To date the most common way to describe someone with sexual dysregulation is “sex addiction.” However, the approach of Modern Sex Therapy Institutes’ Certification Program in Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB), is to treat PSB as a sexual health problem in which consensual sexual urges, thoughts or behaviors feel out of control. As opposed to a clinical disorder, PSB is framed as a behavioral problem of sexual expression wherein the individual’s life and relationships are negatively impacted by the behaviors deemed problematic.
We offer a modern, up-to-date, cutting edge training in the PSB Certification Program to help clinicians help those with concerns about their sexual behavior or presenting with PSB (identified by many as sexual addiction) to achieve the best outcomes for themselves and their partners. Much of the current research shows that often, pathological labeling or identifying as a sex or porn addict, can increase distress, pain, and problematic sexual behavior. This certification program will provide therapists the skills to address these issues clinically, via case consultations and educational courses from some of the leading researchers in this area.