The second edition of A Clinician’s Guide to Systemic Sex Therapy has been completely revised, updated, and expanded. This volume is written for beginning psychotherapy practitioners in order to guide them through the complexities of sex therapy and help them to be more efficient in their treatment. The authors offer a unique theoretical approach to understanding and treating sexual problems from a systemic perspective, incorporating the multifaceted perspectives of the individual client, the couple, the family, and the other contextual factors.
Both beginning and experienced sex/relationship therapists will broaden their perspectives with the Intersystem approach and gain information rarely seen in sex therapy texts such as: how to thoroughly assess each sexual disorder, the implementation of various treatment principles and techniques, how to incorporate homework, dealing with ethical dilemmas, understanding different expressions of sexual behavior, and addressing the impact of medical problems on sexuality. Aside from bringing the diagnostic criteria up-to-date with the DSM 5, this new edition contains a new chapter on sensate focus, an expanded section on assessment, more information about development across the lifespan, and more focus on diversity issues throughout the text.
Preface Acknowledgements 1.The Intersystem Approach to Sex Therapy 2. Diagnosis of Sexual Disorders 3. Intersystem assessment of sexual disorders 4. The Sexual Genogram in Assessment 5. Measures of Sexual Function and Dysfunction 6. General Treatment Principles, Strategies and Techniques 7.Treating Low or Absent Sexual Desire in Men and Women 8. Treatment Principles, Strategies and Techniques Specific to Men 9. Treatment Principles, Strategies and Techniques Specific to Women 10. The New Sensate Focus Technique 11. Factors that Complicate Treating Sexual Disorders 12.Principles of Homework 13. Psychoeducation in Sex Therapy 14. Physical/Medical Issues in Sex Therapy 15. Diversity in Sexual Expression 16. Ethics in Sex Therapy
About the Authors:
Gerald R. Weeks, PhD, APBB, CST, is a certified sex therapist with 30 years of practice experience and is a professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is among a handful of individuals to be given the “Outstanding Contribution to Marriage and Family Therapy” award in 2009 from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, and was named the “2010 Family Psychologist of the Year.” He has published over 20 books in the fields of individual, couple, family, and sex therapy.
Nancy Gambescia, PhD, CST, is a certified sex therapist with 35 years of practice experience, and is the director of the postgraduate sex therapy program at Council for Relationships in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She also maintains a private practice specializing in relationship and sex therapy in Rosemont, PA. Dr. Gambescia has published numerous book chapters, journal articles, and 6 books in couple and sex therapy.
Katherine M. Hertlein, PhD, is a professor and program director of the marriage and family therapy program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has published over 50 articles, 7 books, and 25 book chapters over the course of her career. She presents nationally and internationally on sex, technology, and couples.