306 – Sexual Identity Therapy: Helping Clients Achieve Congruence


Media Format: Audio USB (MP3)

SKU: WC19-WK306A Category:


Join us as we learn to apply a model of care to clients who report a conflict between their
sexual and religious identities. Sexual Identity Therapy (SIT) is an alternative to sexual
orientation change efforts and gay affirmative therapy that is client-centered and identity-

focused. Learn how to identify dominant, problem stories and facilitate counter-narratives that
reflect personal congruence.

Presented by: Mark Yarhouse, Psy.D. & Julia Sadusky, M.A.

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Name and describe the four phases of Sexual Identity Therapy
  2. Identify problem stories (or dominant narratives) that come from various influential sources in a client’s life
  3. Join clients on an “attributional search” for identity that reflects an emerging counter-narrative and personal congruence with one’s beliefs and values