A Clinician's Guide to Systemic Sex Therapy

By Gerald Weeks, Nancy Gambescia, Katherine M. Hertlein

© 2009 – Routledge

210 pages

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Paperback: 9780789038234
pub: 2009-02-05
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About the Book

A Clinician’s Guide to Systemic Sex Therapy provides readers with an integrative and comprehensive theory in guiding their clinical practice. Pragmatically oriented, this text walks clinicians through diagnosis and treatment with resources such as tables, graphs, flow charts, and implementation strategies. The text does not rely on only visual elements, however. Acknowledging that information needs to be guided by a theory that can be translated into practice, the authors use the Intersystems approach to provide a comprehensive perspective in understanding and improving intimate and sexual relationships for clients.

A Clinician’s Guide addresses and fills the lack of theoretical integration in the practice of couple and sex therapy and provides a relevant follow-up to the authors' extensive text, Systemic Sex Therapy (Routledge, 2008). This book is an essential roadmap for translating theory into practice and trains clinicians to give their clients the most thorough and valuable assistance possible.


"This book is practical, practical, practical. Anyone wanting a better understanding of how to work with individual or couple sexual issues will find value here. Topics include homework, diagnosis, treatment planning—and as a bonus, material about the structure of the therapeutic relationship." - Marty Klein, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist; Certified Sex Therapist; author, America's War on Sex and Publisher, Sexual Intelligence blog

"What a refreshing view of sex therapy. The systemic perspective puts sexual dysfunction and its treatment in an interactional context. In its comprehensive approach the book is an invaluable resource for clinicians who treat individuals and couples presenting with sexual problems and for teachers of sexual dysfunction and sex therapy." - Volker Thomas, Associate Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Purdue University, USA

Table of Contents

Conducting Sex Therapy Step-by-step from an Intersystems Approach. The Intersystems Approach to Sex Therapy. Assessment Within the Intersystems Approach. Step-by-step Diagnosis of Sexual Dysfunctions. Case Formulation. Treatment Principles, Strategies, and Techniques. Factors Complicating Treatment. Working with Particular Populations. Practical Issues and Resources for Sex Therapy. Practice and Ethical Issues. Formalized Assessments and Inventories in Sex Therapy. Handouts, Exercises, and Worksheets. Psychoeducational Resources in Sex Therapy.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies