Hypoactive Sexual Desire: Integrating Sex and Couple Therapy

Overview

The lack of sexual desire, known clinically as hypoactive sexual desire (HSD), is generally recognized as the most common sexual problem in America.
Over 50% of couples presenting for treatment will complain of insufficient sexual desire in one or both partners. Thus, all clinicians are very likely to encounter HSD in both individual and couple therapy practices.
Here, Gerald Weeks and Nancy Gambescia present a treatment model for HSD based on ...

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Overview

The lack of sexual desire, known clinically as hypoactive sexual desire (HSD), is generally recognized as the most common sexual problem in America.
Over 50% of couples presenting for treatment will complain of insufficient sexual desire in one or both partners. Thus, all clinicians are very likely to encounter HSD in both individual and couple therapy practices.
Here, Gerald Weeks and Nancy Gambescia present a treatment model for HSD based on the integration of medical and psychological interventions. This book provides clinicians with the theoretical and practical tools to understand and treat this complex problem.
The book opens by providing a general background about HSD and describing the overall framework of the problem. The authors then review theories about the presence, absence, and normative amounts of sexual desire and cover factors that contribute to the lack of [sexual] desire from the individual perspective. Both nonpsychiatric and psychiatric factors are examined.
Later chapters discuss the relational and intergenerational factors that place couples at risk for developing HSD. The physiology of sexual desire and the biological factors that can diminish it (such as hormonal deficiencies, chronic illnesses, and the sexual side effects of some medications) are also discussed. Finally, the authors provide a comprehensive assessment approach for HSD and outline basic principles and strategies for treatment.
A couple's lack of sexual desire is a challenging issue for the clinician, but treatment is a rewarding endeavor. Every practitioner who wants to help couples revive their sexual relationship in the context of a significantly enhanced couple relationship will benefit from this book.

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Continuing their campaign—separately and in collaboration—to integrate couple and sex therapy, Weeks (U. of Las Vegas) and Gambescia (Jefferson U., Philadelphia) here tackle the most common sexual problem in America: the lack of interest. They provide clinicians with theoretical and practical tools for understanding and treating the problem. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393703443
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,172,697
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Gambescia, Ph. D., teaches and supervises psychotherapists in the assessment and treatment of sexual dysfunctions and couples therapy. Gambescia is an Approved Supervisor and a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as certified by the American Board of Sexology. She maintains a private practice specializing in relationship and sex therapy in Rosemont, Pennsylvania. She is coauthor of Erectile Dysfunction (Norton) and Hypoactive Sexual Desire (Norton).

Gerald R. Weeks, Ph. D., ABPP, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. Weeks is an Approved Supervisor and a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as certified by the American Board of Sexology. He has currently completed his 16th professional textbook having published in the fields of sex, marital, and family therapy. He is coauthor of Erectile Dysfunction (Norton) and Hypoactive Sexual Desire (Norton).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1 Overview 1
2 Perspectives on Sexual Desire 16
3 Etiology: Psychological Risk Factors 31
4 Etiology: Interactional Risk Factors 52
5 Etiology: Intergenerational Risk Factors 71
6 Medical Aspects of HSD 82
7 The Comprehensive Assessment 105
8 Basic Principles and Strategies of Therapy 129
9 Treating Risk Factors in the Couple 155
10 Sex Therapy with Couples: Basic Techniques 180
11 Sex Therapy with Couples: Advanced Techniques 196
References 213
Index 227
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