This volume is designed to assist mental health professionals who are not prepared by education or supervised clinical experience to effectively and optimistically approach their patients' common sexual concerns. This book provides mental health professionals with comprehensive and essential knowledge of human sexuality to competently generate a practical approach to specific high-prevalence sexual difficulties. Leading experts provide case illustrations, including what questions to ask, which treatments to consider and how to discern which treatments will work for each patient. It also addresses the issue of which case can be treated using these brief interventions and which should be referred to a specialist.
Table of Contents
Levine, Risen, Althof, Preface. Section I: Adult Intimacy: Hopes and Disappointments. Risen, Listening to Sexual Stories. Levine, What Patients Mean by Love, Intimacy, and Sexual Desire. Scharff, Life Processes that Restructure Relationships. Levine, Infidelity. L. Talmadge, W. Talmadge, Dealing with the Unhappy Marriage. Section II: Women's Sexual Issues. Nathan, When should a Woman be Labeled Dysfunctional? Basson, Women's Difficulties with Low Sexual Desire and Sexual Avoidance. Bergeron, Meana, Binik, Khalif, Painful Genital Activity. Kingsberg, Janata, The Sexual Aversion. Ellison, Facilitating Orgasmic Responsiveness. Dennerstein, The Sexual Impact of Menopause. Section III: Men's Sexual Issues. Polonsky, Young Men who Avoid Sex. Fagan, Psychogenic Impotence in Relatively Young Men. Rosen, Erective Dysfunction in the Middle-Aged and Elderly. Waldinger, Rapid Ejaculation. Section IV: Sexual Identity Struggles. Friedman, Downey, Male and Female Homosexuality in Heterosexual Life. Pfafflin, Understanding Transgendered Phenomenon. Cooper, Marcus, Men who Lose Control of their Sexual Behavior. Federoff, The Paraphilic World. Section V: Everyone's Issues. Althof, Treatment Beyond Ideology: Therapeutic Integration. Taylor Seagraves, Recognizing and Reversing Sexual Side Effects of Medications. Maurice, Sexual Potentials and Limitations Imposed by Illness. Plaut, Understanding and Managing Professional-Client Boundaries. McCarthy, Sexual Trauma. Cummins, Miller, Substance Abuse and Sexual Function.