Let's Talk About Sex: Sexuality and Sexual Difficulties


An introductory course in sexual medicine and therapy

This course will discuss the need to talk about sex, the obstacles to talking about sex and will empower the registrants to raise and discuss topics of sexuality and sexual difficulties with their patients/clients.

This course was originally held face to face and sold out in 2019 and 2020. In 2021, it was very successfully held online, sold out again, and provided an opportunity for participants across Australia and Internationally to join the course.

In 2022, the course will once again be held fully online.


This Multidisciplinary 2-day course is targeted at General Practitioners, Obstetricians, Gynaecologists, Sexual Health Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Urologists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Relationship therapists, Sexologists, Physiotherapists, Nurse Practitioners, and any interested health practitioners and trainees.

Program outline

This course will cover the assessment and management of common sexual difficulties, from a biopsychosociocultural perspective, provide educational resources and an overview of therapeutic options.

  • Talking about sex – overcoming the obstacles
  • Taking a Sexual History in an inclusive and respectful way, with a biopsychosociocultural approach
  • Communication skills, including talking with a couple
  • Models of Sexuality
  • Relationships and sexuality
  • Gender identity and gender dysphoria
  • Sexual identity, orientation and behaviour (including LGBTIQA+ sexuality)
  • Cultural & Religious impacts on sexuality (including the impact of Pornography)
  • Trauma and Sexuality
  • Sexual pain
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Ejaculatory problems (Premature Ejaculation & Delayed Ejaculation)
  • Libido
  • Arousal and Orgasm
  • The impact of significant life stages/changes on sexuality
  • Pregnancy & Postpartum sexuality
  • Menopause, Aging, Illness & Cancer

Course Accreditation - CPD points/hours


RANZCOG - 15 CPD hours
Framework Domain:
Educational Activities

Category A CPD (link)

APS - 15 CPD Hours
Non-APS Event CPD
Event number: 22896

Australian Counselling Association
(ACA) - 10 OPD points (link)



  • Early Bird*: $500
  • Normal rate: $600

Monash University or Monash Health staff:

  • Early bird*: $450
  • Normal rate: $550

*Please note: Early-bird extended. New time/date (ends on): 5pm, 16 March 2022.

End of registrations: 5pm, 21 March, 2022.

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Main Facilitator

Anita Elias

The course will be facilitated by Dr Anita Elias MBBS, FASPM, FECSM, a medical practitioner and psychotherapist, specialising and working in Sexual Medicine and Sexual and Relationship Therapy for over 25 years. Anita is the Head of the Sexual Medicine and Therapy Clinic at Monash Health, and a Senior Lecturer at Monash University. She will be joined by a multidisciplinary team of experts in Sexual Medicine and Sex Therapy.