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Clinical Supervisor

Embark on a transformative journey of professional growth and excellence in psychosexual therapy through our Clinical Supervision program at the International Association of Psychosexual Therapists (IAPST).

Clinical supervision is a structured and collaborative process that plays a pivotal role in refining the skills and knowledge of certified psychosexual therapists (C-PSTs) and certified psychosexual therapist supervisors (C-PSTSs). Our carefully curated pool of IAPST-approved supervisors ensures that you receive guidance from seasoned professionals with a wealth of experience in addressing a diverse range of psychosexual issues. Whether you are on the path to certification or seeking ongoing professional development, our clinical supervision program is designed to elevate your practice, uphold ethical standards, and foster a supportive network within the psychosexual therapy community. Explore the possibilities of growth and excellence with IAPST Clinical Supervision.

Welcome to Clinical Supervision at IAPST

What is Clinical Supervision?

Clinical supervision is a structured and collaborative process within the field of psychosexual therapy, designed to support professionals in their ongoing development and practice. It involves a qualified and experienced supervisor providing guidance, feedback, and mentorship to therapists, ensuring the highest standards of care and ethical conduct.

Purpose of Clinical Supervision:

Clinical supervision serves multifaceted purposes, crucial for both certified psychosexual therapists (C-PSTs) and certified psychosexual therapist supervisors (C-PSTSs):

• Professional Development:  Clinical supervision acts as a cornerstone for continuous professional growth. Through reflective discussions, therapists refine their skills, expand their knowledge base, and stay abreast of emerging trends in psychosexual therapy.

• Certification Journey:  For those pursuing certification, clinical supervision is an integral part of the process. It provides the necessary guidance and oversight, helping therapists meet certification requirements and navigate the complexities of addressing sexual issues in clinical practice.

• Ethical and Competent Practice: Supervision ensures that therapists adhere to the highest ethical standards and maintain competence in their practice. It serves as a proactive mechanism to address challenges, ethical dilemmas, and refine therapeutic interventions.

• Networking and Resource: Supervisors become valuable resources beyond the certification journey, offering a network for ongoing professional connections. The relationship forged during supervision often extends into a supportive professional network, fostering collaboration and shared expertise.

By engaging in clinical supervision, practitioners not only enhance their individual capabilities but contribute to the overall advancement of the psychosexual therapy field. It is a dynamic process that fosters a culture of continuous learning, ethical practice, and community within the realm of psychosexual therapy.

Understanding Clinical Supervision

Discovering a supervisor with whom you feel a genuine connection is a pivotal aspect of your journey towards becoming a certified psychosexual therapist (C-PST) or a certified psychosexual therapist supervisor (C-PSTS). The relationship with your supervisor is not only instrumental in guiding you through the certification process but also serves as a valuable resource for future professional development and networking opportunities.


Importance of Comfort:

Selecting a supervisor is a deeply personal decision, and finding someone with whom you feel comfortable is of utmost importance. A supportive and constructive supervisory relationship fosters an environment conducive to optimal learning and growth. It sets the foundation for a collaborative and enriching journey in the field of psychosexual therapy.

Approved by IAPST:

Opting for a supervisor approved by the International Association of Psychosexual Therapists (IAPST) is a strategic choice. IAPST approval ensures that your chosen supervisor possesses the requisite expertise, knowledge, and skill set necessary for providing top-notch therapeutic supervision, particularly when addressing sensitive sexual issues in clinical practice.

Explore Our Supervisors:

Take advantage of our curated list of supervisors, each accompanied by a comprehensive bio and professional information. This resource allows you to gain insights into their background, experience, and areas of expertise. Feel free to peruse the profiles to make an informed decision.

Contact Multiple Supervisors:

We encourage you to contact more than one supervisor to explore various perspectives and teaching styles. This process helps you identify a supervisor whose approach aligns with your learning preferences and professional goals. Engaging with multiple supervisors also allows you to make a well-informed decision that resonates with your unique needs.

Your journey toward certification and professional development is profoundly influenced by the choice of your supervisor. By carefully considering your options, exploring bios, and reaching out to multiple supervisors, you empower yourself to make a choice that aligns with your comfort, learning style, and career aspirations.

Finding the Right Supervisor
Becoming an IAPST Approved Supervisor

Embarking on the journey to become an International Association of Psychosexual Therapists (IAPST) Approved Supervisor is a significant step in advancing your professional career. Here's a comprehensive overview of the process:


1. Identify a Primary Supervisor:

The first crucial step is to locate a qualified and experienced primary supervisor who will guide you through the approval process. Your primary supervisor plays a pivotal role in providing mentorship, guidance, and support as you accumulate the necessary skills and knowledge.


2. Accrue 20 Supervision Hours:

Commit to recording a minimum of twenty (20) hours of supervised practice. This hands-on experience is integral to refining your abilities in addressing a diverse range of psychosexual issues under the guidance of your primary supervisor.


3. Required Reading:

Engage in the required reading materials outlined by the IAPST. Staying current with relevant literature ensures that you are well-versed in the latest advancements and best practices within psychosexual therapy.


4. Multiple Choice Examination:

Demonstrate your proficiency by successfully completing a 30-question multiple-choice examination specifically designed for supervisors. This assessment evaluates your theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of supervisory responsibilities.


5. Submission of Supervision Log:

As part of the application process, submit a detailed supervision log documenting the twenty (20) hours of supervised practice. This log serves as a tangible record of your hands-on experience and showcases your commitment to the rigorous standards set by the IAPST.


6. Commit to Yearly Continued Education:

Acknowledge the importance of ongoing professional development by committing to yearly continued education. This commitment ensures that IAPST Approved Supervisors stay abreast of emerging trends, research findings, and evolving practices within the field of psychosexual therapy.


Becoming an IAPST Approved Supervisor signifies not only meeting high standards but also a dedication to continuous growth and excellence in the realm of psychosexual therapy supervision. It's a journey of professional enrichment that culminates in earning the recognition and trust of the International Association of Psychosexual Therapists.

See a list of approved IAPST Supervisors

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