Specialization Tracks

Specialization Tracks

At NISHW we’ve created a program model that allows for an additional certification to be completed while completing the field experience during your practicum and internships for the certification programs you’ve chosen in sex therapy or sexuality counseling. Those who chose this option receive the specialized certification for half the price.

Don’t want to complete a full certification program or you’ve already completed a certification program with another program or institution? You can take the specialization certification as a stand-alone certification.

Specialization tracks with NISHW include 10 hours of consultation/supervision prior to completion. Specialty tracks can be completed in-person totaling 40 hours for a week- long training or via online/asynchronous learning for 40 clock hours/credits (3 months) and completion of an oral defense.

The following are a few of the specialization tracks that will be available with NISHW starting in 2022:

Academic Requirements:


Clinical Work

Your current work in the field counts as your field work.

Oral Defense

This is required for those who tack speciality tracks online. You will be responsible for completing documentation required to sit for oral defense with the instructor once supervision has been completed.


There are ten hours of supervision/consultation included in your speciality track to assist with implementation of knowledge.


NISHW would like to celebrate this major accomplishment with a graduation ceremony for students who complete the program. Graduation will occur in the Spring and Fall of each year starting in 2024 when the first graduates will complete the program. Applications for graduation will be required. More info to come.


The pricing below includes the 40 hours of education and 10 hours of consultation. These are offered in-person or completely online. See calendar for upcoming dates.

One Payment

Non-refundable application fee $150

Non-refundable Down Payment $0

Payment plan fee $0
Total – $3,000

3 Month Payment Plan

Non-refundable application fee $150
Non-refundable Down Payment $500
Payment plan fee $350
Total – $950/mo

6 Month Payment Plan

Non-refundable application fee $150
Non-refundable Down Payment $500
Payment plan fee $350
Total – $475/mo

Spaces are limited in cohorts for 2022. Do not wait to apply! The Non-Refundable $500 deposit is due within 7 days of acceptance and will secure your spot in the current cohort. If the current cohort is full you will be notified and placed in the next cohort. Payments will begin to be drafted on the fifteenth of the following month and every month after to fulfill the payment plan. NO CERTIFICATIONS WILL BE REWARDED UNTIL ALL FEES AND COST HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY NISHW.

Full refund is available for those who pay a one time payment and request the refund via the appropriate form within 7 days of payment. Refunds will be returned via the method of payment within thirty days of request. As per the financial agreement any payments outside of this will result in a credit for NISHW and will be good for 12 months from the date the credit is issued.