Diagnosis of Sexual Dysfunctions and Disorders

Objectives

This class is designed to teach students to:

  1. Describe changes in nomenclature and definitions from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5

  2. List and discuss DSM diagnoses for sexual dysfunctions.

  3. Categorize disorders according to sexual response cycle.

  4. Explain the differential diagnoses for sexual dysfunctions and how to distinguish them.

  5. Identify sex similarities and differences in sexual satisfaction.

  6. Explain how gender equality, age, marital status, and “quality of life” are related to sexual satisfaction.

  7. Compare and contrast the theoretical explanations for the possible causes of sexual dysfunctions and disorders.

  8. Define sex addiction from a conceptual perspective.

  9. Assess for sex addiction.

  10. Differentiate sex addiction from paraphilias.

  11. Prepare and implement a diagnostic interview.

  12. Utilize the Klein Orientation Grid.

  13. Utilize the Gomes Assessment Questionnaire.

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