Essentials of Female Sexual Problems

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What Every Psychologist/Counselor Needs to Know

Live Course • February 7, 2020 • 9:30am ET / 8:30am CT

This Introductory-Level course discusses thorough assessment, accurate diagnosis, relational focus, and ethical treatment choices for psychologists. Up-to-date nosology using DSM-V, ICD-11, AFUD and ICSM will be presented.

Course Description

Female sexual problems affect a significant portion of the treatment seeking population in psychology offices. Sexual health problems often present comorbid with others psychiatric disorders. 

As a result, identifying sexual health issues often falls on psychologists along with the decision to determine whether the issue can be treated in the office or needs a referral to another health care provider.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the difference in major sources of nosology in sexual problems
  • Assess whether the clinician is being presented with a dysfunction, disorder, discomfort or distress about a sexual problem
  • Assess for relationship context and make an accurate diagnosis of FSD in planning treatment
  • Explain rationale in the DSM-5, ICD-11, ICSM and AFUD for combining or keeping desire and arousal separately
  • List major categories of diagnosis for female sexual disorders

Why Did We Create This Course?


This course is approved by the APA, NBCC and AASECT to provide 2 live CE credits. 

The recorded version is approved for 2 CE home-study (asynchronous) credits by APA and AASECT.

AASECT Core Knowledge Areas:

Area H. Health/medical factors that may influence sexuality including, but not limited to, illness, disability, drugs, mental health, conception, pregnancy, childbirth, pregnancy termination, contraception, fertility, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infection, other infections, sexual trauma, injury and safer sex practices.

Area I: Range of sexual functioning and behavior, from optimal to problematic including, but not limited to, common issues such as: desire discrepancy, lack of desire, difficulty achieving or maintaining arousal, sexual pain, penetration problems and difficulty with orgasm.

Programming Levels

Intermediate-Level programs build upon participant’s foundational knowledge of the literature and/or experience in the topic presented. Intermediate courses include more depth than introductory courses and also serve as refresher for clinicians who have background in the content area and wish to learn more contemporary science and clinical applications.

To learn more about how Course Programming levels are determined, visit our FAQ page.

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Bookshelf to Couch courses are sponsored by Sexualis Veritas.


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Date: February 7, 2020

Time: 9:30am ET / 8:30am CT

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