Clinical Sexology

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Clinical Sexology Education

The Clinical Sexology component of IICS provides the education for psychotherapists and other healthcare clinicians to become Board Certified Sex Therapists or Clinical Sexologists while on their way to a doctorate in Clinical Sexology. It is a comprehensive program that includes Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research of Sexual Dysfunctions; Sexual Abuse Treatment; Legal, Ethical, and Forensic Issues in Sexuality; Medical Issues Affecting Sexual Functioning; Gender and Orientation; Alternative Lifestyles and Kink; and much more. You will then choose a specialty from among four options: Hypnotherapy and Sexuality, Kink Conscious Therapy, Transgender Care Therapy, and Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity.

The first step is to apply for acceptance into the program. Click HERE to apply for the Ph.D. program or HERE to apply for only the Certification program.


Once you receive your letter of acceptance to the Ph.D. program, we will send you a full-length application and enrollment agreement and invoice for $600 for your program deposit, which will be counted towards your full tuition. Full tuition is $16,320 with payments spread out up to 24 months. IITAP and AASECT certified professionals may receive up to $4,080 tuition credit.

When we receive your application, enrollment agreement, and deposit, we will send you links to all of our resources, class videos, listserv, and online library. We will also put you on the webinar invitation list so you will receive invitations to all Clinical Sexology classes, regardless of which track you chose (Track 1 is Saturday classes and Track 3 is 5-day alternate month classes). You have the option to attend any class, although you will not finish more quickly by mixing them up. It simply allows you to customize your schedule.

Enrollment Times

We have open enrollment, so you are able to begin at any time. You then need to attend all 30 classes (parts 1 & 2 of each course). Click HERE for the class calendar with the course names.

Our classes, whether in person or via webinar, are fully interactive and you will learn from experienced instructors, videos, and guest experts. Case consultation in group is held after Saturday classes. Paired supervision/case consultation is scheduled at the consultant’s and students’ convenience.

We know you will enjoy this learning experience as you become an expert in the field of Clinical Sexology!

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Sex Addiction Therapy

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“Obsessive, compulsive, out of control behavior done in spite of negative consequences to self and others.”

This is the definition of addiction. It is a way of thinking and behaving that results from the brain changes that occur when the brain is stimulated beyond what is normal from an evolutionary point. We seek these intensified levels of stimulation when we realize that a particular behavior provides not only pleasure and euphoria, but escape from some underlying pain originating in childhood. The pain of believing that we are not good enough, not important, or are somehow bad people.

Drugs and alcohol provide relief, but other stimulating activities do as well. Shopping, gambling, eating and yes, various sexual behaviors, allow our “Caveman Brains” to make the link between the stimulation and the relief of pain. When the pleasure wears off, the pain returns and we immediately crave more. Addiction, then, becomes not so much a craving for a drug, but a craving for any stimulating agent.

It is from this perspective that we can treat addiction – any addiction. Treating sex addiction is NOT about inhibiting sexual behavior, but IS about helping people live recovering lives. Recovery IS about healing past trauma, learning to be present, experiencing healthy sexuality in any and all joyous ways. It is about Connection – to each other, to humankind, to all life, and to the Universe.

The Addictions Therapy Training Institute is an approved education provider by the Florida Certification Board (FCB), so the International Institute of Clinical Sexology (IICS) specialty in sex addiction will also allow students to sit for the FCB exam and become Certified Addiction Professionals.

IICS students who choose this specialty will learn about addiction in all its forms and learn how addiction permeates all life areas (see Addict America: The Lost Connection). You will learn how to help all of your clients to live more intimate, fearless, and Connected lives.

Classes are held on one Friday of each month. Enrollment is revolving so you can join any time. Go to the calendar or the catalogue for the class schedule.

This program may be taken on its own for Board Certification. Please visit Addictions Therapy Certification for more information


Transgender Care


Upcoming Transgender Certification Training!!

Next Training July 27-29, 2018 & October 4-6, 2018

$2,495 for the 6 day training! Earn up to  40 CE credits.

Find out more and REGISTER HERE!!

