The Buehler Institute
Continuing Education Programs

For Sex Therapists and Healthcare Providers

Meet Your Career Goals and Help Your Clients

Whether you are looking to meet AASECT educational requirements or want to expand your knowledge in sexology, we have a program to meet your needs.  We designed our continuing education to help you become a compassionate, inclusive, and effective sexuality professional!

Online Comprehensive Sexology Program
Fulfill Educational Requirements for AASECT!

The most complete educational experience we offer! The Comprehensive Sexology Program includes 150 total hours of Continuing Education: 105 hours of self-paced dynamic content and 45 hours of live training via Zoom*.  This is our most popular program because it fulfills the entire educational requirement for AASECT certification as a sex therapist or counselor. Live training is workshop style and enrollment is limited to encourage interaction with our experts.  Enroll any time, start right away!  Offers APA, AASECT, NBCC, and CA BRN CE.
*Live, in-person workshops in Newport Beach, CA returning soon!  You have choices!

Accredited Sexual Health Provider (30-hour Program)

This unique annual program is designed for medical doctors, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other allied healthcare providers.  The 100% virtual program includes both a live conference and recorded content. Enrollment for the April 2023 ASHPTM Program to be announced soon.  The only program offering CME.  Also APA CE; AASECT CE; NBCC CE; and CA BRN CE.

15-Hour Essentials of Sexology

This virtual self-paced program is designed for providers wanting to help clients with common sexual problems, explore the field of sex therapy, or earn their CEs for licensure renewal. and The Buehler Institute are approved continuing education providers for the American Psychological Association, National Board for Certified Counselors, the California Board of Registered Nursing, and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.  Offers APA, AASECT, NBCC, and CA BRN CE's.

12-Hour Sex, Love, and Conservative Faith

Navigating sex therapy with religiously conservative clients (RCCs) can be a delicate balance, whether or not you, yourself, practice a faith.  When working with RCCs, you need to maintain principles of sex therapy practice while respectfully exploring their religious values, ideas, and behaviors, which may be at genuine odds with each other.   This self-paced learning activity will expand your thinking about RCCs--and it's appropriate for every sex therapist and any therapist who works with this population.  Enroll any time and download your Certificate of Competence in Sex, Love, and Conservative Faith immediately upon completion!  APA, AASECT, NBCC, and CA BRN CE.

Stand-Alone Courses in Sexuality & Relationships

We have a variety of online courses available with many more scheduled starting in Summer 2021. Our courses are designed for graduate students and postgraduate professionals in psychology and allied health fields. The courses can be used to fulfill AASECT requirements and also license renewal--please check with your state to see if they accept AASECT, APA and/or NBCC continuing education. 

Foundations of Sexology

 Foundations of Sexology Program includes 105 hours of self-paced online learning in a broad spectrum of topics related to relationships and sexuality. This program is designed for graduate and postgraduate professionals who want to learn more in the field of sexology and help people with the most common sexual concerns. While AASECT certification has geographical limits, our Foundations of Sexology program is ideal for professionals both in the US and internationally. Most people who take the Foundations of Sexology program will want to continue their studies with Advanced Topics in Sexology.  Offers APA, AASECT, NBCC, and CA BRN CE.

Advanced Topics in Sexology

This offering is intended for professionals who already have a solid education in sexology or who have taken Foundations of Sexology, and who wish to gain 45 hours of intensive live online training via Zoom. In combination with Foundations of Sexology, Advanced Topics in Sexology fulfills all of the educational requirements for AASECT certification. Online training is workshop style and the number of enrollees is limited to maximize interaction with our experts. Priority is given to those who have completed the Foundations of Sexology program. We will stay online past 2021 and likely offer live training as well.  Offers APA, AASECT, NBCC, and CA BRN CE.

Dr. Stephanie Buehler

I am a licensed psychologist (CA 17609) and AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor with 20 years of practice experience. I wrote the book What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know about Sex and other texts. I am also a Fellow for the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health and I have worked as a sex therapist in a variety of healthcare settings including Hoag Hospital.My work as a master teacher for L.A. Unified School District and a writer for an educational publishing company are the background for my passion for educating others whether through coursework or supervision.

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