Counselling in Sexual Health 2 (SEXH5403)


Students will explore the application, practice and evidence base of a range of counselling techniques/models to sexual health settings. These will include: gender and sexual diversity issues, sexual dysfunction, fetishes and apraphilias, pornography and sex addictions/compulsive bahaviours. The unit of study will be conducted in two stages. Stage one is an online component and stage two is a compulsory face-to-face four-day workshop. During the workshop students will extend their knowledge and practice of counselling and psychotherapeutic interventions for sexual health concerns through role-plays, as well as participate in a Sexual Attitude Re-Assessment Seminar (SARS). At the conclusion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Apply a variety of counselling and/or psychotherapeutic techniques in addressing sexual health concerns; (ii) Critique the application of counselling and/or psychotherapeutic techniques in addressing sexual health concerns; (iii) Develop treatment/management plans for a variety of sexual health concerns; and (iv) Develop an awareness of sexual attitudes.

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On-line plus block/intensive mode 4 days 9am-5pm


1x Group work task (25%); online quiz (20%); 1x 2000 word assignment (20%); 1x 2500 word assignment (25%);discussion board involvement (10%)


Corey, Gerald (2011) Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy ISBN: 9780840028549
McLeod, John (2009) An introduction to Counselling. ISBN: 9780335225514

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