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Main references come from Murray, C., Pope, A., & Willis, B. (2017) and/or American Psychological Association (2014).  Assignments should adhere to graduate-level writing and be free from writing errors. Please follow the instructions to get full credit. I need this completed by 04/26/2020 at 4pm.

Assignment – Week 9

Assessing and Treating Sexual Dysfunctions, Compulsions, and Addictions

Counselors should use appropriate treatment strategies when working with clients experiencing sexual dysfunctions, compulsions, and/or addictions. Selected interventions should be appropriate to the needs of the client and be grounded in a theoretical and/or empirical basis. Therefore, counselors should carefully develop assessment and treatment plans to help them gather information about the client’s unique background characteristics and guide them in their work with these clients.

To prepare for this Assignment, select one sexual dysfunction, compulsion, or addiction from the DSM. Then think about how you might assess and treat this dysfunction, compulsion, or addiction.

The Assignment (2- to 3-page paper):

· Develop a treatment and assessment plan for the sexual dysfunction, compulsion, or addiction you selected. Be sure to include potential presenting problems a client might have (i.e., mental health symptoms and relationship concerns), strategies you might use to assess these concerns (e.g., standardized instruments of interview strategies), and treatment goals in your plan.

· Support the elements of your plan with evidence-based research.

Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.

Required Resources

· Course Text: Murray, C., Pope, A., & Willis, B. (2017). Sexuality counseling: Theory, research, and practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

· Chapter 6, “Sexuality and Mental Health”

· Article: Benfield, J. (2018). Sex Addiction: The Search for a Secure Base. Healthcare Counselling & Psychotherapy Journal, 18(4), 14–17. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

· Article: Kraus, S. W., Voon, V., Kor, A., & Potenza, M. N. (2016). Searching for clarity in muddy water: future considerations for classifying compulsive sexual behavior as an addiction. Addiction, 111(12), 2113–2114. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

· Reference Text: American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.
Retrieved from the Walden Library

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