For whom is this module suitable?
What do intimacy and sexuality mean to you? Do you want to work towards change in these areas of life? The module 'Intimacy and sexuality' is an intervention intended for anyone who wishes to make an action plan regarding their intimate and/or sexual relationships or their own sexuality. Minddistrict developed both a generic and an IAPT version of the module. Read more about the IAPT-version below.
What is the content of the module?
The module was developed in close collaboration with an expert panel of practitioners and patients. It consists of the following three sessions:
- Intimacy and sexuality: the patient reads information and tips to help them on their way. They consider what intimacy and sexuality mean to them and read about other people’s points of view. At the end of the session, the patient considers what they’re happy with, what they’re not happy with and what they’d like to change.
- Intimacy and sexuality: Make an action plan: the patient builds on the previous session by turning what they’d like to change into a concrete goal and action plan. They do so in five simple steps. At the end of the session, the patient is encouraged to implement their action plan.
- Take a look back: the patient considers where they stand and what they'd still like to work on.
How do you use the module?
'Intimacy and sexuality' can be used as either a complimentary module in addition to a (treatment) module or as a stand-alone module. The sessions are marked as guided, which means the practitioner provides online feedback after each session. However, as a practitioner you can choose to offer one, more or all sessions without guidance. This allows the patient to work through the module independently. The module is flexible in use: you can tailor it to your patient’s individual needs. For instance, by removing the ‘Take a look back’ session if you prefer to only evaluate the action plan in a face-to-face session. In general, the module can be used alongside face-to-face sessions as a way of continuing treatment outside of the therapy room. The answers patients give to the online exercises will enable you to prepare more specifically for future face-to-face sessions.
In the IAPT version of this module ‘Intimacy and sexuality’, the Minimum Data Set is interwoven throughout the module and the final session consists of a patient experience questionnaire.
Your feedback is welcome!
Minddistrict is eager to hear your opinion on the 'Intimacy and sexuality' module. If you have any feedback, questions or tips, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!