The field of sex therapy has experienced tremendous growth in the last 20 years . The use of the term "sex therapy" for most clinicians brings several well-known therapists to mind and is associated with the treatment of a fairly limited number of sexual problems. The view of sex therapy as a profession has had both positive and negative consequences. The editor’s state that the purpose in writing and editing this book was to build on the work of individually oriented sex therapy by adding the systems perspective. This book, then, represents an attempt at the integration of sex and marital or systems therapy.
Table of Contents
SECTION I. THEORETICAL ISSUES, I. Evaluating the Marital Relationship of Clients with Sexual Complaints 2. Love, Intimacy. and Sex, SECTION /I. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS 3. The Sexual Genogram - Assessing Family-of-Origin Factors in the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction 4. Enhancing a Couple's Sexual Relationship 5. Counseling Couples to Deal with the Sexual Concerns of Their Children 6. Sex Hypnotherapy with Couples, PART II. SPECIAL PROBLEMS, 8. Treating Extramarital Sexual Relationships in Sex and Couples Therapy, 9. Effects of Rape on the Marital Relationship, 10. Systematic Treatment of Inhibited Sexual Desire, 11. Understanding Hypersexuality in Men and Women, 12. Marital and Sexual Counseling of Elderly Couples
Gerald R. Weeks, Ph.D. Director of Training, Marriage Council of Philadelphia, Division of Family Study and Joint Doctoral Program, Marriage Council and Graduate School of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania. Larry Hof, M.Div. Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Senior Staff Member, Marriage Council of Philadelphia.