Problematic Sexual Behavior Coach Certification

IBOSP Problematic Sexual Behavior Coach Certification (PSBCC) is for professionals in areas of medicine, clergy, healthcare, mental health, education, coaching, and consulting who do not work in a clinical setting yet encounter clients presenting with sexual behavior deemed problematic.  IBOSP Certified Problematic Sexual Behavior Coaches have specific, comprehensive training in working with people whose lives and relationships are negatively impacted by sexual behaviors deemed problematic. 

Who seeks Problematic Sexual Behavior Coach Certification?

Professionals in areas including medicine, clergy, healthcare, mental health, education, coaching, and consulting who work with people who are concerned about sexual behaviors (or who identify as sexually “compulsive” or “addicted”), but do not work within a state licensed or board licensed position. Certified Problematic Sexual Behavior Coach applicants help people struggling with sexual behavior deemed problematic. These difficulties may include sexual behaviors that feel incongruent with their values, trauma repetition, infidelity or partner betrayal, compulsive pornography use, relationship conflicts regarding sex, sexual self-harm, and other presenting issues resulting from problematic sexual behavior.

Why Apply for the PSBCC?

Certification as a Problematic Sexual Behavior Coach provides assurance to the public that you have obtained advanced training in the field and have the endorsement of an international certifying body. Certification also helps you stand out as an expert

What are the basic eligibility requirements?

  • A current IBOSP membership in good standing
  • Complete a minimum of fifty (50) total hours of training and/or education in problematic sexual behavior to include topics in
    • Considerations or aspects relating to sexuality of diverse populations (sexual minorities, culture and ethnicity, age, homelessness, religion)
    • Assessment related to problematic sexual behaviors
    • Education training in ethics, limitations and competence, and standards of care in treating PSB.
    • Theories, methods, and intervention(s) for PSB.
    • Family members affected by PSB.
    • Foundations of healthy sexuality. 
  •  A minimum of 50 hours of direct coaching experience working with individuals and people in relationships who are experiencing Problematic Sexual Behavior
  • Have two satisfactory colleague references completed by a mental health, medical, or sexuality professional or IBOSP member.