Sexuality and self-compassion are two concepts which have not been previously considered or combined when discussing the needs of women with disabilities. Sexuality, by itself, is a challenging topic for many counselors to address, let alone in combination with the needs of women with disabilities. Additionally, self-compassion is an emerging area which has rarely been applied to the needs of women with disabilities. In an effort to bridge this gap and to improve the sexual adjustment counseling services offered to women with disabilities, barriers which affect sexual adjustment, sexual concerns, and an illustration of ways to infuse sexuality into the adjustment to disability process are discussed followed by a new model of sexuality and disability.
Stuntzner, Susan, "Self-Compassion and Sexuality: A New Model for Women With Disabilities" (2014). Counseling Faculty Publications and Presentations. 27.