Professor Brent Satterly Publishes Sexuality Concepts for Social Workers Book

Professor Brent Satterly writes book on sexuality concepts for social workers

Brent A. Satterly, a professor in Widener University's Department of Social Work, has co-authored and co-edited the second edition of “Sexuality Concepts for Social Workers.” This updated edition provides readers with relevant research material on sexuality-related subjects in social work.

Satterly and Travis Sky Ingersoll, an associate professor at West Chester University and a Widener alumnus, fashioned a newer edition to address the role of sexuality, sexual health, and gender in a field where there is little literature discussing these topics.  Topics covered include the role of values in sexuality, sexual health and reproduction, relationships, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, sexuality and the lifespan, sex work and sex workers, sexuality in the ill or disabled, and being a sexually healthy adult.

This version features restructuring of content by chapter, chapters edited for a more in-depth exploration, a new chapter on sexuality and spirituality, and a new special topic on sexuality and military sexual assault.

Satterley and Ingersoll aim to give readers diverse information for an efficient and broad range of learning. Other important features include new thought-provoking discussion questions, QR codes linked to valuable resources, and tools that provide valuable real world experience.

Additionally this work includes case examples and opinion pieces written by both authors to help readers reflect. It can be used either in its entirety or as a supplement for a variety of social work courses for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

The text was published by Cognella Academic and can be purchased here.

Satterly, who resides in Haddon Township, New Jersey, has his PhD in human sexuality education from University of Pennsylvania and a master of social service in social work from Bryn Mawr College.

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