Postgraduate Programs

University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program  (certificate courses/sexual health)

Contact Information

Valerie Wood, LMSW, CST Co-director

University of Michigan Sexual Health
Certificate Program
vwood@umich.edu

P: (734) 763 5723

The mission of the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate program is to provide comprehensive education and training to professionals about sexual health. The Certificate Program will address the learning needs of sexuality educators, sexuality counselors, and sex therapists. The Sexual Health Certificate Program believes that sexual health is an important part of every individual's general health. Individuals and couples may experience problems in their sexual health related to psychological, environmental, hormonal, medical or relational facets of sexual health. The goal is to provide excellence in the training of professionals in sexual health education, counseling, and therapy. The Sexual Health Certificate Program provides comprehensive education and training to professionals interested in the field of sexual health in five tracks.

Sexuality Education » (for educators)

Sexuality Counseling » (for health professionals)

Sex Therapy » (for mental health professionals)

Sex Therapy and Sexuality Education » (for mental health professionals and educators)

Sexuality Counseling and Sexuality Education » (for health professionals and educators)

Our program has a 99% completion rate. All reading materials are included with the cost of tuition.

Sex Therapy Training

The University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program (UMSHCP) provides comprehensive education and training to professionals interested in the field of sexual health in five tracks. After completing the course, participants will:

● Implement improved assessment skills in clinical practice

● Implement advanced intervention skills in clinical practice

● Implement enhanced consultation skills in clinical practice

● Link with a peer learning community

● Practice and implement better educational skills in the workplace

AASECT Credits

The five tracks of the program (counselor, therapist and educator) utilize AASECT recommended standards of learning including six courses (90 hours) in sexuality education for all, a specialized values training called the Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR—15 hours) for all, and additional hours of training specific to certification credentials in sexuality educator (30 hours), sexuality counselor and sex therapist (60 hours). The program addresses the AASECT certification process throughout the program and assists participants in locating AASECT supervisors and mentors suitable to each participant. At the conclusion, participants receive a certificate indicating the successful completion of the University of Michigan Sexual Health Program; Participants who are interested in receiving AASECT certification will need to apply for certification at the conclusion of the program.

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