Sex, Mind, and Emotion is a collection of predominantly clinical papers, exploring innovative work in the field. The central tenet of the book is that sexual behaviour cannot be divorced from the emotional context in which it occurs or the meaning of that behaviour to the individual and therefore no chapter is about sex without also addressing mind and emotion. The book uses a fusion of psychoanalytic, systemic and cognitive theories in conjunction with public service practice. It deals with important and relevant topics such as the treatment of sex offenders; the compulsive use of internet pornography; the psychosexual development of adolescents growing up with HIV; the psychodynamics of unsafe sex; refugees and sexuality; services for people with gender dysphoria; psychological treatment for survivors of rape and sexual assault; and loss of sexual interest.
Introduction: sex, mind, and emotion -- Developments in Theroy -- Sex, mind, and emotion through the life course: a biopsychosocial perspective -- Developmental theory and developmental deficits: the treatment of sex offenders with Asperger’s Syndrome -- Client Groups Posing New Challenges -- Compulsive use of internet pornography -- Psychosexual development in adolescents growing up with HIV infection in London -- The psychodynamics of unsafe sex -- Refugees and sexuality -- He or she? Trying to think psychodynamically about a service for people with gender dysphoria -- Innovative Therapeutic Approaches -- Psychological treatment for survivors of rape and sexual assault -- Systemic therapy techniques for sexual difficulties -- Borderline sexuality: sexually addictive behaviour in the context of a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder -- Psychoanalytically-informed CAT: a first treatment for problems of sexual relationships -- Loss of sexual interest and negative states of mind