CE Article: Addressing Sexuality in Occupational Therapy
CE Article: Addressing Sexuality in Occupational Therapy
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SKU: CEA0517

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2017

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Non-Member Price: $34.95

Product Overview

Asfia Mohammed, OTR, MOT

Senior Occupational Therapist

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, Texas


Earn .1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDU/1 contact hour)



Sexuality is an activity of daily living that plays an important part in an individual’s life. Research has shown that sexuality and concerns with sexual participation after a disability can impact an individual’s quality of life and self-esteem. As health care professionals, occupational therapy practitioners are well equipped to address sexual participation and sexuality with clients to maximize engagement and satisfaction. This article will explore the role of occupational therapy in addressing client concerns with sexual participation and sexuality while utilizing the Permission–Limited Information–Specific Suggestions–Intensive Therapy (PLISSIT) model (Annon, 1976)


Learning Objectives

1.  Identify treatment methods used to address sexuality and sexual participation

2.  Identify and apply intervention appropriately based on the PLISSIT model

3.  Identify the difference between the PLISSIT model and the Ex-PLISSIT model

4.  Recognize the impact of the lived body experience on the effectiveness of treatment

5.  Identify the components of the concept of therapeutic use of self that contribute to effective interventions


Learning Level: Intermediate


Target Audience:

Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants


Content Focus:

Domain of OT: Activity of Daily Living: Process: Intervention


Reference Information:

Mohammed, Asfia. (2017) Addressing Sexuality in Occupational Therapy

OT Practice, 22(9). CE-1–CE-8