SW 717 Human Sexuality for Social Workers

3 credits

This graduate course will focus on integrating human sexuality issues into social work practice. Students will examine current theories, research and evidence based practice(s) in addressing human sexuality issues across the lifespan. The course will explore the historical, political and cultural contexts of human sexuality, incorporating a trauma-informed and human rights perspective on sexuality. This course is designed to provide students with greater awareness of the diversity in sexual values, attitudes and behavioral expressions found among client systems and increased knowledge and skills in assessing and intervening with issues related to human sexuality that may present in social work practice.