PYI 518: Human Sexuality & Sex Therapy

2008-07-30 -

Instructor changed.

Synonym:

56465 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Amy Blanchard

Credits:

3

Seats:

22

Semester:

Fall 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Tuesdays 9/2 - 12/16 (9:00AM-11:29AM)

Description:

Competency Area: Individual Assessment and Intervention Strategies
Prerequisite: Completion of MFT I courses.
Restricted to MFT II students. Special written permission provided to the Registrar146s Office via FirstClass is required for CMHC III students to enroll as a PYC equivalent.

While systems thinking has greatly impacted couples treatment, it has only been given 147lip service148 in the field of sex therapy until the work of David Schnarch. This 3-credit course is especially designed to help systems-oriented students move beyond a 147homework assignment148 mentality of traditional sex therapy. The course begins with a review of human sexual development and sexual response. The course covers many different aspects of sexuality including: biological, developmental, medical, cultural, historical, and interpersonal. Students will be encouraged to use the knowledge gained in order to better understand their own feelings and attitudes related to sexuality and how those attitudes and feelings influence their beliefs about and therapeutic work with individuals, couples, and