Facing the Complexities of Women's Sexual Desire / Edition 1

Facing the Complexities of Women's Sexual Desire / Edition 1

by Vera S. Maass
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387331689

ISBN-13: 9780387331683

Pub. Date: 11/14/2006

Publisher: Springer US

Whether they involve excess, a decrease, or complete absence, problems of sexual desire drive women to consult sex therapists, couples counselors, and other practitioners (to say nothing of self-help books and talk-show hosts). Facing the Complexities of Women’s Sexual Desire, by veteran sex therapist Vera Sonja Maass, is one of the few books to address these

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Whether they involve excess, a decrease, or complete absence, problems of sexual desire drive women to consult sex therapists, couples counselors, and other practitioners (to say nothing of self-help books and talk-show hosts). Facing the Complexities of Women’s Sexual Desire, by veteran sex therapist Vera Sonja Maass, is one of the few books to address these intimate phenomena in practical clinical detail.



-Background chapters outline the often-conflicting factors influencing women’s sexuality and sexual response, both biological (e.g., hormones, pregnancy) and sociocultural (e.g., media images, double standards)



-"The Woman in Context" section explores individual characteristics and symptoms as manifested in relationships, particularly as terms of interpersonal styles and power dynamics



-Case histories and vignettes, from a wide range of women, illustrate different aspects of desire, desire disorders, and treatment options



-Current theories and therapies relevant to problems of desire are covered in depth



-An effective cognitive-behavioral model is applied in solo, couples, group, and single-sided relationship therapy settings



Its specialized focus makes Facing the Complexities of Women’s Sexual Desire an important addition to the bookshelf of sex and marriage therapists, clinical and women’s health psychologists, and students planning to enter these areas. And Maass has kept the book free of jargon so the non-professional reader, too, can make the most of her advice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387331683
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
11/14/2006
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Background and Explanations.- Influences on Women's Sexual Experiences.- Desire-Phase Problems and the Search for Explanations.- Bio-Ethological and Social-Psychological Explanations.- The Women in Context.- Searching for Sexual Identity.- Symptom Manifestation Within Relationships.- Women's Relationships to Power.- Intra-Personal Considerations Relevant to Sex Therapy.- Toward Resolution.- Developments in Sexology and Sex Therapy.- Cognitive Behavioral Factors Relevant to Treatment.- A Practical Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Approach.- Learning From the Past—Thoughts for the Future.

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