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Date of Graduation

Spring 2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Educational Specialist (EdS)


Department of Graduate Psychology


Debbie C. Sturm

Lennis G. Echterling

A. Renee Staton


This project provides curriculum materials for a graduate level seminar in paraphilic disorders as an Ed.S. research project. The rationale for developing such a curriculum is introduced and a review of supporting literature is included, detailing the definition, prevalence, and controversy surrounding paraphilic disorders. Literature regarding counselor education in paraphilic disorders and evidence for a gap in current counselor education in paraphilias are reviewed. The curriculum materials designed to meet this need are presented and discussed, as are the benefits and limitations of this curriculum.