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The International Association of Psychosexual Therapists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the advancement of psychosexual therapy and the promotion of sexual health and wellness. Along with excellent networking and collaboration opportunities, the IAPST offers Psychosexual Therapy Certification (C-PST) for qualified individuals. Made up of an international body of highly educated, well-trained professionals, the association promotes research and publications relevant to the field.


The International Association of Psychosexual Therapists (IAPST) is committed to advancing the field of psychosexual therapy through rigorous scientific research, ethical practice, and the dissemination of knowledge. We strive to elevate professional standards, foster global collaboration, and promote sexual health and wellness by providing high-quality certification programs and supporting the continuous professional development of our members.


To be the leading global authority in psychosexual therapy, recognized for our commitment to excellence in education, research, and ethical practice. We envision a world where sexual health and wellness are integral to overall well-being, supported by a network of professionals dedicated to advancing the field through innovative research and evidence-based practices.


  1. Professionalism: We uphold the highest standards of professionalism in all our endeavors, ensuring that our members are well-trained, ethical, and competent in their practice.

  2. Ethics: We are dedicated to promoting ethical behavior and decision-making in all aspects of psychosexual therapy, fostering trust and integrity within the profession.

  3. Science-Based Treatment: We emphasize the importance of evidence-based practices, supporting therapies and interventions grounded in rigorous scientific research.

  4. Research and Innovation: We encourage and support ongoing research and innovation to advance the understanding and treatment of psychosexual issues.

  5. Education and Development: We are committed to the continuous education and professional development of our members, providing resources and opportunities for growth and certification.

  6. Collaboration: We promote global networking and collaboration among professionals to share knowledge, expertise, and best practices.

  7. Inclusivity: We value diversity and inclusivity, ensuring that our organization and the field of psychosexual therapy are accessible and respectful to all individuals. This commitment includes embracing diversity in thought, encouraging a range of perspectives and ideas to enrich our practice and understanding.

These statements encapsulate the core principles and aspirations of the IAPST, guiding the organization in its mission to promote excellence in the field of psychosexual therapy.

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