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Welcome to the International Symposium on Sex Therapy (ISST), an esteemed annual event hosted by the School of Sex Therapy. ISST is a premier platform that brings together renowned researchers, therapists, and professionals from around the globe to exchange knowledge, share insights, and explore the latest advancements in the field of sex therapy and sexual health.


We strive to foster a collaborative and inclusive environment where experts and emerging scholars in the field can come together to present their cutting-edge research, innovative modalities, and therapeutic techniques. Our symposium serves as a vital forum for dialogue, networking, and interdisciplinary learning, enabling attendees to enhance their expertise and contribute to the evolution of sex therapy.


Researchers, therapists, educators, and professionals passionate about sexual health and wellness are invited to submit their proposals to present at ISST. Whether your research focuses on emerging modalities, evidence-based practices, clinical approaches, or societal issues surrounding sexual health, ISST provides a platform to showcase your work and contribute to the advancement of the field.


Join us at the International Symposium on Sex Therapy (ISST) and be a part of a global community dedicated to promoting sexual well-being, fostering therapeutic innovations, and shaping the future of sex therapy. Together, let's inspire change, challenge assumptions, and create a world that embraces the vital role of sexual health in overall well-being. 

Earn up to 7 CEs*! 

*The School of Sex Therapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The School of Sex Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

*This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for up to 7 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

Algarve Casino Hotel

Portimão, Portugal


May 20-22, 2024


Standard - $275

Student - $100



We are excited to announce the call for papers for the First Annual ISST Meeting in Algarve, Portugal. Researchers, therapists, educators, and professionals worldwide are invited to submit their papers for consideration. ISST aims to foster a collaborative environment where experts and junior researchers can engage in meaningful discussions, contributing to the growth of the field. We welcome papers covering diverse topics, from innovative approaches in sex therapy and evidence-based research to intersectionality, ethical considerations, and cultural perspectives on sexual health. The call for papers closes on February 12, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT. Please download the official "Call For Papers" and feel free to share with friends and colleagues.


The captivating Algarve region provides a plethora of activities for participants to relish before, during, and after the symposium. Whether it's enjoying shows, visiting the casino, indulging in wine tasting, participating in a captivating dolphin watching experiences, or just relaxing on the beach or beside the pool, there's something for everyone. To enhance the symposium experience, participants can also opt for prearranged additional activities, such as a mesmerizing trip to the Benagil caves and a delightful wine tasting event, available at an extra cost, expertly arranged by the symposium team. Limited space is available for these additional events, and registration will be on a first come, first-served basis. Participants will have the opportunity to select and secure their spots for these events during the registration process.


Registration for the event opens November 1, 2023.

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