Sex Therapy with Religious Patients Working with Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Communities
Sex Therapy with Religious Patients is a comprehensive guidebook for mental health professionals who work with those struggling with sexual issues within a religious context. The book provides practical guidance on how to approach sensitive topics related to sex and religion, including addressing religious beliefs and values that may impact sexual behavior, beliefs, and attitudes.
Drawing on research and clinical experience, the book offers a range of evidence-based interventions for working with individuals from different Jewish, Christian, and Muslim backgrounds. It also explores the unique challenges and opportunities presented by patients' religious beliefs and provides strategies for integrating spirituality into the therapeutic process.
The book is written in an accessible and engaging style, with real-life case examples and exercises that can be used in therapy sessions. It is an essential resource for mental health professionals seeking to enhance their skills in working with religious individuals who are seeking sex therapy.
Part 1. Sex, Religion, and The Theraputic Process 1. Working with Religious Patients 2. The Problem with Sex Therapy 3. The Protocol Part 2. What Every Therapist Should Know About Religion 4. Judaism & Sex 5. Christianity & Sex 6.Islam & Sex Part 3. Working with Religious Patients Through Sexual Issues 7. Masturbation & Porn 8. Premartial Sex 9. Unconsumated Marriages 10. Mixed & Interreligious Marriages 11. Nonmonogamy 12. Sexual Orientation Part 4. From Personal Bias to Professional Growth 13. The Problem with Religious Patients 14. The Rewarding Journey of Working with Religious Patients
"The intersection of religion and sex are often labeled as problematic or are left unaddressed in the therapeutic setting. Yet for religious clients, sexuality cannot be separated from their worldview. Dr. Caleb Jacobson's book is a powerful voice for these clients, and an indispensable resource for the therapists who serve them. Finally - sex is being spoken about from and through religious contexts in an empowering, bold, and practical manner."
Sameera Qureshi, M.S., Sexual Health For Muslims