Richelle has been a professional Sexuality Educator since 1992; certified as an Educator by the American Association of Sexuality Educator Counselors and Therapists since 1996 and as a Supervisor since 2014. She teaches a multitude of subjects that are Human Sexuality to 4th – 12th grades in schools, institutions of higher education, public, private and non-profit organizations, faith communities, alcohol and drug rehabilitation facilities, jails…anywhere she is invited…for a cumulative number of students in the thousands. When training colleagues and those working in human services, she emphasizes that sexuality education should be taught from a medically accurately informed, compassionate, and person-centered perspective with methods that are developmentally relevant, culturally appropriate, grounded in research, and informed by a code of ethics. She never forgets that teaching also means learning from her students.
Currently, Richelle is Director of Education Services for SO SECS….Southern Ohio Sexuality Education and Consultation Services and a full-time doctoral student in the Leadership, Culture and Curriculum program at Miami University. Her two-plus decade experiences in community-based education informs her research. Richelle’s scholarship challenges contemporary sex ed curriculum standards (centering on the benefits of a comprehensive curriculum) and teaching preparation practices (supporting those who want to be/are credentialed and trained). She is an active volunteer member for AASECT, served on the Board of Directors as the Public Relations, Media and Advocacy Chair 2014-2016, and currently is the Media Committee Leader. She also has served Look Both Ways (Colorado), Health Care Education and Training (Indiana), and Parents Families/Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Ohio), state of Ohio maternal and child health committees, teen pregnancy prevention groups, and is lead singer for a classic rock band. Raised in a traditional Catholic home and strongly influenced by education professionals who value the power of progressive teaching pedogogy, Richelle has a profound respect for diversity of all kinds, believes in prevention education and endeavors to empower people to make healthy choices for sexual pleasure, health and wellness. Teaching about Human Sexuality is Richelle’s passion…she loves her work and can think of nothing else she’d rather do than talk about sex/ual/ity!
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.
The 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.
The Advanced Mental Health Training Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6901. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Advanced Mental Health Training Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Modern Sex Therapy Institutes [1787, 4/30/22-4/30/25], is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.
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.