Institute for Sexual Health

The Institute for Sexual Health (ISH) is the official resource for education and professional trainings in Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Treatment (DSTT) and Intentional Vibe Trauma Treatment (IVTT). Founded in 2009 by Dr. Minwalla, ISH was one of the first and only U.S. treatment centers to challenge the “co-sex addict” model and articulate the systemic abuse associated with infidelity and compulsive sexual behavior disorder. The Institute for Sexual Health (ISH) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Sexual Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Professional Education and Training

This program offers professionals education and training in deceptive sexuality and trauma treatment, targeting the psychological and intimate partner abuse pertaining to infidelity, compulsive sexual behavior disorder, sex addiction, and the related trauma-and-stressor disorders. This specialized training helps improve services for patients, advances the profession towards human rights, justice and psychological health, and is an exciting and unique learning opportunity to advance your understanding of infidelity and problem sexuality in relationships from Dr. Minwalla live-online.

Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Treatment

Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Treatment (DSTT) is a grounded-theory treatment model developed specifically for the treatment of infidelity, sex addiction, and compulsive sexual behavior disorder. DSTT targets the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of deceptive sexuality and trauma, and offers patients and professionals a treatment model that attends not only to the sexual behaviors, but also to the psychological operation of integrity-abuse and the complex trauma experienced by the intimate partner, the relationship, children, and family system.

Intentional Vibe Trauma Treatment

Intentional Vibe Trauma Treatment (IVTT), based on Intentional Vibe Theory (IVT), is an emerging treatment model developed specifically for the treatment of systemic abuse and complex trauma sequences. IVTT targets the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of Abuse-Victim-Trauma-Existing-Realities, AVT-ER, and offers human beings and survivor-centered communities a conscious way of attempting to move the organic will and empathy of human beings towards justice, truth, and health.

Why Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Treatment?

Unlike traditional treatment models, DSTT:

1.

Remedies the victim-blaming and diagnostic mislabeling of deceptive sexuality victims and survivors.

2.

Designates a name for the abuse disorder associated with deceptive sexuality.

3.

Provides effective treatments for abusers, victims, and the relationships injured by deceptive sexuality.

4.

Helps mental health professionals address the abusive impacts of deceptive sexuality.

Be a Better Man Program

Be a Better Man is a live webinar that provides psychoeducation for men who want to better understand how maintaining a secret sexual life is a psychological operation of abuse and harm that causes traumatic injuries and symptoms to the intimate partner, children, and family. This program helps men see more clearly this system of entitlement, covert abuse, and the harm to other people. Dr. Minwalla’s curated content ultimately encourages men to become more conscious and accept the responsibility of mature masculinity to attend to the self, and particularly those who have been harmed, better. The program involves two courses that must be taken in sequence; 1) Be a Better Man 1: The Illumination Course; and; 2) Be a Better Man 2: The Application Course.

The Sister Course

Here I Am Becoming: The Sister Course is a 42-Hour, 5-day, live webinar +1 day (Synthesis & Planning) that provides psychoeducation for female survivors, curated and conducted independently at the Private Practice of Trish Haight, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), SEP, NARM, NATouch, AF-EMDR, DSTT, CSAT, CPTT, CCPS. Trish will present the same Illumination curriculum from the Better Man 1 Course specifically for the intimate partner or spouse who has been harmed and impacted by deceptive sexuality. The primary objective here is illumination to help empower and offer stabilization by shining a light on the DST model and specifically the 22 specified traumatic impacts (DST-22).

Institute for Sexual Health (ISH)

The Institute for Sexual Health (ISH) is the official resource for education, professional trainings, and certification in Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Treatment (DSTT). Founded in 2009 by Dr. Minwalla, the ISH was one of the first and only U.S. treatment centers to challenge the “co-sex addict” model and articulate the systemic abuse associated with infidelity and compulsive sexual behavior disorder.

The Institute for Sexual Health (ISH) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Sexual Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

What is Dr. Minwalla's Story?

