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Sex Therapy with Erotically Marginalized Clients: Nine Principles of Clinical Support

Sex Therapy with Erotically Marginalized Clients: Nine Principles of Clinical Support


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ISBN-13: 9781138671805
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/03/2019
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Damon Constantinides, PhD, LCSW, is a therapist in private practice and at Relationship and Sex Therapy Associates in Philadelphia, PA, providing individual, relationship, and sex therapy to adults and teenagers as well as supervision to other clinicians. He is also an adjunct professor at Widener University and at the Community College of Philadelphia.

Shannon Sennott, LICSW, is an educator, gender justice activist, and a LGBTQ family therapist who is in private practice at the Institute for Dialogic Practice in Northampton, MA. Her interests extend to working with couples, polyamorous relationships (polyships), and groups, and she especially enjoys working with those in alternative family structures.

Davis Chandler, LICSW, is at team leader at the Windhorse Integrative Mental Health in Northampton, MA, and is also co-director of Translate Gender, Inc. They currently co-lead two therapy groups in Northampton, one for trans* and gender nonconforming young people and their families and the other for trans* and gender nonconforming adults and their partners.

Table of Contents

Author Biographies

Contributor Biographies

List of Figures

Table of Contents




Part I: Foundations

  1. Principle One: Maintain Transparency and Name Systemic and Individual Oppressions
  2. The Case of Wanda: Individual Therapy with a Queer Cisgender Femme of Asian Descent by Lourdes Dolores Follins

    The Case of Layla and Michelle: Most Welcome, Bondage, For Thou Art a Way, I Think, to Liberty by Laura Jacobs

  3. Principle Two: Challenge Binary Thinking and its Constrictions
  4. The Case of William: Heteronormatively Queer and Kinky, an Integration Story by Amy Basford-Pequet

  5. Principle Three: Support Willingness to Experience the Anxiety of Uncertainty
  6. The Case of Derick: A Framework for Integration by Thomas Wood

    The Case of Niam: Race, Class, Sexuality and Gender While Being and Becoming by Jaycelle Basford-Pequet

    Part II: Practice

  7. Principle Four: Practice a Relational and Dialogic Approach to Sex Therapy
  8. The Case of P: Internalized Heterosexism and the Submissive Heterosexual Cisgender Male by Dulcinea Alex Pitagora

  9. Principle Five: Emphasize Clients’ own Words, Knowledge and Narratives
  10. Case of V by Anastasia Fujii

  11. Principle Six: Locate Oneself and Respond to Clients’ Meta-Communication
  12. The Case of Queeran: When Shared Intersectionality Supports Black, Fat, & Queer Healing by Lexx Brown-James

    The Case of Beth by AndreAs Neumann Mascis

    Part III: Systemic

  13. Principle Seven: Support Participation of Family and Communities
  14. The Case of Chloe: Identity Exploration using a Black Feminist/Systemic Approach for working with Erotically Marginalized Clients by Erika Evans-Weaver

  15. Principle Eight: Practice Active Allyship
  16. The Case of B, W & G: Multiplicity in Positionalities of Therapy with a Poly Triad by Rachel Keller

    Case of Benny: Misogyny and the Dissociated Female Selves by Eve Bogdanove

  17. Principle Nine: Build a Community of Colleagues

Glossary: ‘Defining Erotically Marginalized Identities’ by Ellie K. Lipton

Appendices A-D: Referral Letter, ‘Self-Determined Gender Psychosocial Form’, ‘The Allyship Practice Model for the Transfeminist Therapeutic Approach’, ‘Professional Ethics Statement’