BESTCO
Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy & Counselling in Ontario


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membership

Being a part of the BESTCO membership is an opportunity to become a Certified Sex Therapist in Ontario. BESTCO is an interdisciplinary group of professionals, in public and private practice, including social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychotherapists, psychologists, physicians, physiotherapists and nurses. These clinicians all belong to their respective colleges and adhere to their college’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

BESTCO has Guidelines of Practice, Core Competencies and a complaints process.

membership benefits

Photo Directory listing on the BESTCO website

Bi-Annual Education Conferences covering leading edge material on research, sex therapy techniques and sexual health. May and October is a time to look forward to meeting fellow BESTCO Members to meet, collaborate with and share information with others in the field of sex therapy.

membership categories

There are four categories of membership, as follows:

Associate Member:

A designation given to applicants who have meet the standards of becoming a Certified Sex Therapist and therefore in the process of attaining Certification.  Annual fee: $140

Certified Member:

A full voting member and Certified Sex Therapist with BESTCO having met all the requirements of the certification process.  Annual fee: $225

Affiliate Member:

An individual who is not a sex therapist, but has made outstanding contributions to our understanding of human sexuality and have distinguish themselves and field such as sex education or research. Affiliate membership is by invitation only.  Annual fee $105

Member Emeritus:

Certified members who have made a special contribution to BESTCO, and are no longer practicing clinicians.  No fee.


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