Who qualifies for the title of therapist of sexuality?
A "Therapist of Sexuality" is a professional specialist in the Scientific Studies of Sexuality with a) a Masters degree in sexuality OR with b) Masters degree in a related discipline with additional post-graduate formal training in sexuality . Therapists of Sexuality must be registered with the CSHP.
What services are provided by a therapist of sexuality?
Please note that not all therapists of sexuality are specialising in all specialities below and that only a few examples are given below.
Sexology (diagnoses and treatment) often requires professional team work between the General Practitioner, the Therapist of Sexuality, the Sexologist, the Psychologist and specialists such as Urologists, Gynecologists, Endocrinologists, Surgeons and other professionals. The sexologist is trained to know who & when to refer.
1) RELATIONSHIP SEXUALITY (Couples counselling)
Understanding the differences between male & female sexuality Sexual conflict because of high/low libido & different sexual needs and desires
Sexual fears, anxieties, inhibitions or aversion Sexual frustrations / boredom In need of sexual information, skills and techniques
Individual and relationship therapy and conflict solution Enhancing the quality & quantity of a couple’s sexuality
Skills on how to manage sexual conflict in a relationship Fear for sexual rejection
2) SEXUAL IDENTITY
Low sexual self-esteem with no/little confidence Struggling to manage a high or low libido
Hyper sexuality (sex addiction) or hypo sexuality (a-sexuality or sex aversion) Straight / Gay issues / Intersex
Sexual traumas and bad sexual experiences (past or present) Evaluation of own sexuality & skills on how to manage own sexuali
3) SEX EDUCATION
Training of parents on how to give sex education to their children / teenagers Fear of parents regarding straight / gay issues
Education to parents and teenagers on how to manage teenage sexuality Unacceptable sexual behavior of children
4) CLINICAL SEXOLOGY
Low libido Erectile dysfunction Pre-mature ejaculation Anorgasmia Menopause Vasectomy STD’s & HIV Sexual injuries (consensual & non-consensual) Many more
5) FORENSIC SEXOLOGY
Traumatized victims (rape / sexual assault/ sexual molestation)
Abused / battered / sexual assault on women (or men)
A diversity of sexual addiction
Sex and the law information