Treating Sexual Shame : A New Map for Overcoming Dysfunction, Abuse, and Addiction
In therapy, as in the world at large, sexuality is different from other issues because of the culturally imposed secrecy and shame that inhibit open, non-defended talk about it. Anne Stirling Hastings, Ph.D., who specializes in treating the overlapping sexual problems of abuse, addiction, and dysfunction, encourages clinicians to recognize and overcome their own shame as a precondition to eliciting and advancing their clients' awareness.
- Hardback | 332 pages
- 147.3 x 216.2 x 27.2mm | 535.25g
- 01 Jan 1998
- Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
- Northvale NJ, United States
- index, bibliography
It is so refreshing to read a book about healing and sexuality without needing to change the gender of the people in the case examples or experience myself and my clients as invisible. For Dr. Hastings, heterosexual herself, healthy human sexuality clearly and overtly includes gay and lesbian relationship. Treating Sexual Shame brings new light and perspectives to sex and sexuality that will inform and benefit any therapist and all clients, gay and heterosexual alike. -- Randy Fitzgerald, M.S. Anne Stirling Hastings is one of those clinicians who have truly increased our understanding of sexuality. Her books, both popular and clinical, have helped many. This one, on treating sexual shame, will be a landmark. -- Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D.
About Anne Stirling Hastings
Anne Stirling Hastings, Ph.D., specializes in sexual healing in her private practice of individual, couple, and group psychotherapy. She lives outside Seattle and on the island of Kauai. Dr. Hastings has written about sexual addiction, sexual attraction to children, satisfying sexuality for couples, and the contribution of culture to sexual distress. This is her fifth book.