Topics in Human Sexuality: Sexual Orientation
Author: Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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Course Created: 2017
Practice Level: Beginner to Intermediate
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Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D. is a psychologist in private practice specializing in eating disorders, as well as dual addictions, trauma, domestic violence and depression. She conducts individual and couples therapy with adolescent and adult clients. In addition to authoring numerous mental health courses she frequently blogs and writes newspaper articles about mental health topics.
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This continuing education human sexuality course will look at the development of sexual orientation and provide a basis for caring therapeutic intervention.
This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) 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.
- Identify the percent of American adults Identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual.
- Describe the concept of sexual orientation.
- Explain the stages in homosexual identity model.
- Defining Sexual Orientation
- Development of Sexual Orientation
- Prejudice, Discrimination, Scope and Impact
- Homosexuality as a Mental Disorder: An Important Shift
- The Coming Out Process
- Tips for Working With Gay and Lesbian Clients
This organization, CE4Less, provider #1115, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. CE4Less maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/8/2018-8/8/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.