Holistic Sex Education Training Program

HSET: Holistic Sex Education Training Program

HSET is the ISEE’s best training for sex educators, new and experienced. It includes over 200 AASECT-approved* hours of comprehensive training in Holistic Sex Education, and offers all educational requirements for certification.  You will have some of the best practitioners in the field as instructors as well as professional consultation and mentoring. Our embodied approach uses a holistic lens, is focused on social justice, and is backed by research for superior learning and integration. Learning is a mix of on-demand webinars that you can watch anytime, and streaming classes where you can pick the dates that work best for you. See all details in our learning paths below. We will also be offering some in-person classes in Tucson, Arizona from November 6-11, 2022 that you may opt into as part of a hybrid program. You will also have access to AASECT Certified Supervisors at a reduced rate. Ask in our information session for more information.

2021 / 2022 Learning Path For Sexuality Educators

This program has three parts: 1) Recorded Webinars 2) Take-Home Classes 3) Streaming-Live Classes. 

Learning Paths 1 -7 are self-paced and students have two years from the date of enrollment to complete. Recorded webinars can be started at anytime and are not dependent on the live-streaming courses. In-person options are now available for early November 2022 in Tucson, Arizona, please register for an info session for more details.

Learning Path 1: Lay of the Land

  • Erotophobia: Cultural Impacts. CE: 1
  • Principles of Holistic Sex Education. CE: 2
  • Sexological Anatomy. CE: 3
  • Revolution: New Ideas in Gender & Orientation. CE: 3
  • A Brief History of Sexology. CE: 3
  • Professional Presentation Skills. CE: 6
  • The Myth of Sex Addiction: A Conversation with David Ley. CE: 1
  • Professional Communication Skills. CE: 3

ISEE strongly recommends completing LP1 before attending the SAR

Total Recorded Webinars: 8

CE/Hours: 22

Learning Path 2: Knowing Your Maps

  • When Sex Goes Wrong: Common Sexual Dysfunctions. CE: 10
  • Responsive Desire: The Science Behind Come as you are. CE: 1

Total Recorded Webinars: 2

CE/Hours: 11

Learning Path 3: Stocking Your Backpack

  • Child and Adolescent Sexual Development. CE: 3
  • Twenty-Something to Fifty: Adult Sexual Development. CE: 1
  • Silver Sex: Treasures in Sex and Aging. CE: 3
  • Basics of the AASECT Ethics Code. CE: 3
  • Polyamory 101. CE: 2
  • Sexual Coercion. CE: 3
  • How Do I Tell You? Sexual Communication Skills. CE: 3

Total Recorded Webinars: 7

CE/Hours: 18.5

Learning Path 4: Using Your Tools

  • Intersections of Sex and Technology. CE: 3
  • Sex Research: Reading it, Understanding it, and Putting it to use. CE: 3
  • Troubleshooting Pleasure: Orgasm, Sensual Play and Sex Toys. CE: 3
  • Ethics Take-Home Course. CE: 4
  • Therapeutic Skills for Sex Educators. CE: 3

Total Recorded Webinars: 4

CE/Hours: 16

Learning Path 5: New Lands and People

  • Perfect Until Cut: The Life of an Intersex Activist. CE: 1
  • More Tech, More Talking: Evolving Technology & Fidelity Agreements. CE: 1.5
  • Sex & Psych: The Positives and Pitfalls of Psychiatric Issues in Sexuality. CE: 6
  • Osunality: African Eroticism and Non-Phallocentric Sex. CE: 1
  • Muslim Sex Ed: Approaching the Practices of Sex Therapy and Education with North American Muslim People. CE: 1.5
  • Sex Positive Christianity: Countering Sex-Negative Beliefs in Those Who Are Christian. CE: 1.5

Total Recorded Webinars: 6

CE/Hours: 12.5

Learning Path 6: Taking Care of the Body

  • Contraception and STI Update. CE: 3.5
  • Sex and Health Take-Home. CE: 10
  • Pregnancy and Sexuality. CE: 3
  • Coming Home: Wounded Veterans and Sexuality Challenges. CE: 3
  • ADHD After Dark. CE: 1.5
  • Sex Under the Influence: Substance Abuse and Sexuality. CE: 3
  • SexAbility: The Impact of Physical and Psychological Challenges on Sexual Well-Being (three-2-hour sessions). CE: 6

Total Recorded Webinars: 6

CE/Hours: 30

Learning Path 7: Traveling with Partners

  • The Tantra of Conversation. CE: 1
  • Surrogate Partner Therapy, an Introduction. CE: 1
  • Daddy Doms and “Little Girls": Power Dynamics and Age Play. CE: 2
  • Sex Research Take-Home Course. CE: 12
  • Love 1A - Available. CE: 3

Total Recorded Webinars: 4

CE/Hours: 18

Live-Streaming Classes

Live-Streaming Classes are offered 3 - 4 times per year. You have the power to schedule yourself for times that work for YOU! These classes are not recorded. Participation is required. Classes are facilitated via Zoom.

