IPSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the science, art and availability of  Surrogate Partner Therapy.


IPSA has been recognized as the leading authority on Surrogate Partner Therapy, since 1973. 

Statement of Purpose and Mission

IPSA supports a worldwide community of professionals in the field of surrogate partner therapy, which includes surrogate partners, therapists, and individuals n need of and supportive of surrogate partner therapy. The purposes of the organization are:

  1. To make available to therapists surrogate partners who uphold professional ethics and meet professional
  2.  To increase knowledge and acceptance of surrogate partner therapy in the therapeutic community and in the general public;
  3. To elevate the professional standards and ethics of all surrogate partners;
  4.  To promote professional standards for surrogate partner training;
  5. To provide training for prospective and practicing surrogate partners and therapists;
  6. To conduct and participate in research related to surrogate partner therapy and sex therapy;
  7. To promote educational services for the professional development of IPSA members;
  8. To facilitate client access to surrogate partner therapy information and referrals; and
  9. To foster a feeling of fellowship and cooperation within the organization.

As members of IPSA, we are committed to promoting healthy attitudes toward sexuality and intimacy in our clients and in the community. To further our work and our own emotional well-being, we join together to provide support and assistance to each other in these endeavors.

Training surrogate partners and sex therapists

Referrals for clients and supervising therapists.

Certification of surrogate partners and supervising therapists.


Supporting academic research, public education, professional training and professional standards for over forty years.