Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Exploring attitudes on the issues of sex positive therapy and surrogate partner therapy referral and execution by licensed clinical mental health professionals
by Holzum, Damon Mitchell, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 136; 1573060
Abstract (Summary)

This study explores the attitudes and opinions of licensed clinical mental health care professionals when asked about sex-positive therapy and surrogate partner therapy. The sample included 10 mental health care professionals with various advanced education degrees. The participants completed a 15-question questionnaire that provided data regarding demographics, opinions of sex-positive therapy, surrogate partner therapy, ethics, law and the application of the modalities in practice. The findings revealed that the majority (80%) of the respondents expressed concern over judgment, lack of knowledge, stigma and shame surrounding the attitudes of sex therapy and surrogate partner therapy within the United States. The findings also revealed the recognition of the need and efficacy of implementing sex-positive therapy and surrogate partner therapy for appropriate clients in need by properly trained clinical mental health care providers.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lam, Brian Trung
Commitee: Jennings, Lisa, Santhiveeran, Janaki
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Mental health, Counseling Psychology, Clinical psychology, Cognitive psychology
Keywords: Experiential, Partner, Positive, Sex, Sex-positve, Surrogate
Publication Number: 1573060
ISBN: 9781321491302
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