Sex Love and Mental Illness A Couple s Guide to Staying Connected

Author: Stephanie J. Buehler
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313386870
Format: PDF, Docs
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A sex manual like no other, this book covers a variety of mental health problems and offers ways to overcome them when they threaten to undermine a loving relationship. • Composite case examples that highlight both the types of problems couples confront and how they resolve them • Helpful exercises to maximize sexual pleasure and connectedness • Sidebars on etiology, assessment, and treatment of various mental disorder diagnoses

What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex Second Edition

Author: Stephanie Buehler, PsyD, CST-S
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826174450
Format: PDF
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The second edition of this acclaimed guide to understanding sexuality and working with clients on sexuality issues is extensively updated to reflect recent scientific, practical, and social developments in the field. It provides updated information on relevant disorders in the DSM-5, new theoretical approaches, new pharmacological treatments, updated information on STDs, new understandings of transgender individuals, the impact of same-sex marriage laws, controversies over sex addiction, and much more. Chapters are enhanced with the addition of new take-away points, additional worksheets, and a glossary. Distinguished by an easy-to-read, down-to-earth approach, the text provides plentiful information, tools, and exercises to increase the confidence and comfort of both trainee and experienced mental health professionals treating sexual issues. Based on the premise that the therapist must be comfortable with his or her own sexuality in order to provide effective treatment, the book discusses the characteristics of healthy sexuality for both client and therapist and addresses issues of discomfort that may arise for the therapist. New to the Second Edition: Sexual and other disorders in DSM-5 New understandings of sexual identity and fluidity, including transgender Legal status of same-sex marriage New pharmacological treatments for sexual issues New methods of sexological research Updated and expanded coverage of assessment tools Mindfulness interventions Supplemental Instructor's Manual with quizzes and chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint slides Updated Practitioner Resources including informational handouts and illustrations

Counseling Couples Before During and After Pregnancy

Author: Stephanie Buehler, PsyD, CST-S
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826166652
Format: PDF, Docs
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This practical, evidence-based resource is the first available guide for health care providers and mental health professionals on advising and counseling couples and individuals who are experiencing sexual issues directly related to conception efforts, pregnancy, and the post-partum period. Authored by a noted sex therapist, the book offers providers current, accurate information about issues that can affect sexual activity surrounding pregnancy and offers proven strategies for effective counseling. Providing a helpful framework for assessment, treatment, and when to refer a client to another health care provider, the book examines conception- and pregnancy-related sexual dysfunctions that both men and women may encounter. Underscoring the importance of maintaining a strong relationship between couples, the book is filled with practical guidance for treating both cisgender couples and the LBGT population. Also included are helpful checklists, forms, and patient handouts that can be used immediately. Couple and marriage counselors, nurse midwives, women’s health nurses, and other professionals whose practice includes work with couples and childbirth concerns, will find this book an unparalleled resource. Key Features: Addresses common issues and questions women, men, and couples have regarding sex prior to, during, and after pregnancy Includes relevant information for both mental health professionals and health care providers in a variety of settings Discusses assessing and treating common sexual concerns including approaches to brief counseling Covers fertility issues, painful intercourse, intimacy problems, post-partum depression, reproductive loss, and traumatic labor and delivery Authored by a recognized sex therapist and educator

America s War on Sex

Author: Marty Klein
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440801282
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book exposes how a coalition of political, religious, and civic leaders are using the issue of sex to frighten, misinform, and bully Americans—paving the way for dramatic new public policies that are already restricting everyone's rights.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Sex Therapy

Author: Zoe D. Peterson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118510402
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Wiley Handbook of Sex Therapy is a comprehensive and empirically-based review of the latest theory and practice in the psychotherapeutic treatment of sexual problems across client populations. Structured in four sections covering specific sexual dysfunctions, theoretical approaches to sex therapy; working with client diversity; and future directions in sex therapy Advocates a holistic approach to sex therapy with a focus on using a range of psychotherapeutic theories and techniques rather than only the most popular behavioral strategies Includes case studies which highlight the broad spectrum of diverse conditions that clients can experience and which sex therapists can therefore encounter in the consulting room Includes contributions by more than 60 experts from a wide range of disciplines

