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Systemic Sex Therapy / Edition 2

Systemic Sex Therapy / Edition 2

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This comprehensive textbook, intended for graduate students in couple and family therapy programs as well as for clinicians of diverse orientations, offers descriptive discussions of sex therapy based on the Intersystem Approach, as developed by Gerald Weeks.
The Intersystem Approach considers the biology, psychology, couple dyad, family-of-origin, and larger contextual factors of any sexual disorder or issue. It is grounded in systems theory and represents a new understanding of human sexuality and sexual problems. Appropriate for anyone who wants to progress to a more comprehensive and integrative understanding of sexual dysfunctions, this text will teach the reader how to treat the couple, rather than the individual.
Now in a second edition, Systemic Sex Therapy presents 12 updated chapters and two new chapters, bringing the material up-to-date with the DSM-5. Each chapter examines the definition and description of a disorder, its etiology, assessment, treatment, research, and future directions. Experts in the field discuss issues ranging from pharmacology, sexual compulsivity, therapy with lesbian and gay couples, to chapters on male and female lack of desire.
A standard text in the field, Systemic Sex Therapy integrates couple and sex therapy to inform the treatment of sexual problems, and to give beginning and experienced clinicians the abilities and confidence they need to produce viable change in their patients' lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415738248
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/04/2015
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 1,021,292
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Katherine M. Hertlein, Ph.D., is a professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has over written over 100 publications and lectures nationally and internationally on couples, sex, and technology.

Nancy Gambescia, Ph.D., CSTS, is the director of the postgraduate training program in sex therapy at Council for Relationships, Philadelphia, PA. She has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and six books on sex and relationship therapy, winning the 2016 book and integration awards from AASECT with Drs. Weeks and Hertlein.

Gerald R. Weeks, Ph.D., ABPP, CST, is professor emeritus at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Weeks has published 26 professional books on individual, couple, sex, and family therapy. He currently maintains a private-practice near Seattle, WA.

Table of Contents

1. The Intersystem Approach to Sex Therapy 2. The Profession of Sex Therapy: Current Challenges 3. What Every Sex Therapist Needs To Know 4. Male Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder 5. Systemic Treatment of Erectile Disorder 6. A New Systemic Treatment Model for Couples with Premature Ejaculation: Master Conflict Theory 7. The Complex Etiology of Delayed Ejaculation: Assessment and Treatment Implications 8. Systemic Treatment of Sexual Interest/Arousal Problems in Women 9. Female Orgasmic Disorder 10. Painful Intercourse: Genito-Pelvic Pain Penetration Disorder 11. The Interplay Between Mental and Sexual Health 12. Sex Therapy with Same-Sex Couples 13. Treating Those Who Struggle with Sexual Desires 14. Unique Factors in the Integration of Aging and Sexual Health 15. Treating Infidelity 16. Culture and Sexuality 17. Technology’s Role in Sexual Relationships: Impediments and Solutions 18. Conclusion

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