Winner of the 2014 AASECT Professional Book Award! Look beyond behavioral treatments, pharmaceutical interventions, and performance goals to a more comprehensive picture of what your clients want and need when they enter sex therapy. Gina Ogden is a master therapist, supervisor, researcher, teacher, and author with four decades of helping clients and training health professionals. Her ISIS Wheel of Sexual Experience is an innovative template that recognizes the full range of sexual issues: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy offers you new language to discuss sexual issues and creative ways to engage clients in their own therapeutic process¿whether or not you are trained as a sex therapist. The text is organized in four practice-oriented sections that introduce the ISIS Wheel, show you how you can use it with individuals, couples, and groups, and encourage you to explore it on your own.
The ""Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients, Second Edition"" significantly builds upon the areas of knowledge mapped in the award-winning first edition and explores the practical ramifications of recent changes regarding therapy with this population. In this thoroughly updated edition, the editors focus critical attention on the need to enhance our understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients. They incorporate new and emerging areas of scholarship and reflect on implications of recent changes in our society, including political struggles for gay civil unions, marriage, and adoption rights. This volume focuses on the complex cultural contexts of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and explores how to provide them with effective psychotherapy across a range of presenting concerns. The authors stress the importance of affirmation with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients throughout. This second edition of the Handbook will be an essential resource for all therapists, counselors, and researchers.
Scholarship on sexual minority (SM) and transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) psychology has exploded in recent years, with unprecedented impact on practitioners and researchers, as well as the social and political compass of the nation. At the same time, best practices for mental health professionals who work with SM and TGNC clients continue to evolve rapidly.This volume builds on the editors' 2007 Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients to explore the challenges faced by SM and TGNC clients today. Experts in the field examine how the concepts of gender and sexual orientation are both socioculturally-constructed and can be informed by biologically-focused research, thus setting the stage for flexible, affirmative mental health services. Chapters cover a range of practice-focused, theoretical, and empirically-based contemporary perspectives, while highlighting themes that include an appreciation for complexity in identity, minority stress, and stigma management. With concise summaries of research findings and detailed case studies, contributors provide an intersectional understanding of how practitioners can work within rapidly-changing political and legal contexts to uncover and affirm clients' multiple social identities, and build resilience.
Winner of the 2013 AASECT Professional Book Award! New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives focuses on cutting-edge, therapy paradigms as alternatives to conventional clinical strategies. With each passing year, the treatment of sexual problems seems to emphasize more medical and pharmacological interventions. There is correspondingly less interest in the experiences of the individuals or couples involved. This book expands the definition of our field. Part I highlights the major problems and criticisms facing sex therapy and furnishes a rationale for new directions. Included in this new edition are critiques of "sexual addiction" nomenclature, the neglect of the ethical dimension in sex therapy, and there is a call to expand our vision of what sex therapy can attain. Part II demonstrates new approaches to dealing with traditional sex therapy concerns, including lack of desire and erectile dysfunction as well as innovative goals, such as integrating sexual medicine with sex therapy, using client feedback to customize therapy for the particular individual/couple's best interests, promoting relationship growth in working with transgender clients, and transcending sexual function/dysfunction to optimize erotic intimacy in long-term couples. This 2nd edition of New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives is replete with helpful new clinical illustrations across the spectrum of theoretical orientations (e.g., systemic, narrative, Experiential, CBT) to demonstrate these approaches in action. This book is intended for anyone who deals with sexual issues and concerns in therapy¿clinicians of every kind, novices and advanced practitioners¿rather than only those who define themselves as sex therapists.
The leading clinical reference and text in the field, originally developed by the late Sandra Leiblum, this volume addresses the full range of sexual problems and concerns that lead men, women, and couples to seek help. Prominent experts describe cutting-edge assessment and treatment approaches that draw on psychological, interpersonal, and medical interventions. Detailed case examples illustrate how the therapeutic strategies are implemented and shed light on the factors that influence outcomes. The book is grounded in current knowledge about sexuality and sexual functioning across the lifespan. Tightly edited, it features an integrative introduction and conclusion plus a brief editorial commentary at the beginning of each chapter. New to This Edition *Reflects major advances in sexual medicine and changes in the DSM-5. *Chapters on infidelity, body image, and noncoercive and coercive paraphilias. *Chapters on sexuality and infertility, disability-affirmative therapy, and sexually transmitted infections. *Expanded lifespan focus: chapters on adolescents/young adults and older adults. *Many new authors and extensively revised chapters. nbsp;
Sexual dysfunctions in men and women cover a wide range of disorders that can affect any phase of the human sexual response. They can originate from a variety of aetiologies including (but not restricted to) neurological conditions, vascular diseases, psychological or psychiatric disorders, diabetes, lower urinary tract syndrome and prostatic conditions, all of which are covered in this book. Identifying the sexual dysfunction and its symptomatology is the first step to understanding the patient's complaint, but the aetiology of the sexual disorder can also be a part of the treatment options and influence their relative effectiveness. This book is designed for a better understanding of the basics of human sexual functioning and the impact of various pathologies on the development and treatment of these dysfunctions. Following an initial definition of sexual dysfunctions in men (erectile failure, persistent erection, delayed, retrograde, premature, anhedonic or painful ejaculation) and in women (hypoactive sexual desire, sexual arousal deficit, persistent genital arousal, dyspareunia, vaginism, anorgasmia), and following a description of the normal sexual functioning in men and later in women, the book addresses the issue of contributing factors (predisposing, precipitating, maintaining factors), or etiologies, that can participate in the emergence or maintenance of sexual dysfunctions. These include neurological conditions, which also highlight the role of the brain and neural pathways in modulating sexual responses, and their impact on genital reflexes and quality of life (eg: spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis). They include conditions such as prostatic diseases and their treatment with radical prostatectomy, or apparently benign activities such as bicycle riding (and its resulting nerve entrapment) and their impact on men's genital innervation and resulting in sexual dysfunctions. They also include general disease such as diabetes, which affects both men and women, and depression, and their resulting impact on sexual function and quality of life. Female pathologies such as women's urogynaecological disorders and aging on women's normal function are also addressed, along with a discussion of the assessment's limitations and unit care concerns (eg: palliative care), which can contribute to the emergence or maintenance of sexual dysfunctions, and which are covered throughout the chapters of this book.
The second edition of this acclaimed guide to understanding sexuality and working with clients on sexuality issues is extensively updated to reflect recent scientific, practical, and social developments in the field. It provides updated information on relevant disorders in the DSM-5, new theoretical approaches, new pharmacological treatments, updated information on STDs, new understandings of transgender individuals, the impact of same-sex marriage laws, controversies over sex addiction, and much more. Chapters are enhanced with the addition of new take-away points, additional worksheets, and a glossary. Distinguished by an easy-to-read, down-to-earth approach, the text provides plentiful information, tools, and exercises to increase the confidence and comfort of both trainee and experienced mental health professionals treating sexual issues. Based on the premise that the therapist must be comfortable with his or her own sexuality in order to provide effective treatment, the book discusses the characteristics of healthy sexuality for both client and therapist and addresses issues of discomfort that may arise for the therapist. New to the Second Edition: Sexual and other disorders in DSM-5New understandings of sexual identity and fluidity, including transgenderLegal status of same-sex marriageNew pharmacological treatments for sexual issuesNew methods of sexological researchUpdated and expanded coverage of assessment toolsMindfulness interventionsSupplemental Instructor's Manual with quizzes and chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint slidesUpdated Practitioner Resources including informational handouts and illustrations