DQs Wk 2.docx - Topic 2 DQ 1(Obj 2.1 Explain how you could use the information contained in the Masters and Johnson Human Sexual Response Cycle and the

DQs Wk 2.docx - Topic 2 DQ 1(Obj 2.1 Explain how you could...

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Topic 2 DQ 1 (Obj. 2.1) Explain how you could use the information contained in the Masters and Johnson Human Sexual Response Cycle and the Kaplan three Stages of Sexual Response in your work with clients. In your response, include a clinical scenario to illustrate your points. J.M. is a 35 year old woman who presented for having low sexual desire. She describes her relationship with her spouse as good, no problems at home involving her children or husband, M.M is a good father and thoughtful person. J.M. is healthy, no sign of depression, in good physical health, and is busy with her career. She does not get aroused when sexual stimulation is started, but she used to be responsive. J.M. does not like to talk about sexuality or communicate with her husband during intimacy. Orgasm is not usually experienced, and feels that she could if she felt the desire to. J.M. states that it is starting to affect her relationship with her husband. When working with clients it is important to understand the cycles of sexual response whether that is the Masters and Johnsons or Kaplan’s. Since Kaplan’s model is heavily based on desire it is important to understand the psychological aspects that motivate people to desire sexual intimacy. When using the Kaplan method it can help counselors because it distinguishes desire as an independent component and lack of sexual interest or desire is one of the most common reasons why clients visits sex therapists (Rathus, Nevid, & Fichner-Rathus, 2018).

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