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.
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.
There are four categories of membership, as follows:
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: $115
A full voting member and Certified Sex Therapist with BESTCO having met all the requirements of the certification process. Annual fee: $185
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
Certified members who have made a special contribution to BESTCO, and are no longer practicing clinicians. No fee.