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Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals



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The constantly-changing field inspired the second edition of Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals. In a state-of-the-art guide, Dr. Levine and his associates continue to help professionals with the assessment and treatment of a large array of sexual concerns. Written in a personal, supervisory style, the book will help new therapists anticipate clinical contingencies and help experienced therapists refine their thinking and teaching. Easily accessible, the Handbook is divided into six major sections with helpful annotated references: Being a Therapist; Intimacy; Sexual Dysfunction; Sexual Identity Struggles; The Forgotten; and Additional Vital Topics. Twenty-one chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated, and five new ones have been added. These focus on gay and lesbian life, transitioning to single life, cancer survivorship, the sexual issues of the developmentally challenged, and sex among the aging.

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition. Levine, Risen, Althof, Preface to the Second Edition. Part I: Being a Therapist. Risen, Listening to Sexual Stories. Plaut, Understanding and Managing Professional-client Boundaries. Part II: Sexual Intimacy: Hopes and Disappointments. Levine, What Patients Mean by Love, Intimacy, and Sexual Desire. Kleinplatz, Lessons from Great Lovers. Scharff, How Development Structures Relationships. Levine, Infidelity. Meana, When Love and Sex Go Wrong: Helping Couples in Distress. Myers, Single Again. Part III: Sexual Dysfunction: Women's Sexual Issues. Nathan, When Do We Say a Woman's Sexuality is Dysfunctional? Basson, Women's Difficulties With Low Sexual Desire, Sexual Avoidance, and Sexual Aversion. Donahey, Female Orgasmic Disorder. Bergeron, Meana, Binik, Khalife, Painful Sex. Dennerstein, The Sexual Impact of Menopause. Part IV: Sexual Dysfunction: Men's Sexual Issues. Polonsky, The Sexual Challenges and Dilemmas of Young Single Men. Althof, Rosen, Combining Medical and Psychological Interventions for the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction. Waldinger, Premature Ejaculation and Delayed Ejaculation. Part V: Additional Vital Topics. McCarthy, Breetz, Confronting Sexual Trauma and Enhancing Adult Sexuality. Segraves, Balon, Recognizing and Reversing Sexual Side Effects of Medications. Brotto, Kingsberg, Sexual Consequences of Cancer Survivorship. Part VI: Sexual Identity Struggles. Scott, Levine, Understanding Gay and Lesbian Life. Friedman, Downey, Male and Female Homosexuality in Heterosexual Life. Marcus, Men Who Are Not in Control of Their Sexual Behavior. Fedoroff, Paraphilic Worlds. Pfafflin, Understanding Transgendered Phenomena. Part VII: The Forgotten. Fedoroff, Richards, Sexual Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities. Maurice, Yule, Sex and Chronic and Severe Mental Illness.

Author Biography

Stephen B. Levine, MD (editor) is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Candace B. Risen, LISW (associate editor), is Assistant Clinical Professor of Social Work in the Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Stanley E. Althof, PhD (associate editor), is Voluntary Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida.
Release date Australia
February 19th, 2010
Edited by Candace B. Risen Edited by Stanley E. Althof Edited by Stephen B. Levine
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
2nd Revised edition
14 black & white tables, 6 black & white line drawings
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