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What Exactly Is Sex Therapy? : Sex Therapy Defined.

Sex Therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy that focuses on addressing a wide range of issues related to sex, sexuality, and gender for individuals and couples. It encompasses the exploration of psychological, relational, and emotional factors that underlie various sexual dysfunctions, including but not limited to erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and delayed ejaculation in men. In the case of women, it covers Genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder, female sexual desire/arousal disorder, and orgasmic disorder, as classified in the DSM-5. Additionally, sex therapy is effective in assisting individuals dealing with compulsive and unmanageable sexual behaviors. It also serves as a valuable modality for helping couples foster romantic connection and intimacy. Moreover, sex therapy offers support for individuals grappling with challenges related to sexual orientation and gender-related issues.

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Welcome to the Center for Professional and Continued Education at the School of Sex Therapy!

The School of Sex Therapy is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 educational institution founded with the mission to advance psychosexual therapy and sexual health worldwide through clinically informed sex therapy training, research, and publications. We strive to promote a comprehensive understanding of sexuality, sexual health, and sexual behavior while emphasizing the importance of cultural diversity and inclusivity.

Our internationally focused curriculum is designed to meet the highest academic standards and incorporates a range of perspectives on sex and sexuality from around the world. Our faculty and student body are diverse and include professionals from many different cultures, backgrounds, and areas of expertise. We believe that this diversity is a key strength of our institution and helps to foster a learning environment that encourages critical thinking and academic growth.

Through our training programs, research initiatives, and publications, we seek to promote a greater understanding of human sexuality and to improve the sexual health and wellbeing of individuals and communities around the world. We are committed to advancing the field of sex therapy through evidence-based research and innovative clinical practices, and we are dedicated to preparing the next generation of sex therapy professionals to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world.




Looking to enhance your clinical practice and expand your expertise in the growing field of sex therapy?

Begin your journey with the School of Sex Therapy!

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