What you'll learn

  • Discuss the history of sexology over the past 50 years, including the rapid transformation of theory and practice
  • Review the latest standards of care, recent research advances, and current knowledge gaps in working with gender identity development to help improve clinical competency in treating all youth, but specifically addressing non-binary and transgender youth
  • Assess with enhanced comfort and skill the sensual, sexual, and gender development and identity in youth
  • Summarize the current state of research regarding the extent of contemporary youth engagement with pornography, and its effects on their mental health and risk behaviors
  • Develop their own skills and comfort in talking about sensuality, sexuality, gender and race with youth and families through an enhanced understanding of how youth communicate about intersectional identities

Course description

This is an accredited, livestreamed course offered by Cambridge Health Alliance. This course is targeted to Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, Counselors and Sex Therapists. This course may also be of interest to physicians who practice in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Lifestyle and Mind-Body Medicine, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychology and Mental Health.

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Contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu with questions.

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Medical School

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