Course Description

*This selection is for the Final Exam only. Access to the book, Innovations in Clinical Practice: Focus on Sexual Health, is required to complete the exam. If you already have access to the book, click the "Buy" button above to continue. To purchase the complete Online Course, which includes a PDF of the book, click here.

This program explores a wide variety of issues associated with human sexuality and its relationship to mental health. This program will help you: do a sexual health assessment; explore aspects of senior sexual health; study the relationship between medications and sexual health; conduct ethical sex therapy; assess and treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder; assess and treat erectile dysfunction; address ejaculatory problems; evaluate the presence of pedophilia or other paraphilias in a client; diagnose and treat sexual addiction/compulsion; treat sexual trauma; provide sex therapy to special populations including minority clients and those with chronic illness and disability; provide culturally competent sex therapy.

20 CE credits/hours (includes 1 documented ethics credit), 200 questions

Target Audience

Psychologists | School Psychologists | Marriage & Family Therapists | Mental Health Counselors | Social Workers

Learning Level


Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate how to do a sexual health assessment.
  • Discuss senior sexual health.
  • Explain medications and sexual health.
  • Describe ethics in sex therapy.
  • Summarize the assessment and treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder.
  • Define vaginismus and dyspareunia.
  • Discuss erectile dysfunction.
  • Explain ejaculatory problems.
  • Define pedophilia and other paraphilias.
  • Recognize sexual addiction/compulsion.
  • Present sex therapy with special populations including minority clients.
  • Present sex therapy with people with chronic illness and disability.
  • Present sex therapy with seniors.
  • Discuss culturally competent sex therapy.


  1. 1
    • Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)

  2. 2
    • "Innovations in Clinical Practice: Focus on Sexual Health" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)

    • Final Exam

  3. 3
    • Evaluation Questionnaire

About the Editors

Leon VandeCreek, PhD, ABPP

Leon VandeCreek, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist who is the past dean and current professor in the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He has been awarded the Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and he is a Fellow of several divisions of the American Psychological Association. His interests include professional training and ethical/legal issues related to professional education and practice. Dr. VandeCreek has served as President of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Chair of the APA Insurance Trust, Chair of the Board of Educational Affairs of the APA, and Treasurer of the Ohio Psychological Association. In 2005, he served as President of the Division of Psychotherapy of the APA. He has authored or coauthored about 150 professional presentations and publications, including 17 books. From 1992 to 2007, he served as Senior Editor of the Innovations in Clinical Practice: A Source Book series.

Frederick L. Peterson, Jr., PsyD

Frederick L. Peterson, Jr., PsyD, is an educator, clinical psychologist, and sexual health practitioner in Dayton, Ohio.  He has academic appointments to the School of Professional Psychology, School of Medicine (Department of Psychiatry), and the College of Education and Human Services at Wright State University.  He has provided numerous presentations at national conferences in the fields of psychology, sexual health, education, and nursing.

Jill W. Bley, PhD

Jill W. Bley, PhD, is a clinical psychologist currently serving as a Volunteer Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati Medical Center. She is certified as a sex therapist and sex therapy supervisor by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (ASSECT).