Level 4
Certification

Engage options for 24-hours of practice, group supervision, and independent study.

Credentials

DSTP

DSTT

DSTE

No CE

21 Hours Total

$500 USD

Faculty

Dr. Omar Minwalla
Psy. D.
Licensed Psychologist & Clinical Sexologist

Dr. Omar Minwalla is a Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Sexologist trained at … Read More

Trish Haight, LMFT
Licensed Psychologist

Trish Haight, LMFT is a certified Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Therapist (DSTT), …Read More

Trish Haight, LMFT
Licensed Psychologist

Trish Haight, LMFT is a certified Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Therapist (DSTT), …
Read More

Certification Overview

Professionals earn a Certificate of Completion for each Level Completed

Each Level of Education and Training completed, meaning all the Modules or requirements for that Level have been completed, then the professional will earn a Certificate of Completion for that Level offered by The Institute for Sexual Health (ISH).

Professionals who successfully completed all three Levels of Education and Training, will receive a designation of DSTE, Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Educated.

Candidates who successfully complete all curriculum and professional hours for credentialing must complete the final credentialing form in order to receive their final Certification and Designation of DSTT, Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Therapist.

DSTT
Deceptive Sexuality and
Trauma Therapist

Indicates that the professional is a licensed mental health provider and has completed all 3 levels of professional education including supervision.

DSTP
Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Professional

Discontinued: Only Level 1 is being offered in 2024.

This is the designation for non-licensed mental health professionals who have completed all 3 levels of professional education including supervision.

DSTE
Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Educated

Indicates that the professional has completed all 3 levels of professional education.

Professionals who want to be credentialed, must complete the final step of accruing 24 supervision and professional practice hours, and will have various options for attaining these hours.

DSTT Certification:
24 Hours of Practice and Supervision

The certification process offers professionals at least 24-hours total of professional practice, group supervision, peer support, and independent study options. This is the final step, to help professionals consolidate practice skills, gain additional learning, and benefit from peer support and building community.

Certification Hours

Practice Skills
  1. 6 Hours of structured practice required for certification.
  2. Professionals will have the opportunity to practice specific skills and/or role play and gain hours for professional skill building and practice.
Group Supervision
  1. 12 Hours of group supervision required, up to 18 hours for certification.
  2. Each cohort of students have the option of engaging peer group supervision.
  3. Peer supervision hours can be accrued at the beginning of Level 2 or any time after.
Independent Study
  1. 6 hours are available for independent study, but not required.
  2. Students have the options of viewing pre-recorded lectures on advanced topics and completing the post-test as independent study.
  3. Dr. Minwalla and ISH encourage unique approaches to learning, particularly as professionals, and accept proposals for alternative ways to engage independent study.
Individual Supervision
  1. Any hour(s) in Individual supervision or consultation count towards certification, but is not required.
  2. Individual supervision with a DSTT professional or faculty, including Dr. Minwalla is available, (any costs are to be arranged independently).

Credentials

DSTP

DSTT

DSTE

No CE

24 Hours Total

$500 USD

Faculty

Dr. Omar Minwalla
Psy. D.
Licensed Psychologist &
Clinical Sexologist

Dr. Omar Minwalla is a Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Sexologist trained at … Read More

Trish Haight, LMFT
Licensed Psychotherapist

Trish Haight, LMFT is a certified Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Therapist (DSTT), …Read More

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.

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.

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