Sexual Development

What is considered normal human sexual development? How can we tell when someone's sexual development is off track? Learn about the ages and stages of sexual thought and behavior across the lifespan.
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Course Introduction

Program Content
Just as we develop emotionally, socially and intellectually, we also develop sexually. Understanding human sexual development is critical if we are to understand a client's full history. In this course, you will be introduced to the topic through a PowerPoint video lecture. Then, you'll read a variety of articles about particular topics in human sexual development. The articles are chosen for salience as well as your interest.
Course Objectives
As a result of taking this course, you will be able to:
1. Describe milestones of sexual development from prenatal stage until death.
2. Discuss at least three psychological needs associated with disorders of sexual development (DSD).
3. Describe normal childhood sexual behaviors.
4. Identify and describe at least five developmental milestones from adolescent to adult sexuality and its expression.
5. Discuss factors that may explain the phenomenon of sexually inexperienced adults.
6. Name at least four factors that may lead to decreased sexual interest and function in older adults.
Total CE Hours: 4
*If seeking AASECT certification, these hours may count as the following:
Area B: 4 hours
Exam and Evaluation
You are required to take an exam to demonstrate that you read and understood the material. This course contains one exam and one evaluation. You will have three tries on the 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
Just as we develop emotionally, socially and intellectually, we also develop sexually. Understanding human sexual development is critical if we are to understand a client's full history. In this course, you will be introduced to the topic through a PowerPoint video lecture. Then, you'll read a variety of articles about particular topics in human sexual development. The articles are chosen for salience as well as your interest.
Course Objectives
As a result of taking this course, you will be able to:
1. Describe milestones of sexual development from prenatal stage until death.
2. Discuss at least three psychological needs associated with disorders of sexual development (DSD).
3. Describe normal childhood sexual behaviors.
4. Identify and describe at least five developmental milestones from adolescent to adult sexuality and its expression.
5. Discuss factors that may explain the phenomenon of sexually inexperienced adults.
6. Name at least four factors that may lead to decreased sexual interest and function in older adults.
Total CE Hours: 4
*If seeking AASECT certification, these hours may count as the following:
Area B: 4 hours
Exam and Evaluation
You are required to take an exam to demonstrate that you read and understood the material. This course contains one exam and one evaluation. You will have three tries on the 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.

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Dr. Stephanie Buehler

 Newport Beach,CA
Psychologist, sex therapist, author, speaker, and continuing education provider.
Psychologist, sex therapist, author, speaker, and continuing education provider.