MFT 620 Human Sexuality
This course provides an overview of the biological, sociological and psychological basis of human sexual functioning. Sexuality is a core element of human functioning and a key element in understanding intimate relationships. An evidenced-based approach will be used to explore topics including sexual development and function throughout the lifespan, normative and atypical sexual functioning, as well as other sexual factors relevant to the practice of marriage and family therapy. Some specific topics will include sexual arousal and response, masturbation, sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, and sexual anatomy. Theories of sexual attraction from both sociological and evolutionary points of view will also be presented. A clinical model of intimacy will be presented, as well practical information for use in couple’s therapy.