What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know about Sex
(Third Edition)
Earn 8 hours of CE!

This 3rd edition is truly the A to Z when it comes to assessing and treating sexual health concerns. This is a valuable resource that I'll be recommending to my colleagues and students and consulting regularly myself! 
                              --Dr. Lori Brotto

Designed to take the uninformed reader or one who might be uncomfortable about sex to a place of knowledge and competence, the book includes strategies to help both the client and therapist become more comfortable with sexuality. Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers.


New to the Third Edition:


  • Updated approaches to considerations of gender identity
  • The impact of intersectionality, oppression, and minority stress on sexuality
  • De-pathologizing kinky behavior.
  • Treating couples who want to open their relationships
  • Applies mindfulness to treatment of sexual problems
  • Expanded information about the sexological ecosystem
  • Treating out-of-control sexual behavior and the new Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder ICD-11 diagnosis


Key Features:


  • Provides clear treatment recommendations for nearly all sexual concerns
  • Uses an ecosystemic approach for assessing individuals and couples
  • Explains how to assess and treat sexual pain disorders
  • Covers sexuality across the lifespan
  • Includes "Step into My Office" vignettes offering a glimpse into everyday sex therapy practice
  • Provides activities for reader to reinforce information including "Take-Away" points, downloadable forms, templates, and tools
8 CEs
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Course Introduction

Program Contents
This course is book-based using What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex. The course provides 8 continuing education units.
Intended Audience
This course is recommended both as an introduction to the topic as well as an update for more experienced practitioners of sex and relationship therapy.
Course Objectives
As a result of taking this course, you will be able to:
  1. Understand the use of the ecosystemic sexual history questionnaire in clinical use.
  2. Describe at least three common couples/sex therapy difficulties and ways to intervene.
  3. Use an ecosystemic approach to treating sexual issues in couples as they age.
  4. Describe an affirming approach to treating sexual/gender minorities.
  5. Use medical family therapy to understand changes in roles and sexuality after various medical illnesses.
  6. Identify the multiple disciplines needed to treat many sexual problems, e.g., sexual pain or post-prostatectomy difficulties.
  7. Describe a multidisciplinary approach to treating sexual pain disorders.
  8. Use ethical decision-making and best practice in treating couples regarding the use of individual therapy.
Total CE Hours: 8
*If seeking AASECT certification, these hours may count as follows:
Area B: 1 hour
Area C: 2 hours
Area D: 2 hours
Area E: 2 hours
Area F: 1 hour
Exam and Evaluation
You are required to take an exam to demonstrate that you read and understood the material. The book chapters are divided among four separate exams. You will have three tries on each exam to pass at 80% or better. Once you complete the course evaluation, you will be able to automatically download your certificate of completion.
Fine Print
Psychologists: TBI is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TBI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.Registered Nurses: TBI is an approved provider of continuing education by the Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP16394.
AASECT Members: TBI is approved by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists to provide continuing education units toward certification as a Sex Therapist or Counselor. Provider #12-13-Q.
Registration Requirements
You will need to purchase a copy of What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex, 3rd Ed. to read before taking this course, as it only contains exams over the chapters.
Purchase this course by clicking on the "Enroll" button.
Privacy statement: We will never distribute your information to anyone.
Refund/Cancellation Policy
All refund requests must be made in writing.
Course Author
Dr. Stephanie Buehler is a licensed psychologist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and author of several books including What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex, 3rd Ed. For more information see below.
Program Contents
This course is book-based using What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex. The course provides 8 continuing education units.
Intended Audience
This course is recommended both as an introduction to the topic as well as an update for more experienced practitioners of sex and relationship therapy.
Course Objectives
As a result of taking this course, you will be able to:
1. Understand the use of the ecosystemic sexual history questionnaire in clinical use.
2. Describe at least three common couples/sex therapy difficulties and ways to intervene.
3. Use an ecosystemic approach to treating sexual issues in couples as they age.
4. Describe medical interventions in the treatment of pelvic/sexual pain disorders.
5. Use medical family therapy to understand changes in roles and sexuality after various medical illnesses.
6. Identify the multiple disciplines needed to treat many sexual problems, e.g., sexual pain or post-prostatectomy difficulties.
7. Describe a multidisciplinary approach to treating sexual pain disorders.
8. Use ethical decision-making and best practice in treating couples regarding the use of individual therapy.
Total CE Hours: 8
*If seeking AASECT certification, these hours may count as follows:
Area B: 1 hour
Area C: 2 hours
Area D: 2 hours
Area E: 2 hours
Area F: 1 hour
Exam and Evaluation
You are required to take an exam to demonstrate that you read and understood the material. The book chapters are divided among four separate exams. You will have three tries on each exam to pass at 80% or better. Once you complete the course evaluation, you will be able to automatically download your certificate of completion.
Fine Print
Psychologists: TBI is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TBI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
Registered Nurses: TBI is an approved provider of continuing education by the Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP16394.
AASECT Members: TBI is approved by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists to provide continuing education units toward certification as a Sex Therapist or Counselor. Provider #12-13-Q.
Registration Requirements
You will need to purchase a copy of What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex, 2nd Ed. to read before taking this course, as it only contains exams over the chapters.
Purchase this course by clicking on the "Enroll" button.
Privacy statement: We will never distribute your information to anyone.
Refund/Cancellation Policy
All requests for refund must be made in writing within 7 days of purchasing the course.
Course Author
Dr. Stephanie Buehler is a licensed psychologist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and author of several books including What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex, 2nd Ed. For more information see below.

