These are two separate questions that should be answered separately with a minimum of 200 words and include an in text cite. Please USE READING
1)You are precepting a student seeking the master of science in marriage/family therapy. On your schedule for the day is Mr. & Mrs. Jones, a couple in their 80’s who have been seeing the MFT for approximately 3 months because of issues of sexual infidelity on the part of the wife. The student is somewhat naive and surprised by the background information on this couple and says to his/her preceptor (I didn’t think people at this age still thought about sex).
In a considered posting informed by the literature, how would you address the intern’s comments. Suggest at least 1 peer reviewed resource that you feel would help the student to develop a greater appreciation of issues of sexuality/intimacy in aging.
2)You are an MFT working with an elderly couple. One member of the couple (you can select) has had a health “issue”, and as a result, has not been able to perform sexually. The individual is afraid that spouse may be upset if they are unable to perform sexually. In this posting, provide a description of how you would address this concern. Include how you would collaborate with medical professionals.
Reading to answer questions correct
National Institute on Aging (n.d.). Sexuality in later life. Retrieved from https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/sexuality-later-life
Sexuality and Physical Changes with Aging. (n.d.). Retrieved February 11, 2018, from https://www.cigna.com/healthwellness/hw/medical-topics/sexuality-and-physical-changes-with-aging-hw159186#hw159215. Be sure to follow links to learn about physical changes and how to maintain sexuality in aging.
Syme, M. L. (2014) The evolving concept of older adult sexual behaviors and its benefits. Generations, 38(1) Retrieved from Proquest database in the Touro Library.
Youdin, R. (2016). Psychology of Aging 101. (pp. 110-129) Retrieved from EBSCO multi-search database in the Touro Library.
Tyndall, L., Hodgson, J., Lamson, A., White, M., & Knight, S. (2014). A Review of Medical Family Therapy: 30 Years of History, Growth, and Research. Medical Family Therapy, 13-32. Retrieved from EBSCO multi-search database in the Touro Library.