|Module title||Sexuality And Sexual Response In Adulthood|
|Module lecturer||dr Agnieszka Izdebska|
|Faculty||Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science|
Module aim (aims)
The course addresses various facets of sexual function in adult people. It aims to present sexual conduct as an essential part of a full and healthy life and its anchoring in broader human sexuality and non-sexual spheres of life.
Students will learn about the range of sexual response models and their bio-psycho-social context, problems that people from different populations may experience, diagnostic categories of sexual dysfunctions, and strategies for addressing sexual function concerns. The course combines conceptual models with the latest research findings highlighting new directions in human sexuality.
Participation in the course will contribute to developing confidence when dealing with sexuality in general and communicating on the subject.
Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)
Knowledge of basic psychological concepts, e.g., personality, ICD, DSM.
Week 1: Sexual development and behavior in adulthood
Week 2: The purpose of sex
Week 3: Human sexual response and its models
Week 4: Physiology and phenomenology of sexual experiencing
Week 5: Personality and individual differences in sexual response
Week 6: Sexual response in a relational context
Week 7: Cultural diversity in human sexual response
Week 8: Sexual dysfunctions - developments in diagnosis and classification
Week 9: Sexual distress and sexual pleasure
Week 10: Psychological treatment of sexual dysfunctions
Week 11: Current developments in sex therapy
Week 12: Sexual repercussions of child sexual abuse
Week 13: Sexual dysfunction in aging adults
Week 14: Sexual dysfunction in lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients
Week 15: Sexual dysfunction in transgender clients
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