FAQ

General Frequently Asked Questions

Scroll down to see FAQ specific to IITAP and AASECT

WHAT CERTIFICATION WILL I HAVE WHEN I COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM?

In addition to earning a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology, graduates of IICS will be eligible for Board Certification as either a Sex Therapist, Clinical Sexologist, or Human Sexuality Professional. They will also be able to seek certification in their specialty area, either through the Therapist Certification Association (TCA) or the applicable board.

AASECT certification is separate from TCA. Dr. Carol L. Clark is a provider for both, so graduates may choose to pursue that as well. Dr. Clark is also an AASECT supervisor.

IS IICS AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION?

Accreditation is something that is not well-understood by many people. In brief, a university that offers a program from which graduates may seek state licensure needs to be accredited. Also, students who wish to seek financial aid may only apply if the school they wish to attend is accredited.

For institutions that do not accept financial aid and do not offer degrees towards a license, accreditation may add a certification of competency, authority, or credibility. It is not, however, a necessity unless the licensing body requires it. Since it takes 2-3 years for a new institution to become accredited, there are many schools that are able to offer degrees but are not yet accredited.

IICS is licensed by the Florida Commission of Independent Education to offer a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology and students earning that degree will hold it in perpetuity regardless of professional licensure status or geographical location.

WHAT IF I’M NOT A THERAPIST?

You may be accepted in the IICS program with a Master’s Degree in a Human Services field, including medicine, nursing, addictions, social work, marriage and family therapy, and mental health counseling. Please contact us if you are unsure if your degree is acceptable.

IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED VIA WEBINAR?

The individual certification programs may be taken via live webinar, but the doctoral program license requires that the classes be taken in person. It is for this reason that IICS offers options for attendance in 5-day tracks to accommodate students who need to travel. Credits may be transferred from other institutions, including those under the Therapy Certification Training.

HOW MUCH TIME WILL IT TAKE?

The educational portion of the program may be completed in one year or less and you have two years from time of registration to complete your Dissertation/Doctoral Project. You may request an extension if needed. There is no additional charge for this.

WHAT IS THE TUITION?

The total tuition is $16,000. There is no extra charge for additional time to complete the dissertation/project.

WHAT KIND OF PAYMENT PLAN IS THERE?

Students will have the option of making monthly payments for up to 24 months from the time of enrollment. There are no pre-payment penalties.

WHEN ARE CLASSES HELD?

The Basic Sexology classes are held on Saturdays and from Thursday through Monday on alternate months to accommodate out-of-town students. You may complete the classes in any order, so you do not have to adhere to a particular schedule.

The Specialty Concentrations each have their own schedules. Please refer to the Calendar on the website to see the complete schedules for all classes.

WHAT IF I CAN’T COME TO MIAMI OR DON’T WANT TO DO RESEARCH?

As a Marriage & Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, or other healthcare provider, you know that a big limitation you face is not having sexology training and experience. Good news! You may take all your sexology training and supervision/case consultation via live webinar with the Sex Therapy Training Institute. Upon completion, you will be Board Certified by the Therapist Certification Association and market yourself as such. In other words, become a Board Certified Sex Therapist from your home or office. Please go to https://www.therapycertificationtraining.org/training/sex-therapy-training for more information.

WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF BOARD CERTIFICATION WITH TCA?

All graduates of STTI and IICS will become Board Certified.

There are several advantages, including the following:

Marketing yourself as a Board Certified Sex Therapist with the confidence of knowing you received top-notch training.

Listing on the TCA website.

Access to the TCA listserve.

Access to the TCA Facebook group.

Up to 10 free Continuing Education credits per year. (NBCC, AASECT, and Florida).

OK, I’M READY TO APPLY!

Yay! Go to https://clinicalsexologyphd.org/ now!

FAQ for IITAP CSATs OR AASECT CSTs, CSEs, and CSCs

How many of my credits will count towards a Ph.D.?

IICS will accept up to 24 credits, or 75 class hours, from a non-Therapist Certification Association (TCA) institution. An additional 24 credits from a TCA institution may be transferred.

TCA institutions include the Sex Therapy Training Institute, Addictions Therapy Training Institute, International Transgender Certification Association, and the Kink Certification Training Institute.

For CSATs, this means transferring their addiction credits to count as their specialty.

For AASECT, you will get credit for half of your sexology credits.

How many more classes will I need?

The IICS program has three sections: Basic Sexology (48 credits), Specialty Concentration (24 credits), and the Dissertation/Doctoral Project (24 credits). If you are transferring 24 credits from your IITAP-approved training, you will need 48 credits in Basic Sexology and the credits from your Dissertation/Doctoral Project. Your CSAT credits will count as your Specialty Concentration.

If you are transferring 24 credits from your AASECT-approved training, you will need an additional 24 credits in Basic Sexology and the credits from the other two areas.

If you took your AASECT training at a non-TCA institution and then completed training in a TCA Specialty Concentration, you will only need the additional 24 Basic Sexology credits and to complete your Dissertation or Doctoral Project.

If you are both AASECT and IITAP certified and took your sexology training at a non-TCA institution, you may choose to apply the credits as you like. For instance, transfer 24 Basic Sexology credits and then complete training in a TCA Specialty Concentration other than addictions.

What will my tuition cost?

The total program tuition is $16,000.00. Basic Sexology is $8,000.00, so if you transfer 24 IITAP credits, your tuition will be reduced by $4,000.00 to equal $12,000.00 total.

The total program tuition is $16,000.00. Basic Sexology is $8,000.00, so if you transfer 24 AASECT credits, your tuition will be reduced by $4,000.00 to equal $12,000.00 total.

Do you offer a payment plan?

After your $600.00 down payment, you may spread out your payments up to two years.

We do not accept financial aid.

Do I have to attend in person?

Due to the Commission of Independent Education Rule, classes must be attended in person. If you are transferring credits, this lessens the number of classes you need to attend and therefore the number of times you need to come to Miami (Oh darn )

What if I can’t come to Miami or don’t want to do research?

As a CSAT, you know that one of the biggest limitations and criticisms you face is not having sexology training and experience. Good news! You may take all your sexology training and supervision/case consultation via live webinar with the Sex Therapy Training Institute. Upon completion, you will be Board Certified by the Therapist Certification Association and market yourself as such. In other words, become a Board Certified Sex Therapist from your home or office. Please go to https://www.therapycertificationtraining.org/training/sex-therapy-training for more information.

What is the advantage of Board Certification with TCA?

All graduates of STTI and IICS will become Board Certified.

There are several advantages, including the following:

Marketing yourself as a Board Certified Sex Therapist with the confidence of knowing you received top-notch training.

Listing on the TCA website.

Access to the TCA listserve.

Access to the TCA Facebook group.

Up to 10 free Continuing Education credits per year. (NBCC, AASECT, and Florida).

OK, I’m ready to apply!

Yay! Go to https://clinicalsexologyphd.org/ now!


 

Continuing Education provided by Dr. Carol L. Clark.

  • Florida Department of Health, Medical Quality Assurance Provider #50-550/BAP585.
  • Dr. Carol L. Clark is an approved CEU provider for the Florida Board of Nursing, expires 10/17,
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, expires 3/19
  • Florida Board of Psychology, expires 5/18
  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) #11-112B These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.
  • All ATTI classes are approved by the Florida Certification Board #5094-A
  • Dr. Carol L. Clark is approved under FL DOH/MQA to provide sex therapy and hypnotherapy CEUs.
  • Dr. Carol L. Clark, DBA Therapy Certification Training has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6856. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Dr. Carol L. Clark, DBA Therapy Certification Training is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.