The Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity (ISSI) was established at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in the spring of 2004. The mission of ISSI is to further our understanding of sexual identity, its development and synthesis, and to be a resource to students in training and those in the community who are stakeholders in these discussions. We do this through research, training, and clinical services/consultations.Read more
Dr Mark Yarhouse
Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D., is the Hughes Endowed Chair and Professor of Psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he is a core faculty member in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.Read more
Sexual Identity Therapy
Sexual Identity Therapy (SIT) provides a place for clients to sort out how they wish to live and form an identity in light of their beliefs and values. The focus of this approach is to assist clients as they seek congruence – so that their behavior and sexual identity line up with their beliefs and values.Read more
With the links from this web site to other sites, please note that as an academic institute, we provide links to a variety of perspectives on sexual identity; however, ISSI does not endorse every idea on any of the links provided from this site.
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