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Human Sexuality

10 CE Credits/Hours - Online Course - $99.00

Developed by Sage de Beixedon Breslin, Ph.D.

Course fulfills Human Sexuality course requirements for psychologists, MFTs and LCSWs in California and other states.

This course includes materials consisting of:

Transcripts are available for ALLPPTs & MP3s in pdf format.

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General Course Description

This is an introductory course on Human Sexuality that reviews basic anatomy, sexual function and response, and challenges and disorders of sexual function. Diagnostic formulations and treatments for the disorders that clinicians are most likely to encounter in clinical practice are also presented. Finally, challenges and complexities of sexuality within special populations are reviewed.

This course is comprised of 24 documents and an audiotaped interview which have been grouped together by content. Basic information about the Human Reproductive System and the Sexual Response Cycle are provided in the first eight documents. Male and Female Sexual Dysfunction are covered in the next few articles. Most of the sexually transmitted diseases and sexual disorders are reviewed in the next section. Contraception alternatives are presented in the following article. The final six articles consider some of the issues and challenges posed by a few special populations. The audiotaped interview briefly outlines changes in the DSM-5 that affect the subject matter. Resources, references and updates are provided in the last document.

Educational Objectives

This course will teach psychotherapists to:

1.    Explain basic anatomical function to their clients.

2.    Describe the sexual response cycle.

3.    List the continuum of sexually transmitted diseases.

4.    Identify the common treatments for STDs listed.

5.    Summarize the sexual disorders which may be present for their male and female clients.

6.    Review the challenges that may exist about sexuality and sexual function within special populations.

7.    Note the contemporary treatments for sexual dysfunctions that men and women may experience.

8.    Name the most common forms of contraceptives currently available.

Course Syllabus

The Anatomy and Physiology of Men and Women

The Human Sexual Response Cycle

Sexually transmitted diseases

  • Identification & Classification
    • Venereal Disease
    • Gonorrhea
    • Syphilis
    • Chlamydia
    • Human Papillovirus (HPV)
    • HIV /AIDS
  • Causes
  • Clinical course
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment


Challenges with Sexual Function

  • Identification and Diagnosis
  • Etiology
  • Treatment
  • Challenges and disorders
    • Sexual desire in women
    • Anorgasmia
    • Vaginismus
    • Dyspareunia
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Premature ejaculation
    • History of sexual abuse
    • Paraphilias
      • Sexual addiction
        • Non-contact addictions: Internet Pornography Addiction
    • Infertility
    • Pregnancy

Sexuality in special populations

  • GLBT: Gender identity, gender variance and transgender coming out
  • The elderly
  • The chronically ill or disabled
  • Adolescents
  • Perimenopausal women
  • Diverse populations

Diagnostic Changes in the DSM-5

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