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Current studies focus on the practice of therapy more than the person of the therapist, which remains true in the practice of sex therapy. This study seeks to provide insight into the person-of-the-therapist by exploring the researcher’s personal journey to becoming a sex therapist. Using an autoethnography qualitative research approach, the researcher analyzed his inner experiences. The researcher demonstrated his life in the borderlands, how Eros reconciles his double-consciousness, and how this has led him to his work as a sex therapist. This study encourages readers to reflect and give voice to their own developmental experiences, adding to the collective wisdom, particularly those considering the career of sex therapy
Autoethnography, Person-of-the-Therapist, Sex Therapy, Eros, Differentiation
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Recommended APA Citation
Carlisle, G. C. (2015). Borderlands: My Path to Becoming a Sex Therapist. The Qualitative Report, 20(6), 810-814. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2015.2156
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