PSY 265 Week 7 Assignment Different Life Stages
You are considered an expert in your field and your supervisor has asked you to speak at an upcoming symposium addressing the main points that a therapist might cover in a counseling session to help each individual for each scenario listed below.
You should include the first scenario on a slide (by itself). So the slide should read: Anna, an adolescent girl, is very much in love with her boyfriend who is three years older than she. He is putting a lot of pressure on her to have sex. At the same time, she is anxious about her parents’ attitude towards her boyfriend. Her mother constantly warns her about dating an older boy and assumes that he intends on taking advantage of her.
How the therapist would coach Anna on the sexual decision-making process, including addressing her feelings and recommendations related to her mother’s anxiety.
Tom and Susan are an elderly couple. Tom has been retired for several years, Susan is more recently retired. She has shown a renewed interest in sexual activity. Tom has not reciprocated Susan’s interest as he is anxious about his sexual ability at this age.
Discuss how the therapist addresses the physical and psychological changes that affect sexuality at this point in Tom and Susan’s life.
Bill has been paralyzed from the waist down since he was a child. He is involved in a romantic relationship and wishes to be intimate with his partner but is unsure how to express his interest. Bill becomes very nervous and uncomfortable when talking about this subject.
Explain how the therapist would address Bill’s feelings and the type of information the therapist would provide Bill on sexuality and his disability.