Diagnosis of Sexual Dysfunctions & Disorders Part 2

Diagnosis of Sexual Dysfunctions & Disorders Part 2

  • Instructor: Dr. Carol Clark

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This course will define atypical sexual behavior in the context of culture, history, and the law. It will cover DSM diagnoses for sexual dysfunctions and paraphilias, differential diagnoses for sexual dysfunctions and how to distinguish as well as understand the causes. Students will learn how to define and diagnose sexual addiction, complete a diagnostic interview and be able to screen for medical causes of dysfunction.


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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