ABSTRACT

This comprehensive textbook, intended for graduate students in couple and family therapy programs as well as for clinicians of diverse orientations, offers descriptive discussions of sex therapy based on the Intersystem Approach, as developed by Gerald Weeks.
The Intersystem Approach considers the biology, psychology, couple dyad, family-of-origin, and larger contextual factors of any sexual disorder or issue. It is grounded in systems theory and represents a new understanding of human sexuality and sexual problems. Appropriate for anyone who wants to progress to a more comprehensive and integrative understanding of sexual dysfunctions, this text will teach the reader how to treat the couple, rather than the individual.
Now in a second edition, Systemic Sex Therapy presents 12 updated chapters and two new chapters, bringing the material up-to-date with the DSM-5. Each chapter examines the definition and description of a disorder, its etiology, assessment, treatment, research, and future directions. Experts in the field discuss issues ranging from pharmacology, sexual compulsivity, therapy with lesbian and gay couples, to chapters on male and female lack of desire.
A standard text in the field, Systemic Sex Therapy integrates couple and sex therapy to inform the treatment of sexual problems, and to give beginning and experienced clinicians the abilities and confidence they need to produce viable change in their patients’ lives.

part |2 pages

SECTION 1 The Basics of Sex Therapy

chapter 1|14 pages

What Every Sex Therapist Needs to Know

ByJANE RIDLEY

chapter 2|15 pages

The Current Profession of Sex Therapy

ByPEGGY J. KLEINPLATZ

chapter 3|21 pages

Toward a New Paradigm in Sex Therapy

ByGERALD R. WEEKS, NANCY GAMBESCIA

part |2 pages

SECTION 2 Treatment of Specifi c Disorders

chapter 4|17 pages

Male Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

ByKATHRYN HALL

chapter 5|18 pages

Systemic Treatment of Erectile Disorder

ByNANCY GAMBESCIA, GERALD R. WEEKS

chapter 6|17 pages

Premature Ejaculation: An Integrative, Intersystems Approach for Couples

BySTEPHEN J. BETCHEN

chapter 7|18 pages

The Complex Etiology of Delayed Ejaculation: Assessment and Treatment Implications

BySALLIE FOLEY, NANCY GAMBESCIA

chapter 8|27 pages

Defi nition, Etiology, and Treatment of Absent/Low Desire in Women

ByGERALD R. WEEKS, NANCY GAMBESCIA

chapter 9|19 pages

Inhibited Arousal in Women

ByKEVAN R. WYLIE, DESA MARKOVIC, AND RUTH HALLAM-JONES

chapter 10|20 pages

Female Orgasmic Disorder

ByMARITA P. MCCABE

chapter 11|20 pages

Painful Intercourse: Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder

ByMARTA MEANA, CAROLINE MAYKUT, EVAN FERTEL

part |2 pages

SECTION 3 Contemporary Issues in Sex Therapy

chapter 12|22 pages

Sex Therapy With Lesbian and Gay Male Couples

ByARLENE ISTAR LEV AND MARGARET NICHOLS

chapter 13|20 pages

Sexual Compulsivity: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment

ByDAVID L. DELMONICO, ELIZABETH J. GRIFFIN

chapter 14|21 pages

The Interplay Between Mental and Sexual Health

ByKENNETH WAYNE PHELPS, ASHLEY BLACKMON JONES, AND REBECCA ANN PAYNE

chapter 15|23 pages

Sex Therapy: A Panoramic View

ByGERALD R. WEEKS, NANCY GAMBESCIA, KATHERINE M. HERTLEIN

chapter 16|2 pages

Epilogue: A Personal Note on Being a Sex Therapist

ByGERALD R. WEEKS, NANCY GAMBESCIA, KATHERINE M. HERTLEIN