Confident communication, disclosure and language

Sexual Health Communication

Health professionals must communicate comfortably about sexual health, which can be awkward at first.
Learn practical tips, the 5 P's for assessment, the significance of rapport and empathy, and support systems for patient and practitioner managing disclosures.
Self-paced webinar content, videos, peer support & more! 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this webinar you will be able to 

Recognise reasons for discomfort in sexual health discussions, and workshopping ways to ease communication.

Apply techniques for initiating and navigating sexual health talks, including activities to foster open dialogue between practitioner and patient. 

Apply the 5 P's to assess sexual health needs, and an additional 3 factors all assessments should use.  Recognising the significance of rapport and empathy (not sympathy) & practicing communication skills for fostering trust.

Supporting Disclosure Management, implement strategies for supporting patients & coping mechanisms for professionals with disclosure of DV & sexual assault.

Course Lessons

Meet the speaker 

Dr Hayley McMahon

Hayley is a clinical psychologist who works with individuals, adolescents (ages 16 and up), couples and families. She holds a Masters of Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Queensland. Outside of her clinical work, Hayley works in education with Psychology and Medical students, teaching the importance of open clear communication. Hayley believes that therapy can be collaborative, flexible and validating.
Esme Soan - Course Author 
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