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FAQ

These are some of the most common questions and answers about Modern Sex Therapy Institutes.

What is Modern Sex Therapy Institutes? 2017-11-11T15:42:33+00:00

Modern Sex Therapy Institutes seek to provide educators, counselors, and therapists with quality, comprehensive sexual health education to better serve the needs of their clients. Professionals may choose to enroll in our program to expand their competency or to become certified sexuality educator, counselor or therapist.

We offer flexible training options for busy professionals with various locations and methods of participation. Our workshops are available in 5 cities (West Palm Beach, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Washington DC), via webinar from the comfort of your own home, or via video recording through our state of the art educational learning software.

Workshops can be purchased individually for those who are interested in a specific topic or need Continuing Education credits (CEs) for licensure or certification renewal. There are also several package options for those seeking certification in sex therapy. Our program meets all the educational and supervision requirements, as outlined by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), as well as Florida’s sex therapy title prerequisites.

How is Modern Sex Therapy Institutes different than other programs? 2017-11-11T15:41:39+00:00

We know you have a lot of options for continuing education workshops and sex therapy certification programs. It is important you find a program that is right for you. Here are some of the many benefits and features of our program:

Flexibility:

Our program is adaptable to your schedule, learning style, and interests. We offer several different locations to attend workshops, as well as, synchronous and asynchronous learning options.

Customization:

Because we have several Institutes running consecutively, as well as our online platforms, we can work with you to develop a training schedule that best fits your interests and goals as a sexuality professional.

Diverse perspectives:

Our institutes boast three seasoned supervisors with different specializations to ensure your supervision is comprehensive and effective in broadening your clinical perspective and addressing your clients’ needs.

Expertise:

Learn from the leading experts around the country.

Innovative Training Options:

Our online educational platform is unmatched! Found in many universities around the world, this platform gives you access to archived workshops including speaker videos, handouts, and readings.

Payment Plans:

We are committed to helping students and professionals achieve their goals. We offer several flexible payment options for professionals and students.

Guidance:

Certification can be a daunting process but we can help. Our directors work with you to ensure you meet all education and supervision requirements for certification, provide you with the necessary documentation, and guide you through the application process.

Who should take our courses? 2017-11-11T15:36:52+00:00

Anyone wanting to learn more about sex and sexuality! The certifications are reserved for mental health professionals, students, interns, current sex therapists, counselors, medical professionals, clergy, educators, or others in a sexuality related field.

How do I get my certification and how long does it take? 2017-11-11T15:36:20+00:00

Those seeking Florida sex therapy certification, will be given a certificate which allows you to use the protected title of Certified Sex Therapist upon completion of the program which typically takes 1 year.

For those interested in AASECT certification, we complete the educational section and supervisor form of your AASECT application reflecting the courses and hours you completed with us. Additionally, you receive a certificate of completion for the 150 educational hours.

An additional AASECT requirement is a Sexual Attitude Reassessment or SAR. Our SARs are offered 1-2 times a year, in various locations for an additional fee. Please inquire if you are interested in completing this experiential workshop. Lastly, you complete the AASECT application and submit it to AASECT for approval and certification. We will be here to support you throughout the process.

The length of the educational training is flexible and can be completed, as you are able. There are no time limits. However, AASECT requires that you are under supervision for a minimum of 18 months, and as such, you cannot apply for certification until this requirement is completed. This means at minimum, certification will take 18 months.

What about CEs? 2017-11-21T00:14:37+00:00

Modern Sex Therapy Institutes is part of the Advanced Mental Health Training Institute (AMHTI). AMHTI is approved by the American Psychological Association, (APA), American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the Florida Board of Psychology, and the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling to sponsor continuing education. Most states accept our courses for CEs due to our APA providership. You can earn CEs for participating in our workshops live or online. Every hour attending a live workshop, webinar, or video recording, will equal one CE credit. Full Institute professionals will receive one certificate for all courses completed at the end of their training. Those purchasing single or weekend workshops receive a certificate with the number of CE hours earned.

AMHTI is approved as a provider of continuing education by numerous national agencies and routinely applies for continuing education credits for professionals from state agencies when needed.

There are many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations that will grant continuing education credit for attendance at AMHTI’s seminars and activities. If you have questions as to whether AMHTI’s continuing education credits will count for your state, please contact us.

Inline image 3The Advanced Mental Health Training Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AMHTI maintains responsibility for all programs and their content.

Inline image 2The Advanced Mental Health Training Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.1000. AMHTI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

AMHTI is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology Provider#: 50-11996

AMHTI is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider#: 50-11996

AMHTI is an approved provider with the The Florida Certification Board. Provider #5273-A

AMHTI is an approved provider with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Provider # 07-110-J 

How do I sign up? 2017-11-19T20:37:47+00:00

It’s easy! You can either call or email Dr. Rachel Needle directly, at 561-262-4723, drrachelneedle@gmail.com, or simply click on the Registration and Fees tab and select the type of workshop or plan you are interested in. You can choose whole day or half day workshops, as well as purchase a full or partial institute program. If you register online, you will receive a follow-up phone call and/or email within 24 hours with additional details.

