Sexuality

Sexuality


Friday, March 28
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Program ID #429, Poster Area 13
Sex, Suffering, and Spirituality: Sexual Trauma as a Predictor of Problematic Adult Sexuality

30-Minute Poster Session
Elizabeth A. Maynard, Stephanie Durnford, Ana Alicia Lopez, Jeanine Flores, Pui Yu Esther Au 
While clinicians often use anecdotal evidence to support a relationship between childhood or adolescent sexual trauma and problematic sexual behavior in adulthood, little empirical work has focused on this relationship. Further, an individual's personal spirituality or religion may exacerbate a sense of guilt or shame about sexual trauma, serve as a helpful coping resource, or both. The current study explored the relationships among several sexual, spiritual, and mental health variables to discern the extent to which childhood and adolescent sexual trauma predicted problematic adult sexual behavior, after controlling for spiritual variables, in a sample of religiously-committed adults.


Friday, March 28
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Program ID #458, Poster Area 10
Disability and Sexuality: A Comprehensive Model To Address the Sexuality Needs of Persons with Disabilities

30-Minute Poster Session
Sonya M. Ware, Susan Stuntzner 
Disability and sexuality are two concepts that have historically been neglected among professionals working with persons with disability. In recent years, research is beginning to surface that addresses this very important need. Furthermore, research supports the notion that sexuality, intimacy, and relationship issues are important to persons with a disability although it is often lacking. As a result, research was conducted and a model was developed to meet this need and to assist professionals in addressing issues pertaining to sexuality and disability.


Saturday, March 29
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Program ID #512, Poster Area 12
Religious and Spiritual Beliefs: How Does This Affect Your Client’s Sexuality?

30-Minute Poster Session
Molli E. Bachenberg, Elizabeth S. Thraen, Amanda M. Kendrick 
The morals and ethics that occur in the five world religions have a role in a person’s sexual interest. It is essential for counselors to be knowledgeable of religious beliefs when assisting clients concerning sexuality apprehensions. There are specific religious mores that may influence what a person may feel comfortable engaging in sexually. In this presentation we review the religious beliefs regarding sex and sexuality. We discuss how religious proscriptions about people’s sexual lives can be used to enhance a person’s sexual life or may cause problems. Counselors’ competence with the beliefs of the five world religions is necessary prior to engaging in conversations on sexual topics with clients.

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Professional / regular
$480

New Professional / student / retiree
$345

Non-member Attendee
$615

Non-member student
$505

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Preconference Learning Institutes

Advance Rates Thru 2/15/14

Professional / regular
Day: $170
Evening: $125

New Professional / student / retiree
Day: $125
Evening: $100

Non-member Attendee
Day: $230
Evening: $185

Non-member student
Day: $185
Evening: $160

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