Enhancing Sexuality

Enhancing Sexuality : A Problem-Solving Approach to Treating Dysfunction, Therapist Guide

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Sexual dysfunction can cause significant distress in both men and women and their partners. This therapist guide presents a comprehensive program for assessing and treating sexual dysfunction in couples or single individuals, regardless of sexual orientation. It outlines pathways for therapy and gives recommendations for formulating a treatment plan. Therapists are encouraged to be flexible in their approach while guiding clients through this step-by-step program. The guide and corresponding workbook present information on a number of sexual problems including low sexual desire, difficulty becoming sexually aroused, premature or quick ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, trouble achieving orgasm, and pain or discomfort during sex. Clients are educated about sexual development and common sexual myths. They also learn about factors that influence sexual functioning in order to create favorable conditions for sex. For each topic, this guide offers an overview of principles underlying treatment and main concepts to convey to clients. Case vignettes illustrate key points and important tips for the therapist are highlighted throughout. The corresponding workbook includes chapter review quizzes, exercises, and worksheets to reinforce client understanding and couple participation. Enhancing sexuality is a worthy goal for couples and individuals, and clinicians will find this a rewarding program to put into practice.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 177.8 x 248.92 x 7.62mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Illus.
  • 0195315073
  • 9780195315073
  • 438,082

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"The guide covers a wide range of sexual dysfunction in men and women, including problems with desire and arousal, ejaculation and orgasm, and pain and discomfort during sex. Each topic-specific chapter gives an overview of principles underlying treatment and main concepts to convey to clients. Case vignettes illustrate key points. Atypical or problematic client responses are addressed in detail." -- Shannon Hendrickson, Editor, Book News Inc.show more

About John P. Wincze

John P. Wincze, PhD is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and the Department of Psychology at Brown University. He is also currently the Associate Director of the Men's Health Center, Miriam Hospital, in Providence, Rhode Island.show more

Table of contents

1. Introductory Information for Therapists ; 2. Pathways for Therapy ; 3. Assessment and Treatment Planning ; 4. Building Blocks to Understand and Assess Sexual Problems ; 5. Problems with Desire and Arousal ; 6. Problems with Ejaculation and Orgasm ; 7. Problems with Pain and Discomfort During Sexual Relations ; 8. Importance of the Sexual Partner ; 9. Working With a Partner to Master Sexual Problems ; 10. Mastering the Sexual Problem ; 11. Continuing Progress and Preventing Relapse ; 12. Maintaining Gains and Preventing Relapse ; References ; About the Authorshow more

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