All training will take place at 9620 NE 2nd Ave #205 Miami Shores FL 33138

Workshops  and Training can also be attended via live webinar from anywhere!!


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 10/19,
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.

Hypnotherapy and Sexuality

  HYPNOfront6 1FINALJoin this year's training in June and August 2018!!!

Classes take place over two (2) - 5 day sessions spanning from June 14-18, 2018 and August 9-13, 2018.

Our brains have two distinct sections that are relevant to us as clinicians: The Limbic System (emotions, reward system, and survival) and the Prefrontal Cortex (thinking, reasoning, and executive functioning). When we do traditional “talk therapy,” we are engaging with the client’s Prefrontal Cortex and we often end up against a brick wall. People cannot “think” their way out of old traumas, cognitive distortions that originated from early experiences, or addictive behavior.

Every clinician needs an alternative, experiential therapeutic intervention in their toolbox that can access the Limbic System and make significant changes there. Hypnotherapy is one of those incredibly effective tools.

When a client is experiencing some sexual dysfunction that does not have a solely medical basis, then hypnotherapy can be used to allay anxiety, heal trauma, or otherwise remove the blocks to optimal sexual health.

The International Institute of Clinical Sexology (IICS) specialty in Hypnotherapy provides clinicians an alternative to Cognitive-Behavioral interventions.

Classes take place over two (2) - 5 day sessions spanning from June 14-18, 2018 and August 9-13, 2018.

This program may be taken on its own for Board Certification for a cost of $2,490 or take 10% off if you are an IICS student and taking this as an additional certification.

Register Here!!

 Next training dates coming soon!!!

Kink Conscious Education

Course Overview


VIDEO - Meet Francesca!!

Release judgment, expand knowledge, and support clients who identify as Kinky or “into BDSM.” In this course you will engage in an overview of the similarities and differences between the most common range of alternative sexualities as they relate to Kink/BDSM, and the most effective modalities to utilize with Kink/BDSM identified clients who seek assistance from your clinical, medical, or therapeutic practice.

What is Transformational BDSM versus Regular BDSM? How can BDSM be used to support wholeness?
Join Francesca Gentille as she is interviewed by Rev Mel. Be present to a journey of Sacred Kink that
catalyzes a whole new awareness.


Your clients are Kink/BDSM curious, and you wish to guide them to the best resources as well as methods to enter into BDSM safely. ​

You work with couples where one of them is more kink curious or already identified as into BDSM and you would like to be skilled at bridging their differences.
You are aware that a growing % of the population is exploring or seeks to explore BDSM.
You would like to clarify the similarities and differences between BDSM, Transgender, Non-Binary, Queer, Non-Monogamy, Polyamory, Age Play, Pet Play etc.
You want to specialize as a cutting edge sexology expert for our culture.

Whether you are already into Kink OR you are someone who knows very little about BDSM​,​
Kink Conscious Certification will give the tools, research, and methodologies
needed to release (positive or negative) judgment, expand knowledge, and support clients who identify as Kinky or "into BDSM."

You will engage in an overview of​ ​
the similarities and differences between the most common range of alternative sexualities as they relate to Kink/BDSM and the most effective modalities to utilize with​ ​
Kink/BDSM identified clients who seek assistance from your clinical, medical, or therapeutic practice.

​The FIRST ​5 Days take place live & in person in San Francisco
​w​ith Demos, case studies, and practicums. ​
(And there's some great flights out there if you're coming from out side of CA)
The remaining hours occur via Webinar where ever you live!

2018 Schedule

August 8-12 (in person San Francisco)

Analysis & Assessment of BDSM in Culture

September 2018 - February 2019 are held via live webinar.

History and Science of BDSM ( live webinar)

Sociological Framework of Kink Communities  (live webinar)

Treatment of Sexual Differentiation within Couples (live webinar)

Gender, Sexual Attraction, and Relationship Design  (live webinar)

Review of Research on Kink/BDSM  (live webinar)

Contemporary Analysis of BDSM in Media  (live webinar)

Intersectionality Between Kink/BDSM and Trauma  (live webinar)

60 Class Hours
10 Hours of Supervision/Case Consultation
Student Survey, Supervision, Class Participation