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Counselling in Psychosexual Therapy - SEXH5403

Year - 2020

Students will explore the application, practice and evidence base of a range of counselling techniques/models in psychosexual therapy. These will include: mixed-desire relationships, fetishes and paraphilias, and out-of-control sexual 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 psychosexual therapeutic interventions through role-plays, as well as participate in Sexual Attitude Re-Assessment Seminar (SARS). On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Apply a variety of counselling and/or psychotherapeutic techniques in addressing psychosexual concerns; (ii) Critique the application of counselling and/or psychotherapeutic techniques in addressing psychosexual concerns; (iii) Develop treatment/management plans for a variety of psychosexual concerns; and (iv) Develop an awareness of sexual attitudes.

Online plus blockintensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm

Group work task (25%); online quiz (20%); 2000 word assignment (20%); 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.

Assumed knowledge
SEXH5402 (or equivalent)


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Sexual Health
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox
HECS Band: 3
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