Therapists and clients alike can shy away from addressing issues of sex and sexuality in therapy. Liz Dube's direct, warm approach is disarming. It serves as a useful model for therapists wondering how they can address sexual topics in a way that is direct, respectful, and honest.
Sexual concerns are often present for clients in therapy, but they hesitate to bring them up. In this interview, AASECT-certified sex therapist Liz Dube talks with John Webber and RJ Thomas about how therapists can best identify and treat sexual problems. Topics covered include the use of empowering language, client expectations for discussing sexual issues in therapy, and how sexual issues intertwine with larger relationship dynamics.
Audio format; 64 minutes
Note: Explicit content (language and descriptions of sexual topics). Discretion advised.
Differentiate between empowering and disempowering client language surrounding sexuality.
Identify common dynamics linking between sexual problems and relationship problems.
Identify concerns surrounding two common sources of education on sexuality.