My Sexual Attitudes By Completing Four Assessments

3782 WordsAug 15, 201516 Pages
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to look further at my sexual attitudes by completing four assessments. The assessments will measure my sexual satisfaction, preferences, arousability, and self-concept. This paper will also address cultural considerations with each assessment. After interpreting the results of the assessments, clinical implications in how to treat myself in therapy are provided. My Sexual Attitudes: Looking at Satisfaction, Preferences, Arousability, and Self-Concept Assessment instruments are invaluable tools, helping clinicians determine levels of distress, expediently gathering important background information, understanding clients’ subjective views of the world, and evaluating outcome and appropriateness of therapy. Clinicians also use assessments to evaluate safety and medical conditions, perform a mental health status exam, and formulate a diagnosis. Another benefit of performing assessments is assisting the therapist in generating a hypothesis and providing a direction the therapist should focus. At this stage in my life, I am preparing to marry my partner who I have been with for almost eight years. We have been together since we were 16 and have been fortunate to grow as a couple and as individuals. To better understand and gain insight on my attitudes and experiences regarding sex, I completed four assessments. These measures include, the Index of Sexual Satisfaction (Hudson, Harrison, & Crosscup, 1981), the
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