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A Clinician s Guide to Systemic Sex Therapy

A Clinician s Guide to Systemic Sex Therapy Author Gerald Weeks
ISBN-10 9781317813507
Release 2015-12-07
Pages 306
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The second edition of A Clinician’s Guide to Systemic Sex Therapy has been completely revised, updated, and expanded. This volume is written for beginning psychotherapy practitioners in order to guide them through the complexities of sex therapy and help them to be more efficient in their treatment. The authors offer a unique theoretical approach to understanding and treating sexual problems from a systemic perspective, incorporating the multifaceted perspectives of the individual client, the couple, the family, and the other contextual factors. Both beginning and experienced sex/relationship therapists will broaden their perspectives with the Intersystem approach and gain information rarely seen in sex therapy texts such as: how to thoroughly assess each sexual disorder, the implementation of various treatment principles and techniques, how to incorporate homework, dealing with ethical dilemmas, understanding different expressions of sexual behavior, and addressing the impact of medical problems on sexuality. Aside from bringing the diagnostic criteria up-to-date with the DSM 5, this new edition contains a new chapter on sensate focus, an expanded section on assessment, more information about development across the lifespan, and more focus on diversity issues throughout the text.

Systemic Sex Therapy

Systemic Sex Therapy Author Katherine M. Hertlein
ISBN-10 9781317813958
Release 2015-02-20
Pages 318
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This comprehensive textbook, intended for graduate students in couple and family therapy programs as well as for clinicians of diverse orientations, offers descriptive discussions of sex therapy based on the Intersystem Approach, as developed by Gerald Weeks. The Intersystem Approach considers the biology, psychology, couple dyad, family-of-origin, and larger contextual factors of any sexual disorder or issue. It is grounded in systems theory and represents a new understanding of human sexuality and sexual problems. Appropriate for anyone who wants to progress to a more comprehensive and integrative understanding of sexual dysfunctions, this text will teach the reader how to treat the couple, rather than the individual. Now in a second edition, Systemic Sex Therapy presents 12 updated chapters and two new chapters, bringing the material up-to-date with the DSM-5. Each chapter examines the definition and description of a disorder, its etiology, assessment, treatment, research, and future directions. Experts in the field discuss issues ranging from pharmacology, sexual compulsivity, therapy with lesbian and gay couples, to chapters on male and female lack of desire. A standard text in the field, Systemic Sex Therapy integrates couple and sex therapy to inform the treatment of sexual problems, and to give beginning and experienced clinicians the abilities and confidence they need to produce viable change in their patients’ lives.

New Directions in Sex Therapy

New Directions in Sex Therapy Author Peggy J. Kleinplatz
ISBN-10 9781134873531
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 416
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New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives focuses on cutting-edge therapy paradigms as alternatives to conventional sex therapy and expands the definition of the field. Replete with helpful clinical illustrations to demonstrate these new approaches in action, this book is intended for anyone who deals with sexual issues and concerns in therapy, clinicians of every kind, in addition to sex therapists.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Sexual Dysfunction

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Sexual Dysfunction Author Michael E. Metz
ISBN-10 9781135183769
Release 2017-11-13
Pages 244
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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Sexual Dysfunction provides clinicians and graduate students with a comprehensive biopsychosocial model of useful, practical, empirically-based strategies and techniques to address common sexual dysfunctions. It is the most comprehensive volume describing the couple cognitive-behavioral approach to assessment, treatment, and relapse prevention of sexual dysfunction. The focus is on sexual desire and satisfaction with an emphasis on the Good Enough Sex (GES) model of sharing sexual pleasure rather than an individual perfect intercourse performance test. This title reflects the contributions of Mike Metz to the field of couple sex therapy.

The Therapist s Guide to Psychopharmacology Revised Edition

The Therapist s Guide to Psychopharmacology  Revised Edition Author JoEllen Patterson
ISBN-10 9781606237144
Release 2009-12-28
Pages 310
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This indispensable book provides therapists and counselors with crucial knowledge about psychotropic medications: when and how to make medication referrals, how to answer patients' questions and help them handle problems that arise, and how to combine medication and psychotherapy effectively. Ideal for readers without extensive background in neurobiology, the book clearly explains how medications work in the brain and how they affect an individual's emotions, behavior, and relationships. Strategies for collaborating successfully with patients, their family members, and prescribers are discussed in detail. In this edition, psychopharmacology content has been fully updated.

Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy

Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy Author Gina Ogden
ISBN-10 9781134108855
Release 2013-07-31
Pages 206
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Winner of the 2014 AASECT Professional Book Award! Look beyond behavioral treatments, pharmaceutical interventions, and performance goals to a more comprehensive picture of what your clients want and need when they enter sex therapy. Gina Ogden is a master therapist, supervisor, researcher, teacher, and author with four decades of helping clients and training health professionals. Her ISIS Wheel of Sexual Experience is an innovative template that recognizes the full range of sexual issues: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy offers you new language to discuss sexual issues and creative ways to engage clients in their own therapeutic process–whether or not you are trained as a sex therapist. The text is organized in four practice-oriented sections that introduce the ISIS Wheel, show you how you can use it with individuals, couples, and groups, and encourage you to explore it on your own.

Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy

Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy Author Linda Weiner
ISBN-10 9781317245810
Release 2017-02-24
Pages 166
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Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: The Illustrated Manual is an illustrated manual that provides health professionals with specific information on the use of the structured touching opportunities used regularly by Sexologists to address their clients’ sexual difficulties (Sensate Focus 1) and enhance intimate relationships (Sensate Focus 2). This book is the only one to: vividly describe and illustrate the specific steps of, activities involved in, and positions associated with Sensate Focus; emphasize the purpose of Sensate Focus as a mindfulness-based practice; and distinguish between the purposes of Sensate Focus 1 and Sensate Focus 2. Through the use of artful drawings and descriptive text, this manual engages mental health and medical professionals and their clients by appealing to both the visual and the analytical. It discusses how modifications to Sensate Focus can be applied to diverse populations, such as LGBTQ clients, the elderly, the disabled, trauma survivors, and those with challenges such as Autism Spectrum, anxiety, and depression. The book also offers suggestions for dealing with common client difficulties such as avoidance, confusion, and goal directed attitudes. This comprehensive approach to Sensate Focus will remind readers of the beauty and power of touch while offering suggestions for moving from avoidance to sensory transcendence.

Hypoactive Sexual Desire

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Author Gerald R. Weeks
ISBN-10 0393703444
Release 2002
Pages 240
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Over 50% of couples presenting for treatment will complain of insufficient sexual desire in one or both partners. Thus, all clinicians are very likely to encounter HSD in both individual and couple therapy practices. Here, Gerald Weeks and Nancy Gambescia present a treatment model for HSD based on the integration of medical and psychological interventions. This book provides clinicians with the theoretical and practical tools to understand and treat this complex problem. The book opens by providing a general background about HSD and describing the overall framework of the problem. The authors then review theories about the presence, absence, and normative amounts of sexual desire and cover factors that contribute to the lack of [sexual] desire from the individual perspective. Both nonpsychiatric and psychiatric factors are examined. Later chapters discuss the relational and intergenerational factors that place couples at risk for developing HSD. The physiology of sexual desire and the biological factors that can diminish it (such as hormonal deficiencies, chronic illnesses, and the sexual side effects of some medications) are also discussed. Finally, the authors provide a comprehensive assessment approach for HSD and outline basic principles and strategies for treatment. A couple's lack of sexual desire is a challenging issue for the clinician, but treatment is a rewarding endeavor. Every practitioner who wants to help couples revive their sexual relationship in the context of a significantly enhanced couple relationship will benefit from this book.

The Wiley Handbook of Sex Therapy

The Wiley Handbook of Sex Therapy Author Zoë D. Peterson
ISBN-10 9781118510377
Release 2017-04-24
Pages 536
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The Wiley Handbook of Sex Therapy is a comprehensive and empirically-based review of the latest theory and practice in the psychotherapeutic treatment of sexual problems across client populations. Structured in four sections covering specific sexual dysfunctions, theoretical approaches to sex therapy; working with client diversity; and future directions in sex therapy Advocates a holistic approach to sex therapy with a focus on using a range of psychotherapeutic theories and techniques rather than only the most popular behavioral strategies Includes case studies which highlight the broad spectrum of diverse conditions that clients can experience and which sex therapists can therefore encounter in the consulting room Includes contributions by more than 60 experts from a wide range of disciplines

You Me and We

You  Me  and We Author Dr. Anthony Hughes
ISBN-10 9781462128358
Release 2017-12-01
Pages 176
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Problems with a married couple’s sexual relationship is one of the main reasons for divorce. This only grows more profound year by year as lack of sexual education, unrealistic expectations, and misinformation on the topic of intimacy become more widespread in our society. With respectful detail, Dr. Anthony Hughes helps couples identify and solve issues that are getting in the way of healthy intimacy and separates myths from facts concerning sexuality. He also delves into topics that are underrepresented in other LDS literature such as premarital preparation for a sexual relationship with your future spouse, remarriage and building attachment with your new partner, and redefining the conversation about sex with your children. Whether you’re newlyweds or long-cherished partners, learn to be comfortable in your body and with your spouse and strengthen your marriage today by improving your sexual relationship.

What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex Second Edition

What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex  Second Edition Author Stephanie Buehler, PsyD, CST-S
ISBN-10 9780826174451
Release 2016-11-07
Pages 360
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The second edition of this acclaimed guide to understanding sexuality and working with clients on sexuality issues is extensively updated to reflect recent scientific, practical, and social developments in the field. It provides updated information on relevant disorders in the DSM-5, new theoretical approaches, new pharmacological treatments, updated information on STDs, new understandings of transgender individuals, the impact of same-sex marriage laws, controversies over sex addiction, and much more. Chapters are enhanced with the addition of new take-away points, additional worksheets, and a glossary. Distinguished by an easy-to-read, down-to-earth approach, the text provides plentiful information, tools, and exercises to increase the confidence and comfort of both trainee and experienced mental health professionals treating sexual issues. Based on the premise that the therapist must be comfortable with his or her own sexuality in order to provide effective treatment, the book discusses the characteristics of healthy sexuality for both client and therapist and addresses issues of discomfort that may arise for the therapist. New to the Second Edition: Sexual and other disorders in DSM-5 New understandings of sexual identity and fluidity, including transgender Legal status of same-sex marriage New pharmacological treatments for sexual issues New methods of sexological research Updated and expanded coverage of assessment tools Mindfulness interventions Supplemental Instructor's Manual with quizzes and chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint slides Updated Practitioner Resources including informational handouts and illustrations


