Case Study Counseling Plan

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Case Study Counseling Plan u08a1 Assignment Brenda J. Owens COUN 5225 – Human Sexuality Abstract The case study of Sara and Amy was selected to develop a counseling plan. This couple is in a lesbian and bi-racial relationship, Sara is Caucasian and in her early thirties and Amy is African American and in her late thirties. This couple has lived together for 1year and resides far away from both of their families of origin. Both are employed, however Sara recently lost a good paying corporate position and now maintains two lower paying jobs with longer hours. This couple is seeking counseling for Sara’s persistent lack of interest in sexual relations with her partner Amy. The purpose of this paper is to assess…show more content…
However, sometimes the individual or couple may encounter problems in one or several areas of these events. According to Sewell (2005), sexual dysfunctions are characterized as impairment or a disturbance in one or more of the basic stages of the sexual response cycle. The four phases associated that can determine normality or a state of functioning is desire, arousal, orgasm and resolution (Sewell, 2005). When these phases are not interrupted the sexual response cycle varies from person to person and “even from time to time within persons” with no single, normal, or correct sexual response (Sewell, 2005). The first phase of the sexual response cycle, desire encompasses the want or libido to engage in sexual behavior. This phase is followed by arousal which progresses at varied rates between men and women with men progressing quicker than women. Women need foreplay and intimacy to become physically aroused. In this phase, physical signs of this are vaginal lubrication in women and penile erection in men, with accelerated breathing in both. Through physical touch and intercourse, arousal progress toward orgasm. The succession from the last phase of arousal to orgasm varies between men and women, while both experience muscle contractions, men are able to achieve this quicker with
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