Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
First Committee Member
Katherine Hertlein, Chair
Second Committee Member
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Graduate Faculty Representative
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Commercial sex workers epitomize a population who is both stigmatized and underrepresented in marriage and family therapy research. Through this research I hope to gain understanding about the gains of being a commercial sex worker, which many people may overlook due to their moral opposition to the occupation. I will also be exploring some of the challenges that commercial sex workers face that are unique to their line of work, especially in regards to their relationships, as many aspects of this may have been generalized or disregarded. Finally, I plan to address any implications for therapists who work with commercial sex workers, to help therapists understand barriers which may exist, or special considerations for the commercial sex worker population.
Commercial Sex Work; Couple; Couples therapy; Intimacy (Psychology); Prostitutes; Prostitution; Sex Satisfaction; Stripteasers; Therapy
Counseling Psychology | Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Social Psychology
Knowles, Sarah J., "Commercial sex workers: Lives and practices" (2010). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 753.