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Sexuality Is Universal: Implications for Using a Constructivist Approach to Sexuality Training in Counselor Education Programs
Understanding typical sexual behavior helps define the often blurred line between normal and pathological sexual practices, aiding counselors as they help clients navigate through the complexities of their sexual experiences, behaviors, and values. The current article offers counselor educators an opportunity to explore the relevance of sexuality in mental health, examine the significance of modifying sexuality training in counselor education programs, and entertain the use of a constructivist approach to educate while respecting cultural diversity.