Full institute registrants seeking supervision will then need to provide us with the following:

  • CV/resume
  • License (if applicable)
  • Liability Insurance
  • Proof of AASECT Membership

Once we receive this information, we send you a contract for supervision to sign. This contract and the above documents will be sent to AASECT for approval. After approval is granted, your supervision will begin

How much does it cost? 2017-11-19T22:09:32+00:00

Individual Workshops

1 full day workshop: $250
2 full day workshops: $475
½ day workshop: $140

Full weekend (20 hours of education): $600

For those seeking AASECT Certification

FULL INSTITUTE: 150 hours of education AND 50 hours of supervision: $8250

150 hours of education (no supervision): $4500

Florida Professionals

FULL INSTITUTE: (120hrs, 20hrs supervision): $5,500
Meets Florida masters level (LCSW, LMFT, LMHC) requirements

FULL INSTITUTE: (150hrs, 20hrs supervision): $6,000
Meets Florida doctorate level (Ph.D., Psy.D.) requirements

Payment Plans

For the full program of 150 hours of education AND 50 hours of supervision you can make payments over 12 months or 18 months.

12 month payment plan for the full institute: $730/month for 12 consecutive months
18 month payment plan for the full institute: $520/month for 18 consecutive months

Based on the AASECT Application course categories, where do the MSTI Workshops fit in? 2018-09-13T12:31:20+00:00

AASECT Certification Requirements and Where MSTI Workshops Fit In

Earn all of your AASECT licensure requirements with MSTI! With over 100 workshops to choose from, you can get all of your CEs for AASECT or your LICENSE online or in-person! Check below to see where our online and live workshops fit in with the requirements for AASECT Certification. If you have any questions, please reach out – we are happy to help you navigate the AASECT requirements and point you in the right direction! Call Dr. Rachel Needle at (561) 379-7207.

Human Sexuality Education (90 hrs.)

AASECT Topics

Approved MSTI Workshops

Ethics and ethical behavior Ethics and Sex Therapy: A Neglected Dimension (2 of 4 hrs.)

Ethics in Sex Therapy (4 of 8 hrs.)

Legal, Ethical, and Forensic Issues in Sex Therapy (4 hrs.)

Developmental sexuality from a bio-psycho-social perspective across the life course Developmental Sexuality Across the Lifespan (8 hrs.)

Normative Sexual Development & Behavior ( 8 hrs.)

Seniors and Sexuality (4 hrs.)

Sexual Development & Developmental Sexuality (8 hrs.)

Socio-cultural, familial factors (e.g., ethnicity, culture, religion, spirituality, socioeconomic status, family values) in relation to sexual values and behaviors Socio-Cultural Factors (Ethnicity, Religion, Socio-economic Status) in Sexual Values and Behaviors (8 hrs.)

Queer Affirmative Therapy in the 21st Century (4 of 8 hrs.)

Cultural Sensitivity (4 hrs.)

Millennials, High Achievers and Sex: An Overview Intersection of Sexuality & Religion (2 hrs.)

Rethinking Sexual Addiction (8 hrs.)

Issues related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity: heterosexuality, issues and themes impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual people, gender identity and expression Gender, Orientation & Identity Issues (8 hrs.)

Queer Affirmative Therapy in the 21st Century (4 of 8 hrs.)

Intimacy skills (e.g., social, emotional, sexual), intimate relationships, interpersonal, relationship and family dynamics Interaction Between Sexuality and Dynamics of Interpersonal and Family Relationships (4 of 8 hrs.)

Finding the Sex You Lost – Transforming Limiting Beliefs (8 hrs.)

Diversities in sexual expression and lifestyles, including, but not limited to polyamory, swinging, BDSM, tantra Diversities in Sexual Expression & Lifestyles (4 hrs.)

Working with Kinky and Polyamorous Clients (4 hrs.)

Paraphilias (4 hrs.)

Working with Relationships in Transition and Alternative Sexualities (4 hrs.)

Sexual and Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology Human Sexual Response and Assessment

Sexual and Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology

Health/medical factors that may influence sexuality including, but not limited to illness, disability, drugs, mental health, conception, fertility, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, sexual trauma, injury, and safer sex practices Medical Factors Related to Sexuality and Sexual Functioning (4 of 8 hrs.)

Cancer and Sexuality (3 of 6 hrs.)

Sexual Transmitted Infections (3 of 4 hrs.)

Eating Disorders, Sexual Health & Fertility (2 hrs.)

Sexuality & Disability (4 hrs.)

