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Topics in Human Sexuality: Physical and Emotional Aspects of Puberty

Author: Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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Course Created: 2017

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

This course will review the physical and emotional aspects of puberty. Understanding the biological and psychological aspects of puberty will allow mental health professionals to have a deeper understanding of human sexuality.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Define puberty and list changes the female experiences
  • Discuss the physical changes and psychological effects of precocious puberty
  • Explain the physical changes males experience in puberty

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Physical Aspects of Puberty
  • Menarche
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Psychological Problems Associated with Menstruation
  • Puberty in Boys
  • Psychological Adjustment in Pubescent Boys, provider #1115, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. maintains responsibility for this course. ASWB ACE Approval Period: 07/08/21-07/08/24.

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