Dr. Omar Minwalla is a Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Sexologist trained at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Minwalla has spent 20 years as a first responder on the front lines of treating infidelity and compulsive sexual behavior. His grounded theory of Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Treatment (DSTT) not only establishes a new standard of care for the treatment of infidelity, compulsive sexual behavior disorders, and sex addiction, but shines a light on a unique method for the treatment of systemic abuse, injustice and complex trauma, called Intentional Vibe Trauma Treatment (IVTT).

Dr. Omar Minwalla is a Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Sexologist trained at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Minwalla has spent 20 years as a first responder on the front lines of treating infidelity and compulsive sexual behavior. His grounded theory of Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma (DST) not only establishes a new standard of care for the treatment of infidelity, compulsive sexual behavior disorders, and sex addiction, but shines a light on a unique method for the treatment of systemic abuse and complex trauma.

What is Dr. Minwalla's Story?

Lighthouse to Vanishing Point

Dr. Omar Minwalla is a Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Sexologist trained at the University of Minnesota
Medical School.

Dr. Minwalla has spent 20 years as a first responder on the front lines of treating infidelity and compulsive sexual behavior. His grounded theory of Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Treatment (DSTT) not only establishes a new standard of care for the treatment of infidelity, compulsive sexual behavior disorders, and sex addiction, but shines a light on a unique method for the treatment of systemic abuse, injustice and complex trauma, called Intentional Vibe Trauma Treatment (IVTT).

Level 4 Applications Open May 5, 2024?

Only professionals who have successfully completed Level 1 and Level 2 can apply for Level 3.??

Level 1 Application and Registration Open Now

  • Level 1 Application and Registration Ends: April 7, 2024.
  • To Avail Early Bird Discount for Level 1, Please register before: February 28, 2024.

Level 3 Applications Open Oct 6, 2024

Only professionals who have successfully completed Level 1 and Level 2 can apply for Level 3.

Level 1 Application and Registration Open Now

  • Level 1 Application and Registration Ends: April 7, 2024.
  • To Avail Early Bird Discount for Level 1, Please register before: February 28, 2024.

Level 2 Applications Open May 5, 2024

Only professionals who have successfully completed level 1 can apply for Level 2.

Level 1 Application and Registration Open Now

  • Level 1 Application and Registration Ends: April 7, 2024.
  • To Avail Early Bird Discount for Level 1, Please register before: February 28, 2024.

Trish Haight, LMFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

Trish Haight, LMFT is a certified Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Therapist (DSTT), a specialization in deceptive sexuality and trauma (DST), offered by The Institute for Sexual Health (ISH).Trish is a leading professional voice in Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Treatment (DSTT) and is an Adjunct Professor and Faculty Member of The Institute for Sexual Health (ISH), and currently teaches Level 2 and 3 of the DSTT Professional Training along with Dr. Omar Minwalla, Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Sexologist. Trish formally trained directly under Dr. Omar Minwalla and was an instrumental part of Dr. Minwalla’s original core clinical treatment team at The Institute for Sexual Health from 2009 – 2015, which is referred to as Dr. Minwalla’s, Sacred Clinical Incubator, giving birth to both DSTT and IVTT, Intentional Vibe Trauma Treatment. IVTT is a treatment for systemic abuse, injustice, and complex trauma, and relevant in particular to survivor-based communities.

Dr. Omar Minwalla, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist & Clinical Sexologist

Dr. Omar Minwalla is a Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Sexologist trained at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Minwalla has spent 20 years as a first responder on the front lines of treating infidelity and compulsive sexual behavior. His grounded theory of Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Treatment (DSTT) not only establishes a new standard of care for the treatment of infidelity, compulsive sexual behavior disorders, and sex addiction, but shines a light on a unique method for the treatment of systemic abuse, injustice and complex trauma, called Intentional Vibe Trauma Treatment (IVTT). Dr. Minwalla is the founder of The Institute for Sexual Health (ISH) which was one of the first and only U.S. treatment centers to challenge the “co-sex addict” model and articulate the systemic abuse associated with infidelity and compulsive sexual behavior disorder.

Professional Education and Training

While we are in the process of putting together a comprehensive program that meets your expectations, we understand that you may be eager to secure your spot and we appreciate your patience.

Please subscribe to the waiting list to ensure that you receive updates and notifications once we have finalized the program.