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Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional (PSAPĀ®)

The PSAP certification is designed to equip ministry professionals who are encountering sexual issues in their congregations. This training will provide practical tools and cutting-edge education to equip churches to respond effectively, biblically, and compassionately to individuals struggling with sexual issues. 

PSAP training steps chartThis 2-module training is designed to accommodate ministry professionals with a Monday-Thursday schedule to allow return to home congregations on the weekends. 

Topics include:

  • Pornography use
  • Affairs and infidelity 
  • Sexting
  • Clergy sexual misconduct
  • Sexual trends with adolescents and youth groups
  • Church discipline issues
  • Sexual addictions
  • Sex offending
  • The 12 step recovery system
  • Partner and family support
  • Betrayal trauma
  • Trauma
  • And more

Ideal PSAP Candidates include pastors, lay counselors, counseling/care ministry professionals, small group leaders, deacons, elders, and para-ministry professionals. 

Other candidates considered on a case-by-case basis.

PSAPĀ® Certification Process

  • Submit training application, supporting documents, and training fee ($35)
  • Background check conducted by IITAP
  • Approval letter received
  • Register for first of two, four-day training modules
  • Complete two training modules within two years
  • PSAP certification awarded

    Module dates, times, and locations can be found on the Calendar tab under Upcoming Events.

PSAP Certification Renewal Process

  • Obtain 15 IITAP CE hours biennially
  • Submit Renewal Application Form and renewal fee ($50)

PSAP Faculty

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                                            Module 1


                                         Module 2



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