University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program
(certificate courses/sexual health)
Valerie Wood, LMSW, CST Co-director
University of Michigan
Sexual Health Certificate Program
P: (734) 763 5723
The mission of the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate program is to provide comprehensive education and training to professionals about sexual health. The Certificate Program will address the learning needs of sexuality educators, sexuality counselors, and sex therapists. The Sexual Health Certificate Program believes that sexual health is an important part of every individual's general health. Individuals and couples may experience problems in their sexual health related to psychological, environmental, hormonal, medical or relational facets of sexual health. The goal is to provide excellence in the training of professionals in sexual health education, counseling, and therapy. The Sexual Health Certificate Program provides comprehensive education and training to professionals interested in the field of sexual health in five tracks.
Our program has a 99% completion rate. All reading materials are included with the cost of tuition.
The University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program (UMSHCP) provides comprehensive education and training to professionals interested in the field of sexual health in five tracks. After completing the course, participants will:
● Implement improved assessment skills in clinical practice
● Implement advanced intervention skills in clinical practice
● Implement enhanced consultation skills in clinical practice
● Link with a peer learning community
● Practice and implement better educational skills in the workplace
The five tracks of the program (counselor, therapist and educator) utilize AASECT recommended standards of learning including six courses (90 hours) in sexuality education for all, a specialized values training called the Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR—15 hours) for all, and additional hours of training specific to certification credentials in sexuality educator (30 hours), sexuality counselor and sex therapist (60 hours). The program addresses the AASECT certification process throughout the program and assists participants in locating AASECT supervisors and mentors suitable to each participant. At the conclusion, participants receive a certificate indicating the successful completion of the University of Michigan Sexual Health Program; Participants who are interested in receiving AASECT certification will need to apply for certification at the conclusion of the program.
General Description: This program was developed in 2005 by surgical physician assistants in multiple subspecialties to train PA’s in surgery to have a well-rounded background in general and specialty areas of surgery. The program is run by physician assistants and attending physicians at Bassett Medical Center including a regional network of four affiliate hospitals and 28 community health centers serving an eight-county region in Central New York. PA’s spend most of their time in Cooperstown, NY at The Mary Imogene Bassett hospital, a 180-bed acute care, and inpatient teaching facility. Bassett has physician residencies in General Surgery, Primary Care, Internal Medicine, and Transitional Year. Read more.Contact Information:
Kelly Stone, Administrative Manager
Surgery Residency Program