Rachel Needle, Psy.D., Director of the Advanced Mental Health Training Institute, LLC, and Richard Siegel, MS, LMHC, Director of Modern Institutes for Sex Therapy Training, Inc., both the premier sex therapy certification training organizations in Florida, and both nationally recognized as among the most well-regarded providers of the highest quality, state-of-the-art continuing education and training programs, are thrilled to announce the merger of their respective institutes.

This exciting and new, joint venture, Modern Sex Therapy Institutes, LLC will begin new sex therapy certification training institutes in South Florida, New York City, Metro-Washington DC, and Atlanta in January, 2016.  With the hopes of growing to other cities, Modern Institutes will forge new directions in integrative sex therapy and offer high quality sex and relationship therapy trainings/workshops by some of the most well regarded and influential experts in the fields of sex therapy and research, sexuality counseling, sexual medicine, and sexuality education.

All of the faculty at the Modern Institutes are committed to improving the sexual health and well being of all people, regardless of age, gender identification, orientation, identity, or type of relationship or lifestyle.

While Modern Sex Therapy Institutes programs are a tremendous benefit to the training of sexological professionals across the country and internationally, those clinicians in Florida will derive particular benefit.  Florida is the only state in the US to require psychologists, psychotherapists and counselors to be certified in sex therapy.  This certification requirement combines both didactic training and clinical supervision, which can be done in person or via live webinar. Modern Institutes is in the unique position to offer Florida professionals the most comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to training mental health and medical professionals.

Each Institute will offer sex therapy training in a variety of formats to meet different professionals’ varying continuing education needs; e.g., psychotherapists in FL may seek only the 120 hours of education and 20 hours of clinical case supervision they require to legally and ethically practice in their State, whereas clinicians seeking certification by AASECT may desire the full 150 hours of education and 50 hours of supervision required by that organization.  Also, medical and mental health professionals who are not necessarily pursuing sex therapist or sexuality counselor certification, but simply wish to enhance their clinical skills by taking some courses, will find unequalled (and the most interesting!) opportunities for their continuing education requirements.

Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Clinical Social Workers, and Mental Health Counselors can greatly expand their practice with the added credential of “Certified Sex Therapist,” and better serve their clients.  This training is also extremely valuable to Gynecologists, Urologists, Psychiatrists, Family Practitioners, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Pelvic Floor Physical Therapists, and other medical and allied health professionals, as they navigate the exciting, rapidly changing, and still-emerging field of sexual medicine.


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