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Human Sexuality CE Course

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Human Sexuality CE Course – Online CE Course

Human Sexuality CE Course Objectives and Outline:

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe at least one key factor in sexual human growth and development.
  2. Discuss at least two key areas of sexual diversity.
  3. List at least three DSM 5 updates related to sexual dysfunction.
  4. Explain at least two diagnostic criteria for Gender Dysphoria.
  5. Identify at least three different types of sexual violence.
  6. Describe at least one professional practice issue in working with sexual dysfunction.
  7. Discuss at least two key factors in providing services for the promotion of sexual health.
  8. Describe at least two common sexually transmitted diseases.
  9. List at least two common mental health issues for LGBTQ+ populations.
  10. Discuss at least two social and cultural considerations in working with sexually diverse populations.

In addition to the course objectives listed above, this course addresses the following content areas related to human sexuality:

  • Social and cultural foundations
  • Counseling theory and practice
  • Assessment
  • Professional practice issues
  • Wellness and prevention
  • Human growth and development
  • Gender identity and gender dysphoria

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction and Definitions
  2. Sexuality and Human Development
  3. Sexual Diversity
  4. DSM 5, Sexual Dysfunction and the Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI)
  5. Gender Identity and Gender Dysphoria
  6. Cultural Competence
  7. Sexual Violence and Abuse
  8. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
  9. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Health
  10. LGBTQ+ Youth
  11. Terms
  12. References

Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

Human sexuality can be defined as the manner in which people experience and express themselves as sexual beings.  There are many facets in the study of human sexuality including:

  • Biological
  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Sociological
  • Philosophical

From a biological perspective, sexuality is defined as “the reproductive mechanism as well as the basic biological drive that exists in all species and can encompass sexual intercourse and sexual contact in all its forms”. There are also emotional or physical perspectives of sexuality, which refers to the “bond that exists between individuals, which may be expressed through profound feelings or emotions, and which may be manifested in physical or medical concerns about the physiological or even psychological aspects of sexual behavior”. Sociologically, it includes the cultural, political, and legal aspects of sexual behavior. Philosophically, it emphasizes the moral, ethical, theological, spiritual or religious aspects of sexual behavior (Ellen Ross, Rayna Rapp Sex and Society: A Research Note from Social History and Anthropology Comparative Studies in Society and History).


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