Sexual Counselling

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.  

 

Please note

  • 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.

 

Bookings:

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 famtracadmin@famsawc.org.za in order to finalize your booking. 

 

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Learning Outcomes: 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Course Outline: 
  • 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
Price: R1,400.00