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New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives by [Kleinplatz, Peggy J.]
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"The second edition of New Directions in Sex Therapy goes beyond being current: It breaks new ground and outlines pathways into the future. It is an indispensable addition to the library of any thoughtful sex therapist or sexologist." -Margaret Nichols Ph.D, Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy

"This is an essential and groundbreaking reference book for clinicians providing sexual health care. It gives them new perspectives on sexual concerns from an interdisciplinary perspective and contains extremely useful clinical illustrations." - Eli Coleman, PhD, LP, Professor and Director, Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota Medical School, USA

"Wisdom, depth of knowledge, and heart, within one of the most informative books in the field of human sexuality. There is absolutely no other book as well-written and accessible as New Directions in Sex Therapy." - P. Michele Sugg, MSW, President, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists

"Drawing from a broad range of theoretical perspectives, Kleinplatz' edited volume constitutes an articulate and erudite plea for sexology to venture outside of its comfort zone, lest it wither therein. The suggested destination is the irreducible richness and diversity of the human sexual experience."Marta Meana, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA; President, Society for Sex Therapy and Research

"The innovations are supported with case studies to help the therapist to approach sexual concerns in ways that are 'outside the box.' A comprehensive guide for both new and seasoned sex therapists and an excellent read for others interested in sexual health." - Beverly Whipple, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, USA

"This is a groundbreaking book, innovative, and forward looking. It exposes some current myths about sexuality, sexual dysfunction, and the goals of sex therapy. It is humane, responsive to human needs, and creative." - Arthur C. Bohart, PhD,
Professor Emeritus, California State University Dominguez Hills, USA

"In this era of medicalization and insurancification of human sexuality, New Directions in Sex Therapy is a crucial read for all mental health professionals. The authors are powerful voices of a paradigm shift that should change the field forever." - Lin Myers, PhD, Professor of Psychology, CSU Stanislaus, California, USA

"This is an excellent book–both scholarly and accessible!  Instead of emphasizing mechanistic techniques as so many 'sex therapy' books do, Dr. Kleinplatz' book presents a wise and deeply human approach that honors the client.  I strongly recommend this book." - David N. Elkins, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Pepperdine University, USA; President, Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology, American Psychological Association

"New Directions in Sex Therapy is both brilliant and accessible. The book invites us as clinicians–whether at the start of our careers or years into our work–to look at our own assumptions about our clients and our practices and to keep in mind what makes an experience sexual. Their approaches remind us that sex can be, should be, intimate, deeply personal, and erotic. They encourage us not to settle by making the boring bearable. New Directions in Sex Therapy moves us away from the mechanistic and into a framework that is theoretically rich. Using case vignettes and their accumulated years of clinical wisdom, the authors help us to be better at our work. I will use this book to guide my own clinical work and adopt it as a textbook for graduate and post-graduate courses in sex therapy. This exceptional book is more than a breath of fresh air; it breathes life into the practice of sex therapy." - Sallie Foley, MSW, University of Michigan, USA; Co-author, Sex Matters for Women

"Dr. Kleinplatz and her fine group of authors encourage us to take a hard look at how we conceptualize and address sexual problems and, indeed, how we and our patients even define what comprises a meaningful sexual experience." - S. Michael Plaut, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA; Past President, Society for Sex Therapy and Research; former editor, Journal of Sex Education and Therapy

About the Author

Peggy J. Kleinplatz, PhD is Professor of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She is a clinical psychologist, Certified Sex Therapist, and Sex Educator. Since 1983, she has been teaching Human Sexuality at the School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, where she received the Prix d’Excellence in 2000. She is former Chair of Certifications for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. She has published extensively on sexual problems with the intent to challenge, expand, and diversify the field of sex therapy. Her clinical work focuses on eroticism and transformation. Her current research focuses on optimal sexuality, with a particular interest in sexual health in the elderly, disabled and marginalized populations.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1074 KB
  • Print Length: 411 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0415887526
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (27 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ZZFTD6
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This is a very interesting book which presents new approaches in sex therapy. It’s easy to read and it was the great the participation of all contributors.
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My sole purpose in buying this book was that, as a specialist in addictions, I wanted to catch up with the latest on sexual addictions.. The American Society for Addiction Medicine has finally acknowledged that there can be additions which are not obviously based on the ingestion of some chemical and I was looking forward to an up to date commentary on that amazing (sarcasm!) event but was diappointed. The chapter on addictions was, nevertheless, quite useful in giving me a view of how complex the problem appears to sex therapists as opposed to addiction specialists.
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