Diplomate in Clinical Sexuality

The Diplomate in Clinical Sexology represents the highest level of expertise and excellence for Clinical Sexologists. IBOSP certified clinical sexologists are leaders in the area of clinical sexuality and hold employment positions in a range of practice settings. Globally recognized and in demand, the DCS demonstrates that you have exceptional experience, education, competency, and dedication to the clinical sexuality profession.

Who seeks the DCS?

Clinical Sexologists who focus primarily on the mental, medical, and sexual well-being of individuals and couples.  DCS applicants apply theory and methods to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of psychosocial and physical dysfunction, disability, or impairment.  Services consist of assessment, diagnosis, psychological or medical treatment, and consultation.

Why Apply for the DCS?

If you’re a highly experienced clinical sexologist looking to highlight your professional accomplishments, stand out to employers, and maximize your earning potential, the DCS is appropriate for you. The DCS highlights professional commitment and expertise in the application of clinical sexuality and continued professional development for clinical sexologists.

What are the basic eligibility requirements?

  • A current IBOSP membership in good standing
  • A Master’s or Doctorate degree in a mental health or medical field from an accredited graduate program.
  • Documentation of 4,500 hours and three years of additional clinical sexuality work experience that has occurred within the past 10 years.
  • Thirty (30) contact hours of post-degree continuing professional education or professional development activity specific to clinical sexuality work, obtained within the past two years.
  • Have two satisfactory colleague references completed by a licensed mental health or medical professional.
  • Current professional license.
  • Adherence to the IBOSP Code of Ethics.