1st Edition

The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision

Edited By James C. Wadley, Richard Siegel Copyright 2019
    316 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    316 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    *Winner of the 2019 AASECT Professional Book Award*

    The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision is a collection of scholarly writings and case narratives that sheds light on issues that sex therapists face as supervisors or supervisees and provides techniques that can be adapted to fit clients' specific needs. Written by experts in a range of fields, this book covers a wide range of perspectives and methodologies for assisting diverse populations, including conservative Christians, LGBTQ clients, and those who exhibit out-of-control sexual behavior. It addresses individual, relational, and systemic engagement in the context of sexual function/dysfunction, and it also discusses obstructions clinicians can face when providing critical feedback to clients. This book will be useful for aspiring supervisors as well as those who supervise clinicians seeking licensure or certification.

    Introduction Wadley and Siegel 1. The Integration of Sex Therapy and Sexual Medicine Siegel 2. Supervising Referral Relationships Donahue, Hersh, and Davis 3. Sex Therapy Group Supervision: A Conceptual Model for Integration of Sex and Group Supervision Braun-Harvey 4. Live Supervision of Sex Therapy Wright 5. Supervision in Forensic Sexology Evaluations Watter 6. Sex Therapy Supervision with Couples Buehler 7. Supervision Issues with Couples in Nonconsensual Affairs and Infidelity Nelson 8. A Sex Therapist is a Person Too: Attending to Countertransference in Sex Therapy Supervision Ellin 9. Sex Therapy Through a Systemic Lens Cannon and Sasek 10. Sex Therapy Supervision Through a Psychology Lens Needle 11. Clinical Supervision, Sexuality, and LGBTQ Issues Alonzo 12. Supervision of Therapists Working with Transgendered Clients in the 21st Century Paradigm Nichols 13. Supervision of Therapists Who Address Out of Control Sexual Behavior Siegel 14. Supervision Issues in Working with Conservative Christian Clients Sellers 15. Creating Empathic Collaboration in Sex Therapy Supervision: The Four-Dimensional Wheel as a Practical Approach for Supervisors, Therapists, and Clients Ogden 16. The Future of Sex Therapy Supervision Wadley


    James Wadley, PhD, CSTS, is associate professor and chair of the Counseling and Human Services Department at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. He is a licensed professional counselor and AASECT-certified sex therapist and supervisor. Dr. Wadley also maintains a private practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

    Richard Siegel, PhD, CSTS, is a licensed mental health counselor in Florida, an AASECT-certified sex therapist and supervisor, and director of the Modern Sex Therapy Institutes.

    "This volume is a unique and thoughtful work that provides the reader with an engaging overview of the differing perspectives that sex therapy supervisors offer to the clinicians they train. The variety of supervision styles and topics discussed include, among others, individual, group, systems, video, live real time with one-way mirror, distance/remote supervision, and forensic sexology. Importantly, this book, with its case studies and emphasis on self-reflection, countertransference and creating a safe space for non-judgmental inquiry, will demystify the supervision process for sex therapy supervisees and supervisors alike."
    Michael A. Perelman, PhD, Co-Director, Human Sexuality Program, Clinical Professor, Emeritus of Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine & Urology, Weill Cornell Medicine, Founder & Chairman, Map Education & Research Foundation

    "In The Art of Sex Therapy, Dr. James Wadley, co-author and co-editor, says ‘The future of sex therapy supervision will push supervisors and supervisees to think differently about how best to engage with one another and with clients to address difficult issues.’  This book is a long-needed and valuable resource which does just that."

    Gretchen Fincke, LCSW, certified sex therapist, AASECT-certified supervisor

    "The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision, is the first of its kind. Finally, we have a book on supervision for sex therapy; Wadley and Siegel got this right. The chapters are well defined, explored, and followed with case samples and interventions. This is a true guide for sex therapy supervisors and general supervisors working with sexuality issues. This book will land both in the universities and on the shelves of most sex therapists and supervisors."
    Sally Valentine, PhD, LCSW, CSTS, AASECT Chair, Certification Steering Committee 

    "In The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision, editors James C. Wadley and Richard Siegel and an array of highly qualified supervisors have done a magnificent job of covering the complex field of sex therapy supervision—from individual, couples, and group, to live in-process supervision, to supervising work with specific communities like conservative Christians or transgender clients. Reading the variety of different approaches is inspiring. I wholeheartedly recommend this informative book as one that will surprise and delight the professional reader and broaden your perspective on the variety of possibilities for dynamic sex therapy supervision."

    Stella Resnick, PhD, clinical psychologist, author of Body-to-Body Intimacy: Transformation through Love, Sex and Neurobiology, AASECT-certified sex therapist and supervisor

    "The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision fills an educational and training void for a comprehensive collection of writings designed to inform competent practitioners and students about sexuality supervision. Numerous sexuality topics from various perspectives offer instructions in providing supervisees and supervisors with critical feedback about issues such as countertransference, Christians, couples, transgender clients, etc. Content is designed to enhance professional identity, skill development, evaluation, and standards of care in sexuality supervision."

    Twinet Parmer, PhD, LPC, CST, CST-S, ACS, Professor, Counselor Education, Department of Counseling and Special Education, Central Michigan University