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Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals, Third Edition
Levine, Stephen B. (Edt); Candace B. Risen and Stanley E. Althof (Associate Eds)
Routledge / Softcover / 2016-02-01 / 1138860263
Gender Studies / Psychotherapy
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The Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals, 3rd Edition, builds on the authors’ authoritative first person voice on sexual matters of the previous editions. The work reflects the field's growing sophistication about sexual disorders and their therapies. The scope has been expanded to keep pace with new literature and research in the field, and eight additional chapters have been added. New topics include the politics of diagnosis, persistent genital arousal, asexuality, post orgasm illness, scientific findings concerning origin of orientation, and partnering with the pharmaceutical industry. Easily accessible, the Handbook is divided into sections that touch on fundamental knowledge and skills; treatment; men’s major sexual concerns; women’s major sexual concerns; problems common to both genders; the diversity of sexual lives; and future and trending topics. Written in a personal, supervisory style, the book will help new therapists anticipate clinical contingencies and help experienced therapists refine their thinking and teaching.


Just when the previous editions could not have gotten any better, Levine, Risen, and Althof have outdone themselves with the 3rd edition of their book. The uniquely first-person voice allows the reader to feel as though these experts are guiding them through the complexities of managing sex-related concerns. With updated DSM-5 diagnoses and hot-off-the-press scientific data woven throughout the 34 chapters, I’ve cleared my bookshelf to make room for this outstanding and essential book.—Lori A. Brotto, is associate professor in the Department of Ob/Gyn at the University of British Columbia

This 3rd edition builds upon the strength of the two previous editions and gets better and better. It contains chapters by the world's leading experts. It is an amazing collection of thoughtful, practical, and evidence-based approaches to the treatment of sexual problems. If you do not have this book on your desk, you need to get it now.—Eli Coleman, PhD, is professor and director as well as the Academic Chair in Sexual Health in the Program in Human Sexuality in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

This is a unique book for a special audience. Most sex therapy books are written specifically for sex therapists—this book is written specifically for mental health professional who are not sex therapists. Integrating sexual interventions into individual and couple therapy is crucial, and this handbook is the best resource to help general clinicians do this. The third edition builds on the strengths of the previous editions and is a wonderful resource for mental health clinicians.—Barry McCarthy, PhD, is the author of Rekindling Desire and professor of psychology at American University.


Preface to 1st edition Preface to 2nd edition Preface to 3rd edition Section One: Fundamental Knowledge And Skills Introduction 1: Grasping the Intuitive Ideal: Why Sex Is Important Stephen B. Levine, MD 2. The Sexual Narrative: A Story Waiting to be Told Candace B. Risen, LISW-S 3. Boundary Crossings in Clinical Practice Candace B. Risen, LISW-S 4. The Rich Ambiguity of Our Key Concepts: Making Distinctions Stephen B. Levine, MD Section Two Treatment Part A: Women’s Major Sexual Concerns 5. Clinical Challenges of Sexual Desire in Younger Women Rosemary Basson, MD FRCP (UK) 6. Problems with Orgasm Karen Donahey, PhD 7. Painful SexSophie Bergeron, PhD, Natalie Rosen, PhD andSerena Corsini-Munt, MA 8.Sexuality and Menopause Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD and Michael Krychman, MD Part B Men’s Major Sexual Concerns 9. Low Sexual Desire Stanley E. Althof, PhD 10. Sexual Problems of Single Young Men Derek Polonsky, MD 11. Erection Problems of Married and Divorced Men Stephen B. Levine, MD 12. Premature Ejaculation Marcel D. Waldinger, MD, Ph.D 13. Delayed Ejaculation Michael A. Perelman, PhD, Daniel N. Watter Ed.D 14. Problematic Sexual Behaviors I. David Marcus, PhD Part C. Problems Common To Both Genders 15. Sexual Concerns and Dysfunction Related to Past Sexual Trauma Christine A. Courtois, Ph.D16. Sexual Problems during Disrupted Reproduction and Pregnancy Linda Hammer-Burns, Ph.D 17. Infidelity Douglas K. Snyder, Ph.D, Donald H. Baucom, Ph.D, and Kristina Coop Gordon Ph.D 18. Transitions: Single Again, Partnered Again Lin Myers Jovanovic, Ph.D 19 . Challenges of Sexual Life After Breast and Prostate Cancer Lisa M. Anllo, Ph.D 20 Helping Those with Intellectual Disabilities Deborah A Richards, MA, CHMH, and J. Paul Fedoroff, MD 21.Sexual Function and States of Depression Anita Clayton, MD ND Veronica Harsh, MD 22. Recognizing and Reversing Sexual Side Effects of Medication Taylor Segraves, MD, Ph.D ANDRichard Balon, MD Section ThreeThe Diversity Of Sexual Lives 23. Studies of the Biological Basis of Homosexual Orientations Qazi Rahman, Ph.D 24. The Gay Male David L. Scott, MD 25. Unique Clinical Issues among Lesbians Dina L. Miller, Ph.D, PCC-S 26. Optimal Erotic Intimacy: Lessons from Great Lovers Peggy J. Kleinplatz Ph.D 27. Transgender Phenomena Peggy T. Cohen-Kettenis, Ph.D 28. Managing vs. Successfully Treating Paraphilic Disorders: The Paradigm is Changing J. Paul Fedoroff, MD 29. The Science and Politics of Diagnosis: Reflections on the DSM-5 Workgroup on Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Kenneth J. Zucker, Ph.D. Section Four 30. Partnering with the Pharmaceutical Industry: Cutting edge Work Stanley E. Althof, PhD and Tara Symonds, Ph.D 31. Persistent Genital Arousal Syndrome David Goldmeier, MD 32. Post-Orgasmic Illness Syndrome Marcel D. Waldinger, MD, Ph.D 33. Asexuality as an Orientation Tony F. Bogaert, PhD 34. Social Trends and Their Impact on Sexuality Kathryn S. K. Hall PhD Index

About the Editors:

Stephen B. Levine, MD, is a clinical professor in the department of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, and is co-director of the Center for Marital and Sexual Health in Beachwood, Ohio.

Candace B. Risen, LISW-S, is an assistant clinical professor of social work in the department of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, and is co-director of the Center for Marital and Sexual Health in Beachwood, Ohio.

Stanley E. Althof, PhD, is emeritus professor in the department of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, and is executive director of the Center for Marital and Sexual Health of South Florida in Palm Beach, Florida.

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