Travis Sky Ingersoll

Travis Sky Ingersoll
West Chester University · Department of Undergraduate Social Work

PhD Human Sexuality; MSW; M.Ed.

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Introduction
I am a researcher, sexuality educator and social work professor at West Chester University. I've worked in various areas of social work practice including gerontology, chemical addiction, mental health, intimate partner violence, and sexual trauma. Current academic interests include residential sexuality policies and the integration of sexuality and social work education. My most recent publication "Sexuality Concepts for Social Workers" can be found on Amazon.com and Cognella.com
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August 2011 - present
West Chester University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2011 - December 2014
Widener University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (23)
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Purchase our Textbook at www.cognella.com Sexuality Concepts for Social Workers (2nd Edition) is a research-informed, reader-friendly guide that helps practitioners address sexuality-related issues with a variety of clients. Topics covered include the role of values in sexuality, sexual health and reproduction, relationships, sexual orientation,...
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In this study the authors examine the reliability and validity of the Fear of Intimacy with Helping Professionals Scale (FIS-HP) with Chinese (N = 150) and American (N = 145) elderly persons. Factor analysis using principal component analysis with a varimax rotation was used to examine the FIS-HP factor structure for both samples. A three factor so...
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The purpose of this study is to explore the attitudes older Chinese adults have about engaging in counseling-based services as measured by a fear of intimacy with helping professionals scale. Data were collected from 150 older adults living in Chongqing, China. Information from this study will be helpful in developing effective strategies for the p...
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Participants in China (n = 343) and the United States (n = 283) completed measures to assess the reliability and validity of the Fear of Intimacy Scale (Descutner & Thelen, 199110. Descutner , C. J. and Thelen , M. H. 1991. Development and validation of a fear-of-intimacy scale. Psychological Assessment, 3: 218–225. [CrossRef]View all references)...
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This article discusses the methodology and findings of a qualitative study on the impact of an international social work course in Germany on four American undergraduate social work students. These students participated in a 2-week study abroad experience at a host university located near Berlin in what was formerly East Germany. The authors examin...
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This study examines two sources of informal support-perceived family and friend support-and the psychological well-being-self-esteem, depression and loneliness-of 150 Chinese and 145 American elders. There were no significant differences between the elderly American and Chinese persons' mean scores on family and friend support. The multiple linear...
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Objective: ADHD is marked by an apparent contradiction in social relationships: Those with the disorder have more difficulty establishing close relationships but report increased rates of risky sexual behavior. Two studies examined the relationship between ADHD symptomatology and fear of intimacy, sexual anxiety, and sexual behavior in college stu...
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*This article was never published in the United States. It appeared in the February, 2012 issue of China Health Monthly* Research indicates that since the 1980s, China has witnessed steadily increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections, unintended pregnancies, teen-abortions and domestic violence. Although the government’s Population and Fa...
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Although China can boast being one of the first civilizations to document its sexual history, modern-day Chinese people are lacking in sexual knowledge, as well as the necessary social resources needed to address the sexual education and counseling needs of its citizens. The current study aims to contribute to the study of contemporary Chinese sexu...
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Service learning in another country can bring great benefits, especially through longer term relationships. This chapter describes a long-term collaboration between Widener's social work faculty and a social work program at a Chinese university. The collaboration has led to the introduction of the concept of service-learning pedagogy to Chinese edu...
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Poulin, Ingersoll and Silver contextualize service learning within the university's social work curricula. This chapter outlines the progression of candidate involvement from undergraduate freshmen year through doctoral studies. Replete with details of projects, initiatives and outreach programs, the chapter offers a guide for establishing service...
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The present study examined ADHD symptoms among college students in China and the United States. A total of 283 (45%) American and 343 (55%) Chinese students completed the Wender Utah Rating Scale (WURS) and the Current Symptoms Scale (CSS), in addition to other measures. Both of the ADHD measures appear to be reliable and valid, with good internal...
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The present study examined the relationship between idiocentrism, allocentrism, psychological well being (self-esteem, depression, and social support), and suicidal ideation among 283 American college students and 343 Chinese college students. Idiocentrism was correlated with high self-esteem, high depression, and low social support, but the relati...

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I just began working with one of my Undergraduate Social Work Students on Validating the Sexual Anxiety Inventory for use in China.