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Discussion – Week 3
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Strategies for Counseling Parents and Adolescents
Adolescence is a very important time in the sexual lifecycle. Physical maturity takes place, increased social interaction occurs, and individuals begin to explore intimacy. Parents are still a major influence in their children’s lives and can have an impact on their children’s emerging sexuality, but as children move into adolescence, the influence of peers becomes increasingly strong. Therefore, as counselors, it is important to consider how these influences intersect with children’s and adolescents’ personal questions and experiences with sexuality throughout their development.
To prepare for this Discussion, review the video case study in this week’s Learning Resources. Think about strategies that you, as a counselor, might use to help the parents in the case study effectively communicate with their child about sex and sexuality. Also consider what issues would be important to address and why.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 4 an explanation of two strategies that you, as a sexuality counselor, might use to help the parents in the case study effectively communicate with their child about sex and sexuality. Explain two issues that would be important to address and why.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.
· Course Text: Murray, C., Pope, A., & Willis, B. (2017). Sexuality counseling: Theory, research, and practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
· Chapter 5, “Lifespan Development and Sexuality”
· Article: Bloom, Z. D., & Dillman Taylor, D. (2015). New Problems in Today’s Technological Era: An Adlerian Case Example. Journal of Individual Psychology, 71(2), 163–173. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
· Article: Dick, B., & Ferguson, B. J. (2015). Health for the world’s adolescents: a second chance in the second decade. The Journal Of Adolescent Health: Official Publication Of The Society For Adolescent Medicine, 56(1), 3–6. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
· Article: Kerr, B. A., & Multon, K. D. (2015). The development of gender identity, gender roles, and gender relations in gifted students. Journal of Counseling and Development, (2), 183. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
· Article: Morawska, A., Walsh, A., Grabski, M., & Fletcher, R. (2015). Parental confidence and preferences for communicating with their child about sexuality. Sex Education, 15(3), 235–248. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
· Article: Sujita Kumar Kar, Ananya Choudhury, & Abhishek Pratap Singh. (2015). Understanding normal development of adolescent sexuality: A bumpy ride. Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences, Vol 8, Iss 2, Pp 70-74 (2015), (2), 70. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
· Animated Case Study: Laureate Education, Inc. (2011). Online snooping case study. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 5 minutes.
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