Dillion’s Model of Sexual Identity Development
Dillon et al’s synthesis model is based on Fassinger’s parallel model & Macia’s ego identity model and describes determinations and status of sexual identity development.
About the Author
Dr. Frank Dillon is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia and is currently an associate professor on the counseling psychology faculty at the University of Albany.
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Stages, Levels, Phases, and Components of the Theory
Stages, Levels, Phases, and Components of the Theory:
- Three determinations of sexual identity development:
• Biopsychosocial process
• Individual identity
• Social identity
- Five stages identity development status:
• Compulsory Heterosexuality
• Active Exploration
• Deepening and Commitment
Application of Theory to Practice
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