PY 718A: Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy

Synonym:

81252 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Kathy McMahon

Credits:

1

Seats:

20

Semester:

Spring 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 3/24 (9:00AM-4:59PM)
Sun 3/25 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Intervention
Restricted to Year IV students from December 8 - 15; open to all other students on December 16.
Prerequisite: Reading assignments are to be completed prior to the start of the workshop.

Nearly every client welcomes the chance to be more comfortable and satisfied with his or her sex life. Designed for those new to working with sex-related problems, the focus of this weekend course is on the pragmatic: understanding the theoretical underpinning of sexual disorders; clarifying one's own sexual attitudes, feelings, and preferences; using sexual language comfortably; offering permission; dispelling myths, and understanding how and when to offer specific suggestions. Theoretically, the course primarily takes a cognitive-behavioral perspective, but family systems, Ericksonian and object relations theories will also be applied as pertinent. Given the practical skills-building focus, participants spend a significant portion of their time interacting in class discussions and experiential exercises, and in self-examination through in-class journal writing. Please be advised that this workshop contains sexually explicit language and media presentations.