Introduction to Sexual Counselling.
Talking about sex was historically seen as a taboo topic. For many counsellors talking about sex remains an uncomfortable topic that often gets brushed over or avoided. The sexual relationship plays a vital role in the couple relationship. It is therefore necessary to routinely inquire about sexual functioning in the couple relationship. This gives permission for a couple to discuss sex. Counsellors need to understand sexual functioning, sexual problems and have the necessary skills in order to facilitate sexual discussions. Increased self-awareness regarding sexuality equips counsellors to manage their emotional responses, biases, values and beliefs and maintain objectivity when addressing sexual matters.
- 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.
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By the end of this workshop participants should be able to:
- Demonstrate a level of comfort in working with couples who are experiencing sexual difficulties.
- 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 psychosexual assessments and their use.
- Recognize when and how to refer couples and individuals to appropriate professionals.
- Have a better understanding of Ethics in sexual counselling.
- 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