Human Sexuality > Introduction

Human Sexuality

Presented by
Lance J. Parks, LCSW
10 CE Credits/Contact Hours
Price: $50


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CALIFORNIA: This program meets the requirements for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for 10 hours of CE Credit

TEXAS: This course meets the criteria for acceptable continuing education as defined by the Texas State Boards of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers for 10 hours of CE Credit.

This program is approved for 10 continuing education credits/contact hours by:

  • The California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 14462
  • The National Board for Certified Counselors # 6412
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling #50-14000
  • The California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators # CP40 725 H 0419
  • The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals: CCAPP-IE Provider # 1N-16-256-0822

It is the responsibility of the participant to check with their board regarding specific CE requirements.


CE Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide education for the healthcare professional to identify, assess and treat issues revolving around human sexuality.  This course will address issues surrounding gender identification and attraction.   The course also helps familiarize the professional with issues of sexual abuse, sexual disorders and therapies available for treatment.    

This course is an online, non-interactive, reading based, self-paced, and asynchronous course.

If you have questions about the course, require accessibility accommodations or need assistance, please email [email protected] or call (909) 628-4216.


Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Define what is human sexuality.
2. Explain the Sexual Development Theories.
3. Explain the concepts of sexuality.
4. Describe and define the different kinds of sexual orientation
5. Identify the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity.
6. Name the different types of sexual disorders.
7. Name at least five kinds of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
8. Effectively assess sexual harassment, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
9. Apply cultural factors including those involving the same gender partners in the assessment and treatment of sexual violence, harassment, and diseases.

CE Course Outline

Target Audiences:  A Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors and Nurses
Content level: A Intermediate

  • Part 1. Human Sexuality
    • Chapter 1: Human Sexuality
      • Introduction
      • Studying Human Sexuality
      • Understanding Human Sexuality
      • Sexual Health
      • The Study of Sexual Health
      • Conclusion
    • Chapter 2: Sexuality and Lifecycles
      • Sexual Development Theories
      • Establishing Sexual Identity
      • The Midlife stage of Sexual Development
      • Sexual Development during Late Adulthood
      • Conclusion
    • Chapter 3: Concepts of Sexuality
      • The Impact of Feeling on Sexual Relationship
      • The Eligibility Factors
      • Different types of loves
      • The love triangle theory
      • Behavior and Communication
      • Relationship Behavior and Attitude
    • Chapter 4: Sexual Orientation
      • Defining Sexual Orientation
      • Homosexuality and American Culture
      • Homosexuality
      • Homosexuality in Other Cultures
      • Determining Sexual Orientation
      • Conclusion
    • Chapter 5: Viewpoints
      • Emotions and Gender Identity
      • Distinguishing Gender Identity and Sex
      • Gender Identity Development
      • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
      • Conclusion
    • Chapter 6: All About Relationships
      • Looking for Romance?
      • Relationships
      • Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love
      • Two-Component Theory of Love
      • Concept of Love Schemas
      • Behavior, Relationships, and Intimacy
    • Chapter 7: Sexuality and Power
      • Control
      • Domestic Violence
      • Abusive Relationships
      • Violence and Abuse Cycles
      • Assault and Its Aftermath
      • Conclusion
    • Chapter 8: Religion and Sexuality
      • Human Sexuality and Christian Beliefs
      • Buddhism and Sex
      • Hinduism and Sexuality
      • Judaism and Human Sexuality
      • Sex and Islam
      • Conclusion
    • Chapter 9: Sexual Dysfunction
      • Types of Sexual Disorders
      • Sex Addictions
      • Sex in the United States
      • What Causes Sexual Dysfunctions?
      • Drugs and Sexual Dysfunction
      • Relationship Issues
      • Treatments and Therapies for Sexual Dysfunction
      • Conclusion
    • Chapter 10: Attitudes and Behavior
      • Sex and the Workplace
      • Sex and the Media
      • Conclusion

  • Part 2.
    • Chapter 1: Gay and Bisexual Men's Health
      • Introduction
      • Stigma and Discrimination
      • HIV/AIDS
      • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
      • Viral Hepatitis
      • Suicide and Violence Prevention
    • Chapter 2: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
      • Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)
      • Chlamydia
      • Gonorrhea
      • Genital Herpes
      • STDs and HIV
      • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
      • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
      • STDs and Infertility
      • Syphilis
      • Trichomoniasis
      • Other STDs
    • Chapter 3: Condom Effectiveness
      • Introduction
      • Male Condom Use
      • Female Condom Use
      • Dental Dam Use
    • Chapter 4: Sex and HIV Risk and Prevention
      • Introduction
      • Vaginal Sex
      • Oral Sex
      • Sex Tourism
      • Birth Control Methods
    • Chapter 5: Unintended Pregnancy
      • Pregnancy Prevention
      • Educating and Engaging Young Men in Reproductive Health
      • Preventing Pregnancies in Younger Teens
      • Infertility
    • Chapter 6: Sexual Orientation & Estimates of Substance Abuse
      • Introduction
      • Survey Background
      • Sexual Attraction
      • Sexual Identity
      • Illicit Drug Use
      • Cigarette Smoking
      • Alcohol Use
      • Substance Use Disorders
      • Need for Substance Use Treatment
      • Mental Health Issues and Mental Health Service Use

Course Development

Course topics are chosen based on various board requirements and professionals needs. Licensed professionals oversee, compile and develop course materials, posttest, and other course materials, determine the level of difficulty, and ensure course content is appropriate. The course developer bio is available here.

Course Updated January 2021

Human Sexuality > Introduction
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