Courses at IASHS
The Pomeroy Lecture Series and practica are required for all students:
#100 WARDELL B. POMEROY LECTURE SERIES
Every student in the Master's program must have 18 units of Wardell B. Pomeroy Lecture Series, every student in the Ph.D. and Ed.D. programs must have 24 units and every student in the D.H.S. program must have 16 units.
In the required practicum courses, credit will be awarded when the student turns in a brief written report on what the course meant to him/her in a personal sense. A critique of the course is not what is wanted.
#101 INTRODUCTORY COURSE IN HUMAN SEXUALITY 1 Unit
A comprehensive view of human sexuality and an introduction to the Sexual Attitude Restructuring (SAR) process, covering endorsement, communication, fantasy, masturbation, homosexuality and bisexuality, desensitization and resensitization, female and male sexuality, sexual enrichment, special problems, sex therapy and cultural expression.
#201 ADVANCED SEXUALITY 1 Unit
This course covers areas of human sexuality not discussed, or discussed only briefly, in the #101 course. This includes adolescent sexuality, sadomasochism, group sex, transsexualism, and transvestism, and more on sex and disability and on sex counseling. #101 is a prerequisite.
#311 SAR 4 Units
An intensive 7-day educational and experiential program for sex educators, therapists, counselors. Each year's SAR focuses on new methodologies in the sex field and new applications of the SAR process. An integral part of SAR is the opportunity for interaction with professionals from throughout the world who attend.
#350 STIs: A SEXOLOGICAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVE 3 Units
A five-day study of symptoms, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A study of the latest research findings, multiple diagnoses and co-factors, epidemiological programs and advanced intervention strategies. Completion of this course and the SAR entitles the academic student to the Sexological Instructor/Advisor of AIDS/STI Prevention certificate.
#561 PRACTICAL SKILLS WORKSHOP 1 Unit
Concentrates on learning skills rather than theory. Included are the use of media, massage, psychodrama, exercises, fantasy, development, body awareness, communication skills, why the SAR process works, and how to run a sex workshop.
#571 PERSONAL SEXUAL ENRICHMENT/
EDUCATION 2 Units
A course designed to train professionals to use Personal Sexual Enrichment/Education, a structured SAR process, educational and therapeutic program using videotapes and THE SAR GUIDE FOR A BETTER SEX LIFE as a workbook. Prerequisite paper required before attendance.