Specializations Overview

The IICS doctoral program consists of three parts – Clinical Sexology Education, a Specialty training related to sexology, and a dissertation or doctoral capstone project.

Students may choose from the list of available Specialty concentrations. Currently, they are Sex Addiction and Compulsivity, Kink Conscious Therapy, Hypnotherapy and Sexuality, and Transgender Care.

All of these specializations will lead to certifications, as well as fulfill the requirement towards a doctoral degree. They may also be taken individually for certification. Please refer to www.TherapyCertificationTraining.org for more information or to register for a program.

Doctoral students who wish to take more than one specialty will take 10% off the registration fee for the additional program.

Click on each of the following for more information:

Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity
Kink Conscious Therapy
Hypnotherapy and Sexuality
Transgender Care Therapy

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 & Compulsivity

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This program embraces not only Sex Addiction, but all addictions. It is based on the premise that the true drug of addiction is stimulation and that the brain seeks what provides that stimulation and that becomes the drug of choice, whether it is gambling, sugar, cocaine, or a sexual behavior. In short, sex addiction is about addiction, not sex.

However, sexual behaviors that become the addict brain’s drug of choice do present some unique treatment challenges and these are explored in depth.

This program includes content that will prepare students to take the ICRC exam for certification in their state and also to practice with a degree of competence and expertise that will meet ethical guidelines in all disciplines.

Students will attend classes one Friday per month for a year and will also complete independent study assignments including viewing videos, attending 12-Step meetings, and writing treatment plans.

This specialty may be taken within the doctoral program or on its own. Course descriptions are included in the catalogue.



Transgender Care


Upcoming Transgender Certification Training!!

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

Gender dysphoria, gender identity disorder, gender-fluid, and gender non-conforming are just some of the terms people who identify as other than non-binary use.

This program will prepare clinicians to work with this diverse population. Very few therapists have the knowledge or experience to deal with the issues specific to transgender clientele and to help them navigate transition challenges.

In addition to assisting clients with their personal gender identity exploration and transition, therapists have the responsibility to write letters of recommendation for hormone therapy and surgical interventions. This provides an opportunity for therapists to create a niche practice while helping a population that is underserved geographically, therapeutically, and medically.

This program is held both via webinar and in person in two 3-day parts. There is a case consultation component and students will be required to write a letter of recommendation for review. Students taking the program for doctoral credit will need to engage in a transgender community activity of their choice or development for independent study credit.

Clinicians may also take this program for individual certification as Transgender Care Therapists or Professionals.

Course descriptions may be found in the IICS catalogue.

$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.

It is always advantageous for therapists to have a variety of therapeutic interventions in their repertoires. Part 1 of this program will teach students the skills and techniques to use hypnosis to address a wide variety of issues. Part 2 will focus more specifically on implementing hypnotherapy with sexual concerns.

Each part consists of 5 days of didactic training and experiential exercises and practice. Students will also practice on their own between Parts 1 and 2. Please review the course descriptions in the catalogue.

Upon completion, students will be certified by a national board. This program may be taken for individual certification or included towards the doctoral degree.

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.


Kink, BDSM and other alternative lifestyles are areas unfamiliar to most therapists, even sex therapists. In order for therapists to promote themselves as “Kink Friendly,” “Kink Aware,” or “Kink Knowledgeable,” they must have extensive training in all things kinky – in other words, be comprehensively “Kink Conscious.”

This program incorporates in-person and webinar training. The experiential portion of the program will not only educate and expose the student to alternative lifestyles, it will allow the student to participate to varying extents in some of the activities that will gain the student entry into this diverse and exciting world.

The first 5 days of classes will be in person in San Francisco and the following 8 classes will be held on alternate weeks via webinar.

Please review the course descriptions in the catalogue. This program may be taken towards the doctoral degree or on its own for certification from the Therapist Certification Association.


​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