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Sex and Sexuality: Questions and Answers for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Sex and Sexuality: Questions and Answers for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Glyn Hudson-Allez

ISBN: 978-1-861-56495-5

Jun 2005

152 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$58.95

Description

This book bridges the gap between the counsellor and the specialist sex therapist, by providing answers to questions raised by patients or clients about sex, gender and sexuality. It covers physiological information about genitalia, variations on sexuality, the differences between men and women in genital sexual arousal and sexual dysfunctions, an understanding of developmental sexuality and information as to whether the sex discussed is normal or pathological. By having a clearer understanding of usual sexual practices, counsellors can be readily equipped to reassure their clients, or refer to an appropriate person for specialist referral.

Topics covered include physiological difficulties like erectile problems, ejaculatory difficulties, vaginismus and dyspareunia, and loss of sexual desire; gender problems including cross-dressing, transsexualism and intersex; and psychological problems include sexual addiction, fetishism and unusual sexual practices. These are discussed in the context of individual clients and in couple dynamics, and provide a comprehensive reference for the non-specialist mental health professional.

Foreword Marj Thorburn.

Introduction.

Questions of gender.

Body and mind.

Sexual issues for women.

Sexual issues for men.

Sex and relationships.

Discussing sex in the consulting room.

Variations in sexuality and gender.

Sexual diversity.

Glossary.

Useful addresses.

References.

Index.