Mental Illness and Sexuality (4 hrs.)

PTSD & Sexuality (4 hrs.)

Range of sexual functioning and behavior, from optimal to problematic, including but not limited to common issues such as: desire discrepancy, lack of desire, difficulty achieving or maintaining arousal, sexual pain and penetration problems, difficulty with orgasm Sexual Functioning and Behavior (8 hrs.)

Treating Modern Sexual Problems Without Assuming Pathology or Disease (4 of 8 hrs.)

Sexuality in the Elderly (4 hrs.)

Sexual exploitation, including sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual assault Sexual Abuse Treatment (4 of 8 hrs.)

Childhood Sexual Abuse, Assessment & Behavior (4 hrs.)

Victimology and Victim Therapy (4 hrs.)

Treatment of Sexual Offending Behavior (4 hrs.)

Cyber sexuality and social media Integrating Porn, Sex & Love (4 hrs.)

What’s Next for Sex? How the Latest Innovations in SexTech are Transforming the Ways We Mate, Relate and Masturbate (4 hrs.)

A Sex Positive Approach to Assessment and Treatment of Impulsive/Compulsive Sexual Behavior (4 hrs.)

Problem Sexual Behaviors: From Sex Addiction to #Metoo (4 hrs)

Substance use/abuse and sexuality Sexuality Issues In Substance Abuse, Treatment & Recovery (4 hrs.)

Sexual Pharmacology (4 hrs.)

Pleasure enhancement skills Pleasure Enhancement Skills (4 hrs.)
Learning theory and its application Learning Theory and its Application (4 hrs.)

Mental Illness and Sexuality (4 hrs.)

Professional communication and personal reflection skills Professional Communication and Reflection Skills (4 hrs.)

Talking About Sex: Supervision, Consultation, Collaboration & Referral in Sex Therapy and Sexuality Counseling (4 hrs.)

History of the discipline of sex research, theory, education, counseling, and therapy The History of Sex Research, Theory, Education, and Therapy
Principles of sexuality research and research methods Research on Sexual Dysfunctions Disorders and Deviancy (3 hours)

Sex Therapy (60 hrs.)

AASECT Topics Approved MSTI Workshops
Theory and methods of sex-related psychotherapy, including several different models Overview of Sex Therapy and the Diagnosis of Sexual Dysfunction & Disorders (4 hrs.)

Diagnosis of Sexual Dysfunction (8 hrs.)

Taking a Sexual History and Human Sexual Response (4 hrs.)

Somatic Sex Therapy: Using Psychophysiology to Create New Opportunities for Pleasure, Communication and Connection (4 hrs.)

Mental Illness and Sexuality (2 of 4 hrs.)

Techniques of sex-related assessment and diagnosis of the ‘Psychosexual Disorders’ described in the current DSM-5 Overview of Sex Therapy and the Diagnosis of Sexual Dysfunction & Disorders (4 hrs.)

Diagnosis of Sexual Dysfunction (8 hrs.)

Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction (8 hrs.)

Assessment and Treatment: Patients with Multiple, Complicated, and Co-Morbid Sexual Issues (8 hrs.)

A Sex Positive Approach to Assessment and Treatment of Impulsive/Compulsive Sexual Behavior (4 hrs.)

Treatment of Sexual Offending Behavior (2 of 4 hrs.)

Sexual Abuse Treatment (2 of 4 hrs.)

Theory & methods of intervention in relationship systems, sex & intimacy problems Interaction Between Sexuality and Dynamics of Interpersonal and Family Relationships (4 of 8 hrs.)

Diagnosis and Risk Assessment of Sexual Offending Behaviors (8)

Treating Modern Sexual Problems Without Assuming Pathology or Disease (4 of 8 hrs.)

Treating Compulsive Sexual Behavior (4 hrs)

More Tech, More Talking: How Evolving Sex Tech Impacts Fidelity Agreements (4 hrs)

Somatic Sex Therapy (4 hrs.)

Addressing Sexual Health Problems from a Values-Based Model, using Evidence Based Techniques to Support People Struggling with Sex and Porn (4 hrs.)

Theory & methods of medical intervention in evaluation of treatment of Psychosexual disorders Medical Factors Related to Sexuality and Sexual Functioning (4 of 8 hrs.)

Sexual Transmitted Infections (1 of 4 hrs.)

Cancer and Sexuality (3 of 6 hrs.)

Principles of consultation, collaboration, and referral Talking About Sex: Supervision, Consultation, Collaboration & Referral in Sex Therapy and Sexuality Counseling (4 hrs.)
Ethical decision making and best practices Ethics and Sex Therapy: A Neglected Dimension (2 of 4 hrs.)

Ethics in Sex Therapy (4 of 8 hours)

Practicum experience Practicum/Case Conference on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction (4 hrs.)
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