Mental health professionals at the cutting edge are coming to understand the importance of a holistic, wellness-focused approach when working with minor-attracted people (MAPs). But yet to be developed are professionally accepted guidelines for best practice. What do we know in this area? What do we still need to learn?
Authenticity can be challenging for both clients and those in the helping professions. It can be particularly challenging when mental health professionals are interacting with minor attracted persons and those close to them. There can be additional obstacles for both the clients and therapists, given cultural pressures and the