Enhancing Sexuality: A Problem-Solving Approach to Treating Dysfunction, Therapist Guide (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780195315073

John P. Wincze
144 Pages
178 x 254 mm
Pub date
Jan 2010
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Sexual dysfunction can cause significant distress in both men and women and their partners. This therapist guide presents a comprehensive program for assessing and treating sexual dysfunction in couples or single individuals, regardless of sexual orientation. It outlines pathways for therapy and gives recommendations for formulating a treatment plan. Therapists are encouraged to be flexible in their approach while guiding clients through this step-by-step program. The guide and corresponding workbook present information on a number of sexual problems including low sexual desire, difficulty becoming sexually aroused, premature or quick ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, trouble achieving orgasm, and pain or discomfort during sex. Clients are educated about sexual development and common sexual myths. They also learn about factors that influence sexual functioning in order to create favorable conditions for sex. For each topic, this guide offers an overview of principles underlying treatment and main concepts to convey to clients. Case vignettes illustrate key points and important tips for the therapist are highlighted throughout. The corresponding workbook includes chapter review quizzes, exercises, and worksheets to reinforce client understanding and couple participation. Enhancing sexuality is a worthy goal for couples and individuals, and clinicians will find this a rewarding program to put into practice.


1. Introductory Information for Therapists
2. Pathways for Therapy
3. Assessment and Treatment Planning
4. Building Blocks to Understand and Assess Sexual Problems
5. Problems with Desire and Arousal
6. Problems with Ejaculation and Orgasm
7. Problems with Pain and Discomfort During Sexual Relations
8. Importance of the Sexual Partner
9. Working With a Partner to Master Sexual Problems
10. Mastering the Sexual Problem
11. Continuing Progress and Preventing Relapse
12. Maintaining Gains and Preventing Relapse
About the Author

About the author: 

John P. Wincze, PhD is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and the Department of Psychology at Brown University. He is also currently the Associate Director of the Men's Health Center, Miriam Hospital, in Providence, Rhode Island.

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