For those individuals who are not therapists or psychologist but want a better understanding of human sexuality and all that encompasses, STTI training can provide you with valuable knowledge and resources to enhance your skills, no matter your area of expertise.
Some of the following individuals take the program:
- Educators who want to include human sexuality in their programs
- Business entrepreneurs who want to include sex education in their provision of goods and services
- Coaches who want to help encompass sex coaching in their practices
- Healthcare providers who want to enhance their knowledge of sexual behavior
Academic and Credentialing Requirements
Applicants shall have earned one of the following:
1. Master’s degree or higher in a human service field, including, but not limited to,
- Mental Health Counseling
- Marriage and Family Counseling
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Pastoral Counseling
- Addictions Counseling
- Medicine or Osteopathy
2. Certification or license in a human service related area, including, but not limited to:
- Behavioral Management
- Transgender Care
- Life Coaching
- Pastoral Care
Education credits may be accepted from other institutions and will be reviewed upon application to the STTI program.
Education and Supervision Requirements
Students will be eligible for Board Certification upon completing 150 hours of education, as well as 10 hours of individual and 10 hours of group supervision/case consultation. The 150 education hours may be taken continuously and completed in less than a year or the student may take up to two years to complete the program.
Supervision may be taken concurrently with the education program.
Clinical, Field Work, or Practicum Training
Competence in an applicant’s area of interest and specialty will be gained and demonstrated through actual work experience. The applicant will complete eighty hours (80) of work under the guidance and supervision of a Board approved supervisor. The work will take place in a setting appropriate for the particular specialty area in which the applicant intends to practice.
Work experience may encompass the following:
- Supportive counseling in an agency setting
- Supportive counseling to individuals and their families dealing with such concerns as transgender or orientation.
- Counseling in a religious or pastoral setting
- Education in a professional setting
- Workshop or seminar presentations
Cost of Program
The cost of 150 hours is $7,000.00. A $700 deposit is required at the time of enrollment.
Supervision/case consultation is required at a fee of $750. This fee is in addition to the cost of the 150-hours of education. Students may choose a supervisor on their own who is approved by STTI and therefore not pay STTI the fee.