Sexological Psychophysiology Degrees
M.Sc. In Sexological Psychophysiology
Ph.D. In Clinical Sexologicaal Psychophysiology
Sexological Psychophysiology is the sub-specialty of Psychophysiology which uses knowledge of the biological bases of various behaviors in conjunction with numerous psychological techniques to help people moderate and eliminate sexual dysfunctions and related symptoms and optimize their behavior in sexual activity and in personal relationships.
Sexologists are professionals who are specifically trained and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual problems. In addition to their education and background in psychophysiology, psychology or medicine, Sexologists have extensive training specific to the field of sex.
A Sexologist educates and guides patients towards discovery and resolution of their sexual concerns. Sexologist sessions do not have to involve sexual contact, nudity or other sexual activity from the Sexologist. That type of therapy is sometimes done through a licensed sex surrogate and not by the Sexologist.
Additionally, they assist clients in recognizing and altering problems caused by biological underpinnings. Common psychophysiological intervention techniques include Psyspirological intervention/education, relaxation trainings, neurofeedback and stress management among others.
Note, this program is not a clinical psychology program. However, it can offer more flexibility in program planning to those wishing to enhance and further develop their clinical knowledge and expertise, but who do not intend to use the degree to qualify for licensure in the field of psychology. Successful completion of these programs will lead to the granting of a License For Practice as a Sexologist from the North American Board of Clinical Sexologists.
M.Sc. In Applied Sexological Psychophysiology
CORE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
The Department of Psychophysiology, within the College of Certified Psychophysiologists, provides a Masters in Applied Sexological Psychophysiology to prepare graduates to enter doctoral programs in sexology and to pursue careers in a professional practice informed by a scientific understanding of mind and body.
This master's degree program teaches students to assist and assist individuals go achieve greater levels of functioning through both psychophysiological and psychoeducation techniques that will allow an individual to control physiological and psychological behavior as well as assist people exhibiting signals of distress that have been caused by dysfunctional patterns in their physiological and psychological systems. Students in our program learn to be scientific professionals, who use knowledge of the mind and body to detect and educate clients on their physiological processes then help them achieve homeostasis without the use of medication or evasive medical procedures.
The degree can take takes 1-3 years to complete including the completion of a research based thesis or project.
MSSP 4101- Fundamentals of Psychophysiology 3 credit(s)
MSSP 4105- Fundamentals of Psyspirology 3 credit(s)
MSSP 4205- Sexual Reproductive Anatomy & Physiology 1 credit(s)
MSSP 4106- Essentials of Pharmacokinetics 3 credit(s)
MSSP 4107- Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology 3 credit(s)
MSSP 4000- Legal, Ethical & Forensic Issues In Sexology 1 credit(s)
MSSP 4109- Ethics In Healthcare 3 credit(s)
MSSP 4200- Developmental Sexuality 1 credit(s)
MSSP 4201- Gender Identity Issues 1 credit(s)
MSSP 4202- Socio-Cultural Factors In Sexual Values & Behavior 1 credit(s)
MSSP 4204- Medical Factors Relating To Sexuality & Sexual Functioning 1 credit(s)
MSSP 4205- Interaction Between Sexuality & Dynamics Of Relationships 1 credit(s)
MSSP 4206- Sexual Offender Treatment 1 credit(s)
MSSP 4207- Research On Sexual Dysfunctions & Disorders 1 credit(s)
MSSP 4208- Diagnosis Of Sexual Dysfunctions & Disorders 1 credit(s)
MSSP 4209- Treatment Of Sexual Dysfunctions & Disorders 1 credit(s)
MSSP 4210- Risk Assessment With Sex Offenders 1 credit(s)
MSSP 4211- Sexually Transmitted Infections & Diseases 1 credit(s)
MSSP 4212- Sexual Abuse Treatment 1 credit(s)
MSSP 4213- Victims & Victimology 1 credit(s)
MSSP 4214- Issues With Kink & Fetish In Sexuality 2 credit(s)
MSP 4201- Graduate Colloquium 1 credit(s)
MSP 4301- Master's Thesis 3 credit(s)
Foundational Course Requirements
(The skills may be attained through prior course work or review classes)
MSP 4001- Human Biology 1 credit(s)
MSP 4002- General Psychology 1 credit(s)
MSP 5507- Graduate Level Academic Writing 3 credit(s) (only if needed)
Elective Course Requirement
The two elective requirement can be satisfied by transfer course or a course offered by
the Department of Psychophysiology.
Total Other Elective Courses: 2
Total M.Sc. Applied Psychophysiology Credits: 37
Total M.Sc. Applied Psychophysiology with Foundational Course(s): 38-42
Ph.D. In Clinical Sexological Psychophysiology
The Department of Psychophysiology, within the College, provides a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexological Psychophysiology to prepare graduates to pursue careers in a professional practice informed by a scientific understanding of sex and the relationship between the mind and body.
Students entering the Applied Psychophysiology doctoral program must have completed a Master's degree in Sexological Applied Psychophysiology from the College of Certified Psychophysiology or from a regionally accredited college or university prior to enrollment. If the Master's degree was not in Sexological Psychophysiology then core subjects found in the College's Master's degree program for Sexology may have to be completed prior to enrollment in the Doctoral program. Doctoral students must complete a minimum of 76 credits. Applicants to the Clinical Sexological Psychophysiology specialization must document a current healthcare or mental healthcare license or completion of a licensable healthcare or mental healthcare degree.
