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This is How We Do It: Sexuality & Occupational Therapy

This course will provide an overview of the role of occupational therapy in sexuality and intimacy assessment and intervention.  I touch on the basics of what to know and how to begin to address sexuality in OT practice.  The course reviews best-practice for healthcare providers who address sexuality and intimacy, which is to engage in self-reflection and cultural humility.  

Course outline: 

1. Role of OT

2. Sexual Identity, INtersectionality, & Practicing Cultural Humility

3. The Basics: Getting Started

4. Sexual Function: Desire & Arousal

5. Physical, Cognitive, Emotional Aspects of Sex & Intimacy

6. Assessment & Intervention

7. Call to Action


This is an introductory course and meant to serve as a prerequisite* for deepening your learning with our other courses. 

*the course is not required to take our other courses, it is only recommend as one.  


Kathryn Ellis, OTR/L, OTD

CEU Provider:

Institute for Sex, Intimacy & Occupational Therapy

Course Duration:

1 hours

Learning objectives:

1. Report an increase comfort with addressing sexual activity and intimate social participation with their clients

2. Identify specific client factors and performance skills which affect sexual activity and intimate social participation throughout lifespan

3. Utilize specific intervention strategies for clients in their domain of practice for sex and intimacy interventions

4. Translate information from the course into practice at their facility focusing on advocacy, education, and intervention for sex and intimacy occupations

Instructional/delivery methods: 

Pre-recorded presentation with PowerPoint; Virtual/Asynchronous learning 

Contact Hours:

The Institute for Sex, Intimacy and Occupational Therapy is an AOTA Approved Provider for this course. This course is offered for .01 CEU/1 Contact Hour


Target Audience:

Occupational therapy students, professors, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants 

Education Level:


Certificate of completion:

Participants MUST complete (1) pre-course assessment of knowledge, (2) the course and quizzes, (3) the post-course assessment of learning, and (4) customer service survey in order to receive a certificate of completion. 

  • Quizzes are for reflective learning and do not need to be answered correctly to move on.
  • The post-course assessment of learning MUST be completed at 80% or above competency in order to advance to the final step – the customer service survey.

Please contact Kathryn at [email protected] with special needs or learning requests prior to purchasing.

Cancelation policy:

All sales are final, please shop mindfully

AOTA Classification Codes:

1 – Domain of OT

2 – Occupational Therapy Process

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.