Back in VA Beach

Last week’s summer course at Wheaton was fast-paced. It is a one-week intensive that requires everyone to read in advance to get the most out of the course. The class is a grad level course on sexuality and counseling. There were many highlights, including good discussions of Lisa McMinn’s book, Sexuality & Holy Longing, which was our primary integration resource, as well as other topics ranging from paraphilic-related disorders (e.g., the construct of “sexual addiction,” compulsive masturbation, pornography), the recent controversies surrounding the diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder and whether it will be removed from DSM-V, and controversies surrounding sexual identity concerns, including the APA’s Task Force that is revisiting approaches to sexual orientation in clinical practice.

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