By approval, CCP may accept graduate transfer credits into the Ph.D. degree in Applied Psychophysiology from other regionally accredited colleges and universities prior to entrance. Transfer credits must be from courses substantially similar to those offered by the Department. They are applied to reduce the required number of elective or required courses for degree completion. Alternately, they may be waived without granting credit so students can take other electives in place of the transferred courses. Suitability of the proposed courses for transfer to the intended degree are determined by the Department Head. If a student has taken more than nine credits of past graduate courses matching required courses, or can demonstrate learning equivalent to a required course, the required course(s) may be waived without credit, and students will take additional elective(s) in their place. For further details regarding transfer credit policies, or further information on admission into the Ph.D. in Applied Psychophysiology program after completion of a master's degree at CCP, contact the Applied Psychophysiology Department Head.
Note, this program is not a clinical psychology program. However, it can offer more flexibility in program planning to those wishing to enhance and further develop their clinical knowledge and expertise, but who do not intend to use the degree to qualify for licensure in the field of psychology. Successful completion of these programs will lead to the granting of a License For Practice as a Sexologist from the North American Board of Clinical Sexologists. and also qualifies for Board Certified Sexologist requirements with the American Board Of Sexology.
Students in the Ph.D. degree program in Sexological Applied Psychophysiology pursue a 25-credit sequence of core courses in Applied Psychophysiology, 18 credits in specialization courses, and 12 credits of psychophysiological relevant elective courses. This training prepares graduates for a broad range of employment opportunities in medical and mental healthcare, stress management, optimal functioning, sports and mental health coaching, and wellness education. Students in the Ph.D. in Sexological Applied Psychophysiology also complete a 21-credit sequence of research courses, culminating in a doctoral dissertation and oral defense of the dissertation. Students carry out several original research projects, including the doctoral dissertation, on topics relevant to psychophysiological assessments and interventions in areas such as optimal functioning and health care.
Each of the doctoral specializations is described separately with its coursework and career applications, following discussion of the core Ph.D. degree in Sexological Applied Psychophysiology.
Total Degree Credits (During Years Of Completion) 76
Core Requirements- 25 credits
General Electives -12 credits
APH Electives or APH Specialization-18 credits
Research courses -21 credits
MBM 0505- Cartesian Model of Healthcare vs. Holistic Approach 3 credit(s)
MBM 5500- Advanced Regulatory Ethics in Sexology 3 credit(s)
APH 5515- Graduate Colloquium 1 credit(s)
APH 5051- Advanced Psychophysiology 3 credit(s)
APH 5071- Advanced Anatomy and Physiology for Psychophysiologists 3 credit(s)
APH 5622- Advanced Applications in Biofeedback 3 credit(s)
APH 5101- Sexological Recording, Assessment, and Interventions 3 credit(s)
APH 5201 - Principles and Theories of Stress Management 3 credit(s)
APH 5271- Advanced Psyspirology 3 credit(s)
APH 5771- Case Seminars 3 credit(s)
Research Course Sequence:
MBM 1009- Quality Of Information In Psychophysiological Research 3 credit(s)
APH 5121- Methodology in Sexological Research 3 credit(s)
APH 5122- Data Analysis in Sexological Research 3 credit(s)
APH 5123- Practice Research Study in Sexological Psychophysiology 3 credit(s)
Research Elective - 3 credits
MBM 9501 - Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal 3 credit(s)
MBM 9601 - Ph.D. Dissertation Research 3 credit(s)
Research Course Credits - 21
Throughout the program, students may attend several monthly web based seminars and attend three in-person training sessions per year. Each session is approximately five days long. Two occur during CCP’s residential conferences and one during the annual meeting of the professional organization, The North America Board Of Certified Psychophysiologists. Students continue attend the residential conferences until they complete all coursework other than the dissertation.
After completion of all coursework and prior to the dissertation defense, each student has to pass a written comprehensive examination. The comprehensive examination is made up of multiple choice, open ended and short answer questions covering each of the courses in the student's doctoral studies in psychophysiology. Additionally, each examination will include two essay questions for each of the lecture courses they have taken in the program. The student selects one of the two questions for each course to answer. The questions will evaluate student's practical understanding of the course content and subject matter and measure the student's practical ability to apply concepts related to applied psychophysiology rather than requiring a list of facts from purely memorization.
The student must obtain a score of 80% of the questions to pass the exam. A student who fails the comprehensive may attempt questions from the failed subject after 30 days. Different questions will be used for each subsequent attempt. If the student does not pass on the third attempt the student will be required the repeat the course work done in that particular subject upon the recommendation of the their Professor and the Department Chair. If no recommendation can be obtained that the student will be dismissed from the program.
Students develop their dissertations with the assistance of a pre-arranged Academic Adviser and a dissertation committee. Dissertations are designed to produce novel information related to psychophysiology based on a study performed using subjects and to be of sufficient quality, that its results could be published in a peer reviewed journal such as Journal Clinical Psychophysiology. Students must orally defend both the protocol the dissertation study is based on and then of the dissertation's results when it is completed to the members of the dissertation committee.