Frequently Asked Questions
Am I able to take more than one course at the same time?
Yes. As more courses become available, you are able to take as many as you like, all at once. Each course is available to you for 6 months from the time you enrol in that specific course.
Do I have to take the courses in a certain order?
No, there isn’t a hierarchy structure to the courses so you can take them in any order and progress through them as quickly or slowly as you like. Courses are available for 6 months from your enrolment date. They are all designed to be stand alone programs.
Is there rolling enrolment at Westland / Can I start at any time?
Yes, once a course is available, you can start it at any time. There are no set enrolment times or start dates.
Will I be able to call myself a "Sex Therapist" if I complete all the courses that Westland offers?
No. When you have finished a course at Westland you will be given a certificate of completion for your records stating you have completed that specific course. However, Westland Academy does not certify individuals to call themselves “Sex Therapists.”
How many hours will I need to set aside to do each course?
The time required to complete each course differs. Course completion times range between 5 -10 hours per course depending on your pre-existing training, familiarity with the topic, and speed you which you read/consume the materials, among other factors.
Will I get a certificate at the end?
Yes. Each course requires you to complete a quiz to show completion and comprehension. Upon getting a grade of 80% or higher, you will get a digital certificate of completion for your records.
Can I take these courses if I don’t live in Canada?
Yes. Westland Academy’s courses are accessible to mental health and health care practitioners from around the world through our online platform. However, programs are currently only offered in English.
Do I need any prior training to take these courses?
Westland Academy’s programs are designed to enhance existing training for mental health and healthcare professionals, such as counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, nurses, doctors, plus other complementary healthcare professionals. It is not designed for the general public. Students are required to already have certification, licensure and/or have current enrolment in, a training program for a helping profession prior to enrolment at Westland. As part of registration, students will be required to attest to current enrolment in a certified training program, or indicate membership with a governing body that has ethical oversight / a code of ethics, that monitors your practice.
Will I get one-on-one time with a supervisor or instructor?
In order to create affordable trainings, Westland’s current courses are self-guided. You have access to course materials for six (6) months from the time of registration. This allows you to integrate and learn at your own speed. No schedules to follow. This also means no live interaction with instructors.
If you are interested in individual case consultations, you are able to book individual sessions with either Teesha or Constance directly. Please see their individual websites here for rates and availability.
How are the courses taught (video, written format etc.)?
Each course differs slightly so see each course for specific details. However, the format is relatively consistent. Most courses include written content, video content, case studies, quizzes, downloadable worksheets (for both clients and practitioners) and interviews with specialists. Extensive resource lists will also be provided which would include such things as recommended readings for practitioners and clients (books, research etc), recommended videos, and applicable/helpful community programs.