counseling.
- Documentation of 150 hours of sexuality and counseling education
- Education needs to include a minimum of 50 hours of counseling specific courses and a range of topics in human sexuality (to include culture, diversity, and ethics).
- Two recommendation letters from a colleague or IBOSP member
- Proof of liability insurance
- Letters from supervisor(s) attesting to the completion of supervision hours.
- Adherence to the IBOSP Code of Ethics.