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Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy & Counselling in Ontario

Upcoming events

    • 11 May 2023
    • 12 May 2023
    • Chestnut Conference Centre (108 Chestnut Street, Toronto)

    BESTCO Spring Meeting Information

    May 11th & 12th 2023

    Chestnut Convention Centre (89 Chestnut Street, Toronto)


    ·       Online registration starts April 1st 2023 and ends May 1st 2023

    ·       Guests are welcome to attend all day Thursday, Thursday evening, and on Friday starting at 10:30 am.  

    ·       If you would like to invite a guest, please send them to the Event Registration Link

    ·       A link will be sent out with the meeting details the day before the meeting

    ·       All payments are to be made via e-transfer to



    Thursday Module:

    $109 members

    $139 non-members/guests

    $109 for students in full-time studies at a post-secondary institution

    Thursday dinner:

    $50 members

    $139 non-members, guests and students


    Friday Business meeting:

    $89 members

    $139 non-members/guests (from 10:30am on)

    $89 students in full-time studies at a post-secondary institution

    Thursday and Friday modules and Thursday dinner:

    $248 members

    $417 non-members/guests

    $337 students

    Register at under events.

    Online Registration Begins April 1st 2023 and ends Monday May 1, 2023

    Hotel Booking information:

    We have secured a courtesy block of 25 rooms per night for May 10th and May 11th.  The rate for these rooms would be $279+ taxes per night.   You have until April 12th 2023 to book using the link below or by calling 1-800-445-8667 or calling the hotel at 416-977-5000. Mention the group code 91R when booking.,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT



    Thursday May 11th Education Module Agenda

    8:00 - 9:00 Welcome - Meet and Mingle-coffee, tea, muffins and pastries provided 

    9:00 - 10:15 Using IFS in Sex Therapy– Anna Toth, MSc, RP, RMFT-SM, BESTCO Member and Supervisor

    Using Internal Family Systems in Sex Therapy

    Internal Family Systems is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy with tremendous potential for the work of sex therapists. IFS therapists believe we all have multiple parts that contribute to the effective functioning of our internal system. The goal of therapy is to access calmness, clarity, compassion and the unique competence of each client’s system and harness this energy in the service of healing and change. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of Internal Family Systems specifically in a sex therapy context. We will explore the notion of sexual self-energy and learn how to apply fundamental IFS concepts and practices across a range of sex therapy problem areas.

    10:15 - 10:30 Break

    10:30 - 12:00 Using IFS in Sex Therapy

    12:00 - 1:00 Lunch provided

    1:00 - 2:45 Using IFS in Sex Therapy

    2:45 - 3:00 Break

    3:00 - 4:30 Using IFS in Sex Therapy


    Thursday May 11th Evening Get Together: Connecting after such a long time

    6:15pm Cocktails

    7:00pm Buffet Dinner 

    Chestnut Conference Centre (89 Chestnut Street, Toronto)


    Friday May 12th Agenda-General Meeting 

    8:00 - 8:30 Meet and Mingle

    8:30 - 8:45 Welcome

    8:45 - 10:15 BESTCO Business Meeting (BESTCO members only) Reminder: Associates and Affiliates can’t vote. We do welcome your input in any discussions.

    10:15 - 10:30 Break

    10:30 Welcome Guests

    10:30 - 12:00 Clinical Case Consultations

    12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Provided

    1:00 - 2:00 Associate Member Case Presentation: Kendra Wassink

    Moving Forward Together: Using Inner Insight for Relationship Recovery After Betrayal

    2:00 - 2:15 Break

    2:15 - 3:45 Moving Forward: Connecting with Sexuality after Trauma Nicole Schroeder, BSW, MSW, RSW & Michelle Fischler BSW, MSW, RSW, RP

    3:45 - 4:00 Closing remarks

    • 26 Oct 2023
    • 27 Oct 2023
    • Online

    The Fall Meeting will be held online. 

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