  • SAR (Sexual Attitude Reassessment). CE: 16.5
  • Sex & Culture: Exploring Intersectionality in the Practice of Sex Education & Sex Therapy. CE: 6
  • Joy of Intimacy: Communication & Relationship Skills. CE: 6
  • Pleasure: Everything You Need to Know. CE: 6
  • Sex & Power: BDSM 101. CE: 6
  • Sacred Sexuality. CE: 6
  • Embodied Homework for Sexual Partners and Holistic Sex Ed Students. CE: 3
  • Principles of Holistic Sex Education. CE: 2
  • Sexuality & Trauma: Healing Through Embodiment. CE: 6
  • Exceptional Educator. CE: 18 (ISEE Reccomends taking Exceptional Educator at the end of their program)
  • Sexuality, Ritual, & Healing. CE: 3

CE/Hours: 78.5

Total classes & CE/Hours

Total Recorded Webinars: 37

Total Take-Home: 3

Total Recorded Webinar & Take-Home CE/Hours: 128
Total Streaming CE/Hours: 78.5

Total Professional Consultation & Mentoring: 16

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS: 222.5

Investment: USD

  • On-line program $5,500

  • Hybrid program (in-person & on-line classes): $5,995

Payment plans are available with a minimum down payment of $500. We offer 12-month to 24-month payment plans. To apply to our Holistic Sex Educator Program, please complete the steps below. 

ISEE class, Portland

How to enroll to our Holistic Sex Education Training Program:

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Scholarship 

ISEE is committed to creating professionals with an exquisite awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion – not only in sexual health but in all aspects of our human existence.

 

Partial BIPOC Scholarship

For equity and recognition of the importance of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color as existing and future leaders in the fields of sexual health, sex therapy, sexual wellness, sex education, and reproductive justice, ISEE offers a partial BIPOC Scholarship that takes 10% off tuition. To apply for the partial BIPOC Scholarship and Program, click here.

SWEET: Sexual Wellness Education and Enlightenment Training Certificate

SWEET is a fully self-paced, 100-hour, online, holistic, sexual wellness program for anyone who wants superior learning in topics of sexuality. There are no prerequisites and the program can be started immediately. SWEET Learners can purchase the full certificate program or purchase the 8 learning paths individually. 

This program is recorded and classes can be watched at any time, from any place in the world. SWEET can be accessed from various devices, including smartphones. A training certificate is provided upon completion.

SWEET Curriculum:

Learning Path 1: Lay of the Land

  • Erotophobia: Cultural Impacts. CE: 1
  • Principles of Holistic Sex Education. CE: 2
  • Sexological Anatomy. CE: 3
  • Revolution: New Ideas in Gender & Orientation. CE: 3
  • Sexual Attitude Self Assessment (SASE). CE: 3

Total Recorded Webinars: 5

CE/Hours: 12

Learning Path 2: Knowing Your Maps

  • When Sex Goes Wrong: Common Sexual Dysfunctions. CE: 10
  • A Brief History of Sexology. CE: 3
  • Professional Presentation Skills. CE: 6
  • Child and Adolescent Sexual Development. CE: 3
  • Silver Sex: Treasures in Sex and Aging. CE: 3
  • Cultural Identities and Sexuality: Counter-Narratives and Self-Reflection. CE: 3

Total Recorded Webinars: 6

CE/Hours: 28

Learning Path 3: Stocking Your Backpack

  • Ethics in the Sexuality Professions. CE: 3
  • Polyamory 101. CE: 2
  • Sexual Coercion. CE: 3
  • How Do I Tell You? Sexual Communication Skills. CE: 3
  • Pleasure: Everything You Need to Know . CE: 3
  • Sex & Power: BDSM 101. CE: 3
  • Sexuality & Trauma: Healing Through Embodiment. CE: 3

