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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

Nov 19, 2020, 9:30 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 course meets the pre-licensure requirements for 5.5 of the 10 required hours of Human Sexuality training for individuals applying for a license with the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the human sexual arousal response cycle;
  • Explain anatomy and physiology of sexual functioning;
  • Discuss sexual decision making with youth and caretakers;
  • Understand different cultural considerations when working with youth and families around youth and sexuality;
  • Teach parents how to talk to youth of different ages about sex;
  • Explain what constitutes sexual consent.


9:30-9:45am: Introductions

9:45-10:15am: Definitions

10:15-10:45am: Eastern and Western Sex Practices and History

10:45-11:00am: Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

11:00-11:30am: Sexual Arousal

11:30am-12:30pm: Anatomy and Physiology

12:30-1:00pm: LUNCH (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

1:00-1:15pm: Sexual Development in Children and Youth

1:15-2:00pm: Healthy Sexuality and Sexual Decision Making

2:00-2:30pm: Cultural Considerations

2:30-2:45pm: Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

2:45-3:15pm: When and How to Have “the Conversation”

3:15-4:00pm: Consent

4:00pm: 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 (5.5) 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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