The CICS Online Diploma in Compulsive Sexual Behaviour (CSB) provides a specialist training in working with clients who feel that their sexual behaviour is out of their control. In line with pluralistic philosophy, this practice based training proposes a paradigm shift towards a non pathologising, sex positive approach that centralises client individuality, diversity and cultural sensitivity. Attendees will leave the training feeling confident in their understanding of compulsive sexual behaviours and armed with a range of treatment approaches immediately applicable to clinical practice.

Accredited for 13 days of thematic CPD

The CICS Online Diploma in CSB provides a thorough and comprehensive training for working with this client group. At CICS we approach sexual compulsivity from a sex and relationship perspective, rather than through the lens of addiction. As such, we ground our students in a thorough understanding of the aspects of sex and sexuality that have an impact on this client group. Students wanting to go on to study psychosexual and relationship therapy can apply to the CICS Diploma in Clinical Sexology and will receive APEL for modules that overlap with the CSB Diploma.

The CICS Online Diploma in CSB is offered as a six month blended learning process, comprising of:

- A detailed 6 module series of pre-recorded video presentations, delivered by Silva Neves and Julie Sale, with comprehensive support materials, accessed via our e-learning platform covering:

Completion of the e-learning modules is equivalent to 8 study hours a month / 48 hours for the full programme.

- 6 live online group practice days delivered via Zoom 9.30am to 5pm:

The live online practice sessions are equivalent to 7 hours a month / 42 hours for the full programme.

- 2 personal one to one tutorials held during the 6 month training period to provide the space for individual questions and support.

Entry Requirements

We accept applications from diploma level qualified counsellors, psychotherapists, couple therapists, psychosexual therapists and addiction specialists. We also welcome applications from associated professional fields such as psychiatry and psychology.

Places are allocated following an online interview and suitable references.

Course Assessment

Assessment comprises of the completion of end of module evidence of learning assessments and self -reflection submissions on the e-learning platform and one case study of 4000 words.

Supervised Clinical Practice

20 hours of CSB practice supervised at a ratio of 1:6 to be completed by September 2021.

COSRT Approval

COSRT Accredited for 13 days of thematic CPD.


£1,920 including VAT for the full course. £420 non-refundable course deposit followed by 6 payments of £250.

Course Directors and Tutors

Silva Neves and Julie Sale. View our faculty here.

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