Total Recorded Webinars: 7

CE/Hours: 20

Learning Path 4: Using Your Tools

  • Intersections of Sex and Technology. CE: 3
  • Therapeutic Skills for Sex Educators. CE: 3
  • Troubleshooting Pleasure: Orgasm, Sensual Play and Sex Toys. CE: 3
  • Embodied Homework for Sexual Partners and Holistic Sex Ed Students. CE: 2.5
  • Sexuality, Ritual, & Healing. CE: 2

Total Recorded Webinars: 5

CE/Hours: 13.5

Learning Path 5: Taking Care of the Body

  • Contraception and STI Update. CE: 3.5
  • Pregnancy and Sexuality. CE: 3
  • Sex Under the Influence: Substance Abuse and Sexuality. CE: 3
  • SexAbility: The Impact of Physical and Psychological Challenges on Sexual Well-Being. CE: 6 (three-2-hour sessions)

Total Recorded Webinars: 4

CE/Hours: 15.5

Learning Path 6: Traveling with Partners

  • The Tantra of Conversation. CE: 1
  • Surrogate Partner Therapy, an Introduction. CE: 1
  • Love 1A - Available. CE: 3
  • Joy of Intimacy: Communication & Relationship Skills. CE: 3
  • Sacred Sexuality. CE: 3

Total Recorded Webinars: 5

CE/Hours: 11

Total classes & CE/Hours

Total Courses: 32
Total CE/Hours: 100

Investment: USD $2,700

SWEET learners can also purchase the learning paths individually. 

Upon enrollment, learners may attend Zoom office hours with the Dean of Student Affairs to support their journey. Learners can print out certificates for each class on the go!

ISEE class, Portland

Who are the Holistic Sex Education Training Programs for?

  • Educators, coaches, teachers, faculty, adjunct, deans, chancellors, etc.
  • International learners
  • Health/medical care professionals
  • Clergy, religious or spiritual practitioners
  • Yoga instructors
  • Massage therapists
  • Tantra practitioners
  • Anyone serving the community
  • Anyone wanting to explore their identities and how they intersect with sexuality
  • Doulas/midwives/birthing professionals
  • Content creators, bloggers, and influencers
  • Adult-product sales associates, educators, owners, etc.
  • Social workers, counselors, therapists
  • Activists
  • Authors
  • Researchers
  • People who run retreats and workshops
  • Anyone who wants superior knowledge and information about human sexuality

We see you, we care about you. Be part of the ISEE Community!

ISEE has great opportunities for students to network and learn from each other. You will be welcomed into our Mighty Networks student and alumni social network, weekly peer-to-peer presentations (Webinar Wednesdays), and Student Engagement EXchange (S.E.X.) Events, our Student Activities group.

ISEE class, Portland

About AASECT Certification*

AASECT membership is not a requirement for our program, but AASECT CE’s are offered for those who want them. You do not have to want, or apply for, AASECT membership to enroll in any of our programs.

The Holistic Sex Education Training Program includes all Sex Education Training hours (Core Knowledge, Skills Training and SAR)  required by AASECT. This includes recorded webinars and take-home courses. HSET provides access to supervision by an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator Supervisor at a discounted rate.

The SWEET program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 97 CE credits (SASE is excluded) that may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. 

ISEE is an approved organizational provider of AASECT CE’s, Provider #11-113-C. Attainment of AASECT CE’s does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please see http://aasect.org or contact ce@aasect.org

If you are located in the United States, you must be 18 years or older to enroll.

Supervision

Supervision of our work makes us better educators, counselors and therapists. This type of individualized attention pays off handsomely, not only when we are seeking credentials but also in our day-to-day work as a professional.

ISEE offers access to AASECT Certified Supervisors for enrolled Certificate Program students at a discounted rate.


AASECT Certified Educator Supervisors at ISEE:

  • Dr. Rosalyn Dischiavo, EdD, MA, CSES
  • Elizabeth Boatman, PhD, CSE
  • Renée D. Burwell, LCSW, MPA, CST
  • Melanie Davis, PhD, CSC, CSE, CSE-S

Refund policy

For SWEET program: 

Partial refund within 30 days of purchase. $200 administration fee. The partial refund includes a $200 administrative fee, and courses that have been started will be deducted from the refund at full price ($30 per hour). The SWEET program can be paused to stop the 1-year expiration date. Please contact info@instituteforsexuality.com to pause your program. SWEET Learning Paths can be taken separately. There is no refund for any Learning Path once purchased separately.

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