The ESSM and EFS collaborate to guarantee and promote the highest standards of healthcare in the field of Sexology and Sexual Medicine. For these propose educational program and qualification exam were set-up. For the first in history, in 2014 the ESSM congress was joint by the EFS congress and qualification examination for mark of excellence is set-up in collaboration between the ESSM and the EFS.
The next exam for 'EFS-ESSM Certified Psycho-Sexologists' will take place in Rotterdam, February 2022
The ESSM and EFS collaborate to guarantee and promote the highest standards of healthcare in the field of Sexology and Sexual Medicine.
The first qualification examination of the EFS/ESSM psychosexologist certification took place in 2014 and was followed the next exams in 2016 2018 and 2020.
The candidate eligible to take the exam must demonstrate expertise in psycho-sexology and obtain proof of
Candidates for the title ‘EFS-ESSM Certified Psycho-Sexologist’ should demonstrate competences reflecting the breadth of the curriculum, which is defined as follows:
· Introduction to human sexuality
· Issues of intimate relationships
· Bio-psycho-social aspects of sexual development and the sexual response
· Diagnostic and therapeutic methods in psychosexual therapy
· Male sexual dysfunctions
· Female sexual dysfunctions
· Medical conditions and their relation to sexual function
· Other sexual disorders
· Issues related to contraception and childbirth
Competency on the curriculum shall be assessed through a written exam consisting of 100 multiple choice questions.
amd for more information about this exam www.essm.org
The EPSA committee has the responsibility to assess eligibility of applicants to take the exam, and the final decision for each applicant has to be approved by the majority of the committee members. All applicants will receive an answer concerning their eligibility to take the exam, approximately 30 days after the application deadline.
The EFS and ESSM Psycho-sexology Accreditation Committee (EPSA Committee)
Full members of EPSA committee
Chair: Evie Kirana, Psychologist (Greece)