Human Sexuality CE Course
(This course and exam were revised September 4, 2018)
Human Sexuality CE Course Objectives and Outline:
- Identify at least three different types of sexual violence.
- Describe at least one professional practice issue in working with sexual disorders.
- Discuss at least two key factors in providing services for the promotion of sexual health.
- Describe at least two common sexually transmitted diseases.
- Discuss at least two key areas of sexual diversity.
- Describe two key factors impacting the mental health of those struggling with sexually transmitted diseases.
- List at least two common mental health issues for LGBT populations.
- Discuss at least two social and cultural considerations in working with sexually diverse populations.
- Describe at least one key factor in sexual human growth and development.
In addition to the course objectives listed above, this course addresses the following content areas related to human sexuality:
- Counseling theory and practice
- Social and Cultural Foundations
- Professional practice issues
- Wellness and prevention
- Human growth and development
- Psychology and Sex
- Sexual Activity and Lifestyles
- Religion and Sex
- The Law and Sex
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Substance Abuse
- Mental Health and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Sex and Aging
- Masters and Johnson
- Sexual Disorders
Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd
Author: SAMHSA – NIH
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:
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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