Institute for Sexuality Studies

ISS was founded to provide:

ISS Study

Psychosexual Development
Sexuality and Spirituality Integration
Coping with Loneliness
Sexuality and Ethics
Sexual Addictions and Compulsions
Sexual Abuse Issues
Sexuality and Physiology
Psychological Assessment
Sexuality and Celibacy
Sexual Identity and Orientation
Sexuality and Pathology
Cybersex Addiction
Building Healthy Relationships
Sexuality and Ministry
Psychosexual Assessment
Healthy Intimacy
Gender Issues
Loss and Grief Issues
Boundary Issues
Sexuality Integration
And more…

ISS Welcomes

Formation Directors
Religious Men and Women
Campus Ministers
Marriage and Family Therapists
Canon Lawyers
Pastoral Counselor
Vocation Directors
Vicars for Religious
Lay Women and Men
Spiritual Directors
Diocesan Administrators
Religious Superiors
Seminary Educators
School Counselors
Youth Ministers

ISS Programs 2017-2019

One-Month In-Depth

This multi-dimensional program provides a combination of individual and group study guided by an experience staff of professionals.

Daily seminars from professional staff in the key areas of human sexuality including: psychology, spirituality, ethics, and physiology

Seminars Monday through Friday and weekends available for individual study.

Professional tutors provide twice-weekly individualized sessions to meet unique needs of participants.

Participants have access to the ISS library of resources for personal and professional growth and education.


June 4-29

July 2-27


June 3-28

July 1-26

Tuition: $1,900.00      Room and board: $1,300.00

ISS Newsletter

August, 2008 (76K, PDF)

ISS Additional Services

Counseling Services

Counseling and therapy services geared toward seminarians, religious, priests, and lay ministers. Most insurance plans accepted.

Consultation Services

For individuals, communities and groups who are looking to better design their own programs for human sexuality education. ISS offers professional consultation to assist in enhancing such programs.

Workshops and Seminars

For lay and religious communities and groups seeking education and integration on various aspects of human sexuality. ISS offers professional speakers and facilitators to assist groups desiring workshops dealing with particular aspects of human sexuality studies such as building healthy relationships, sexuality and celibacy, intimacy, and psychosexual integration to name just a few.


ISS professionals available to provide retreat days for lay, diocesan, and religious communities in the area of sexuality, intimacy, and building healthy relationships.

Psychological Testing

The Institute now offers psychological testing and psychosexual assessment services to individuals, dioceses and religious communities including incoming candidates.

Independent Study

For those wishing a personalized, guided-study program in human sexuality suited to their particular needs rather than a group experience. These participants have access to the ISS library of resources as well as professional tutors to target particular areas of interest in human sexuality studies.

ISS Location

On Catholic Theological Union campus, next to the University of Chicago and several theological schools is just a short 15 minutes south of Chicago’s downtown, and two blocks from the shores of Lake Michigan.

About the Director

Kevin McClone, M.Div.Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified addictions counselor who has worked for over twenty years in the healthcare field. He co-founded the Institute for Sexuality Studies with Grace Chen-McClone in February, 2003.

As Director of the Institute for Sexuality Studies, Dr. McClone has provided seminars on the psychological and spiritual dimensions of human sexuality with hundreds of clergy, religious, and lay men and women from around the world.

He has been a keynote speaker both nationally and internationally on topics related to: human sexuality, addiction recovery, building healthy relationships, and coping with loss and grief.

Dr. McClone has written numerous articles on healthy sexuality, intimacy, and the psychospirituality of addictions for religious publications and journals.

Kevin is an adjunct professor at Catholic Theological Union where he teaches graduate-level courses in human sexuality, grief and loss, pastoral leadership skills, and addiction recovery.

Dr. McClone maintains a private practice where he offers therapy, consultation, psychological testing, and psychosexual assessment services to seminarians, clergy, and both religious and lay men and women.

Journal Articles by Dr. McClone

Participants’s Comments

See Comments Page .


For more information or to request an application, please write or call:

Dr. Kevin McClone, Director
Institute for Sexuality Studies
5401 South Cornell Avenue, Third Floor
Chicago, IL. 60615-5698 USA
Phone/Fax: 847 920-0227

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