Authored by Henry Strick van Linschoten AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists). (2016, November). AASECT Position on sex addiction. Retrieved from American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5 (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association. Anders, S. M. van. (2015). Beyond sexual orientation: Integrating gender/sex and diverse sexualities via sexual configurations theory. Arch. Sex. Behav., 44(5), 1177–1213. doi: 10.1007/s10508-015-0490-8 Balint, M. (1969). Trauma and object relationship. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 50(4), 429–435. Retrieved from Balzarini, R. N., Dobson, K., Chin, K., & Campbell, L. (2017). Does exposure to erotica reduce [...]


Reading, study and learning

Authored by Henry Strick van Linschoten Following the outline presented in the section on Issues, you may want to do some deeper study, or on certain matters may like more details. Apart from the references offered at the end of the sections, here are some general sources that go into more detail than this module. A number of general academic level textbook-style sources Justin Lehmiller. The Psychology of Human Sexuality. Lehmiller (2018). Simon LeVay, Janice Baldwin and John Baldwin. Discovering Human Sexuality. 4th ed. LeVay, Baldwin and Baldwin (2018). Meg-John Barker and Christina Richards (Eds.). The Palgrave Handbook of the Psychology [...]

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Authored by Henry Strick van Linschoten Human diversity is a reality - in psychotherapy, in sexuality, in the therapeutic relationship, and in relationships generally. Diversity is more often seen and defined too narrowly rather than too widely. Differences in genders, in ethnicity, in religion or spirituality, in class, in educational attainment, are more quickly identified. But these days there is a growing awareness of diversity in health, in personality, in able-bodiedness, in neurodiversity, in trauma and abuse background, in genes, in epigenetic, prenatal and perinatal history, in culture, in age... And last but not least, differences in sexuality, in orientation, in [...]



Authored by Henry Strick van Linschoten Ethics and morality are about right and wrong. Many ethical issues are controversial, perhaps especially in the field of sexuality. As counsellors we have a "Code of Ethics" (at least one!) to abide by - which will get less attention in this module, as it tends to be the most discussed, and gets a reasonable place in most of our basic training. Apart from up-to-date guidance from the ethics committees of our membership organization, there are a number of w