Problematic Sexual Behavior Professional Certification
IBOSP Certified Problematic Sexual Behavior Professionals are individuals who work in the sexual wellness space including body-based practitioners, medicine, clergy, healthcare, mental health, education, coaching, and consulting who work with clients presenting with sexual behavior deemed problematic. IBSP Certified Problematic Sexual Behavior Professionals 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 Professional 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”). Certified Problematic Sexual Behavior Professional 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 CPSBP?
Certification as a Problematic Sexual Behavior Professional 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
- A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
- A minimum of 100 hours of experience working with individuals and people in relationships who engage in alternative sexuality, BDSM, and Kink.
- Complete a minimum of fifty (50) total hours of training and/or education in problematic sexual behavior to include topics such as: Considerations or aspects relating to sexuality of diverse populations (sexual minorities, culture and ethnicity, age, homelessness, religion); Diagnosis and assessment related to problematic sexual behaviors; 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 with PSB.
- Have two satisfactory colleague references completed by a licensed mental health, medical, or sexuality professional or IBOSP member.
- Adherence to the IBOSP Code of Ethics.