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Clinical Psychosexology

Sapienza University of Rome
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

Clinical Psychosexology

The master's degree course, in short, has the task to train, for the first time in the Italian university system,clinical psychologists and sexologists. The graduated student, in particular, will have specific competences inmanaging the individual, the dyad, the family, up to the social and cultural macro area. The Master Degree inClinical Psychosexology includes various areas such as: research, evaluation, diagnosis and intervention towhich psychological and medical disciplines such as psycho-sexology, dynamic psychology, clinicalpsychology, evolutionary psychopathology contribute theoretically and methodologically, medical sexology, forensic psychology and the history and sociology of sexual mores

Admission requirements

  • bachelor’s or single-cycle degree according to the old academic system in Psychology or any other title of study got abroad, deemed as equivalent to the bachelor’s degree in Psychology;
  • advanced knowledge of English (equal at least to a B-2 English level).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

First year

  • clinical psychology of sexual development in the lifespan
  • theory and techniques of clinical counseling
  • psychoendocrinology and medical sexology
  • theory and psychodynamic models
  • psychopathology of sexual behavior
  • psychometry and psychometric evaluation of quality of life
  • history and sociology of sexual behaviors
  • clinical aspects of paraphilias and of the deviance

Second year

  • Fertility and Infertility and Psychopharmacology in Sexology
  • developmental psychology
  • Trauma and Abuse in Forensic Psychology
  • Further formative activities
  • Further linguistic knowledge
  • Final Thesis

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for this program is €1000 per year. 

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Learning outcomes

Clinical Psychosexology master’s degree has specific educational aims, which are listed by years. In the first year of course, general knowledge about sexual development during the life span and on specific pathologies and problematic deviations in the various stages of developmental age are provided. Moreover will be illustrated psychodynamic models and theoretical references on sexology, in particular bio.psycho-social model, theory that has a wide international focus. The historical and social context on the different styles and values connected to sexual habits will be useful references to understand the evolution of specific themes on masculinity, femininity and family topics.

Career opportunities

There are many occupational and professional opportunities for Psychologists with a degree in Clinical Psychosexology, starting with the private profession.

The graduate, in particular, will have specific competences for the management, from the individual, to the dyad, to the family, up to the social macro area, of the discriminating themes and of the construction of the stereotypical image of the feminine and the masculine. In the public sphere it is therefore evident the professional need for psycho-sexual counseling in the following specific areas:

  • Family Counselling Centres;
  • Medically Assisted Procreation Centres;
  • Psychiatry, Oncology, Gynaecology, Andrology, Endocrinology’s centres;
  • Outpatient Clinics dedicated to sexually transmitted infections;
  • Centres for Diagnosis and Treatment for Identity Gender Dysphoria;
  • Civil and criminal courts (Appraisals)
  • Prisons (Criminal Paraphilias)
  • Compulsory and secondary schools (Course of Sexual Education, Feelings and Respect for gender differences and orientation).

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Sapienza University of Rome

Sapienza University of Rome

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Sapienza University of Rome

Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5
00185 Rome

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