Divinely Attuned

Author: Jacqueline Richard PsyD
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452559902
Format: PDF
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Imagine discovering more of who you and your partner are meant to be and increasing your love, intimacy, and spiritual awareness, all at the same time! Divinely Attuned stands at the intersection of spirituality, science, and psychology, guiding you and your partner to a new level of intimacy and spirituality. With a minimum of technical jargon and an abundance of positive, straightforward language, youll learn how to use neuroscience, psychology, and spiritual practice to help your good relationship become more vibrant than ever. Dr. Richard has given the world a gift: her gentle wisdom and counsel on the intersection of love and the divine in relationship. As a psychotherapist, she deftly combines new brain science with ancient knowledge, taking readers deeper into their understanding of what creates a satisfying connection with a beloved partner. Dr. Richard includes inspiring exercises and activities for couples to do together so that they can experience divine attunement for themselves. Uniquely, this book includes a discussion of sexuality as an expression of divine love, along with practical tips for better sex at any age. The reader who picks up this book will surely be glad they did! Dr. Stephanie Buehler, authorLove, Sex, and Mental Illness: A Couples Guide to Staying Connected

Demystifying Love

Author: Stephen B. Levine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113591379X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Intended primarily for mental health professionals, Demystifying Love deals plainly with topics rarely written about for clinicians. The book discusses in a small package highly readable and useful topics, such as love (as both noun and verb), psychological intimacy, sexual desire, as well as infidelity, both in background concepts and clinical guidelines. As the book shows, love is the logical point of departure for a clinical understanding of sexuality and its problems. It is the most conventional framework for understanding sexual behaviors, the one that is broadly endorsed across many cultures, often as the ideal context for sexual expression. The book integrates an analysis of love in patients dealing with intimacy, sexual desire, infidelity, forgiveness and reconciliation. Detailed with compelling case studies, the author’s skill as a therapist comes through in the discussion of these topics—many of which are at the heart of numerous couple problems. In creating this illuminating work for mental health professionals, Dr. Levine may have underestimated its appeal. Dr. Levine’s ability to shed light on our internal processes as we love and attempt to be loved throughout life may prove to be of interest to a far broader audience.

Rewriting the Rules

Author: Meg John Barker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351699733
Format: PDF, Kindle
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We live in a time of uncertainty about relationships. We search for The One but find ourselves staying single because nobody measures up. We long for a happily-ever-after but break-up after break-up leave us bruised and confused. Rewriting the Rules: An Anti Self-Help Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships is a friendly guide through the complicated - and often contradictory - advice that's given about sex and gender, monogamy and conflict, break-up and commitment. It asks questions about the rules of love, such as which to choose from all the rules on offer? Do we stick to the old rules we learnt growing up, or do we try something new and risk being out on our own? And what about the times when the rules we love by seem to make things worse, rather than better? This new edition, updated throughout, considers how the rules are being 'rewritten' in various ways - for example in monogamish and polyamorous relationships, different ways of understanding sex and gender, and new ideas for managing commitment and break-up where economics, communities, or child-care make complete separation impossible. This book considers how the rules are being ‘rewritten’ in various ways, giving you the power to find an approach that best fits your situation.

How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It

Author: Patricia Love, Ed.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307496023
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Men are right. The “relationship talk” does not help. Dr. Patricia Love’s and Dr. Steven Stosny’s How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It reveals the stunning truth about marital happiness: Love is not about better communication. It's about connection. You'll never get a closer relationship with your man by talking to him like you talk to one of your girlfriends. Male emotions are like women's sexuality: you can't be too direct too quickly. There are four ways to connect with a man:touch, activity, sex, routines. Men want closer marriages just as much as women do,but not if they has to act like a woman. Talking makes women move closer; it makes men move away. The secret of the silent male is this: his wife supplies the meaning in his life. The stunning truth about love is that talking doesn’t help. Have you ever had this conversation with your spouse? Wife: “Honey, we need to talk about us.” Husband: “Do we have to?” Drs. Patricia Love and Steven Stosny have studied this all-too-familiar dynamic between men and women and have reached a truly shocking conclusion. Even with the best of intentions, talking about your relationship doesn’t bring you together, and it will eventually drive you apart. The reason for this is that underneath most couples’ fights, there is a biological difference at work. A woman’s vulnerability to fear and anxiety makes her draw closer, while a man’s subtle sensitivity to shame makes him pull away in response. This is why so many married couples fall into the archetypal roles of nagging wife/stonewalling husband, and why improving a marriage can’t happen through words. How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It teaches couples how to get closer in ways that don’t require “trying to turn a man into a woman.” Rich in stories of couples who have turned their marriages around, and full of practical advice about the behaviors that make and break marriages, this essential guide will help couples find love beyond words.

Asperger s Syndrome and Sexuality

Author: Isabelle Henault
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843101890
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How do adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) cope with sexual feelings and behaviour, and how do people with AS deal with intimacy and communication in sexual relationships? This guide provides practical advice on such issues as puberty, couples' therapy, and maintaining sexual boundaries.