Recovery from
Sexual Abuse

Recovering sexual function from the late effects of sexual abuse takes considerable skill. While the focus of the course is on sexual abuse, what you learn here can apply to anyone who has sexual problems due to any sort of trauma.
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Course Introduction

Program Content
Sexual expression can be the most blissful experience one has--or the most terrifying or shaming. In this course, the focus is on sexual violations that range from childhood sexual abuse to marital rape. Course materials include treatment guidelines for complex trauma; PowerPoint lecture on the sexual late effects of childhood sexual abuse; a short documentary of men telling stories of sexual abuse; a published article by the instructor on sexual dysfunction in female survivors of abuse; an article on military sexual trauma; and an article on marital rape.
**Trigger warning: There are explicit descriptions of sexual abuse that may be disturbing. Please take measures for appropriate self-care.

Course Objectives
As a result of taking this course, you will be able to:
1. Describe at least three of the emotional, physical, and cognitive late effects of childhood sexual abuse in survivors.
2. Describe at least five effects of childhood sexual abuse on the survivor's intimate relationships.
3. Report at least five ways in which trauma impacts the sexual function of survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
4. Describe the information and suggestions that can help survivors of childhood sexual abuse overcome sexual difficulties.
5. Recognize at least two ways to increase self-care when treating survivors of childhood sexual abuse and other trauma.

Total CE Hours: 5
* If seeking AASECT certification, these hours may count as the following:
Area J: 5 hours

Exam and Evaluation
You are required to take an exam to demonstrate that you read and understood the material. This course contains three exams and one evaluation. You will have three tries on each exam to pass at 80% or better. Once you complete the course evaluation, you will be able to automatically download your certificate of completion.

Fine Print
Psychologists: TBI is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TBI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
Registered Nurses: TBI is an approved provider of continuing education by the Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 16394.
AASECT Members: TBI is approved by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists to provide continuing education units toward certification as a Sex Therapist or Counselor, Provider #12-13-Q.

Registration Requirements
Purchase this course by clicking on the "Enroll" button.
Privacy statement: We will never distribute your information to anyone.

Course Author
Dr. Stephanie Buehler is a licensed psychologist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and author of several books including What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex, 2nd Ed. For more information, please see below.
Program Content
Sexual expression can be the most blissful experience one has--or the most terrifying or shaming. In this course, the focus is on sexual violations that range from childhood sexual abuse to marital rape. Course materials include treatment guidelines for complex trauma; PowerPoint lecture on the sexual late effects of childhood sexual abuse; a short documentary of men telling stories of sexual abuse; a published article by the instructor on sexual dysfunction in female survivors of abuse; an article on military sexual trauma; and an article on marital rape.
**Trigger warning: There are explicit descriptions of sexual abuse that may be disturbing. Please take measures for appropriate self-care.

Course Objectives
As a result of taking this course, you will be able to:
1. Describe at least three of the emotional, physical, and cognitive late effects of childhood sexual abuse in survivors.
2. Describe at least five effects of childhood sexual abuse on the survivor's intimate relationships.
3. Report at least five ways in which trauma impacts the sexual function of survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
4. Describe the information and suggestions that can help survivors of childhood sexual abuse overcome sexual difficulties.
5. Recognize at least two ways to increase self-care when treating survivors of childhood sexual abuse and other trauma.

Total CE Hours: 5
* If seeking AASECT certification, these hours may count as the following:
Area J: 5 hours

Exam and Evaluation
You are required to take an exam to demonstrate that you read and understood the material. This course contains three exams and one evaluation. You will have three tries on each exam to pass at 80% or better. Once you complete the course evaluation, you will be able to automatically download your certificate of completion.

Fine Print
Psychologists: TBI is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TBI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
Registered Nurses: TBI is an approved provider of continuing education by the Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 16394.
AASECT Members: TBI is approved by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists to provide continuing education units toward certification as a Sex Therapist or Counselor, Provider #12-13-Q.

Registration Requirements
Purchase this course by clicking on the "Enroll" button.
Privacy statement: We will never distribute your information to anyone.

Course Author
Dr. Stephanie Buehler is a licensed psychologist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and author of several books including What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex, 2nd Ed. For more information, please see below.