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This page lists continuing education courses and workshops for professionals, as well as post-graduate training opportunities.

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Albert Ellis Institute, New York, NY
The Institute offers public and professional workshops and other training, as well as fellowships and internships at the graduate and post-graduate level. Some of the Institute's educational offerings are about intimate relationships. Email:

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
AAMFT offers professional development opportunities for experienced mental health professionals through its conferences, Summer Institute, and its library of audio and video materials. Contact AAMFT at (202) 452-0109.

American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
AASECT provides a number of continuing education opportunities at its conferences and in conjunction with other groups. For current list of training opportunities, see or contact AASECT by fax at (319) 895-6203.

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children's Forensic Interview Training Clinic, Ann Arbor, MI
A certificate program taught by experts in the field of child sexual abuse. Contact: APSAC, 407 S. Dearborn, Ste. 1300, Chicago, IL 60605. Ph. (312) 554-0166; Fax (312) 554-0919,

The Behavioral Sciences Research in HIV Infection Training Program, Columbia University, New York, NY
The Behavioral Science Research in HIV infection training program is inviting applications for postdoctoral training at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University. Each fellow is provided with a training stipend, tuition support, and limited funds for travel and general research training cost associated with the fellowship. The program begins July 1 of each year. For further information about the training program, contact: Mr. Robert M. Kertzner, M.D. The New York State Psychiatric Institute, Box 15, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032. ph. (212) 543-5439. Email:

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
This independent statewide professional organization sponsors a variety of workshops and an annual conference for therapists. This gives therapists the opportunity to gain the required continuing education credits and update their skills. CAMFT also offers the voluntary supervisor certification and the necessary education to gain this certification. Contact CAMFT at (619) 292-2638.

Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR), Milwaukee, WI.
Medical College of Wisconsin, offers 2 year postdoctoral research fellowship in HIV behavioral research. Doctoral candidates and those who have received their PhD. are invited to apply. Application deadline is February 15. Contact: Steven D. Pinkerton, PhD, Director, CAIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2071 North Summit Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202, Ph. (414) 456-7700, Fax: (414) 287-4209, Email:

Columbia University School of Public Health, New York, NY.
-- Department of Sociomedical Sciences offers MPH in Sexuality and Health
-- Predoctoral Fellowship in Gender, Sexuality and Health
-- Center for Gender, Sexuality and Health.
-- Program for the Study of Sexuality, Gender, Health, and Human Rights, a Rockefeller Foundation-funded postdoctoral grant program for residential fellows conducting innovative interdisciplinary work (academic, policy, or activist) on the intersecting themes of sexuality, gender, health, and human rights in both domestic and international contexts.

Contemporary Forums, Dublin, CA
Contemporary Forums offers a number of medical workshops throughout the year in different locations. Sexual health topics include contraceptive technology, STD treatment, hormonal therapies.
Contact: 11900 Silvergate Drive, Dublin, CA 94568, Ph. (925) 828-7100, Fax: (925) 828-2121, Email:

EngenderHealth, New York, NY
EngenderHealth, formerly AVSC International, is a nonprofit organization working internationally and in the United States to support and strengthen health care services, particularly those needed by women -- the largest group of health care consumers worldwide. It has recently developed an online minicourse called "Sexuality and Sexual Health".
Contact: Olga Kozak Communications Assistant, EngenderHealth, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001, Ph. (212) 561-8063, Fax: (212) 561-8067, E-mail:

The Florida Sex Therapy Institute, West Palm Beach, FL
120 hour curriculum plus 20 hours of clinical case sex therapy supervision program certified by the Florida State Board of Health. This program is for postgraduate participants including physicians, nurses, and psychotherapists. All marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and clinical social workers who want to be certified as "Sex Therapists" in Florida must meet these requirements. The course is held one day a month for a year in West Palm Beach, Florida. Program also AASECT certified for 120 CE units. Individualized programs for sex therapy supervision and courses can also be arranged through the institute for out of state and international students. Contact: Dr. Susan Lee, Director at (561) 833-0066, Email:, Florida Postgraduate Sex Therapy Training Institute, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 339B, Palm Beach, Florida 33480.
Now offering courses in New York through The Sex Therapy Postgraduate Training Institute of New York.

The Fogel Foundation, Washington, DC
The Fogel Foundation offers continuing education and training programs, special workshops, and practicums on human sexuality to therapists, counselors, educators, clergy, and other professionals. Faculty are certified Diplomates/Supervisors of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the National Association of Social Workers, the American Board of Sexology, and the American Board of Family Psychology, or they are professors at George Washington University Medical School. Contact: Director of Training, The Fogel Foundation, Inc., 1011 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20037. Ph. (202) 659-4938; Fax (202) 467-0056.

