This unit of study explores issues in psychosexual therapy and sexual health counselling. 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. Students will undertake advanced study of counselling practise with special population groups and ethical issues relating to the provision of sexual health counselling and psychosexual therapy. Students will explore specialist topics in sexual health counselling/psychosexual therapy (e.g. sex and disability, HIV and STIs in a counselling context, sex in an ageing society). Throughout the unit of study, students will develop a critical understanding of ethical issues in the provision of sexual health counselling/psychosexual therapy through the exploration of emergent trends in the practise of sexual health counselling/psychosexual therapy. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Evaluate conselling practise in sexual health (HIV and STI) settings; (ii) Support people with different abilities in expressing their sexuality; and (iii) Evaluate ethical practise in psychosexual therapy.
Online plus block intensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm
Discussion board participation (10%); online quiz (10%); 3000 word essay (30%); 3000 word reflective essay (30%); presentation (20%);