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Mental Health Sexology Certificate

Certificate Description 

This 12-credit graduate certificate in Mental Health Sexology is housed within the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and provides specialized research training to post-baccalaureate students. This graduate certificate is designed to provide students with the training necessary to knowledgeably and ethically conduct mental health sexological research within whatever field they work. This graduate certificate is research-focused, with students working closely with a member of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling faculty throughout the certificate program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete certificate will be able to:

  • Carry out standard ethical protocols for sexual health and sensitive research
  • Understand the ethical issues in publishing sexual health or sensitive research results
  • Explain the importance of the confidentiality and anonymity of participants and results
  • Explain the vulnerability of the researcher and participants in research on minority, marginalized, and stigmatized populations