Winner of the 2013 AASECT Professional Book Award!

New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives focuses on cutting-edge, therapy paradigms as alternatives to conventional clinical strategies. With each passing year, the treatment of sexual problems seems to emphasize more medical and pharmacological interventions. There is correspondingly less interest in the experiences of the individuals or couples involved. This book expands the definition of our field.

Part I highlights the major problems and criticisms facing sex therapy and furnishes a rationale for new directions. Included in this new edition are critiques of "sexual addiction" nomenclature, the neglect of the ethical dimension in sex therapy, and there is a call to expand our vision of what sex therapy can attain. Part II demonstrates new approaches to dealing with traditional sex therapy concerns, including lack of desire and erectile dysfunction as well as innovative goals, such as integrating sexual medicine with sex therapy, using client feedback to customize therapy for the particular individual/couple's best interests, promoting relationship growth in working with transgender clients, and transcending sexual function/dysfunction to optimize erotic intimacy in long-term couples. This 2nd edition of New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives is replete with helpful new clinical illustrations across the spectrum of theoretical orientations (e.g., systemic, narrative, Experiential, CBT) to demonstrate these approaches in action.

This book is intended for anyone who deals with sexual issues and concerns in therapy–clinicians of every kind, novices and advanced practitioners–rather than only those who define themselves as sex therapists.

part I|118 pages

Critiques of Conventional Models of Sex Therapy

chapter 1|16 pages

On the Need for a New Direction in Sex Therapy

ByBernard Apfelbaum

chapter 2|15 pages

The “New View” Campaign

A Feminist Critique of Sex Therapy and an Alternative Vision
ByLeonore Tiefer

chapter 3|14 pages

Sex Therapy for Men

Resolving False Dichotomies
ByGary R. Brooks, William B. Elder

chapter 4|17 pages

A Phenomenology of Sexual Experiencing

ByChristopher M. Aanstoos

chapter 6|15 pages

Ethics and Sex Therapy

A Neglected Dimension
ByDaniel N. Watter

chapter 7|18 pages

Is That All There Is? A New Critique of the Goals of Sex Therapy

ByPeggy J. Kleinplatz

part II|235 pages

New Alternatives/Innovations in Sex Therapy

chapter 8|13 pages

Sexual Medicine, Sex Therapy, and Sexual Health Care

ByCharles Moser, Maura Devereux

chapter 9|20 pages

Sexual Choreography™

“Am I Enjoying This Right Now?” Not “How Am I Doing?”
ByCarol Rinkleib Ellison

chapter 10|14 pages

Cultural Diversity and Sensitivity in Sex Therapy

ByDavid S. Ribner

chapter 11|20 pages

Approaching Your Highest Sexual Function in Relationship

A Reward of Age and Maturity
ByJeanne Shaw

chapter 12|17 pages

Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT)

Improving the Outcome of Sex Therapy One Person at a Time
ByScott D. Miller, Karen M. Donahey

chapter 13|17 pages

The Good Enough Sex (GES) Model

Perspective and Clinical Applications
ByMichael E. Metz, Barry W. McCarthy

chapter 14|22 pages

Goodbye Sex Therapy, Hello Undergoing My Own Transformation

ByAlvin R. Mahrer

chapter 15|14 pages

Hearts' Desires

ByDavid Treadway

chapter 16|17 pages

Healing the Sexual Repercussions of Sexual Abuse

ByWendy Maltz

chapter 17|18 pages

The Honeymoon Is Over

Narrative Sex Therapy for Long-Term Lesbian Partners
ByMarny Hall

chapter 18|18 pages

HIV Serodiscordant Male Couples

Special Considerations for Sex Therapy
ByAlex Carballo-Diéguez, Robert H. Remien, Timothy Frasca

chapter 19|16 pages

Understanding Gender Nonconformity and Transgender Identity

A Sex-Positive Approach
ByArlene Istar Lev, Shannon Sennott

chapter 20|17 pages

Keys to the Sexual Mysteries

An Integrative Model for Exploring Clients' Stories
ByGina Ogden