Description: We know that sexuality and sexual development are fundamental aspects of who we are as individuals. Therefore, it is important to discuss and develop a comprehensive understanding of sexual issues across the developmental continuum.
While setting an academic foundation with a therapeutic underpinning, this course will examine the basic physical, psychological, cognitive, and social changes that help define sexual development during different stages of the life span, while paying particular attention to adolescent years and late adulthood. Along with the developmental contexts in which such changes occur, this course will also explore and highlight both normal and deviant sexual development and function, while incorporating appropriate clinical interventions from a systemic and interdisciplinary perspective used to treat various issues surrounding sexual development and maturation. Through lecture, role play, and open discussion, this course will enhance the knowledge and challenge some of the perspectives of course participants as it relates to sex and sexuality.
Describe human sexual development, behavior, and attitudes across the lifespan.
Demonstrate how to communicate openly and effectively with clients about issues related to human sexuality.
List 6 differences between developmentally normative and atypical sexual behaviors.
Describe three appropriate therapeutic interventions when working with sexual developmental issues.
Demonstrate four appropriate therapeutic interventions when working with sexual developmental issues.
2 hours: Development and changes that occur during development throughout the lifespan including sexual biology
2 hours: Normal and Deviant Sexual Development
2 hour: Clinical Interventions
Lawrence Siegel, MA, CSE, is a Clinical Sexologist, certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, & Therapists (AASECT) as a sexuality educator, and is a Fellow with the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists. In addition to being former President and current Director of Education & Training for Sage Institute for Family Development, Larry serves on faculty at Nova Southeastern University, Burnett International College, Kaplan University, and Palm Beach State College. As an educator, trainer, and consultant for the past 28 years, Larry has traveled extensively – both around the US and abroad – training all levels of health and mental- health professionals and is recognized as a leading educator in the area of sexuality, sexual medicine, and sexual therapies. Larry is also widely published, in both popular and peer-reviewed media, in such areas as problems with the “sex addiction” model, sexual changes in aging adults, sex and drugs, relationships, and enhancing sexual experiences.
Larry has been honored numerous times in Who’s Who of American Teachers and has received several honors for teaching excellence. As president of a non-profit organization, he has also been recognized in Who’s Who of American Executives and has consulted with other non-profit organizations on developing effective practice models and training programs. He is a regular guest on radio and television shows and can be found as an expert advisor on such websites as SexualHealth.com and iFriends.net, in addition to numerous guest blogs and podcasts.
Most recently, Larry has joined the faculty of Modern Sex Therapy Institutes, providing sex therapy education and training to mental-health and medical professionals. He has also formed a collaboration with Senior Solutions to present a series of trainings and workshops on senior dating, sex and relationships while working with elder-care communities to develop policies and procedures to effectively address these issues.