Course Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Course Developed By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Bio: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: Gerry Grossman, M.A., LMFT, Melanie Haro, M.A., LMFT, Kristen Hudson, M.A., LMFT, Nancy Klein, M.A., LMFT, Mary Ella Viehe, Ph.D.
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: Clients often present with concerns about their sexuality, but this area may be difficult to discuss for both the therapist and the client. This curriculum provides a thorough review of historical perspectives, physical aspects of sexuality, and typical clinical issues among men and women. Definitions of sexual disorders are discussed from a psychosocial and diagnostic perspective. Issues related to sexual abuse in children and rape are discussed. This course also includes issues related to social definitions of gender (i.e., notions of masculinity and femininity) and their impact on personal identity, marriage and feminist-informed therapy. Issues pertinent to "nonconventional" forms of sex and sexual identity are also described, including issues related to the LGBT community and nonmonogamy.
- Identify the basic information related to male and female sexual anatomy and response.
- Assess and diagnose common clinical sexual problems and addiction.
- Identify the issues related to sexual violence for both victims and perpetrators.
- Integrate sociopolitical issues related gender, sexual orientation and alternative sexual practices into treatment planning.
This course satisfies the California BBS Pre-licensure requirements for Psycholigists, MFTs, Counselors, and Social Workers.
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.