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What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex 2ed

by Stephanie Buehler Springer Publishing Company
Pub Date:
01/2017
ISBN:
9780826174444
Format:
Pbk 360 pages
Price:
AU$114.00 NZ$118.26
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The second edition of this acclaimed guide to understanding sexuality and working with clients on sexuality issues is extensively updated to reflect recent scientific, practice, 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. Additionally, the book’s updated instructor package includes sample syllabus and additional case studies, PowerPoints, quiz questions, suggested assignments, and worksheets and client handouts that can be put to use immediately.


 

Contents


Foreword by Paul Joannides, PsyD


Preface


Part I: The Courage to Treat Sexual Problems


1. Sexuality and the Mental Health Profession


Why the silence about sexuality?


Take-away points


Activities


Resources


References


2. Making the Shift: Comfort With Sexuality


Stage 1: self-examination


Stage 2: sex from the client’s point of view


Stage 3: freedom and comfort in talking about sex


Stage 4: a new level of comfort with clients’ issues


Supervision and consultation


Take-away points


Activities


Resources


References


3. Sexual Anatomy and Psychosexual Development


Sexual anatomy


Sexual development


Take-away points


Activities


Resources


References


Kegels for everyone


4. Evolution of the Field of Sexology and Sexual Health Definitions


Historical view of sexual health


Scholarly definitions of sexual health


Risks to sexual health


Relational factors and sexual health


The sexuality of the therapist


Take-away points


Activities


Resources


References


Declaration of sexual rights


How to use a condom consistently and correctly


Part II: Assessing and Treating Sexual Concerns


5. Assessing Sexual Problems


Sexological microsystem


Sexological mesosystem


Sexological exosystem


Sexological macrosystem


Sexological chronosystem


The sexological ecosystemic assessment


The sexual genogram


Take-away points


Activities


Resources


References


Sexological ecosystemic questionnaire


6. Women’s Sexual Health Problems


Female sexual interest/arousal disorder


Losing one’s natural drive: low interest in sex


Female orgasmic disorder


Sexual disgust: A problem with no diagnosis


Take-away points


Activities


Resources


References


Sensate focus activities


Experiencing orgasm


7. Men’s Sexual Health Problems


Socialization and male sexuality


Erectile disorder


Improving erectile function and sexual confidence


The problem of ejaculating quickly


Developing ejaculatory control


When ejaculation is delayed


Male hypoactive sexual desire disorder


Treating low desire in men


Take-away points


Activities


Resources


References


Tips for better erections


Tips for lasting longer


8. Relationships and Sex Therapy


Factors that contribute to sexual dissatisfaction


Take-away points


Activities


Resources


References


Talking to each other about sex


Sex, love, and contraception


A trip to the sex toy shop


I like/I don’t like…


9. Parents’ Questions About Sex


When to start talking about sex


Answering parents’ common questions


Take-away points


Activities


Resources


References


Talking to your children about sex


Talking about sexual values


10. Therapy With Sexual Minorities


Understanding sexual orientation


Avoiding bias


Asexuality


The transgender experience


Sexual behavior in the LGBTQ population


Treating sexual problems in LGBTQ clients


Take-away points


Activities


Resources


References


Preparing for anal sex


11. Sexuality and Mental Health Problems


Assessing sexual problems caused by mental illness


Depressive and bipolar disorders


Anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders


Trauma-related disorders


Feeding and eating disorders


Substance-related disorders


Neurodevelopmental disorders


Somatic disorders


Personality disorders


Sexual side effects of antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs


Management strategies


Other drugs that can cause sexual problems


Take-away points


Activities


Resources


References


When a partner is mentally ill: relationship tips


12. Sexual Recovery in Trauma Survivors


Posttraumatic stress disorder versus complex trauma


Complex trauma in survivors of childhood sexual abuse


Treating sexual problems in adult survivors of abuse


Military sexual trauma


Novel approaches to treating trauma


Addressing specific sexual dysfunctions


A final word to therapists about treating survivors


Take-away points


Activities


Resources


References


Mindfulness and sexuality


Understanding sexual triggers


13. Healing Painful Sex


Understanding pain


Assessment of sexual pain disorders


The psychological fallout of painful sex


Types of sexual pain disorders in women


Treatment of female sexual pain disorders


Types of sexual pain disorders in men


Mental health in the treatment of men’s sexual pain disorders


A word about integrated care


Take-away points


Activities


Resources


References


Understanding pain management


Outercourse


14. Sexuality and Reproduction


Infertility


Sexual dysfunction and infertility


Effect on the couple’s intimacy


Assessment and treatment of infertility-related sexual problems


Sexuality, pregnancy, and the postpartum period


Treatment of sexual problems related to pregnancy and childbirth


Take-away points


Activities


Resources


References


Sex after baby


15. Sexuality and Medical Problems


Effects of illness on relationships and sexuality


Cancer


Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia


Diabetes mellitus


Neurological disorders


Skin disorders


Assessment


Treatment


Take-away points


Activities


Resources


References


Preparing to engage in sexual activity


Tips for coping with chronic illness or cancer together


16. Sexually Transmitted Infections


Bacterial vaginosis


Chlamydia


Genital herpes


Gonorrhea


HIV/AIDS


Human papillomavirus


Syphilis


Talking to couples and sexually active individuals about STIs


Take-away points


Activities


Resources


References


Preventing STIs


17. Sexuality and Aging


Myths about sexuality in older adults


Understanding obstacles to sexual activity as we age


Assessment of sexual problems in aging adults


Take-away points


Activities


Resources


References


Enjoying sex as a mature adult


18. Alternative Sexual Practices


Alt sex practices in therapy


Who practices alt sex—and why?


Assessment and treatment of alt sex practices


Take-away points


Activities


Resources


References


19. Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior


Historical view


Assessment of OCSB


Treatment of OCSB


Take-away points


Activities


Resource


References


Dealing with OCSB


Part III: Ethics and Practice of Sex Therapy


20. Ethical Management of Sex Therapy Casework


Maintaining appropriate boundaries


Transference and countertransference of attraction


Objectivity around issues of sexuality


Sexual medicine: blessing or curse?


Managing secrets in conjoint therapy


Take-away points


Activities


Resources


References


21. Sex Therapy: Now and in the Future


Problems in the field


The practice of sex therapy


Marketing yourself as a sex therapist


Continuing education


In closing


Take-away points


Resources


References


Index