SIT guidelines presented at Slippery Rock University

Thanks to Prof. Julaine Field, PhD, who invited me to present the sexual identity therapy guidelines to her Human Sexuality class at Slippery Rock University this evening. The master’s level class was full of questions and we had a good discussion. Thanks as well to the class members.


  1. Steve Boese on July 12, 2006 at 10:18 pm


    If you get a chance to elaborate on the questions and discussions generated by the SIT guidelines, that would be intriguing to me.

    Take care…

  2. Throckmorton on July 14, 2006 at 5:09 am

    Many questions related to the content of the advanced informed consent aspect of the guidelines. How would this aspect be implemented, should all aspects be discussed with each client, does the therapist take the authoritarian role in the discussion, etc.

    My responses were very close to what we have written. We think that in most cases, the informed consent needs to be comprehensive. At the least the therapist needs to assess what the client knows or thinks he/she knows. However, since the field is still forming up a consensus, clients have the say in what evidence they weigh heavily and what evidence is of lesser importance.

    We also talked a lot about referral. Referral is an ethical option in everycase where the therapist feels that clients would be better served by another therapist.

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