Singapore University of Social Sciences

Sexual Issues in Couple Therapy

Sexual Issues in Couple Therapy (COU576)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


Sexual issues in couple therapy will introduce students to the theory and practice of sexual issues in couple therapy from an integrative biopsychosocial perspective, emphasising the interaction among psychological, biological, and relationship factors in sexual problems and treatment. Sexual disorders and sexuality will also be addressed from the perspective of the individual, couple and family-of-origin.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • . Sex Therapy Today: Current Issues and Future Perspective
  • Sexual Desire/Arousal Disorder in Women
  • Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder
  • Orgasmic Disorder in Women
  • Dyspareuia and Vaginismus
  • Physical Therapy Management and Treatment of Sexual Pain Disorders
  • Sexual Desire Disorders in Men
  • Treatment of Rapid Ejaculation
  • Treatment of Delayed Ejaculation
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Sexuality and Illness
  • Sexual Dysfunction and Childhood Sexual Abuse

Learning Outcome

  • Assemble the principles and practice of sex therapy from an integrative biopsychosocial
  • Appraise the key concepts in the interaction among psychological, biological
  • Formulate the biopsychosocial perspective in the treatment of individuals and
  • Demonstrate aspects of the clinical skills needed to address the sexual issues or problems
  • Design strategies to conduct psycho-education for couples based on the integrative
  • Apply certain sex therapy technique(s) that is appropriately in a couple therapy session
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