Event Title

Addressing Sexuality with Chronic Conditions: The Therapeutic Use of Self and the PLISSIT Model

Presenter Information

Bernie Hattjar, Gannon University

Location

163 Student Union: Discovery Room B

Start Date

5-11-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

5-11-2015 3:30 PM

Description

Sexuality and sexual activity are very personal topics that are considered to be activities of daily living (OTPF, 2013). However, sexuality and sexual activity are not given the same level of creedance as other typical daily activities like dressing, toileting, transferring, etc. (Hattjar, 2012). Therapists and other Bernie Hattjarproviders feel unprepared, not well educated, and uncomfortable in even broaching this subject (Hattjar, 2008) with clients or patients. In order to provide substantiation and structure for addressing this topic with clients who have chronic disabilities or issues, the use of the therapeutic use of self and the PLISSIT Approach (Annon, 1976) will be presented and laced into a sequential structure to aid in addressing this topic in clinical practice.


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Nov 5th, 2:00 PM Nov 5th, 3:30 PM

Addressing Sexuality with Chronic Conditions: The Therapeutic Use of Self and the PLISSIT Model

163 Student Union: Discovery Room B

Sexuality and sexual activity are very personal topics that are considered to be activities of daily living (OTPF, 2013). However, sexuality and sexual activity are not given the same level of creedance as other typical daily activities like dressing, toileting, transferring, etc. (Hattjar, 2012). Therapists and other Bernie Hattjarproviders feel unprepared, not well educated, and uncomfortable in even broaching this subject (Hattjar, 2008) with clients or patients. In order to provide substantiation and structure for addressing this topic with clients who have chronic disabilities or issues, the use of the therapeutic use of self and the PLISSIT Approach (Annon, 1976) will be presented and laced into a sequential structure to aid in addressing this topic in clinical practice.