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Title: Let’s talk about sex: Counsellors’ experiences of actively integrating sexuality into counselling practice
Authors: Sangra, Nina
Supervisor(s): Collins, Sandra (Faculty of Health Disciplines, Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology)
Examining Committee: Nuttgens, Simon (Faculty of Health Disciplines, Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology)
Wong, Gina (Faculty of Health Disciplines, Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology)
Cook, Karen (Faculty of Health Disciplines, Nursing)
Degree: Master of Counselling
Department: Faculty of Health Disciplines
Keywords: thematic analysis
sexuality counselling
sexuality training
narrative lens
Issue Date: 12-Oct-2016
Abstract: Creating a bricolage of a narrative conceptual lens and thematic analysis of the data, this inquiry explored the experiences of three Canadian counsellors who actively integrated sexuality into counselling and aimed to add to the literature by answering the following question: What are the experiences of counsellors who actively integrate sexuality into their counselling practice? Two broad overarching stories emerged from the data: (a) counsellors’ practice of integrating sexuality into counselling (including themes of conceptualizing sexuality, nature of practice, barriers, and development) and (b) counsellors’ experiences of this practice (experiences, development, and observations of clients’ issues and experiences). The findings may help address gaps in sexuality counselling by encouraging counsellors’ comfort and competence through training. The study was limited by not investigating the experiences of counselling students or clients. Future research may evaluate the effectiveness of sexuality training of counselling students and practicing counsellors.
Graduation Date: Nov-2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10791/210
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