Highly regarded as a course text and practitioner resource, this book presents concise intervention guidelines for the most frequently encountered sexual dysfunctions in women and men. Following a consistent format, chapters on each clinical problem cover its description, clinical presentation, prevalence, etiology, and biological and psychosocial factors. Illustrative case examples of diverse individuals and couples are included. The authors provide a state-of-the-art framework for conducting comprehensive assessments, weaving multiple data sources into a coherent case formulation, and planning effective treatment that integrates medical and psychosocial strategies.
New to This Edition
*Incorporates major advances in both sexual medicine and psychotherapy.
*Extensively rewritten, with all-new case material throughout.
*New chapter organization aligned with DSM-5.
*Expanded coverage of biopsychosocial assessment.
*Discusses pseudoscientific and sham treatments.
"An exceptionally well-thought-out, practical, and informative guidebook. With the introduction of DSM-5, this third edition is an important addition to the literature that should be given a prominent place on every clinician's shelf. The authors have done a remarkable job of navigating the complexities of assessment and treatment of sexual difficulties in men and women. They provide the reader with excellent solutions to difficult questions, highly illuminating case studies, and tremendously valuable summary tables. This book is a valuable gift to clinicians who work with sexual dysfunction in their practices and an essential text for clinical training programs."--Cindy M. Meston, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
"Wincze and Weisberg, world-renowned experts with decades of clinical experience, provide an erudite and clinically useful integration of biomedical and psychological knowledge about the treatment of sexual dysfunction. With treatment strategies, up-to-the-minute diagnostic information, and biomedical developments, this easy-to-read third edition has it all. Any clinician treating sexual dysfunction in all of its presentations should read this book."--David H. Barlow, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Founder and Director Emeritus, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University
"The lively and descriptive case material attests to the authors' real-world treatment experience. Their empathy and understanding for the complicated nature of sexual concerns is very evident. Integrating medical and psychological aspects of treatment in a way that is both practical and readable, this book is a powerful contribution to the field. It would be an excellent addition to a master's- or doctoral-level sexuality treatment course. Additionally, it could be used as a supplemental text in a couples counseling or behavioral medicine course."--Francesca G. Giordano, PhD, Program Director, Master of Arts in Counseling, The Family Institute at Northwestern University
"This third edition provides a comprehensive overview of assessment and treatment of male and female sexual problems. Preeminent clinician-researchers Wincze and Weisberg highlight new developments in both psychotherapeutic and biomedical approaches. Case illustrations and step-by-step details of assessment procedures contribute to the book's helpfulness for clinicians working with individuals and couples."--Cynthia A. Graham, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Southampton, United Kingdom; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Sex Research
"The third edition of this highly respected work is an indispensable introduction to the current state of the field. It reflects significant advances in scientific understanding of biological, psychological, and social-contextual factors in female and male dysfunctions, as well as an integrative approach to treatment. The authors provide essential knowledge for clinicians working with complex problems in sexual functioning. They include up-to-date diagnostic criteria based on DSM-5, information on the latest advances in medications, detailed clinical guidelines for assessment interviews, strategies for conducting culturally sensitive treatment for diverse clients, and numerous illustrative case examples. Highly readable and concise, yet packed with invaluable information, this is a great choice as a text for graduate courses on sex therapy."--Norman B. Epstein, PhD, Director, Couple and Family Therapy Program, University of Maryland, College Park