Systemic Sex Therapy
Edited by Katherine M. Hertlein, Katherine M. Hertlein, Gerald R. Weeks, Nancy Gambescia, Gerald R. Weeks, Nancy Gambescia
Routledge – 2009 – 432 pages
Systemic Sex Therapy serves as an introduction to the field of sex therapy from a systems perspective. It is an excellent resource for graduate students in marriage and family therapy programs or students and professionals who want a truly fresh perspective on sex therapy. This approach moves beyond traditional behavioral approaches to incorporate individual, couple, and intergenerational factors in etiology and treatment. Unlike current books on the market that are outdated, too advanced, simplistic, unfocused, or too diffuse in content, Systemic Sex Therapy is comprehensive, concise, highly focused on treatment, user-friendly, and contains features not found in other sex therapy texts, such as a systemic/behavioral focus, clinical innovation, and a greater focus on implementation rather than competing works.
"Systemic Sex Therapy will become the gold standard for treatment of sexual problems. By treating the relationship as well as the partners, the three entities present in sex therapy are directly addressed." - Jon Carlson, Distinguished Professor, Governors State University, University Park, Illinois, USA
"This book integrates the contemporary knowledge on systemic sex therapy in a very unique and engaging style. The text is ideal for graduate students and seasoned clinicians and its concise but user friendly style makes it a gem of an addition to anyone's library." - Frank M. Dattilio, Faculty, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
"Finally, there is a fresh sexual therapy text based on systems theory by an outstanding team of editors and contributors. It is comprehensive and contains an integrated overview of future directions in the field of sexual therapy." - William R. Stayton, Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
"As the coordinator of an international training program for sex therapists and counselors, it is exciting to finally see a textbook that considers individual, couple, and intergenerational factors in the management of sexual concerns." - Patricia Weerakoon, Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Sexual Health, University of Sydney, Australia
"The great value of Systemic Sex Therapy is that it recognizes, acknowledges and instructs from the viewpoint that there is something of value in every previous and current treatment approach to clients' sexual problems and that all these approaches can be (potentially) interactive and mutually reinforcing. The author/editors are to be commended on the structure of the book. This book is a valuable contribution to the sex therapy literature." -Walter L. Lowe, Ph.D., Antioch University New England, in the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, Vol. 10, Issue 1
Acknowledgments. Preface. Editors. Contributors. Ridley, What Every Sex Thearpist Needs to Know. Kleinplatz, The Profession of Sex Therapy. Hertlein, Weeks, Toward a New Paradigm in Sex Therapy. Weeks, Hertlein, Gambescia, The Treatment of Hypoactice Sexual Desire Disorder. Gambescia, Sendak, Weeks, The Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction. Betchen, Premature Ejaculation: An Integrative, Intersystems Approach for Couples. Foley, The Complex Etiology of Delayed Ejaculation: Assessment and Treatment Implications. Wylie, Hallam-Jones, Inhibited Arousal in Women. McCabe, Anorgasmia in Women. Meana, Painful Intercourse: Dyspareunia and Vaginismus. Turner, Uncovering and Treating Sex Addiction in Couples Therapy. Hertlein, Weeks, Gambescia, An Integrative Approach to Infidelity Treatment. Verhulst, Reynolds, Sexual Pharmacology: Love Potions, Pills, and Poisons. Weeks, Gambescia, A Systemic Approach to Sensate Focus. Trepper, Reyger, Yalowitz, Ford, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for the Treatment of Sexual Disorders. Weeks, Gambescia, Hertlein, Sex Therapy: A Panoramic View. Epilogue: A Personal Note on Being a Sex Therapist.