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Worth the time it takes  March 27, 2011

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This second edition of Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals is a thoroughly revised and expanded edition of their first indispensable Handbook .

The Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals was designed by psychiatric educators to enable all mental health professionals to more skillfully and competently treat the common sexual concerns of those who seek their help. Written with a deliberate personal supervisory style, this textbook imparts clear and practical guidance about assessing and treating high prevalence problems that quietly abound in all mental health settings.

The new material of this textbook reflects the changing needs of mental health professionals and covers topics such as erectile dysfunction, great sex, the challenges men and women face when single again, helping the developmentally disabled with sex, and sex and cancer. With a well thought-out and updated organizational structure, this second edition will be even more informative and consequential than their first.

Dr. Levine, Mrs. Risen, and Dr. Althof have collaboratively provided clinical services for sexual problems, conducted research, written articles, and educated mental health professionals for over 25 years at Case Western Reserve University Department of Psychiatry. They co-direct the Center for Marital and Sexual Health in Beachwood, Ohio. The Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals is the culmination of their long partnership.

Author Biography

Stephen B. Levine, MD (editor), is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Candace B. Risen, Lisw (associate editor), is Assistant Clinical Professor of Social Work in the Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Stanley E. Althof, PhD (associate editor), is Voluntary Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida.

Table of Contents

About the Editorsp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Preface to the First Editionp. xiii
Preface to the Second Editionp. xix
Being a Therapist
Listening to Sexual Storiesp. 3
Understanding and Managing Professional-Client Boundariesp. 21
Sexual Intimacy: Hopes and Disappointments
What Patients Mean by Love, Intimacy, and Sexual Desirep. 41
Lessons From Great Loversp. 57
How Development Structures Relationshipsp. 73
Infidelityp. 87
When Love and Sex Go Wrong: Helping Couples in Distressp. 103
Single Againp. 121
Sexual Dysfunction: Women's Sexual Issues
When Do We Say a Woman's Sexuality Is Dysfunctional?p. 143
Women's Difficulties With Low Sexual Desire, Sexual Avoidance, and Sexual Aversionp. 159
Female Orgasmic Disorderp. 181
Painful Sexp. 193
The Sexual Impact of Menopausep. 215
Sexual Dysfunction: Men's Sexual Issues
The Sexual Challenges and Dilemmas of Young Single Menp. 231
Combining Medical and Psychological Interventions for the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunctionp. 251
Premature Ejaculation and Delayed Ejaculationp. 267
Additional Vital Topics
Confronting Sexual Trauma and Enhancing Adult Sexualityp. 295
Recognizing and Reversing Sexual Side Effects of Medicationsp. 311
Sexual Consequences of Cancer Survivorshipp. 329
Sexual Identity Struggles
Understanding Gay and Lesbian Lifep. 351
Male and Female Homosexuality in Heterosexual Lifep. 369
Men Who Are Not in Control of Their Sexual Behaviorp. 383
Paraphilic Worldsp. 401
Understanding Transgendered Phenomenap. 425
The Forgotten
Sexual Disorders and Intellectual Disabilitiesp. 451
Sex and Chronic and Severe Mental Illnessp. 469
Author Indexp. 483
Subject Indexp. 497
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