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Psychology of Sexuality and Clinical Sexology

Code 11775
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 5
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Psychology
Entry requirements N/A
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Work placements NA
Learning outcomes It is intended that students get in-depth training in psychology of human sexuality and the related theoretical and interventional frameworks; work on key issues in human sexuality, sexual health and sex education; consider sexual diversity in its historical and social dimensions; understand the main problems of a sexual nature, diagnostic criteria and respective therapeutic applications. Also is intended that students develop the following skills: to be able to describe and discuss the theoretical and interventional contributions of psychology of human sexuality; they are able to understand and apply the major sexological intervention techniques for the treatment of sexual dysfunctions; and are able to integrate the principles of sexuality and clinical sexology to contemporary needs within the work of the clinical and health psychologist.
Syllabus Part 1 (Human Sexuality): Historical perspective of sexuality; Psychobiological foundations of sexuality; The sexual response cycle and expression; Sexual identity; Behavior, attraction, development and sexuality; Paraphilias and disorders of gender identity; Sexual minorities; Sexual and reproductive health; Research in human sexuality.
Part 2 (Clinical Sexology): The male and female sexual dysfunctions, and respective treatments; Training intervention skills in clinical sexology.
Main Bibliography - Leiblum, S. R. (2007). Principles and practice of sex therapy. New York: Guilford Press Yarber, W., Sayad, B. & Strong, B. (2009). Human sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America. McGraw-Hill Primis
- Pereira, H. (2010). Psicologia da Identidade Sexual. Lisboa: Placebo
- Crooks, R. & Baur, K. (2014). Our Sexuality. Belmont (CA): Cengage
- Soares, C. & Fonseca, L. (2003). A sexologia: perspetiva multidisciplinar. Lisboa: Quarteto.
- Nobre, P. (2006). Disfunções Sexuais: Teoria, Investigação e Tratamento. Lisboa: Climepsi
- Bancroft, J. (2009). Human sexuality and its problems. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Knowledge assessment test (50%); Theoretical-practical work in group development and / or application of a community intervention to a mental health problem; and an assessment of individual role-play practice (50%).
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-27

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