Psychotherapist Factors that Impact Self-efficacy for Working with Clients Presenting Issues Related to Sexuality and Sexual Activities

Psychotherapist Factors that Impact Self-efficacy for Working with Clients Presenting Issues Related to Sexuality and Sexual Activities

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Psychotherapists are often expected to be knowledgeable, comfortable, and competent in working with clients on issues related to sexuality and sexual activities. Counselor self-efficacy (CSE) is an approach to understanding psychotherapist trainees' knowledge, comfort, and confidence about engaging in a specific activity. Psychotherapy training programs are expected to provide the training and experience necessary for developing CSE in a range of clinical activities often including preparing psychotherapist trainees for working with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients, and for working with clients on issues related to sexual activities. Psychotherapy training programs may neglect to provide adequate training in these areas, and when training is provided it may not entirely account for why some psychotherapists are more comfortable in addressing these issues than others. Other variables including psychotherapist gender, gender-role adherence, sexual orientation, sexual prejudice, and religiosity may also impact the development of CSE for working with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients, and for working with clients on issues related to sexual activities.CHAPTER II REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE Introduction For some individuals seeking psychotherapy, issues related to sex and ... in functioning, for some clients, issues related to sex or sexuality may become a focus of psychotherapeutic treatment. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revised (DSM-IV TR; APA, 2000) ... and competently address client sexuality and sexual activities (Fluharty, 1995; Ford aamp; Hendrick, 2003; Nathan, 1986).


Title:Psychotherapist Factors that Impact Self-efficacy for Working with Clients Presenting Issues Related to Sexuality and Sexual Activities
Author:Sarah Catherine Haag
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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