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Anybody know what path I need to take to be a sex psychologist?

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blueblackhair

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Currently in undergrad at a public university and recently changed my major from bio to psychology and i'm interested in being a sex psychologist (perhaps a marriage counselor/relationship therapist even). What steps do I need to take to reach this goal...i'm new to the department (I just switched majors at the end of the semester so I haven't talked to anyone yet) so I don't really have any ideas about graduate school or anything either and for this profession and do I really need a phd or doctorate?
 

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You need a solid foundation in Clinical/Counseling Psychology and then you need to pursue additional training and mentorship in the area.

You'd be a clinical psychologist or counseling psychologist who works in the area of intimacy (or however you want to describe it), as there isn't a specialized title for it.
 
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G Costanza

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You could become licensed as a master level clinician and then become certified as a sex therapist AASECT. The certification process can be challenging however as you will need supervision from a certified sex therapist and there aren't many around.
 

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Some states have specific "sex" therapist/psychologist requirements. The first step is get a doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology and take related elective courses.
 
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