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Family Therapy: SFTM 6332 - Introduction to Human Sexuality and Gender - Mejia

the subject guide to family therapy provides information on resources available from the Martin and Gail Press Health Professions Divisions Library, both in the library and online, related to family therapy.

Weekly Assignments

Jan 4 Week 1

Introduction; discussion of class requirements; brainstorming of project ideas; interactive exercises; discussion of “sex therapist” as an identity.

Jan 11 Week 2

January 25 Week 4

Project Proposal Due to the Assignment Box by 11PM January 30

Desire, eroticism, betrayal: Cybersex and pornography

Quickies: Ch. 4, 7

Electronic Reader:

Goldberg, P. D., Peterson, B. D., Rosen, K. H., Sara, M. L. (2008). Cybersex: The impact of a contemporary problem on the practices of marriage and family therapists. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 34(4), 469-480.

Palac, L. (1995). How dirty pictures changed my life. In A.M. Stan (Ed.), Debating sexual correctness (pp. 236-252). New York: Delta

Online Articles:

Hertlein, K., & Stevenson, A. (2010). The Seven “As” Contributing to Internet-Related Intimacy Problems: A Literature Review. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 4(1),article 1

Longing for the Innocence of Playboy

Recommended Film Viewing: Don Jon (available on Netflix)


Feb 22 Week 8

Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: Survivors’ Voices—Guest Speaker, Dr. Charmaine Borda

Quickies: Ch. 12

O’Hanlon & Bertolino: Chs. 1-4

Electronic Reader:

Sheinberg, M. & Fraenkel, P. (2001). The relational trauma of incest. (pp. 3-50). New York, NY: Guilford.

Online Articles:

Stillman, S. (2016). The list: When juveniles are found guilty of sexual misconduct. The New Yorker, March 24 

March 1 Week 9

This class will be dedicated on working on your project.

March 8 Week 10

Systemic/Relational Approaches to Sex Therapy Clinical Practice – Training Exercises

Quickies: Review Ch. 1 and read Ch. 3

Electronic Reader:

Flemons, D. & Green, S. (2014). Quickies: Single-Session Sex Therapy. Reprinted from: M.F. Hoyt & M. Talmon, Editors (in press, 2014). Capturing the Moment: Single-Session Therapies and WalkIn Services. Copyright Crown House Publishing Co., LLC.

Green, S. K. (2011). Power or pattern? A brief, relational approach. Family Therapy Magazine. Flemons, D. & Green, S. (2012).

Relational sex therapy. In A. Rambo, C. West, A. Schooley, & T. Boyd (Eds.). Family therapy review: Contrasting contemporary models. New York, NY: Taylor and Francis.


March 22 Week 12

Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: Offenders' Voices (Guest Panel Discussion)

Quickies: Ch. 13

Electronic Reader:

Prior, D.W. (1996). Answering the question why. In Unspeakable acts: Why men abuse women (251- 283). New York, NY: New York University Press.

Hunter, S. V. (2006). Understanding the complexity of child sexual abuse: A review of the literature with implications for family counseling. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 14(4), 349-358.

March 29 Week 13

Sexual Harassment, Ethical& Professional Issues, Clinical Practice

Quickies: Ch. 14

Electronic Reader:

Rutter, P. (1989). Sex in the forbidden zone. New Age Journal, Nov/Dec. (36-40; 98-100).

Green, S. (2015). So, you’re attracted to your client? (Unpublished manuscript).

Hot Links:

Norris, D., Gutheil, T., Strasburger, L. (2003). This couldn't happen to me: Boundary problems and sexual misconduct in the psychotherapy relationship

April 12 Week 14

In -Class Clinical Role Plays

April 19 Week 15

Consultation Week—No class meeting

**Final Exams ** Must be submitted to the Assignment Box no later than 11:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20th. No late assignments will be accepted unless previously arranged with professor. Please do not wait until the last minute to post your exams in case you have trouble with the Assignment Box