Sexual Counselling within the Couple Relationship
Talking about sex was historically seen as a taboo topic. For many counsellors talking about sex is still a very uncomfortable topic. A topic that often gets overlooked or tactfully overlooked. The sexual relationship plays a vital part in the couple relationship. It is therefore useful to routinely inquire about sexual functioning in the couple relationship. This gives permission for a couple to discuss sex. Counsellors need to have a sufficient understanding of sexual functioning and sexual problems in order to know how to facilitate a sexual discussion and when to refer a couple to the appropriate professional. Sexual problems do not always reflect a physiological problem, but can often mirror the couple relationship. There needs to be considerable trust before the sexual relationship can be explored in counselling.
- A minimum requirement to attend this training is the Basic Counselling Skills 1 and 2 trainings or a recognized Basic Counselling skills training.
- Recognition of non FAMtrac trainings will be considered on an individual basis.
Kindly note that bookings for this training need to be made at least 10 days prior to the first day of training. Please forward proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to finalize your booking.
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By the end of this workshop participants should be able to:
- Have a basic understanding of the dynamics of sex
- Have a working understanding of the anatomy of the male and female sexual organs
- Have a basic understanding of normal sexual functioning
- Describe the most prevalent sexual problems
- Have a basic understanding of conducting a psychosexual assessment
- Recognise when and how to refer couples and individuals
- Demonstrate a level of comfort in working with couples who are experiencing sexual difficulty
- Looking closer at the male and female sexual organs
- Defining sex negativity
- The role, function and purpose of sex
- What is considered normal sexual functioning
- The normal sexual response cycle versus problems with the sexual response cycle
- Looking at the most prevalent sexual problems
- The aims of sex therapy
- Understanding a basic psychosexual assessment
- Doing a basic psychosexual assessment
- Understanding limitations: when to refer
- Defining intimacy
- Understanding and working with the sensual body