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  • Lauren Naylor

    • Graduate Admission Support Specialist
    • Kapelski Learning Center Room 120
    • tel: 610-499-4188


Curriculum, Clinical Psychology and Human Sexuality

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Sexuality Archives

Learn more about Widener’s Sexuality Archives, which includes a collection of materials such as pamphlets, papers, newsletters, books, journals, and audiovisual materials related to the history of Sexology and Sexuality Education in America.

Students in the dual graduate degree program in clinical psychology and human sexuality (PsyD/MEd) spend five years in full-time residence to earn their degrees.

In addition to fulfilling the essential requirements of the separate degrees, students are required to participate in a number of noncredit learning experiences that are specifically designed to help them integrate their training in clinical psychology and human sexuality.

Sample Courses

View a selection of courses students typically take in the PsyD/MEd in human sexuality education dual degree program.

HSED 592 Core Concepts in Human Sexuality
An overview of the concepts from current research in human sexuality. Students identify their own values, identify those of others, and become at ease discussing the many different topics of sexuality.

HSED 562 Sex Therapy I: Theories of Sex and Relationship Therapy
This is the introductory course on systems work in the context of sex therapy provision. Case presentations and role-playing are used to illustrate couples’ treatment dynamics and intervention strategies from initial contacts through the treatment process. Special issues in couple therapy are addressed.

HSED 562 Sex Therapy II: Sexual function, Dysfunction, Assessment and Treatment
This course offers advanced understanding of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment models for addressing various sexual dysfunctions. Students develop a solid understanding of the use of the systemic sex therapy in assessing and treating sexual dysfunctions. Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment interventions will be explored using class lecture, discussions, guest speakers, videotape presentations, and role plays.

HSED 624 Education and Training Methods for the Clinical Sexologist
This course reviews theories and philosophies of education, such that students are prepared to develop interventions for use in psycho-education and professional training. Core content of the course includes community engagement, needs assessment, lesson planning, delivery, and evaluation/assessment techniques, and the development of rationale for educational decisions.

For more information about courses and requirements for the PsyD/MEd in human sexuality education dual degree, please refer to our course catalog.