Full course description
This course meets the BBS requirement for all ASW, AMFT, and APCC to complete a 10 hour course in Human Sexuality prior to taking their licensing exam. This course provides an overview of human sexuality with a focus on youth and young adult sexuality issues. A history of sex from ancient to modern times is presented. Sexuality and relationship issues throughout the life cycle are discussed including childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle age, and older adulthood. Sexuality issues impacting system involved youth and young adults are reviewed including early sexual activity, pregnancy, coercive sex, STI (sexually transmitted infections), and abusive relationships. Youth sexual risk behaviors from a 2019 CDC Risk Behavior Survey are presented. The current status of abortion is also reviewed. An overview of LGBTQQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex) youth is provided. Sexuality Counseling guidelines for supporting youth and young adults are reviewed including talking about sexuality, promoting sexual health, consensual sex, preventing STI and HIV, and intimacy and relationships. Adult sexuality and relationship information is discussed related to love and intimacy, living single, cohabitation, marriage, and divorce. A model for providing couples therapy is also presented.