Sexual Orientation: Nature Versus Nurture
Is sexual orientation created by nature or nurture? Clients will present with strong beliefs in both directions. For this discussion, identify your personal beliefs regarding nature versus nurture, and discuss how you might work with clients who take strong positions that differ from your own.
Sexual Orientation: A Parent’s Concerns
A father and his 3-year-old child present to you for counseling because of the young boy’s preference for playing with dolls. The father is very upset and wants to throw away any doll that is in the house. Additionally, he has repeatedly purchased toy guns, basketballs, trucks, and blocks. To his despair, his son does not play with any of these toys but will convert the toys into pretend babies and dolls. It is not uncommon for the son to wrap up a truck or gun in a blanket and utilize baby talk with the object. The father feels like he is out of solutions regarding how to solve this problem and wants you to “fix” his son. How do you address this issue and help the father “solve the problem”?
Developing Prevention and Education Activities
Create a pamphlet or small booklet that helps promote optimal human development, wellness, and mental health through prevention and education activities related to human sexuality. To this end, include information for young couples that identifies potential developmental crises and disabilities, as well as situational and environmental factors that contribute to healthy sexual behavior. Utilize language and pictures that would be understandable and generally acceptable by most adults.
References: Please consider as well as others if like
In your responses, be sure to be considerate the ACA Code of Ethics,
Hyde, J., DeLamater, J. (02/2016).UNDERSTANDING HUMAN SEXUALITY, 13th Edition.