Upcoming Courses

Couples & Sex Therapy Training Program
Part II: Human Sexuality, Sex Education, & Sex Therapy: 

This course is for mental health professionals and provides a comprehensive understanding of sexual issues and their treatment. Each lecture covers an important area for the clinician’s understanding of human sexuality and sex therapy. Click here for more info...

Dates: 1/13/2022 – 6/9/2022 on Thursdays, 

12:15 - 3:00 pm  PST

Couples & Sex Therapy Training Program
Part I: Inter-Analytic Couples Therapy (IACT): 
IACT incorporates Interpersonal Neurobiology into the treatment of couples at four levels of couple interaction: Conflict/Communication, Closeness, Transference, and Attachment/Intersubjectivity. The first segment of each class is a lecture with a Power Point slideshow (1.25 hours), and the second segment focuses on clinical application, which includes DVDs of actual couples therapy sessions, demonstrations, and role plays (1.25 hours). 
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Dates: 7/8/2021 – 12/16/2021 on Thursdays, 12:15 - 3:00 pm PST

Couples & Sex Therapy Case Consultation Course:

This course is required for AACAST Certification. The focus of this course is on case consultation of clinical material and cases presented by participants. The goal of this course is to assist participants who have gained fundamental knowledge to refine their skills in couples and sex therapy, and have their knowledge and skills assessed for certification. Participants are encouraged to present clinical material, but this is not a requirement to attend. The seminar includes case conferences, demonstrations and additional role-playing. Click here for more info...

Dates: This course runs concurrently with both Part I: InterAnalytic Couples Therapy (IACT) from July-Dec. and Part II: Human Sexuality, Sex Education & Sex Therapy (HSSEST) from Jan.-June. Registration is for one six month course. There are two time slots for this course each Thursday - 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST

American Association of Couples and Sex Therapists (AACAST) is an independent professional organization dedicated to the education, training, promotion and expansion of the integrated skills and knowledge from couples and sex therapy. Our members share our commitment to providing the highest standard of care in this innovative field.

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Dr. Walter Brackelmanns has written a new book!

Inter-Analytic Couples Therapy: Book One - Search for the Other is now available here!

Student Testimonial: 

"I cannot imagine working with couples without the skills and information I gained through AACAST. It would be like trying to build a house without a hammer. I never feel like I don't know what to do in the sessions, and I see the difference my training makes with the couples who come in. Besides the training, the instructors are knowledgeable, caring, and smart. My highest recommendation if you work with, or want to work with, couples." Tony Davis, MFT

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