Organized around in-depth case presentations, this book showcases effective treatment approaches for individuals and couples, and illuminates the complex interplay of biological, psychological, interpersonal, contextual, and cultural factors that need to be considered in assessment and intervention.
"The rich variety of perspectives represented in this compilation conveys a powerful meta-message about the complex bouquet that is human sexual desire. In a world driven by financial interests determined to reduce all human endeavors to scalable turnkey models, this work stands quietly defiant--illustrating through an artful blend of science and storytelling that the wine of human desire remains beautifully, mysteriously irreducible."--Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy
About the Editor:
Sandra R. Leiblum, PhD, was, until her death in January 2010, Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology, Director of the Center for Sexual and Relationship Health, and Director of the Psychology Internship Program at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, in Piscataway, New Jersey. An internationally recognized authority in sex therapy, Dr. Leiblum received numerous awards for her professional contributions, including the Masters and Johnson Award from the Society for Sex Therapy and Research and the Professional Standard of Excellence Award from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. She was the author or editor of over 125 journal articles, chapters, and books on various aspects of male and female sexuality, and was widely recognized for her teaching and clinical activities. Her book Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy, Fourth Edition, received the SSTAR Health Professional Book Award from the Society for Sex Therapy and Research.