This is the first module in a five-part series that meets the California pre-license requirement for 10 hours of human sexuality coursework. The five modules incorporate reading specific pages in selected chapters of the textbook The Psychology of Human Sexuality (2nd edition), by Justin J. Lehmiller. The textbook can be borrowed from a library system or purchased in digital, hard-copy, or paperback form through online vendors, such as Amazon. Because there are many complex topics related to human sexuality, the subject matter highlighted in the five modules is meant to provide a basic introduction and broad overview of specific topics pertinent to therapeutic settings rather than an in-depth study. For each module, participants can print the posttest study guide to use while they read the assigned pages of the textbook.
This course is designed to meet the California pre-licensure requirement of 10 hours of human sexuality coursework to obtain an LCSW, LMFT, or LPCC license.
After completing the course, registrants will be able to do the following:
- Identify a variety of psychological, sociocultural, and biological influences that may motivate individuals’ sexual behavior across their lifespans.
- Briefly identify major theoretical perspectives on human sexuality, especially the biopsychosocial approach featured in this course.
- Describe common patterns of sexual development through infancy, childhood, and adolescence, including changes typically experienced at or around puberty.
- Distinguish between common myths and genuine documented patterns of sexual behavior among older adults.