Written by a leader in sex therapy education and practice, this unique text enriches sex therapy trainees with over a dozen detailed client narratives - among the most powerful teaching tools for clinicians in training - that address a variety of sexual difficulties anddysfunctions, along with the treatment approach taken by an expert clinician. Treatment strategies incorporate relational, cognitive-behavioral, and existential approaches, making this an effective teaching tool for therapists using a variety of therapeutic orientations.Designed for the therapist in training, these narratives emphasize both the client's perspective and the clinician's response. They describe a variety of treatment dilemmas and decisions, providing a full, nuanced view of each individual case.
Difficulties regarding sexual functioning for both men and women are covered along with couple concerns such as infidelity and discrepancies in sexual desire between partners. Also addressed are difficulties faced by survivors of sexual abuse and assault, clientswith uncontrollable sexual behaviors, and couples in LGBT relationships. The book's use of long-form narratives as a teaching tool and the integration of existential, relational, and cognitive-behavioral approaches to therapy make this book an ideal text for courses incounseling and therapy for sexual issues in marriage and family therapy, counseling and psychology training programs, and interdisciplinary programs in human sexuality and sexuality education.
- Presents real-life long-form narratives describing a variety of sexual difficulties and dysfunctions
- Provides expert treatment strategies incorporating relational, cognitive-behavioral, and existential approaches
- Reflects current understanding of and professional standards for treating sexuality issues, including DSM-5 diagnoses and current ethics codes
- Covers a wide range of issues and client types
- Written by a noted leader in sex therapy education and practice
Daniel N. Watter, EdD, is a licensed psychologist and marital and family therapist, as well as a certified sex therapist. He is a founding partner of the Morris Psychological Group, PA, a multi-specialty psychological group in Parsippany, NJ. In addition, he is the Co-Director of the HallWatter Institute, a training institute that focuses on providing continuing education in sex therapy. Dr. Watter has also held several faculty appointments: Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson, Drew, and Seton Hall Universities;Clinical Instructor of OB/GYN and Women's Health at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Watter is a member of themedical staff of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, and serves on the Medical Center's Ethics Committee. A frequent lecturer on topics related to human sexuality, Dr. Watter has authored or co-authored several professional articles and bookchapters, including publications in The Journal of Marital and Sex Therapy, Journal of Ethics in Mental Health, and Sexual and Relationship Therapy. He is the coauthor of two editions of the textbook Health Counseling: A Microskills Approach For Counselors, Educators, And School Nurses. Currently, Dr. Watter is the President of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) and a member of the Ethics Committee of The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT.)