SASH offers a rigorous credentialing process that is unique to the sexual health industry. The SASH certifications are the only credentials in the industry that comprehensively address specific areas of sexual health.
As the first of its kind, SASH offers certification opportunities in Problematic Sexual Behavior, Sexual and Relational Trauma, Sexual Wellness, and Sexual Offending. Clinicians can apply for one or more of the specialized certifications to emphasize their experience and knowledge as a leading professional in the industry. All qualified clinicians possess a stock of general human sexuality knowledge.
To truly accentuate your knowledge, professionals holding three or more certifications can apply to be certified as a Distinguished Sex Therapist, communicating to the world your advanced expertise.
The process of becoming certified involves education/training, consultation/supervision, and clinical experience. All certifications require general education in human sexuality and a Sexual Attitudes Reevaluation (SAR) or a similar workshop such as the Sexual Attitudes and Values Overview and Reevaluation (SAVOR) available from SASH.
When all education/training, consultation/supervision and clinical experience requirements have been met an application can be submitted. The application and supporting materials will be evaluated by the application committee and a recommendation will be made for approval.
Training providers approved by the following continuing education certifying bodies likely meet the educational requirements of the individual certifications offered by SASH. It is the responsibility of the training provider offering continuing education to maintain their status as an approved provider from these organizations.
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
- National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC- ACEP)
- National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
- Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB-ACE)
- Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
- NAADAC-The Association for Addiction Professionals