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Sex Therapy With Diversely-abled and Differently-abled Couples: An Intersectional Approach
Description: A shift in a couple can occur by an accident, illness, or disease, which may leave a member acquiring a disability. Couples attempting to cope with the onset of a disability may experience anxiety, depression, and grief related symptoms (Chawla & Kafescioglu, 2012). Implementing an intersectionality model is imperative as all aspects of identity including ability status are to be considered. Due to physical and cognitive limitations and socio-emotional stressors, neither medical or mental health treatment is sufficient (Martire, 2013).
Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: utilize elements from an integrated care model and intersectionality model in sex therapy to accurately meet the needs of diversely and differently-abled couples.