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Thu, Oct 15


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Human Sexuality: Assessing, Educating and Intervening with Youth and Their Caretakers (Day 1)

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Human Sexuality: Assessing, Educating and Intervening with Youth and Their Caretakers (Day 1)
Human Sexuality: Assessing, Educating and Intervening with Youth and Their Caretakers (Day 1)

Time & Location

Oct 15, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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About the Event

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW

***This is day 1 of a 2-day course and attendance on both days is required. 

Training Description

Promoting health and satisfying sexuality starts with attitudes and age appropriate education. Many system involved youth have had negative sexual experience which may impact their sexuality throughout their lifespan. In this course learn to understand, identify and talk about sex and sexuality with youth, caregivers, family members and school staff. Topics to be covered include:

anatomy and physiology, sexual identity, sexual diversity, cultural considerations, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), birth control, menstruation, sexual functioning, sexual dysfunctions and disorders, sexual consent, healthy relationships, and sex therapy. This 2-day course meets the pre-licensure requirements for Human Sexuality, 10 hours, for individuals applying for a license with the Board of Behavioral


Learning Objectives

1. Explain anatomy and physiology of sexual functioning;

2. Describe at least 4 types of birth control;

3. Describe the symptoms and treatment methods for at least 4 STDs;

4. Explain healthy and unhealthy sexual functioning;

5. Define the elements of a healthy relationships;

6. Explain what constitutes sexual consent;

7. Discuss with clients the healthy diversity of sexuality;

8. Assess for sexual problems that their clients might be experiencing;

9. Identify, address or refer clients who are experiencing sexual dysfunctions


9:00 – 9:15 Introductions

9:15 - 9:30 What is human sexuality

9:30 – 10:00 Sexology

10:00 – 10:45 Anatomy and physiology

10:45 – 11:00 Break (CEUs will not be assigned for this time)

11:00- 12:15 Birth control

12:15 – 12:45 Lunch (CEUs will not be assigned for this time)

12:45 – 1:45 STDs/STIs

1:45 – 2:00 Sexual orientation

2:00 – 2:15 Gender identify

2:15 – 2:30 Break (CEUs will not be assigned for this time)

2:30 – 3:00 Cultural considerations

3:00 – 4:00 Deciding to engage in sex and talking to kids about sex

4:00 Adjourn

Meet Our Trainer

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who has worked in HMOs, public agencies, and private practice as both a mental-health provider and a supervisor for over thirty years. Prior to graduate school she worked in community health clinics where she provided patient education about STDs, reproductive health and birth control. She has taught courses in Human

Sexuality, DSM-5, clinical supervision, law and ethics, childhood psychopathology, time management, boundaries, vicarious traumatization, trauma informed care and energy psychology at universities, conferences, and mental-health agencies. She has a private psychotherapy practice, provides sound healing sessions and is also the Chair of the Humanitarian Committee for the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.

Day 1 of this course meets the qualifications for (6) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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