Patient Centered Sexual Health Online Training Program

Essential Skills for Healthcare Providers

Sexual health is a vital aspect of overall health and well-being, yet is frequently overlooked within the healthcare setting.

About This Course:

When healthcare providers lack adequate training in sexual health, the crucial subject of sexual well-being risks being neglected. As a consequence, individuals may confront persistent challenges, including anxiety, depression, and loneliness, stemming from unmet needs for human connection, intimacy, and love.

Recognizing this gap we have developed a “Patient-Centered Sexual Health Training Program. This comprehensive program consists of multiple continuing education modules meticulously designed to equip healthcare providers with the necessary knowledge and confidence to initiate discussions about sexual health and effectively address the sexual concerns of their patients.

This course is created with you in mind – a healthcare professional who recognizes the importance of professional development and advancement, and who also holds a deep passion and unwavering dedication to the following values:

Improved Patient Care: Provide more informed and patient-centered care, leading to better health outcomes and higher patient satisfaction rates.

Meeting Patient Demands: Meet the growing demand for knowledgeable and compassionate healthcare providers who can address patients’ sexual health concerns effectively.

Collaborative Practice Promotion: Collaborative effectively with other healthcare professionals, therapists, and counselors, creating a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

Professional Advancement: Enhance your knowledge and skills in sexual health, positioning yourself as a specialized resource within the healthcare community.

Expanded Career Opportunities: Open doors to new avenues of practice, research, and education in the field of sexual health, increasing your career prospects.

When sexual health care is lacking and issues remain unaddressed, many individuals experience relationship conflict, loneliness, depression and a decrease in their overall well-being.

The Need for Change is Evident!

Course Outline

Part 1: Beyond Barriers: Creating Safe Zones for Honest Dialogue on Sexual Health in Healthcare

Part 2: Opening Doors: Techniques for Respectful Patient-Centered Intimate Health Talks

Part 3: Enhancing Connections: Frameworks for Patient-Centered Intimacy and Preference Discussions

Part 4: Cultural Insight: Fostering Effective Patient Communication Across Diverse Backgrounds

Part 5: Patient-Centric Referrals: Matching Sexual Health Support to Diverse Patient Needs

Course Structure

Weekly Modules: Receive course materials and resources every week.

Live Zoom Sessions: Engage in interactive 60-minute sessions to discuss topics and Q&A.

Assignments: Apply your learning through practical assignments.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the course?

The course spans six consecutive weeks.

What is the format of the course?

The course is conducted entirely online through weekly modules.

When does the next session start?

The next session is scheduled to begin the week of September 10th,  2023.

How does this course approach sexual healthcare?

This course takes a holistic approach that considers physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.

Is the course content based on evidence and research?

Yes, the course content is grounded in relevant research and best practices in sexual health care.

Will there be opportunities for interactive learning?

Absolutely, you’ll engage in discussions, case studies and collaborative exercises.

Can I expect practical takeaways from the course?

Yes, you’ll gain ready to use tools for effective patient communication and education.

What will I learn in this course?

You’ll learn strategies to create a safe environment for discussing sexual well-being, effective communication techniques for addressing intimate health concerns, frameworks for addressing patient needs, culturally sensitive approaches, and available resources for patient sexual health needs.

How will the course materials be delivered?

You will receive course materials and resources via weekly modules.

What is the cost of the course?

I am pleased to inform you that this endeavor is being offered as a public service with no associated fees for participants joining the program for the first time this September. It’s important to note that this opportunity is available only once without any cost, as there will be a fee for participation following the initial September launch.

Course Overview

  • Duration: 6 Consecutive Weeks
  • Format: Online Learning with Weekly Modules
  • Next Session: The course material is set to be released on September 10th, and our Zoom sessions are scheduled to commence on Thursday, September 14th, running from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Why Choose Our Program?

  • Expert Instructor: Learn from experienced professional in the field of sexual health care.
  • Holistic Approach: Acquire a patient-centered approach that encompasses physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.
  • Evidence-Based: Gain insights from relevant research and best practices in sexual health care.
  • Interactive Learning: Engage in discussions, case studies, and collaborative exercises.
  • Practical Tools: Obtain ready-to-use tools for effective patient communication and education.

What You’ll Learn

  • Strategies to create a safe and non-judgmental environment for patients to discuss their sexual well-being.
  • Effective communication techniques to initiate discussions on patients’ intimate health concerns.
  • Frameworks for addressing patient needs, concerns, and desires regarding sexual health.
  • Strategies to approach sexual health conversations in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • About available resources and support for patients’ sexual health needs.

Course Facilitator:


Maureen A. Ryan DNP,
Nurse Practitioner specializing in Sexual Health

Provider Approved by the California Board of Nursing and the American Association of Sex Counselors, Therapists and Educators (AASECT)


“I’m a certified sexual health education (for high school) in the state of California. I taught health for the last half of my teaching career. Some of the anatomy info, I did NOT know. The other big pieces are the frameworks for sexual expression and health. Those were HUGE in terms of having the language and the tools.”

“The most interesting part of the course was all the research and information on how sexual relationships affect relationships as a whole and are a barometer for the relationship.”

“I loved the format. It’s a nice blend of slides and talking. I get tired of all the info being on the slides. Or people reading the slides. Maureen is very obviously an expert so could afford to be a little more off the cuff.”

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