Students will explore the application, practice and evidence base of a range of counselling techniques/models to sexual health settings. These will include: sexual dysfunction, fetishes and apraphilias, pornography and sex addictions/compulsive behaviours. The unit of study will be conducted in two stages. Stage one is an online component and stage two is a compulsory intensive teaching block. During the intensive teaching block 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). On completion of this unit, students should 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.
Online plus blockintensive 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 participation (10%)
Prescribed: Long, L. L., Burnett, J. A., and Thomas, R. V. (2006). Sexuality counseling: An integrative approach. ISBN: 9780131710528. Recommended: Corey, G. (2017). Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy (10th Revised edition). ISBN 9781305263727. Cengage Learning: Boston, MA; and McLeod, J. (2013). An introduction to counselling (e-Book). 5th Edition. ISBN: 9780335247226. McGaw Hill: New York, NY.
SEXH5404 and SEXH5402 (or equivalent)