Expressive Therapies for Sexual Issues
This text is intended to help social work practitioners move beyond both these often-accepted constructions of sexuality and the range of methods that are available to social workers in their clinical practice.
Various themes are apparent throughout each of the chapters in this
volume: the range of sexual experience and expression that exists across
individuals; a recognition of our society’s responses to expressions of
sexuality, including the social, attitudinal, and cultural barriers that
inhibit the expression of healthy sexuality and that constrain our approaches to assisting individuals with their recovery from trauma; the need to consistently and painstakingly examine our own assumptions relating to sexuality in order to be more effective with our clients; and the delicate balance that is often required when working with clients around issues of sexuality in the context of institutions, community, and societal structures.
Covers various therapeutic approaches Includes a wide range of sexual issues Integrates theoretical foundations