Legal, Ethical, and Forensic Issues in Sex Therapy

Objectives

This class is designed to teach students to:

  1. Apply the principles of Ethical Decision Making to a variety of cases.

  2. Recognize factors regarding child sexual abuse and assess reporting requirements.

  3. Adhere to and implement the AASECT Code of Ethics to practice.

  4. Evaluate and employ ethical guidelines in sex research.

  5. Compare and contrast ethical and unethical child interview techniques.

  6. Differentiate between a forensic evaluation and a psycho-sexual assessment for treatment purposes.

  7. Describe the court testimonial process.

  8. Critique child assessment protocols.

  9. Discuss the ethical and legal implications of sexual surrogacy.

  10. Identify the ethical considerations of e-counseling.

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