Sex Worker Affirmative Therapy Model Informs APA Guidelines

Our research on Sex Worker Affirmative Therapy has been included in the latest APA guidelines for psychological practice with gender and sexual minority persons:


Psychologists attempt to remain aware of the impact of sex work and underground economy work, beyond a concern for safety and STIs. Psychologists are encouraged to support sexual minority clients engaged in sex work in accessing medical and mental healthcare that validates their sexual autonomy and involves awareness of the particular experiences (e.g., food or housing insecurity, financial instability, structural racism) that may shape their sexual needs and practices (Bloomquist & Sprankle, 2019; Sprankle et al., 2018).


Read the full document here: https://www.apa.org/about/policy/psychological-sexual-minority-persons.pdf