Ethical Standards in Sexology
Instructor: Dr. Patti Britton
12 Course Hours | Core Curriculum

What are the ethical considerations of working in the field of sexology? Do you know which codes of conduct apply to your current role and how these codes will change when you work as a clinical sexologist? Ethical Standards in Sexology will help you build confidence in the ethics of your work as a sexologist.


Here’s what you will learn:

  • The basic tenets of AASECT’s Code of Ethical Conduct as a sex educator/counselor/therapist
  • How to develop your own standards of practice for the ethical care of your clients
  • What may be and may not be ethical within the scope of your professional range of practice
  • How to state clearly your ethical framework and boundaries for working in clinical sexology
  • How to define areas that are not within your comfort range or within your defined ethical guidelines that could occur within your work in clinical sexology
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Because you will work in a field that deals with highly sensitive and personal information, you will need to understand how to hold space for your clients while simultaneously taking care of yourself and protecting the longevity of your business. This course is designed to help you do just that.

As a professional who is transitioning into the field of sexology, you need to understand how ethical standards have been established in the field and how these might differ from the code of ethics of your current profession.

Clients will come to you with a variety of sexual concerns, so how do you establish boundaries so that you can be most effective in your role? This course will help you to understand how.

You'll benefit from the wisdom of your guest lecturer, Dr. Neil Cannon, former Chair of the AASECT Ethics Advisory Committee.

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Each profession has a set code of conduct that reflects the ethics of the field. Sexology is no different. In this course you’ll learn what organizational bodies set the standards for clinical sexology. You’ll also learn about some of the ethical concerns that can present in a clinical sexology setting and how to address them.

You’ll also have the opportunity to determine your own standards for your practice based on existing models in the field. This in-depth course will examine the special relationship that you will have with your clients and therefore the special standards of care you will need to uphold.

At the end of this course you will have clarity of what can and cannot be done as a sexologist and you will also have a firm understanding of the various ethical standards that guide clinical sexological work.

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Your Guest Lecturer, Dr. Neil Cannon

Dr. Neil Cannon is a Certified Sex Therapist and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. He is also a teacher at the graduate and post-graduate level throughout the state of Colorado, including the University of Denver, the University of Colorado, Metropolitan State University, Front Range Community College, and Regis University. He is also an instructor at The University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program.

Dr. Cannon has served as an expert witness on matters related to sexuality, and has appeared on countless radio and television programs, including Playboy Radio. He appeared regularly on Fox 31’s Everyday Show for several years. 

Dr. Cannon has a diverse professional and educational background. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, he holds a Doctorate degree in Human Sexuality, a Master’s degree in Public Health, Post-graduate certification in Marriage & Family Therapy and Post-graduate certification in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Queer Family Systems.

He is a Certified Sex Therapist & Supervisor for the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is a Clinical Fellow for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

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Your Instructor, Dr. Patti Britton
Dr. Patti is among top leadership and is a well respected pioneer in the field of sexology. She possesses a Ph.D. and Masters in Public Health, both in Human Sexuality. Dr. Patti is a Master Certified Sex Coach. She has stellar credentials including: Past-President of the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT); Clinical Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Sexologists; Diplomate, American Board of Sexology; AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator/Supervisor; Lifetime Member and Advisory Council of the American College of Sexologists; Member of the Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality; National Advisory Board Member of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance; Academic Dean/Associate Professor of Sexology, for the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality; and Adjunct Faculty at The Chicago School (TCS) of Professional Psychology in Southern California.
In her capacity as professor she has also chaired approximately 30 doctoral dissertations and serves as the expert chair/reader for many more at IASHS, TCS, Saybrook and Pacifica Graduate Institutes. She has a private practice in the Los Angeles region and leads couples’ workshops and seminars.
Dr. Patti is the co-founder of Sex Coach U, the world’s premier credentialing and training institute on sex coaching, Sexology University, the first Clinical Sexology Certification Program for licensed professionals, and the World Association of Sex Coaches.
Dr. Patti Britton is a nationally board-certified Clinical Sexologist and world renown pioneering Sex Coach. She’s the author of hundreds of articles, book chapters, and five major books in sexology; a popular speaker to the masses and a seasoned professional trainer to her peers, a cyber-diva on sex (as the original sexpert for, and the founder of her own websites. Dr. Patti hosts 40+ DVDs about sexuality.
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Ethical Standards in Sexology will give you a solid understanding of the framework of ethical standards that have been established for the sexology field.

You will have the opportunity to examine what personal standards you would like to adhere to in addition to the the Code of Ethical Conduct.

You will also learn the unique ethical challenges that may present themselves in your clinical sexological practice.

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Studying Ethical Standards in Sexology with Sexology University has tremendous rewards! Here’s everything you’ll get:


  • Instant access to the course – you can start TODAY
  • State of the art 24/7 online learning platform – study from anywhere, anytime
  • Expert video guest lecture from Dr. Neil Cannon, Certified Sex Therapist and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist; course overview and design by Dr. Patti Britton, co-founder of Sexology U
  • 12 hours of focused learning, implementing cutting-edge adult education techniques
  • Expert, personalized review of your work & feedback from Sexology University faculty

 Course Fees (Including INSTANT ENROLLMENT): $397

Sexology University is proud to present Ethical Standards in Sexology as core curriculum. Ethical Standards in Sexology is a premium course taught by world-renowned expert, Dr. Patti Britton, featuring a guest lecture from Dr. Neil Cannon. Take this course as part of our Clinical Sexology Certification Program, or à la carte to supplement your practice.

You can order this course here and you will receive instant access and instant enrollment today.