Every chapter is comprised of information that is sound, evidence-based, and grounded in current literature to provide readers with the most accurate and up-to-date information. Case studies and application exercises throughout the book bring concepts to life and give students an opportunity to apply what they learn to real-world situations. A new Contextualized Sexuality Model, which presents a framework for understanding sexuality, helps professors plan their courses. The book’s focus on the nature of professional identity, its value to the profession and the professional, and ways to further development of professional identity during professional practice provides students with valuable guidance they can use throughout their careers.
Chapter 1: Addressing Sexuality in Professional Counseling
Addressing Sexuality in Professional Counseling
What is sexuality?
What is your understanding of sexuality?
To what extent does sexuality define people’s lives and intimate relationships?
We would wager a guess that if we asked the questions above to ten people, we would hear ten very different responses. We’ve grown accustomed to the interesting looks and responses we get when we tell people we address the topic of sexuality in our teaching, research, and clinical practice, and the responses were similar when we shared the news with our friends and family that we were writing this book. We need to look no further than these responses to know that sexuality is a topic to which people ascribe a ...