Holy Cross Counseling Group, South Bend, Indiana
Offers one-day seminars for professionals on assessment and intervention in the field of sexual assault. All the trainers have active membership in national organizations, such as the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and the National Association of Social Workers. Contact: Melissa McDermott Steinmetz, Holy Cross Counseling Group, 610 N. Michigan, Ste. 310, South Bend, IN 46601. Ph. (219) 232-9534.

Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment (ISEE)
ISEE is an approved institutional provider of Continuing Education for the American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Our courses include professional development for health care and behavioral health practitioners as well as personal growth workshops for anyone interested in improving their lives, sexually, emotionally, or spiritually.Some grants available.

Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
We offer a doctoral minor in human sexuality. Contact: The Kinsey Institute, Morrison 313, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405; Ph. (812) 855-7686, Email:

Massachusetts Institute for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Studies, Inc., Boston, MA Founded in 1996 to provide cutting edge/alternative training experiences for psychotherapists. Offers brief training experiences during the year in Cambridge, MA, and sponsors a Summer School. Contact: The Massachusetts Institute for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Studies, 98 Wyman St., Boston, MA 02130. Ph. (617) 624-6730. Email:

Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC), University of Illinois at Chicago
MATEC provides training, develops resources, and disseminates state-of-the-art information about HIV and AIDS to health care providers in its Midwest region.

Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Phoenix, AZ
The Foundation sponsors training seminars and conferences. A Summer Sex Therapy Institute was held June 18-21, 1998, in Arlington Heights, IL. Faculty included: Lonnie Barbach, Eli Coleman, Shere Hite, Marty Klein, Sandra Leiblum, Joseph LoPiccolo, and Bernie Zilbergeld. The Institute was open to professionals in health-related fields and to full-time graduate students in accredited mental-health related programs. Contact: Milton H. Erickson Foundation, 3606 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016. Ph. (602) 956-6196. Email:

PAIVS Research Training Program-HIV-AIDS, University of Puerto Rico
The Latino/a Research Training program supports training for Latino/researchers interested in undertaking interdisciplinary and multimethod studies in HIV/AIDS. It provides training in epidemiology, prevention, program evaluation, public policy and technology transfer. PAIVS collaborates with diverse academic, community based and governmental organizations. If you want more information about application requirements and procedures please contact: Tel. 764-0000 Ext. 3545,

Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Inc., The Institute on Sexual Health, Indianapolis, IN
The Institute provides education, training, and resource services to educators and social service professionals in Indiana and beyond. Summer offerings include the 5-day Sexual Attitude Reassessment seminar (SAR), offered June 2-6, 2008. Contact: The Institute on Sexual Health, 3209 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208. Ph. (317) 927-3644; (800) 421-3731.

Training Workshops for Helping Professionals, Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA
The Institute offers spring training workshops for professionals. The workshops are about emergency contraception, HPV & HIV, Intervening for behavior change, fe/male communication in teenage relationships, positive transitions:Teaching about puberty. Contact:Planned Parenthood, Education Department, 209 Ninth street, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15222; call (412) 434-8957 x115 or

The Sex Therapy Postgraduate Training Institute of New York, New York, NY
The Sex Therapy Postgraduate Training Institute of New York is designed for professionals with postgraduate degrees who wish to become sex therapists or add an extensive knowledge of sex therapy to their practice. The focus of this program is on understanding the significance of human sexuality as it plays out in treatment situations from childhood throughout the life span. We welcome psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, psychologists, physicians and nurse practitioners to matriculate. Certified by the Florida Board of Health and accredited by AASECT.

Classes are held at Columbia University Faculty House on 5 weekends over a 2 year period. This course is AASECT approved for 120 CE hours, with 20 hours of Clinical Case Supervision. For further information, contact Susan Lee, Ed.D at (561) 833-0066 or by email at The program website is

The Sexuality and Rights Institute, Pune, Maharashtra, India
The Sexuality and Rights Institute is an annual two week long residential course that focuses on a conceptual study of sexuality. It examines the interface between sexuality and rights and its links with the related fields of gender and health. Participants examine sexual and reproductive health programs as well as various legal and socio-cultural issues and incorporate their learning into planning and working on programmes. Email:

University of California - San Francisco, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
-- Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies (TAPS) Fellowships (postgraduate)
-- The CAPS/Fogarty International Traineeship in AIDS Prevention Studies (I-TAPS) Program

University of Connecticut, Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention (CHIP)
A research center offering postgraduate and graduate research opportunities. Positions vary - please consult website for current opportunities.

University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
-- Annual Sexuality Conference
-- Intensive Sex Therapy Training Program .
-- Sexual Attitudes Reassessment Weekend (not held in 2009)
All three programs are offered in June.

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ.
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School offers a week-long Human Sexuality Program in early January. Program is available to health and educational professionals.

University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Program in Human Sexuality
-Postdoctoral Clinical/Research Fellowships in Human Sexuality and Behavioral Medicine
Offers postdoctoral fellowships for advanced clinical and research training in human sexuality and behavioral medicine.

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Last updated August 3, 2011

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