Gender, sexuality and therapeutic practice

Human sexuality is a complex and controversial topic, during the therapy, and clinical training is often ignored. Nevertheless, it is the deep understanding a striking aspect of human experience, from both client requires as a template for therapy and therapist facilitate treatment.


Gender, sexuality and therapeutic practice provides therapists with a critical framework for the understanding of our personal beliefs sexuality and a guide for addressing sexuality in clinical practice. Written of systemic, cognitive behavioural and social constructivist approaches, this book offers readers the opportunity to understand the impact of gender and sexuality on an individual as well as to the larger social and cultural contexts in which the person lives.


The book begins with a theoretical discussion on different conceptualizations of gender and sexuality. Readers with a solid knowledge base which is to be drawn during the remaining chapters provide a simple description of sex, sexuality and gender roles by biological, legal, moral and spiritual lenses. The next chapter explains how therapists about sex with clients can speak during the treatment. A discussion on health and disability shed lights on the sexual themes often experience this rarely discussed population. The following chapters are the experience of sexual and of women and minorities during the treatment, these problems can supposedly like training programs with aspiring therapists to solve. The penultimate chapter analyzes sexuality throughout the service life; a developmental perspective towards the end of the book provides a context in which the previous chapters can be understood. This is a critical chapter describes the development of sexuality in the developmental continuum. The book culminates with a chapter on the relationship between culture, gender and sexuality.


This book is a practical guide for all therapists regardless of theoretical orientation. Each chapter, so that readers for the information rather than just think practical exercises pepper theory of sexuality. Quiz questions readers their assumptions and knowledge on gender, sexuality, gender and sexual orientation to test. Boxed and bullets to facilitate reader understanding and application of these concepts to clinical care are complex theories and concepts. Charts complement complex theories and provide readers with a visual image, the shows the relationship between theory, concept and human behavior. This is a definite read for students in graduate training programs and therapists currently in practice.


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