Quickies Author Shelley K. Green
ISBN-10 0393705277
Release 2007
Pages 314
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Effective techniques for fashioning pleasurable and satisfying sex lives. Here, Shelley K. Green and Douglas Flemons gather a wonderful array of approaches to sex therapy, each presented by a well-known therapist in the field. Quickies takes its cue from clients and keeps it positive and quick, as readers are reminded that the point of sex therapy is sexual change.

Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy Fourth Edition

Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy  Fourth Edition Author Sandra R. Leiblum
ISBN-10 9781606238271
Release 2006-11-30
Pages 556
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This widely adopted text and clinical reference provides a comprehensive guide to assessment and treatment of all of the major female and male sexual dysfunctions. Leading authorities demonstrate effective ways to integrate psychological, interpersonal, and medical interventions. Every chapter includes detailed clinical examples illustrating the process of therapy and the factors that influence treatment outcomes. Winner-- Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) Health Professional Book Award

Designing and Leading a Successful SAR

Designing and Leading a Successful SAR Author Patti Britton
ISBN-10 9781315301105
Release 2017-05-25
Pages 214
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This professional guidebook and training manual introduces the Sexual Attitudes Reassessment and Restructuring (SAR) training program for professionals working in the broad field of sexology. The authors, who have led 43 SAR training programs in seven different countries, provide an overview of the history and modern day context of SARs in the first part of the book. In Part II, they provide a toolkit for creating your own SAR, using 21 photocopiable workbook pages, handy checklists, and practical tips. Part III focuses on lessons learned from past SARs and future predictions for cutting-edge SARs. This book is necessary reading for clinicians and educators who wish to offer SAR training programs or integrate “The SAR Approach” into their practice.

Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals

Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals Author Stephen Levine
ISBN-10 9781317507451
Release 2016-01-13
Pages 424
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The Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals, 3rd Edition, builds on the authors’ authoritative first person voice on sexual matters of the previous editions. The work reflects the field's growing sophistication about sexual disorders and their therapies. The scope has been expanded to keep pace with new literature and research in the field, and eight additional chapters have been added. New topics include the politics of diagnosis, persistent genital arousal, asexuality, post orgasm illness, scientific findings concerning origin of orientation, and partnering with the pharmaceutical industry. Easily accessible, the Handbook is divided into sections that touch on fundamental knowledge and skills; treatment; men’s major sexual concerns; women’s major sexual concerns; problems common to both genders; the diversity of sexual lives; and future and trending topics. Written in a personal, supervisory style, the book will help new therapists anticipate clinical contingencies and help experienced therapists refine their thinking and teaching.

Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy Fifth Edition

Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy  Fifth Edition Author Yitzchak M. Binik
ISBN-10 9781462513895
Release 2014-03-19
Pages 576
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The leading clinical reference and text in the field, originally developed by the late Sandra Leiblum, this volume addresses the full range of sexual problems and concerns that lead men, women, and couples to seek help. Prominent experts describe cutting-edge assessment and treatment approaches that draw on psychological, interpersonal, and medical interventions. Detailed case examples illustrate how the therapeutic strategies are implemented and shed light on the factors that influence outcomes. The book is grounded in current knowledge about sexuality and sexual functioning across the lifespan. Tightly edited, it features an integrative introduction and conclusion plus a brief editorial commentary at the beginning of each chapter. New to This Edition *Reflects major advances in sexual medicine and changes in the DSM-5. *Chapters on infidelity, body image, and noncoercive and coercive paraphilias. *Chapters on sexuality and infertility, disability-affirmative therapy, and sexually transmitted infections. *Expanded lifespan focus: chapters on adolescents/young adults and older adults. *Many new authors and extensively revised chapters.

Becoming a Kink Aware Therapist

Becoming a Kink Aware Therapist Author Caroline Shahbaz
ISBN-10 9781315295312
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 168
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As a result of recent media interest, the practice of BDSM has become more mainstream yet remains marginalized. Now more than ever, greater numbers of heterosexual and LGBTQ couples are starting to explore some form of BDSM. However, profound misunderstandings continue leading to unintentional physical and psychological harm. Drawing on current research and ethnographic narratives from the kink community, this book seeks to provide psychotherapists with an introductory understanding of the culture and practice of BDSM, and presents specific therapeutic concerns related to common misconceptions. This book strives to de-pathologize BDSM practices, while also providing concrete ways to distinguish abuse from consent, harmful codependency, and more. Packed with practical suggestions and rich case studies, this book belongs on the shelf of every therapist seeing BDSM and kink clients.