Sex Therapy

Sex Therapy : A Practical Guide

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Sexual problems are a major cause of personal distress and marital breakdown, affecting as many as one in ten of the general population. The author, who has had extensive clinical, research, and teaching experience in the field of sexual dysfunction, has written a very practical account of the nature, causes, assessment, and treatment of sexual problems. The various stages of treatment are described in sufficient detail for therapists who are about to start sex
therapy. Experienced therapists will also find this book a source of useful advice. The treatment approach includes behavioural, psychotherapeutic, and educational techniques. In addition to the treatment of couples, the management of sexual problems of individuals without partners, and of the
phsyically disabled, are also described. Practical guidance is backed up by research findings.

This book is an up-to-date, straightforward, and practical account which should be of considerable interest to anyone involved in the management of sexual problems.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 139 x 217 x 16mm | 370g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • figures, tables
  • 0192614134
  • 9780192614131
  • 1,353,583

Table of contents

Introduction; Sexual anatomy and sexual response; PART I: SEXUAL PROBLEMS: The nature of sexual problems; The prevalence and effects of sexual problems; Causes of sexual problems; PART II; MANAGEMENT OF SEXUAL PROBLEMS: Assessment; The formulation; The homework assignments; Maximising therapeutic effects and overcoming difficulties; Educational aspects; Helping with general relationship problems; The end of treatment; Research findings concerning sex therapy with
couples; Further therapeutic approaches; Concluding comments; Recommended reading; References; Index
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This book is an absorbing, straightforward and objective guide to the principles and practice of sex therapy. It is a valuable source of information for those about to embark upon sex therapy training as well as for those experienced in sexual and marital therapy. * British Journal of Psychiatry * This excellent book should restore confidence in the subject. Throughout the book the author shows his concern to understand and meet the individual needs of his patients rather than to apply his own or others' values and attitudes. This is a thoroughly readable and practical book. * British Medical Journal *
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