Provide the necessary framework, learning, and tools to facilitate discussion and assist individuals with disabilities in working through issues related to sex and sexuality.
Your client asks, “Can we talk about intimate stuff?” How do you respond? Are you prepared to discuss sex and sex-related issues with your clients? For people with disabilities, sex is related to both quality of life and adjustment to disability. While clients often prefer the rehabilitation counselor to bring up the topic of sex, few graduate programs offer training on the topic.
Through 9 units that each explore a different aspect of sexuality and disability, you will:
- Identify and analyze important concepts related to sex for individuals with disabilities, such as:
- How a person may be affected sexually after acquiring a disability;
- When, where, and how to appropriately discuss sex and sexuality;
- Barriers to sex and ways to alleviate those barriers; and
- Sexual consent for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
- Learn when it is necessary to refer your client to a specialist and identify reputable resources.
- Understand and effectively apply the PLISSIT model.
- Formulate plans for common sexuality-based scenarios for individuals with disabilities, including:
- women who are pregnant or want to become pregnant;
- women who are in abusive relationships;
- men who are concerned about functioning sexually after acquiring a disability; and
- men and women who would benefit from specialized sex therapy.
Roxanna Pebdani, PhD, CRC (click here for Dr. Pebdani's bio)
Throughout this course, you will analyze case studies on various aspects of sexuality and disability. Once all case studies are successfully completed, CE credit will be awarded.
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