In light of the various directives from the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and our continued commitment to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), CIIS Public Programs has made the decision to move all Sex Therapy Certificate courses online until further notice. The dates of all in-person courses will remain the same, but they will take place as online synchronous learning via Zoom. There will be no physical meetings in San Francisco. AASECT has approved in-person courses to be held on live online platforms, so all courses completed on Zoom will count towards the in-person requirements for AASECT certification. 

Find more information about CIIS' COVID-19 response.

Important Dates

May 1, 2022: Applications Open
July 31, 2022: Final Application Deadline

Program Fees:

Program Fee: $7,000
Application Fee: $50 (non-refundable)
Learn more about our scholarships and discounts at our Fees and Discounts Page

Sex Therapy Certificate Program

The Sex Therapy Certificate at CIIS strives to provide clinicians with the highest quality sexuality and sex therapy education. It is our mission to offer comprehensive training to psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, couples’ therapists, and allied professionals, in support of practitioners offering sex therapy as a naturally integrated part of the therapeutic experience. The certificate program has the distinction of being one of the few programs in the nation offered by an accredited academic institution, and also provides 75 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for California licensed LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LMFTs.

CIIS' history of contributions in the fields of counseling psychology, integral health, and sexuality studies form the basis for our approach to the certificate. We strive to provide an integral view of the field of sex therapy. This approach means including multiple perspectives and philosophies, remaining rooted in a sex positive view, and affirming the diversity of sexual practices, experiences, and identities of our communities and clients. 

Fall 2022 Cohort Weekends

• September 16–18
• October 14–15
• November 4–6
• November 18–19
• December 2–3

Important Dates

• Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1
• Fall 2022 Applications Close July 31

How to Apply

Applications for Certificate Programs may be submitted through CIIS' online platform. Applications include: Background & Goal Statement, Resume or Curriculum Vitae, and an optional Scholarship Essay.

We especially encourage applications from individuals who: identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color; identify as LGBTQIA+, and/or serve marginalized or under-represented populations.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis until the cohort is full. Applicants will be notified within 60 days of submitting their application.

If you have additional questions contact Kyle DeMedio at

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About CIIS Public Programs

CIIS Public Programs produces events and continuing education opportunities for people who are curious about themselves and the world. Our programs and podcast further personal and social transformation by bringing together the diverse voices of visionaries, artists, and scholars to share compelling experiences, offer new perspectives, and expand creative horizons. Public Programs enhances and reflects the academic mission of California Institute of Integral Studies.

Anti-Racist/Inclusion Statement

CIIS Public Programs is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio-economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, and/or medical condition. Through our programming, we strive to amplify the voices of those who have historically been under-represented. We commit to use our in-person and online platforms to uplift the stories and teachings of black, indigenous, and other people of color; those in the LGBTQIA+ community; and all those whose lives emerge from the intersections of multiple identities.



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