Created by

Dr. Stephanie Buehler

 Newport Beach, CA
Dr. Stephanie Buehler is a licensed psychologist and AASECT certified sex therapist. She is the founder of The Buehler Institute and LearnSexTherapy.com with the mission of helping as many people as possible overcome sexual complaints and get more joy from life. 
Dr. Buehler is the author of several books including What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know about Sex, with the third edition to be published in 2021. She is known internationally for her expertise and has been invited to speak in India, Ireland, Japan, and more. 
Dr. Buehler specializes in sexuality and cancer, sexuality and mental illness, sexual pain disorders, and infertility. A second-generation native of Los Angeles, she prides herself on working with people from different races, cultures, religions, orientations and genders. Her additional works include Sex, Love, and Mental Illness: What Every Couples Needs to Know, and Counseling Couples Before, During, and After Pregnancy: Sexuality and Intimacy Issues. 
Dr. Buehler is on the Board for the Journal of Sexuality Counseling and is a reviewer for Sexual Medicine Reports. She has been invited to speak all over the US and in various countries including India, Ireland, and Canada. 
In her free time, Dr. Buehler practices yoga and enjoys watercolor painting.   She lives with her husband of 30+ years in Orange County, CA.
Dr. Stephanie Buehler is a licensed psychologist and AASECT certified sex therapist. She is the founder of The Buehler Institute and LearnSexTherapy.com with the mission of helping as many people as possible overcome sexual complaints and get more joy from life. 
Dr. Buehler is the author of several books including What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know about Sex, with the third edition to be published in 2021. She is known internationally for her expertise and has been invited to speak in India, Ireland, Japan, and more. 
Dr. Buehler specializes in sexuality and cancer, sexuality and mental illness, sexual pain disorders, and infertility. A second-generation native of Los Angeles, she prides herself on working with people from different races, cultures, religions, orientations and genders. Her additional works include Sex, Love, and Mental Illness: What Every Couples Needs to Know, and Counseling Couples Before, During, and After Pregnancy: Sexuality and Intimacy Issues. 
Dr. Buehler is on the Board for the Journal of Sexuality Counseling and is a reviewer for Sexual Medicine Reports. She has been invited to speak all over the US and in various countries including India, Ireland, and Canada. 
In her free time, Dr. Buehler practices botanical art, nature photography, and hand drum, and playing with her Senegal parrot, Bodhi Buehler. She lives with her husband of 30+ years in Orange County, CA.