This new edition of A Clinician's Guide to Systemic Sex Therapy integrates the latest empirical research from the field of sex therapy and demonstrates how clinicians can optimize their treatment for a wide range of clients.
Grounded in the Intersystem Approach, the book incorporates the multifaceted perspectives of the individual client, couple, or family. It considers every domain of assessment and treatment: biology, psychology, the intimate relationship, family-of-origin, and larger contextual factors contributing to any sexual/relational issue. This revised edition contains 13 chapters consistent with the DSM-5 definitions of sexual disorders and features new content on areas including LGBTQ+ issues, non-monogamous relationships, intersex clients, and an increased focus on issues surrounding sexual diversity.
The authors of this award-winning text have set out a cutting-edge framework for clinicians looking to develop a comprehensive understanding of sexual issues, which will be an essential reference point for beginning and seasoned therapists alike.
The 2nd edition of A Clinician's Guide to Systemic Sex Therapy won the AASECT Book Award and Best Integrative Approach to Sex Therapy Award, 2017
Table of Contents
1. The Intersystem Approach to Sex Therapy 2. Diagnosis of Sexual Disorders 3. Intersystem Assessment of Sexual Disorders 4. The Sexual Genogram in Assessment 5. General Treatment Principles, Strategies and Techniques 6. Treatment Principles, Strategies and Techniques Specific to Men 7. Treatment Principles, Strategies and Techniques Specific to Women 8. At Home Assignments: General Principles 9. Psychoeducation in Sex Therapy 10. Sensate Focus and Mindfulness 11. Factors that Complicate Treating Sexual Disorders 12. Physical/Medical Issues in Sex Therapy 13. Diversity in Sexual Expression
Nancy Gambescia, PhD, CSTS is the director of the sex therapy program at Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. She has published eight books in the fields of individual, couple, family, and sex therapy.
Gerald R. Weeks, PhD, ABPP, CST is professor emeritus at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. He has published 30 books in the fields of individual, couple, family, and sex therapy.
Katherine M. Hertlein, PhD, is a professor at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. She has published over ten books in the fields of individual, couple, family, and sex therapy.
"Unreservedly I endorse this contemporary resource for the therapist-in-training and more seasoned sexual and relationship therapists. This comprehensive and thoroughly updated text offers diagnostic and treatment protocols with many practical tips, guidance, and numerous tools providing the clinician with everything needed for a systemic approach to therapy. The text attends to many of the issues in contemporary sex therapy, especially sexual diversity, using the latest literature as well as suggesting a plethora of psychoeducational print and internet-based sources of information for clients." – Professor Kevan Wylie, MD, FRCP, FRCPsych, FRCOG, FECSM, is a recently retired consultant in sexual medicine, Sheffield, England and immediate past president of the World Association for Sexual Health.
"The authors, who are world class researchers and clinicians, have produced a new edition of a masterpiece that has inhabited bookshelves of both beginners and seasoned experts for over a decade. This text is truly an outstanding resource and is not only well-written, but chock full of clinical acumen and excellent case examples. It will certainly remain my ‘go to source’ for years to come. I strongly recommend it to anyone who is serious about conducting sex therapy." – Frank M. Dattilio, PhD, ABBP, is a leading figure in cognitive-behavior therapy and is affiliated with the Departments of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.