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Sexuality and Intimacy in Families and Family Therapy
Sexuality and intimacy are major issues for couples and families in therapy. This course explores various approaches to understanding sexual functioning and intimacy and family therapy clinical interventions. Participants analyze and critique historical approaches to sex and marital therapy. The course examines an array of family therapy models, including object relations, intergenerational, purposive, solution, narrative, and larger systems approaches. Within a multicultural framework, it focuses on specific topics related to issues of sexual diversity, gender identity, sexual offending, and victimization. The course includes literature review, lectures, and discussions, experiential exercises (sexual genogram construction), and role plays.