Student Testimonials

"The tools and approach to couples and sex treatment that I learned through the AACAST training and certificat ion process have transformed my business. The training provided me with a clear framework for approaching couples and sex issues and, as a result, I've retained more clients and grown my client base. I highly recommend this training." ~ Patrick Jensen, MFT, AACAST-Certified Couples and Sex Therapist 

"Excellent class. I have learned so much from the entire staff on how to be a more integrated couples therapist. Highly recommended." Lindsey Rosenthal, MFT, AACAST-Certified Couples and Sex Therapist

" I strongly recommend the AACAST training for any therapist who treats adults - individually or as a couple. It is a unique program that recognizes  that couples and sex therapies should not be trained separately. The content is expansive, the speakers come from all areas of the field and they are excellent. The supervision is incomparable: supportive, informative and interactive." ~ Sarah Fitzsimmons, MFT, ATR-BC 

"Training and certification through AACAST provided me with the tools and clinical knowledge necessary to help couples transform their relationships and enjoy deep connection and intimacy. The AACAST curriculum integrates theory and clinical material to provide clinicians, such as myself, with a complete approach to working with couples. Training includes role-play and video analysis of couples in therapy with Dr. Brackelmanns. These hands-on experiences proved to be invaluable to the learning process. Everyone working with couples should take this training!" ~ Amy DiNoble Farley, PhD, AACAST-Certified Couples and Sex Therapist

"I highly recommend this extensive yearlong integrated couples and sex therapy training. I particularly appreciated the consultation sessions each week with Walter Brackelmanns and Wendy Cherry, which were helpful for processing my work and giving me the tools to be a better couples therapist. Being in private practice can sometimes feel quite isolating, and having a community of warm, knowledgable fellow therapists to bounce ideas off was a wonderful experience!" ~ Su Lim, MFT

"As an individual and couples therapist working toward certification as a sex therapist, I have found the AACAST training very beneficial to my practice. Walter's guidelines for when to employ specific interventions with a couple are grounded in psychodynamic and developmental theory. Moreover, they work! And often quite quickly. I look forward to class each week as well as to the excellent supervision offered by Walter and Wendy Cherry." ~ Liz Selzer-Lang, MFT

"My work with couple's and individual clients has benefited tremendously since joining the AASECT program and case consultation. Dr. Brackmanns approach or "dialogue of intimacy" is a straightforward and practical way to get couples talking and listening to each other, staying in the world of feelings and keeping the transference within the couple. Blending couples work and sex therapy into one course is invaluable! I have learned a wealth of information through this course and believe I am a better Couple's therapist/sex therapist because of it!" ~ Ziba Ramin, MFT

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