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, pornography and sex addictions, and sexual abuse.
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.

Further unit of study information


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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If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.